Remove unwanted spyware and adware

Long a favourite tool of computer users looking to rid their systems of annoying adware and spyware, Lavasoft’s Ad-aware has returned in a new, free standard edition that offers an improved interface and more customisation options. Two new pay versio...

PlanarMedia 9 speakers

Monsoon, the maker of these speakers, is no newcomer to the market — it provides audio systems for cars as well as PCs and consoles.

Biometric security Pocket PC

Talk about having a personal touch: the flagship iPAQ Pocket PC H5450 is the first mainstream personal digital assistant to offer biometric security via a built-in fingerprint reader.

Siemens S55 phone and camera combo

The S55’s detachable camera is the first to include a flash, although it’s a bit of a gimmick — the interface is fiddly to use and you’re bound to forget to pack the camera attachment when you leave the house in the morning. Captured images are awful...

Take great photos in bad weather

Most digital cameras are best used on dry sunny days or indoors, protected from the elements. Olympus’s new water-resistant models allow you to keep shooting even when the weather turns foul.

Business card management software

Corex’s CardScan has always been invaluable software, able to turn piles of business cards into useful data easily accessed via a searchable on-screen card file (or any of several pop­-ular contact managers). With CardScan Version 6.0.4, Corex addres...

PC: SimCity 4

The long-awaited successor to SimCity 3000 has finally been released and, since I unwrapped the cellophane from my review copy, I’ve found it hard to prise myself away. For any fans of the previous versions, SimCity 4 adds plenty of new features to r...

Cakewalk Project5

Cakewalk’s new software music studio, Project5, should now be available. Aiming to complement rather than outright replace the company’s existing flagship audio/MIDI sequencing software, Sonar 2.2, Project5 is similar to Propellerhead Software’s popu...

OKI C5300 colour laser printer

OKI’s $3575 colour laser printer is perfect for the SME market and would suit businesses who need high-quality, large-volume colour printouts. It features 10/100 network connectivity with an internal Web server, yet can be connected to a stand-alone ...

Create your own Web auction site

The mechanics of setting up an auction Web site have been simplified by means of Terapin’s AuctionEasy, which provides a content management system that employs Microsoft’s ASP (active server technology) to drive a dynamic Web site.

Airpanel V110 Smart Display

Some day, every truly digital home may have a convenient, wireless monitor-type device like this one. Formerly codenamed Mira, Smart Displays consist of an LCD touch screen that you can carry from room to room and use to control a separate fully-func...

New quality sound cards

The competition for both external and internal mainstream, feature-rich sound cards is heating up. In the May 2003 edition of Australian PC World we looked at M-Audio’s Sonica Theatre external USB sound card that competes with Creative’s Extigy devic...

Personal Video Station 3

Dedicated digital video recorder (DVR) boxes that let you auto­matically record, watch and pause live TV programs without using VHS tapes are all the rage in the US, though they have yet to arrive in Australia. It is possible, however, to achieve som...

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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

Andrew Mitsi


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.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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