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Norton updates toughen online security

Norton Utilities have shifted their focus from desktop calamities to online threats, and the 2004 updates being released this month target spammers, viruses, and other online threats.

Creative unveils lightweight Nomads

Portable MP3 players keep shrinking, and Creative Labs is continuing the trend with the release of its smallest and lightest series of such devices: the Nomad MuVo2 line.

Magix updates MP3 maker

Magix AG is expanding its digital music tools, announcing MP3 Maker Diamond 2004, which builds on an already large set of features to rip CDs, manage digital music files, and create audio CDs of your personal greatest hits.

The .zip standard splinters

The .zip compression format has known remarkable stability and compatibility for many years, but that may soon change. PKWare and WinZip, makers of competing compression and encryption products, are fighting over the .zip standard--which means that ....

Could you be sending spam?

It started out looking like a typical morning's e-mail--some legitimate messages, a lot of spam, and two Delivery Failure notices informing me of messages I had sent to nonexistent addresses. But the bounced messages, which appeared to have been sent...

Updated WinZip alters Zip format

WinZip 9.0, from the market leader among file-compression utilities, has entered public beta with scheduled release later this year, bringing with it a new .zip format - which means some of its functions will not be compatible with earlier versions o...

Creative Labs takes SoundBlaster to USB

For the PC user with discerning ears and who doesn't want to settle for the modest audio capabilities of the motherboard, Creative Labs is preparing a pair of new USB SoundBlasters that don't require access to a PCI slot--meaning even a notebook can ...

Bye-bye, batteries?

Today's digital devices are smaller and more powerful than ever, but a roadblock obstructs further miniaturization: the batteries. Manufacturers can produce smaller notebooks, mobile phones, and PDAs, but today's cumbersome power sources make the sma...

PartitionMagic 8.0

PowerQuest’s PartitionMagic soft­ware — long recognised as the best program for creating, resiz­ing and generally working with hard-drive partitions — has always come with a warning that it might destroy data

Revamped AskSam supports e-mail, Web

An update of AskSam Systems Inc.'s database, which can handle both structured data and freeform information, became available this week, with improvements to its e-mail support and the capability--for an extra fee--to organize material pulled off Web...

Punch WebGroups go multimedia

Punch Networks Corp. is adding Java-based MP3 playback to its Punch WebGroups Web storage and sharing application, while touting the new feature as a copyright-friendly answer to Napster-style file sharing.

Web mail offers extras for a fee

While we think of Web-based e-mail as a free service, start-up Kobo.biz is betting that some people will be willing to pay for it--largely to ward off spam.

CyberDrive CD-RW hits 52X

CyberDrive USA has released one of the fastest budget CD-R/RW drives ever: an internal 52X CD-R/RW drive priced at under US$100.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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