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What's holding software back?

I recently downloaded and ran a 1981-era copy of VisiCalc. The VC.COM file weighs in at less than 28KB, which, as co-creator Dan Bricklin says, is smaller than many GIF and JPG files on today's Web.

MS shifts from .Net, Web focus

The most interesting story from Microsoft's recent Professional Developers Conference wasn't the vendor's future Longhorn operating system, but rather, Microsoft's shift away from two preoccupations of its recent past: .Net and Web services.

The human element in CRM solutions

It would be hard to find a more critical function than CRM. Customers are your company’s lifeblood. You spend dearly to find and woo them, and then dearly to keep them on your side. CRM systems promise to smooth and accelerate that process.

Tools will make or break the platform

I'm quite particular, even protective, about my development tools. Microsoft's Visual Studio 6 is the only integrated development environment that came out of the box matching the way I think and work. I bonded with VS6 so well that I used it to code...

MIPI mischief comes a cropper in court

For a recording industry with a broken business model, last week's guilty plea by three men to music piracy was a pyrrhic victory that will cost the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) dearly.

Getting the most from Microsoft .Net

"Our primary focus is writing apps that people use all day, every day," says Jeff Murray, proprietor of Jeff Murray's Programming Shop. That's one reason he decided against an HTML interface for his Ryan White CareWare, an application used by more th...

Moving mountains with tweezers

I saw a cartoon once in which a rabbit is searching for something time consuming to do. He elects to move an entire mountain from A to B with the aid of tweezers. I laughed. Maybe because I was a kid at the time.

Dynamic languages and virtual machines

Back when .Net was Microsoft Corp.'s shiny new replacement for boring old Java, the Redmond rhetoricians used to make a couple of points with which I heartily agreed. First, your platform ought not be joined at the hip to a programming language. Diff...

Online music services - Better than free?

More people than ever are downloading music from the Internet. Many use person-to-person file sharing programs like Kazaa to share and download music in MP3 format, paying nothing. This makes it difficult for companies to setup online music business...

What will .Net do for me?

What's the vision for the next generation of the Internet? It's a networked world where there are no walls between data. Where the concept of a "personal" computer is irrelevant. Where information is nowhere, and everywhere, all at the same time....

Gloves off in music wars

The next big threat to your PC is about to be unleashed. It doesn't come from shady crackers, Bulgarian virus factories or wannabe script kiddies. This hacking monster comes courtesy of corporate America.

Apple reported eyeing Universal Music

Earlier this month, various news wires reported that Apple is considering offering $6 billion for Vivendi Universal's Universal Music Group division. The speculation of such a deal drove down Apple's share price by 8.1% to $13.20 on the day the story...

Is the US waging a virtual war?

Computer viruses, worms, and electronic "pulses" could be doing as much damage in Iraq as allied missiles and bombs, according to some cybersecurity experts.

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

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.

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