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DIRECPC SATELLITE ACCESS

I just went and checked the status of satellite Internet connections, since my DSL line may go dead any day now. I've got lots of clients growing old waiting for DSL and cable in...

SUPER MINI OPTICAL MOUSE

Notebook computer users that are frustrated with their touchpad or pointing stick might want to check out the Super Mini Optical Mouse. Two and a half inches long, an inch wide -...

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS

Adobe Photoshop is legendary. Graphics professionals can do magic with it, and they turn up their nose at anything else. I've tried to learn it repeatedly, and I remain firmly...

WINDOWS 2000 & GAMES

Windows 2000 is so stable that it's easy to forget to keep it up to date. If you're running Windows 2000, visit Microsoft Windows Update and check for critical updates. (If you...

TOP TEN WAYS TO PRESERVE YOUR DATA

Symantec circulated a very nice list of basic ways to protect your computer and preserve your data. This is highly recommended reading. Common sense, plain English descriptions...

MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP

Windows 2000 Professional is the most stable operating system ever released for a personal computer. It's a joy. But it's missing some of the cuddly features that home users...

LOGITECH CORDLESS OPTICAL MOUSE

I know a couple of people who picked up the Logitech cordless keyboard/mouse combo over at Costco. Thumbs up all round, so far. Tomorrow Logitech will introduce a wireless...

MAC OS X

I've already had some evangelists tell me that Apple's new operating system, OS X, will be the jewel that restores Apple's market position and credibility. (It will be sold at...

ONSTREAM IN BANKRUPTCY

OnStream made tape backup systems. I loved them. Unparalleled reliability. A unique tape format, but I never had a problem with one of their cartridges. When I think of the hours...

GOOGLE TOOLBAR

Google continues to provide search results that are so accurate that it's spooky. It bears repeating - as much as I hate screen clutter, I recommend the Google Toolbar, a browser...

FLAT-PANEL MONITORS

Prices on flat-panel monitors are finally falling. and it looks like this summer will be the time to buy one. The prediction is that a 15" flat-screen monitor will be in the $400...

AFTER NAPSTER

Napster is gone. Its death may be more or less protracted, but it's all over. There will now be a period of confusion - most of you will be well served by waiting until the dust...