PC World June 2006 Contents

In the June 2006 issue of PC World, available now:

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

New, Improved Web

Ready for the next online revolution? Powerful tools help you work, search, communicate and share data your way - usually for free.

Battery Boosters

Stay mobile longer. Here's how to get more out of your notebook, mobile phone, media player or digital camera batteries.

Media Centre PCs

Forget beige boxes, these sleek machines fit right in with your home theatre systems. We review five of the best.

Digital Photo Superguide

Top tips for buying a point-and-shoot digital camera - as well as handy accessories and services that let you take better pictures and share them with the world.


Industry News -- Important issues and events in the world of IT.
Quick Takes -- Previewing the hottest new high tech each month

Every Month

  • Editorial
  • Readers Forum
  • Backbytes

First Looks

  • INKJET PRINTER Epson Stylus CX5700F
  • DIGITAL CAMERA Olympus mju 700
  • NOTEBOOK PCs HP Pavilion DV1610; Lenovo 3000 N100
  • PCs Infocom FPS4200; TI AMD Dual Core 3800
  • GRAPHICS Gigabyte GV-RX16T256V-RH; Leadtek PX7600GT TDH
  • PDA RIM BlackBerry 8700g
  • TV TUNERS AverMedia AverTV Hybrid+FM PCI; ASUS My Cinema-P7131Dual
  • WIRELESS ROUTERS Buffalo AirStation MIMO WZR-G108; ASUS WL-566gM
  • SECURITY Swann PC DVR 4 NET Security Guardian
  • PHOTO DISPLAY SanDisk Photo Album SDV2-A
  • PHOTO PRINTER Lexmark P450
  • VIDEO CAMERA Panasonic NV-GS180
  • SCANNER Kodak i40


  • FACIAL RECOGNITION Riya Photo Search
  • DESIGN TOOL SketchUp 5
  • DVD SOFTWARE Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
  • FREE WEB TOOL SeaMonkey
  • NETWORK SOFTWARE Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional 2006
  • GRAPHICS SOFTWARE CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3
  • WEB MAIL Microsoft Live Mail

Here's How

  • Helpscreen: With two new pages of PC solutions.
  • Office: Store, delete and work smarter.
  • Linux: Learn to love a dual-OS system.
  • Networking: Only IPv6 can save the world.
  • Digital Video: Fixing light and getting it white.
  • Imaging: Store, share and enjoy for free.

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