Monday, 26 April 2010

Shares rise for McAfee on HP takeover buzz

Shares rose sharply today, Monday 26th April, for McAfee Inc. following rumours that the PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard showed interest in buying the security software company outright.

Buying McAfee will greatly toughen the company’s authority and expand their competitive edge.

There is now a feeling that they will now have the edge on rivals such as Cisco Systems Inc if the sale of McAfee goes through.

By midday today, McAfee’s shares had risen by 3% to approaching $42 a share.

At present, McAfee and HP declined any comment.

First quarter profit doubles for SonicWall

Recently, the network security technology company SonicWall announced that their profits had more than doubled. They also announced their revenue went up by 17%.

SonicWall now has shares valued at 8 cents, compared with 3 cents for the same period in 2009. This amounts to nearly $4.5 million in revenue.

SonicWall turned in better than expected results.

Looking further ahead, SonicWall are now looking at revenue of nearly $60 million for the second quarter this year. Analysts expect 11 cents a share profit on this revenue.

As the news of SonicWalls success came out, their shares rose by nearly 4% at just over the $10 mark.

Lenovo looking for speedy expansion from mobile devices

At the start of 2010, Lenovo introduced us to their smartphone, the LePhone, to its intended market of China.

At the event launch, Lenovo announced that it expected mobile internet merchandise to account for anything from 10 to 20 percent of its revenue at the end of the next 5 years. These products include the Skylight mini-notebook.

Lenovo are expecting the mobile internet devices to overtake the conventional PC market during this time. They are eager to make a big impact now, along with other PC OEMs.

Other manufacturers such as Dell and HP have the iPad in its focus also, as Dell appears to be introducing 5, 7 and 10 inch mini slates.

This year 2010 looks as though it maybe a massive year for the slate or tablet.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Lenovo looking to buy Palm

The worlds fourth largest PC brand Lenovo is in the frontline to purchase ailing smartphone manufacturer Palm.

With this news, shares in Lenovo rose by nearly 6 percent to take them to a near 2 year high.

News is sketchy on the Lenovo bid at the moment and not many details are available at present.

Other potential buyers include the smartphone manufacturer HTC and Huawei, the wireless telecom equipment maker. Both firms have since pulled out and withdrawn their bids.

The Chief Executive of Lenovo decided not to comment on the takeover of Palm earlier this week.

Experts agree that Lenovo, who are doing well at present, are the best candidate to buy Palm, as the Lenovo strategy is increasing their growth through purchases and moving into the “wireless” arena.

Lenovo had a staggering $2.4 billion in raw cash at the end of last year 2009. It said that they are also looking at possible amalgamation prospects.


Saturday, 24 April 2010

Adobe ditches iPhone code tools

Adobe has announced that it is to scrap its software tools that allow Apple’s iPad and iPhone to use Adobe’s Flash technology.

It is somewhat of a u-turn from Adobe as they had previously announced help to get Flash working on the popular Apple gadgets.

The Flash software is a popular application on the internet for many multimedia components. However, Apple does not support the software and has openly criticized it in the past.

Adobe now seem to be closely associated with Android and Google.

Apple restructured its terms and conditions for the licence software developers have to sign up to implement applications on the iPad and iPhone.

This came just prior to Adobe releasing software Creative Suite 5 that included translations tools that turn Flash code into programs that can work on the iPhone.

This in turn banned the use of code translators including Creative Suite 5. Many software creators have since criticized this move by Apple.

Windows 7 raises Microsoft profits by 35%

Microsoft have announced that its profits had risen by 35% over the first quarter of 2010 and is due to the popular Windows 7 operating system.

Window 7 has made Microsoft a profit of nearly $4 billion or £2.6 billion and has seen good growth from its Bing search engine and also Xbox live.

Microsoft’s sales have risen by nearly 6% compared with the same quarter this time last year and have hit over $14 billion.

The Windows 7 operating system has been Microsoft’s biggest seller and comes after the disappointing sales of Windows Vista.

Microsoft has been the first software company to report on their current earnings.

Apple and Yahoo earlier this week both announced that profits this had risen.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Windows users hit by new McAfee security update

Many PC's around the world, running into the many thousands, have been hit by a new security update issued by Windows.

They have been hit by the update which issued a part of the Windows platform as a virus.

The security update, which was provided by the software company McAfee, caused many PC’s to continually restart.

Since the update was issued, McAfee have apologised to all of the people affected.

The problem started when the McAfee software updated its anti virus list which is used to detect programs deemed as malevolent.

The McAfee update incorrectly targeted the Windows file schist.exe file as the wecorl file, which is a virus. The worm then tries to restore the current svchost file and take over the computer.

The virus is then quarantined which caused many PC’s to crash.

The McAfee software update is said to have caused widespread problems, nearly taking Intel down completely at one point.

However, the update has since been removed by McAfee and they have reissued the update without the fault.

iPhone application downloaded nearly 1,000,000 times in 24 hours

Opera, the web browser maker, has reached the top of the iPhone application download chart nearly one day after debuting its own free browser application.

The application has been downloaded by users over a staggering 1 million times after its debut on April 14, 2010.

