PC World May 2005 Contents

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COVER STORY

Accessorise your iPod

THE BEST ADD-ONS - FUNKY AND FUNCTIONAL!
The iPod has become ubiquitous. Everywhere you go, "podders" walk, talk, travel, record, adapt and even decorate with the world's best-selling mobile music player. They even Podcast and hold iParties! So, if you want to be one of the in-crowd, how do you make your iPod the envy of everyone? Accessorise - with our guide to all things iPod!

Cut to the chase

DIGITAL VIDEO: PART TWO
Looking to make your home-movie masterpiece? There's an affordable software solution that will help you. Plus, give your editing the professional touch - cut to part II of our digital video guide.

Worry-free wireless

SWIFT AND SECURE
Want to go wireless but worried about security and performance? Want to keep your wireless network secure and working well. We show you how to banish Wi-Fi worries.

Battling browsers

WEB CHALLENGERS
Watch our Internet Explorer: a new breed of browser is gunning for your crown. We compare and rate the top internet browsers in our head-to-head comparison.

End your PC woes

TIPS-N-TRICKS GUIDE
Had it with Windows worries, hardware headaches and Internet irritations? Here's how to get rid of them for good.

STARTUP

News
Size matters at CeBIT
XP may gain Longhorn features
Phishers widen their net

Sweet Spot
Long-term computing
Extreme pixel pushers
Core remains stable

Quick Takes
Now Treo does even more
Walkie-talkie
Mobile blogging
Colour your world
Antivirus at the right price!
Dirty deeds

FIRST LOOKS

Intel Pentium 4 660
Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 Beta
BullGuard 5.0
Pentax *ist DS

BEST BUYS

PCs: Sub-$1500
Altech Gameforce Sniper
Trinity International AMD Power Pack 1500
Trinity International P4 Deluxe 1550
Modtech Civic 3217.dx
ARC Spider P4

PCs: $1500-$3500
APUS Universe Pro 3500A9
Alsotech Vogue Torosaurus Lite
PCQuest Gamebox
APUS Galaxy Media
Trinity International AMD 3500

PCs: Over $3500
Plus Corporation Altera FX-55
Adrenalin A35-SLI
APUS Universe Pro 4000A9-64A
Plus Corporation Aspect A50
Plus Corporation Aries FX-55 SLI

Notebooks: Sub-$2500
Viewmaster Portiva 5z70
Pioneer DreamBook Slim 805
Optima Centoris W259-3165
ASUS A4L
Acer TravelMate 2304LCi

Notebooks: $2500-$4000
Dell Inspiron 9300
ASUS V6000V
IBM ThinkPad T43 (2668 44M)
BluechipIT OpenBook Z71A
Hewlett-Packard Compaq nc6220

DVD burners
LG GSA-4163B Multi
BenQ DW 1620 Pro
Sony DRU-720A
Pioneer A09XLA
Gigabyte GO-W1616 C
Lite-On SOHW-1673S
Panasonic SW-9585-C
Shuttle DVD ReWriter CR40
ASUS DRW-1608P

HERE'S HOW

OFFICE: Taking control
AUDIO: Revolution or evolution?
DIGITAL VIDEO: Problems solved
LINUX: Come on in, the Linux is lovely!
NETWORKING: Waking the dead
INTERNET: Surfing for the sedentary
BACK TO BASICS: Sound cards
HELP SCREEN: WINDOWS: Mouse trap; Key to the registry; Space saver; INTERNET: Share and share alike; Searching for an answer; HARDWARE: Bad picture; Can't start the music; SECURITY: Joy of Hex

DEPARTMENTS

  • EDITORIAL
  • READERS' FORUM
  • BACKBYTES: PC GTR - FIA GT Racing Game; Saitek Gaming Keyboard; Sony NAS A-10; Xbox Rugby 2005; Solio solar battery charger; PC The Matrix Online; Playgear Stealth Headphones; MPEG4 Player AIT-MG25; The Cubes; Bytesback
  • ADVERTISERS INDEX


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