One hundred million people have a Dropbox account. Discover why you should join them.
Most of us simply accept the mouse and keyboard which come bundled with a system. But when you think about it, it’s those two components, together with the screen, that are really the most important for everyday computer use. It is via the mouse, the keyboard and the screen that we interact with our computer […]
Sticky notes for your computer are a wonderful idea. These digital alternatives to Post-It Notes save paper, won’t come unstuck, prompt you with audible and visual reminders, and are a lifesaver for anyone whose memory is not one hundred percent. (Include me in!)
Here are five useful tools and services to ease your work tasks, from handling PDFs to creating charts to replacing Microsoft Office in its entirety.
Virgin Mobile may not have been the first company to deliver a mobile wireless hotspot wrapped up in a tiny device called a MiFi, but it is the first to make that little piece of portable magic affordable.
With the iPhone 4, Apple comes oh so close to producing a truly drool-worthy smartphone. Pity about that little antenna thing…
WordPress delights and terrifies me. This open-source blogging platform is a wonder to use. Not easy, but easy enough, and filled with such endless possibilities. But…it’s scary as all get out, too.
Apple has just released a new version of its web browser, Safari. Apple claims it’s the fastest browser around, but then Opera makes that claim, too, and Google’s Chrome 5 is certainly a contender for the title. Whether Safari is the fastest browser is not particularly important. Each of these browsers is fast – certainly […]
It’s incredibly easy to fall in love with the iPad, even for one who, at first, was resistant to its blandishments. Its luscious interface, exquisitely responsive touch and app-powered flexibility are enough to win over even hardened Apple cynics. But, let’s face it, the Kindle is better in bed. At least, it is when it […]
I’ve been away for a week in the wilds of Wyoming. For the trip, my suitcase was jam packed as usual, so I was delighted that instead of loading up further with a handful of books, all the reading matter I took was in my Kindle. On the road is where the Kindle really shows […]
I try not to look behind my desk. It is one very scary place. There’s a rat’s nest of cables back there that grows more snarled and intertwined by the month. Every new device I add to my setup seems to add at least two, sometimes three more cables, and I have a bank of […]
I’ve now had a chance to play with the Sony Reader PRS-505, Sony’s revamped ebook reader. When you look at the 505 side by side with its predecessor, the PRS-500, it doesn’t look like a whole lot has changed. Appearances are misleading. Cosmetically, the changes look minor, but in terms of usablity, they’re crucial. The […]
I’ve put the Kindle and the Sony Reader aside for a day to finish writing my latest comparative review of database software for Australian PC User magazine. I’ve been writing such reviews since the early 1980s, when dBASE was top dog in the database stakes. It was a seriously buggy program, but in the very […]
The Kindle and the Sony Reader are both flawed products. They have version 1 written all over them. And it doesn’t matter. Get either one of them into your hands, and chances are you’ll be hooked. The convenience factor is sky high, far outweighing the rough edges and design disappointments. So, how do the two […]
So, Amazon has finally released its ebook reader, the Kindle. Within 24 hours of its launch, there were a couple of hundred customer “reviews” of the Kindle on Amazon.com, the majority of them uncomplimentary and almost all of them written by people who haven’t even seen the Kindle, let alone used it. Despite the detractors, […]