Reading about the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse and its specifications made me really curious. At least in theory, it seemed to offer everything I wanted from a good mouse. The Sculpt Touch Mouse has a smooth metallic strip in its center and that strip can be used for up and down and side to side scrolling, plus it comes configured as not one but three useful buttons—page up, page down, and whatever you want the middle click to be. This looked like the ultimate scrolling mouse and I was eager to take a look at it. Let’s see what I have learned after using it for a couple of days.
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Windows Phone 8 has been on the market for some time now and an array of smartphones using this platform are available almost anywhere in the world. The first low priced smartphone that got out was HTC 8S. Luckily we got our hands on it and, after almost a month of using it and testing it, it was time to review it and take a detailed look at its strengths and weaknesses. If you plan to buy this phone, or maybe you just want to know more about it, this real life review will help you get a good picture of what it has to offer. Let’s begin!
ESET Smart Security 6 was launched at the beginning of 2013 and, even though its developers claim many improvements, there are not that many reviews out there to confirm their claims. We decided to take it for a spin, test it as thoroughly as we can and publish our conclusions. Is ESET Smart Security 6 better than the previous version of the product? How effective is it when compared to other security suites? Let’s find out from this review.
I’ve never been a fan of trackpads. I wanted to find a good mouse to attach to my netbook so I could turn off the trackpad and type in peace. I’ve been experimenting with Microsoft mice (is the plural of a computer mouse "mice" or "mouses" or what?) and this is the first of a series of articles about the quest for the perfect mouse. First, I decided to try the Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, which looked like it would be a good, compact companion for the netbook and also a good all purpose mouse for my desktop PC and Mac Mini. Did it live up to my expectations? Let’s find out.
If you are interested in the Windows Phone platform, we definitely recommend that you buy a Windows Phone 8 device. But which device should you get? HTC 8X is one of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones that were launched globally. It looks good, it feels good to hold in your hand and it is available almost everywhere. But, is it worth buying? Let’s find out from this detailed review, based on one month of using this smartphone everyday, as my main phone.
I have been a big fan of the For Dummies series of books since pretty much the beginning. I appreciate their lighthearted approach to serious topics, and their authors’ ability to explain difficult concepts in simple terms the rest of us can understand. Thus, I was very interested to hear that there is an online course that introduces Windows 8 in a For Dummies fashion. Since many people find it easier to understand new concepts when they see how it’s done, this looked like a good bet for learning Windows 8, and I am definitely a beginner when it comes to this operating system. Did the course live up to my expectations? Let’s see what I found.
Comodo is a company famous mostly for its free products but there are some who use also their commercial solutions. Since some of our readers asked us to review their latest security suite, we decided to listen and test it sooner than initially planned. Let’s see how well Comodo Internet Security Pro 2013 performs and whether it is a security suite worth purchasing.
Nowadays, most hardware reviews start with an "unboxing," a series of photos showing what the box looks like and what the contents look like at various stages of being removed for use. I was intrigued by the idea of an "unboxing" for Windows 8, which is what the title of Windows 8 Out of the Box brought to my mind. Was this actually what the author wanted to accomplish with this book, an "unboxing" of Windows 8 followed by instructions for using it? Let’s see if I guessed correctly, in this book review.
Have you noticed that many AC routers have been launched on the market in the last few months? What does AC stand for? It turns out it is the latest wireless networking standard. It is supposed to be the successor of the 802.11n standard and provide theoretical transfer speeds up to 500 Mbit/s. That’s quite fast for wireless but are these AC routers any good? To start answering the question, we tested the first AC router we could get our hands on: the Belkin AC 1000 DB. Let’s find out what it offers, how it works and if it is worth your money.
Did you get a new Windows 8 computer this past holiday season? Did it come with instructions that answered your questions about this radically redesigned operating system, and explained everything to your satisfaction? Or will you need a little more information before you feel at ease? There are plenty of Windows 8 how-to books out there these days, and some are clearly better than others. I’ve reviewed both ends of the spectrum in recent months. Is Windows 8 for Dummies the kind of book that will explain everything and get nearly everyone up and running smoothly? Let’s take a look at it and find out.
Security for Everyone is a series of reviews that have been very much appreciated by our readers. Each year, we test the most well known internet security suites and we share our findings. Since we first started reviewing products we have greatly improved our evaluation procedure and, today, we have developed a strong process that is very tough on the products we review. This is ensures that our recommendations will match what the users will experience when trying out a product and to make sure we recommend only the best products to everyone. If you want to learn more about how we evaluate each product and the verdicts we give, don’t hesitate to read this article.
Many years ago I was a big fan of the ZoneAlarm Firewall. I loved using it, it provided great protection and it was free. What more could you ask in those days? Since then, I have switched to using more complete security products and for some reason I did not use ZoneAlarm products for long. Therefore, I was very curious to learn how ZoneAlarm is doing nowadays. Do they still have a great firewall? What about the antimalware protection? How effective is ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2013 or version 11 in revealed by its internal version system? To learn the answers to these questions and more, read this review.