Stories by Scott Mendham

Graphics - Fun with filters

Filters can enhance an image or create dramatic effects within a few seconds. All filters work on the same technique - they will alter pixels according to a set of rules created by the developer. Some allow users to tweak settings, while others are o...

The e-book story

In their short life, electronic books, or e-books, have come a long way, but there are still many hurdles to jump before printed books start to become historical oddities. This month's Web and You covers the latest software and hardware developments ...

Graphics - Animated GIFs

One of the most popular ways to create banner ads or put some life into a Web site is to use animated GIFs. They are simple to create - with the right software and a good idea, you can make your own in no time.

Graphics - Stamping tools

One of the most practical and fun graphics tools is the rubber stamp tool. Unfortunately, not every graphics program has this great gadget, but it does come with Photoshop and the stripped down Photoshop LE.

CuteFTP 4

The release of CuteFTP 4 rounds off a significant number of improvements in this robust file transfer program over the last 12 months.

MP3 for Dummies

Like most of the entries in this series, MP3 for Dummies is clearly aimed at the beginner. In order to benefit from this book, however, you should be an MP3 beginner with a reasonable understanding of computers and the Internet.

Three new Zip programs compared

Just when you though there were enough zipping tools on the market and WinZip 7 had won the race, along comes new compression software that may make you think twice.

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Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

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.

Sarah Ieroianni

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.

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