Stories by Rosemary Haworth

  • LaCie Sam Hecht Little Disk

    The LaCie Sam Hecht Little Disk is an understated little external hard drive clad all in black, and with no obvious ports to indicate its purpose.

  • 11-step buyers' guide to designer PCs

    Computers come in many different guises; some barely resemble a PC at all. We've had it with plain-vanilla and boring black machines, and we've gone designer. Here's how to get a PC that looks good, both inside and out.

  • HTC launches Shift ultra mobile PC in UK

    Handset maker HTC (Hi-Tech Computer) Monday unveiled its hotly-anticipated Shift UMPC (ultra-mobile PC), along with details of when it will be launched in the UK. The HTC Shift will run Windows Vista and will have a 7in widescreen display. The screen will be touch-sensitive and will tilt and slide, providing access to the keyboard hidden underneath. The HTC Shift will be a 3G internet access device with HSDPA (high-speed data packet access) and will weigh just 800g.

  • Creative launches small-capacity MP3 player

    Creative is launching a small-capacity MP3 player that has the same capacity but the half price of Apple's Shuffle player. Known as the Stone, the new (US$56 player will be available in six glossy finishes: black, red, pink, blue, green or white and has a capacity of 1GB.

  • High-end PDF creation

    Confusion reigns about Acrobat. Many people mistakenly believe that 'Acrobat' refers to the free PDF (portable document format) reader that's supplied with many applications. In fact, that product is known simply as Adobe Reader. It's easy to see how the mix-up came about: in the past Adobe used to call this program Acrobat Reader.

  • ShowCenter 200 soups up multimedia

    It's all very well using your PC to download album after album, stream music videos and film trailers, but it's not quite as nice as putting your feet up in the front room.