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Editing audio files

An essential skill to have under your belt when dealing with a range of audio-related tasks is a basic working knowledge of editing audio files.

Propellerhead Reason demo

Propellerhead's latest software, Reason, looks set to become the new dominant force in the computer-based virtual composition studio.

SAST AEP-803 DVD/MP3 player

Distributor freNETic has a winner on its hands with the SAST DVD/MP3 player. Into this one sleekly designed unit, SAST has managed to squeeze a lot of functionality.


Home video cameras have come a long way in terms of affordability, size and image quality. One of the most recent entries into this market is the compact and innovative TRV20 from Sony.

BlasterKey MP3

Creative has introduced the BlasterKey MP3 keyboard for SoundBlaster Live! sound card owners.

Sony VPL-CS1

Taking up no more space than an A4 page and weighing just 2.9kg, the VPL-CS1 is touted by Sony as the smallest LCD projector on the Australian market.

Gateway Solo 1150 CL

Perfect for the educational and SOHO markets, the Solo 1150 CL is legacy-free, allowing for easy connection of peripherals such as digital cameras, printers, scanners and the like.

Sony Vaio PCG-XE7

First entering the Australian notebook market on 11 July this year, Sony now has released its top-of-the-line Vaio PCG-XE7, which is specified to impress.

1200MHz G4 Macs by beginning of 2001?

In April this year, PC World's Sydney Test Centre benchtested the first single processor PC to reach the 1000MHz milestone - the KryoTech Super G. The 1GHz feat was made possible by means of overclocking and active cooling technology. Now a small dev...

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Azadeh Williams

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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