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Some sites can e-mail you news alerts or updates. You can get a similar service from any Web site if you use Internet Explorer 4.x. Here's how to instruct the browser to regularly log on to Web sites that you frequent, and either download updates for...

Winformation at your fingertips

Before Windows 98, finding information about your PC's resources and configuration was quite a chore. In Win 98, there's Microsoft System Information (MSInfo). This handy tool should be your first stop in any troubleshooting investigation

Caps Lock talks back

I'm a two-finger typist, and I often hit the <Caps Lock> key by mistake. Since my Toshiba 405 CS laptop doesn't have a visual Caps Lock indicator, I'd like to get some kind of audible warning when I hit that key. How do I give my computer a noisy <Ca...

Multiple browser configurations

I want to set up an Internet browser for use via my standard ISP. I also want to be able to dial into my office intranet. Currently, I have to change my browser configuration in order to use the relevant proxy etc. Is there any way to configure a bro...

Upgrading to USB

USB is the PC buzz word of 1998 -- but do you know what it means? And can you upgrade your machine to include a USB port? Roy Chambers has the answer . . .

Browser caching explained

Caches are everywhere -- on your motherboard, on your processor, on your hard drive -- but unless you're an avid reader of manuals and online help files you might not be sure what they are.

The limitations of Sound Recorder

Sound Recorder only seems to record for 60 seconds, and I see no way to make it work for a longer period. Do I need to install extra software/hardware in order to record tunes of a decent length?

Why use FAT32?

I have a Pentium 200 with an 800MB hard drive which is running out of space. Can I use FAT32 on Windows 95? I have been advised against it. Why would that be? And if I can do it safely, how would I install it?

Automate dial-up connections

I read with great interest your August article on starting multiple programs with one batch file (Start multiple apps at once, p140). It was just what I needed to open Eudora, ICQ and other applications without all the double-clicking. Now I'm wonder...

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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.

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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.

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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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