Stories by Lincoln Spector

Fujifilm expands digicam line

Fujifilm AG has announced new digital cameras for both ends of the user spectrum: Two entry-level models and two for professional photographers. None will be available before March, however, and one is barely off the drawing board.

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.

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Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

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

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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

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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.

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