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FarStone VirtualDrive Network 3.1

FarStone VirtualDrive Network is designed to run on a server machine and offer virtual CD-ROM drives to an entire network. The software supports up to 1000 virtual drives, so you can store an enormous quantity of data - and make it available to netwo...

MyNetFone SoftFone

For years Voice Over IP (VoIP) has been hyped and heralded as the next big driver for broadband adoption, but solutions have been either difficult to implement or unreliable. The ability to make inexpensive telephone calls from your PC isn't new, but...

McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006

Protecting your PC from the endless barrage of viruses, worms, spyware applications, and phishing schemes is an unfortunate fact of life for anyone surfing the Internet. Though there are countless software applications designed to protect against eac...

Dragon Naturally Speaking 8 Mobile

If you spend a good deal of your working day typing documents, reports, or emails, you've probably had concern about repetitive strain injury (RSI). It's no secret that excessive keyboard use wreaks havoc on hand tendons, but there are a couple of al...

Norton Antivirus 2006

Symantec is arguably one of the best-known names in security software, and its long-standing range of Norton Antivirus product has been a popular choice on the desktop for homes and businesses.

Cloudmark 9 Desktop

Though not as well known as the big brands like Norton and McAfee, Cloudmark is an award-winning anti-spam and anti-phishing application for Windows, and is currently at its ninth release. Spam and phishing emails plague the net, though a number of i...

Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2006

The Australian edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2006 is an impressive resource. Available as a single DVD or multiple CD set, it's actually three products rolled into one. Primarily, it includes the Encyclopaedia Britt...

Norton Ghost 10

Anyone that's ever lost data from a hardware failure knows how frustrating - and depressing - it can be to have to rebuild lost files, emails, tax information and contact lists from scratch. Though PC experts have banged on about it for years, backup...

NetOp Desktop Firewall

It's no secret that software firewalls are less secure than hardware versions as they're prone to viruses, and can be disabled by malicious software. Danish software developer, Danware, has taken an interesting and unique approach to circumvent the p...

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006

Symantec's flagship security product aimed at the desktop has undergone a substantial - upgrade for 2006. The application blends a firewall, spam filter, virus and worm protection, email and instant messenger scanning into a single application and is...

NEC HT510

Home theatre projectors are big business and most consumer electronics manufacturers are capitalising on the research done for the business space by pushing DLP devices into the home entertainment market. The DLP-based projectors have a number of ben...

Creative Live! Motion

The popularity of broadband in the home has given webcams a new lease on life. Creative's Live! Motion WebCam takes a number of elegant features to help it appeal to the power user.

Canon LBP-5200

Low-cost colour laser printers are finding a niche in small businesses and homes alike. Lasers are faster and generally cheaper to run than their inkjet counterparts and leaps in cartridge technology means that relatively complicated laser devices a...

HP Officejet 6210

While lasers are an obvious choice for high-volume printing because of the lower cost of operation, most homes - and a number of small businesses - look to ink purely for the ability to print in colour.

D-Link DI-624

Wireless networking has become de rigueur for tech savvy households, however inexpensive broadband and an explosion in notebook sales is placing Wi-Fi in the hands of the mainstream consumer. The 802.11g wireless networking standard includes provisio...

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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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Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

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