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  • Opinion: Useful downloads: get a better web connection

    Whatever your claimed web speed, it's always useful to know exactly what's going on with your internet connection, and it's even better if you can speed it up. Here are some helpful tools.

  • Opinion: Switching ISPs just got easier

    ISPs will be slapped with a fine of up to 10 percent of their turnover if they give you hassle when switching suppliers.

  • Opinion: ADSL Max: when 2Mbps become one

    I've been sorting broadband problems since ADSL first became available, so here's what to do when an 'upgrade' fails to deliver.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's closed shop

    Windows Marketplace, Microsoft's online shop allowing people to download Vista and Office, is a great idea. So why can't we use it?

  • Opinion: Useful downloads: PC security

    Here are three helpful tools that should help you keep your PC stay out of trouble.

  • Opinion: iTunes free for all?

    Steve Jobs says Apple would embrace copy-protection-free music "in a heartbeat". Is this the end of digital rights-management?

  • Opinion: Reply-to-all road rage

    Recently I joined 1,804,381 others by going online to register my signature on a petition against the government's proposed vehicle-tracking and road-pricing policy. Don't worry, I'm not here to launch into a diatribe about Tony Blair's attempts to persuade us he's the new Mother Earth. No, I'm here to tell you that I've been duped.

  • Opinion: Second Lifers join in the Red Nose day 'fun'

    Residents of Second Life are today donning virtual Red Noses. It is not yet known if they are wearing virtual pantomime horse suits to work in virtual insurance brokers, but it can only be a matter of time.

  • Opinion: CeBIT: 30in true-colour LCD on display

    Samsung is showing off a 30in LCD monitor that uses an LED backlight at Cebit, and claims the new model marks a breakthrough for displaying detailed and realistic colours.

  • Opinion: CeBIT: 30in true-colour LCD on display

    Samsung is showing off a 30in LCD monitor that uses an LED backlight at Cebit, and claims the new model marks a breakthrough for displaying detailed and realistic colours.

  • Opinion: CeBIT: Samsung 'surprised' at UMPC interest

    If press interest is anything to go by, Samsung's new ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) is destined to be a hit. This morning's press conference at Cebit launching the new Q1 Ultra was packed to the rafters, with journalists from across the world desperate to get a glimpse of the new product, which we reported earlier this week. Even Samsung spokesperson Hartmut Woerrlein said he was “extremely surprised” at the number of people crammed into the room for the Q1 Ultra's launch.

  • Opinion: CeBIT: Samsung 'surprised' at UMPC interest

    If press interest is anything to go by, Samsung's new ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) is destined to be a hit. This morning's press conference at Cebit launching the new Q1 Ultra was packed to the rafters, with journalists from across the world desperate to get a glimpse of the new product, which we reported earlier this week. Even Samsung spokesperson Hartmut Woerrlein said he was “extremely surprised” at the number of people crammed into the room for the Q1 Ultra's launch.

  • Opinion: Formula One revs up HP's IT training

    You might be surprised to learn that training on IT subjects such as planning, IT processes and lifecycle management can be... boring.

  • Opinion: Beat the system - save money

    We're all too aware that things cost more in the UK than overseas. But have you ever wondered whether there's anything you can do about it?

  • Opinion: Beat the system - save money

    We're all too aware that things cost more in the UK than overseas. But have you ever wondered whether there's anything you can do about it?

  • Opinion: Useful products for digital photographers

    Here's three helpful and cost-effective products for the budding digital photographer.

  • Opinion: Disney website caters for mums

    Disney is launching a new site aimed at parents, and in particular mothers.

  • Opinion: Do you care about Cebit?

    It’s five years since I’ve been to Cebit, but even from the comfort of the office it’s been clear the knives have been out for the world’s largest IT trade show. I’m off to Hannover this evening and it’ll be interesting to see how the exhibition has changed – in 2001 it was attracting 800,000 visitors, this time around organisers are expecting half that.

  • Opinion: Do you care about Cebit?

    It’s five years since I’ve been to Cebit, but even from the comfort of the office it’s been clear the knives have been out for the world’s largest IT trade show. I’m off to Hannover this evening and it’ll be interesting to see how the exhibition has changed – in 2001 it was attracting 800,000 visitors, this time around organisers are expecting half that.

  • Opinion: Email: to save or not to save?

    That is the question. Well, it's a question. And the answer is a rather large: TO SAVE, DUMMY.



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