Stories by Jason Whittaker

Start your engines

The easiest way for visitors to navigate your Web site is with keywords. Creating a search engine from scratch is difficult, but there are plenty of options.

Feed your face

Jason Whittaker picks up from where Will Head left off last month, and shows you how to apply RSS feeds to your Web site.

Flash in the pan

Macromedia's flagship product is the ultimate in Web multimedia, but it's expensive. As luck would have it, some of the cheaper alternatives are also more effective.

Customer relationships

Intuit is known for its Quicken range of finance software, but QuickBooks Customer Manager represents a new departure for the company. As well as managing inventory and accounts, Intuit hopes that it will become the first point of contact for dealing...

Internet: Visual appeal

One way to draw visitors into your Web site is to make it look as attractive as possible. But what's the best image format to use?

Stress-free surfing

Browse the web without worrying about prying eyes and ne'er-do-wells. PC World shows you how to minimise or disable pop-ups, as well as how to avoid dangerous viruses and irritating trojans.

Video editing and effects

It has only been a short while since Discreet attempted to move into the mid-range professional market with the first release of Combustion, a compositor and video-effects tool that offered many of the features available in Flame (the package used in...

BrowseControl Internet blocking software

As the Web permeates the workplace it brings a number of problems with the benefits. Time-wasting, band-width hogging and the potential spread of viruses are some of the biggest issues.

File deletion utility

SecureClean from WhiteCanyon has been around for much longer than most packages of its nature: utilities that delete files and wipe drives.

DVD playback software: PowerDVD 5.0

PowerDVD has been one of the leading video and audio playback packages for some time now. While it may be difficult to get too excited about the improvements made to version 5.0, the program is both simple and powerful enough to be the first choice f...

EasyRecovery utility

EasyRecovery has been available to PC users for some time, offering effective data recovery — but at a price. Costing six times less than its big brother, EasyRecovery Lite unfortunately emphasises ‘lite’ rather than recovery.

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Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

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