Stories by Steve Bass

E-mail hang-ups

Find old e-mail messages quickly, supercharge Outlook searches and stop annoying printer pop-ups.

Sure-fire fixes

Tools to help your PC out of a bind, CMOS repair, and a trick to unfreeze your system.

Hassle-Free PC: Find old e-mail messages

The hassle: I hang on to valuable messages, sometimes for years. The problem is, the subject lines are often worthless. That makes it difficult for me to remember what the e-mail was about.

E-mail issues

Steve Bass comes up with three new fixes for common e-mail aggravations, and two more ways to waste your time.

Memory misery

Steve Bass finds fixes for memory card misery and a powerful, low-cost tool for sorting out digital videos.

Waste of space

If you ever wanted to know how to get the most from your CDs, or how you can stop paper jams, Steve Bass has the answers.

Beat the bloat

Indulge in a little spring cleaning and boost your computer's performance by clearing the tray of useless icons.

CES : Winners and losers

I'm tired, I'm bleary-eyed, and my feet hurt. Yep, I'm still recovering from the big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Gmail: Google's e-mail winner

If you've had your fill of Web-based e-mail burdened with skimpy storage and cluttered interfaces, say hello to Google's free Gmail. Packed with innovative features such as message threading and fast searching, Gmail provides a full 1 gigabyte of ser...

Maximum Google

Google is fast, accurate, and fun to use, but you can get even more out of the boss of search engines. We've found more than 20 ways to customise your Google searches; locate the sites, images, and news you want more quickly; and train Google to work...

The E-mail rules: manage the medium

Like getting e-mail? Great, I'll forward you some of mine. Be careful what you ask for, though. I send roughly 22,000 e-mail messages a year and receive more than twice that amount.

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PC World Evaluation Team Review - MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

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PCW Evaluation Team

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

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