How to Do Everything with Your Scanner

This book should, perhaps more appropriately, be called "How to Do Everything with Your Scanner and Image Editing Software". Fully one-third of the content is devoted to manipulating the image after it's left the scanner.

Buying and Selling Online

Dorling Kindersley's Essential Computers books are slim, concise and well-diagrammed guides to basic computing tasks. The latest member of the family, Buying and Selling Online, is no exception.


Measuring just 47x103x80mm and weighing 370g, Sony's DCRIP7E is a seriously small camcorder. It uses brand-new MicroMV tapes, 70 per cent smaller than conventional MiniDV but with the same cost and 60-minute capacity.

SME Server v5: Big firewall for small offices

Security is a concern for the entire IT community these days. If a large enterprise with trained security personnel has its hands full trying to secure its network while permitting the Internet services needed to do business, then how can a small or ...

Pinnacle Studio Version 7

Studio Version 7, the latest consumer video-editing package from Pinnacle, now supports virtually any OHCI-compatible 1394/FireWire card on the market. All you need is a PC capable of taking in digital video (DV) through a standard FireWire port.

NEC MultiSync LCD1830

Not only is the fall in 15in flat-panel prices great news for anyone looking to throw out their old CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor in favour of a slimline LCD (liquid crystal display) panel, it's also had a positive effect on the top end of the marke...

Apple iPod

The stylish stainless steel and white Apple iPod houses a 5GB hard drive capable of storing about 1000 MP3s at 160Kbps. The iPod weighs 183g and is about the size of a deck of cards (102x62x20mm).

Canon MultiPass L60

MFDs (multifunction devices) should be an ideal solution for reducing desktop clutter, combining scanning and printing into one device. However, their reputation for poor quality and performance has so far prevented them from becoming essential PC pe...

EasyOffice Premium 3 and StarOffice 6 beta

Microsoft Office is the big gun of office suites, but its high price (Office XP Professional, purchased new, costs $1288) and its aggressive copy controls may encourage consumers to seek alternatives.

Visualizing .Net

Microsoft recently began shipping the retail edition of its new top-end development product, Visual Studio .Net Enterprise Architect. This massive bundle unites the Visual Studio .Net IDE (integrated development environment) with Visio-based modeling...

Quark XPress 5.0 beta

If PageMaker started the DTP (desktop publishing) revolution back in the 1980s, it was Quark XPress that turned it mainstream for professionals. Quark has never been a company to churn out regular product upgrades just for the sake of it: the last ma...

Mandrake Linux Gaming Edition

An often-requested feature of Linux has been the ability to run Windows games natively. Mandrake Linux has teamed up with TransGaming Technologies to make this viable.

Guard-IE Ad-Blocking Suite

Think you're in control when you surf the Internet? Think again. You may know what cookies are, but you don't always know how they're used. Web bugs--which you may not have heard about--are also out there. And what about those really annoying pop-up ...

Canon CanoScan N670U

Canon has recently expanded its range of colour flatbed scanners with the introduction of the latest CanoScan model, the N670U, which supersedes the N650U. The N650U wasn't the fastest scanner on the market, and Canon has attempted to address its slu...

SOHOmate HiP-400 Router

The HiP-400 is a router/sharing device combined with a four-port 10/100 dual-speed switch and printer sharer. It's ideal for broadband users wanting to share an Internet connection across their network and, according to the vendor, the device has bee...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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