MEDIA JUKEBOX

Media Jukebox is the most heavily used program on my computer. If you’ve got more than a handful of mp3 files, it does a better job than any other program of organizing and playing them. And the more time you spend with it, the more you’ll discover – “it can organize...

MEDIA JUKEBOX VERSION 8

During the last year, not much has changed about the software designed to play .mp3 files. The market leader is MusicMatch Jukebox, which has such a quirky interface that I find it unusable. RealJukebox was weak, and now it’s been replaced by RealOne, which is...

KAZAA SPYWARE

Kazaa is one of the popular file sharing programs that took over after Napster was gunned down. It had always had a reputation for installing “spyware” – nasty little programs that monitored your web surfing and downloads and reported back to...

PHOTO SOFTWARE

Here’s an article about photo editing software that makes good suggestions. The best choice for many non-professionals is Adobe Photoshop Elements, a very powerful program without the steep price or hideous complexity of the full Adobe Photoshop program. On the...

NORTON ANTIVIRUS & E-MAIL SCANNING

By default, Norton Antivirus 2002 scans outgoing e-mail for viruses. I’ve become unhappy with the way it handles that outgoing mail scan. It typically takes 10-30 seconds before anything happens to a message in the outbox, and then a big window appears in the...

AOL AND WINDOWS XP

This was apparently reported first by Betanews.com a few months ago, but I spotted it in an article today on Newbytes.com: “AOL released version 7 on Oct. 16, nine days before Microsoft shipped Windows XP. For the first time in five years, AOL’s client...