What any given person regards as a great computer-related product or service is highly subjective. Business people, teenagers, stay-at-home moms and retired folks typically have different perspectives, as do Windows diehards, Mac fanatics, and Linux heads.
Just as personal computers have become more versatile over the years, so have printers. Multifunction printers combine printing with copying, scanning and faxing in one unit, and sometimes phone, voice mail, and e-mail sending functions as well.
Every time Microsoft, developer of the world’s most popular personal computer operating systems, comes up with a new version of Windows, computer users wrestle with the question of whether they should upgrade.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to an eight-state consortium of technology centers and community colleges that is working to block cyber attacks and stop the loss of high-tech jobs in the U.S.
The federal government will soon start handing out the first $4 billion from a pot of stimulus funds intended to spread high-speed Internet connections to more rural communities, poor neighborhoods and other pockets of the country clamoring for better access. The challenge is that the government has received $28 billion in requests.
Online user reviews are a great concept. With Web sites that offer them, you can read the experiences of other consumers with whatever you’re thinking about buying, from a computer to a cruise vacation
In addition to the tremendous amount of good that it has created, the Internet has also created its fair share of bad, along with those only too eager to cross the line and take unethical or unlawful advantage of others.
If the personal computer revolution began with the introduction of the first IBM PC in 1981, the digital camera revolution began with the introduction of Logitech Fotoman, the first commercially available digital camera, in 1990.
If you spend more than a little time in your Web browser, you probably take notice of upgrades. The hottest Web browser, Mozilla Firefox (www.mozilla.com), has again created considerable buzz, and this time only for an incremental upgrade, from version 3.0 to 3.5, released June 30.