Stories by Amanda Conroy

And they're off

The continuing brouhaha surrounding gambling online has hotted up with the Government's proposed Internet gambling legislation. But why is the Net always cast as the bogeyman?

Web doctors or spin doctors?

Do you think that visiting the quack is a waste of time when you can take some Echinacea and get back to work? Maybe you want to know if Echinacea really is a cure all. Now there's no need to wait, the e-doctor is in.

Child's play

Get your motor running and head for the hills, because the next generation of tech toys, designed for the kindergarten set, may see you applying for a second mortgage next Christmas.

Help at hand!

No matter how tech savvy you are, no matter how much they try to make computers easier to use, there'll always be some problem that defies logic. Now, a new interactive online service from PC World allows you to ask fellow readers and the PC World ed...

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 6 in 24 Hours

If you want to grasp the basics of Photoshop 6, without too much stress, then this step-by-step guide is a great place to start. Alternatively, if you already familiar with earlier Photoshop versions, or want a guide to the expert level features of t...

Friendly fire

From its early days, PC gaming has often been perceived as a pastime for loners or misfits. Really, it's a great way for people to come together in friendly - or not so friendly! - interaction, and games now occupy a huge part of the PC world.

Build your own PC (Second Edition)

If you thought buying a PC was difficult enough, building your own is definitely not a task to be undertaken lightly. This book aims to step you through the basics, discussing underlying PC standards.

Hackers scorned?

When security issues are in the spotlight, whether it is a DoS attack or your credit card number going AWOL, hackers are the first in line to take the wrap. But are they really the root of all IT evils?

Sharing the wealth

The headlines may read like a grab bag of technology cash deals, company buy-ups and monopolisation by certain IT moguls - but maybe we have it wrong. The next generation of the Internet may be one where sharing technology prevails.

Computers for Small Business

Many small businesses have been feeling the pinch recently. Let's face it, it is difficult to go anywhere these days and not hear about the information economy, getting online, or dot coms. Couple this with the introduction of the GST, and the fear o...

You can't stop the music

Pop music. Everyone talk about . . . pop music! Whether or not you think Napster is naughty or nice, shutting it down won't stop the music, with plenty of wannabes fighting for the download crown.

Putting profits before privacy

A recent survey has uncovered a truth that most of us have suspected: many Web sites are more concerned with profits than protecting their customers' privacy. Is the era of self-regulation on the Net about to end?

Under the Radar

Any Linux aficionado will already be familiar with tales from the open source movement, and the emergence of Linux as an operating system that is changing the direction of the software industry. While Microsoft's monopoly might not have tumbled, as t...

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