Apple took nearly 3 weeks to finally agree to program and now the Opera web browser war has been developed for other mobile hardware.

However the Opera mini browser is certainly not the first alternative to the Apple Safari Web browser.

In May 2009, a German developer released at iPhone browser named iCab.

At the moment, there is no Internet Explorer or Firefox application and there is likely not to be any time in the near future because of the development environment for the iPhone.

However the Opera web browser was not initially developed for the iPad, but the program will work on the iPhone.

Over the coming years, it is expected that the mobile marketplace is expected to grow significantly. Advertising is big business on mobile devices. This trend is likely to continue a long time to come.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Microsoft introduces new fix it software

Microsoft has introduced a new “fix it” software program that robotically watches any PC and fixes any common fault.

The new software program is available to Windows XP user and those who use Vista.

It basically is the automatic diagnostic system from Windows 7 and can now be added to older systems.

The fix it program also tries to predict if updates will cause a system to crash.

When the software is installed, it frequently checks the system to see if it has fallen to any bugs. Then, when updates are available, it will inform the system user about the updates and tries to relate them.

The software program can fix about 300 known problems that affect Windows users.

If you sign up for the software, it may be applied to different machines that a user may have.

Windows XP users must have the Service Pack 3 on their operating system installed.

The software can be downloaded from the Microsoft support page. The service first began in 2008.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Leap for video game sales in March

In the United States, video game sales rose by an average of nearly 6% in March. This is somewhat of a comeback for the video game as the 2 previous months saw a slip in sales.

As for hardware sales, they went down 4%, but software sales increased on average by 10%.

The highest selling console of the month was the Nintendo Wii with nearly 560,000 units. The Xbox 360 came in second with nearly 340,000 units sold. And finally in third came the PlayStation 3 with nearly 315,000 units.

As for the highest selling video game, that was God of War III by Sony.

Intel Atom chips can run Android

The new Intel Atom chip can run Google’s Android operating system.

The new Intel Atom chips are low powered and were designed with portable devices in mind such as netbooks.

Intel’s move is seen as considerable as until now the Android system was primarily found on mobile phones.

This is likely to see Google push forward with their own tablet to rival Apple’s iPad.

The news was released by Intel at a conference in China.

It is hoped that the new tablets are picked up by people in the future, as they are smaller than a laptop, but bigger than smartphones.

If the new Intel Atom chip is a hit, then Google can expand beyond there current smartphones.

Intel would also benefit as it could mean that it would expand its chips ahead of merely running Windows.

This year, 2010, will also see initial smartphones that would use the Intel Atom chip.

How to make the Google Tablet competitive

Google has said that it will be putting into production a “Google Pad” and rival the Apple iPad. However, what needs to be done to tackle the Apple iPad head on.

Some issues that Google need to address are software availability, screen size and synchronization.

1. If Google produce the “Google Pad”, the screen size needs to be from 5 to 8 inches. Much larger and it could be deemed too heavy.

2. The Google Pad will be Android powered, like many of the Apple iPad competitors, but these have many limitations which include access to the Android Market software. Google would need to slightly nip an update all function.

3. To help boost productivity, Google needs to include its Google Docs software.

4. Seek out third party developers to create a more persuasive expansion environment.

What are the Top 10 gaming consoles ever

Back during the middle of the 1970’s, a new craze started in the form of gaming consoles. They have lived side by side with computers from that time on.

When reading this list, please remember this is subjective and personal, as all lists are.

1. Sega Megadrive

2. Playstation 1

3. Xbox 360

4. Nintendo DS

5. Nintendo Wii

6. Super Nintendo System

7. Nintendo Gameboy

8. Neo Geo

9. Playstation 2

10. Playstation 3

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Updated software launched by Adobe

Recently, Adobe launched some new updated software. The software is aimed for both professional and regular users working at high end Web production.

The new software, named Creative Suite 5, has updated versions of Flash and Photoshop. Flash, is in somewhat of a problem as Apple will not support it.

Some of the newer features include a remove or add different elements from a photo in Photoshop.

How this will work is being able to remove something from a photo and then Photoshop fills in the space with a corresponding automatic backdrop.

Marooned Norway PM runs nation on iPad

Norway’s PM Jens Stoltenberg was seen using an Apple iPad after been stranded in New York due to volcanic ash closing down most of Europe’s airports.

He said he used his iPad and run Norway remotely from it. He commented that he used an iPad and thought that they were excellent and a good means of communication.

He went to the USA to participate in a nuclear summit.

Likewise with many other people who have been grounded by the volcanic ash cloud, people were looking for a way to call home.

He got back to Spain and finished his journey overland.

The incident has given Apple a massive amount of free advertising.

Sony VAIO EB1E0E 15.5 inch notebook

A Joy to carry

With a thin visibility and among the stockiest chassis in its grade, the Sony VAIO E series notebook is simple to accommodate and carry about. It is likewise a delight to use with an edge-to-edge detached keyboard boasting an amalgamated numerical keypad.

Get at in seconds

By pushing the WEB button, you are able to power up and be on the web in an instant - great for browsing the Internet or seeing e-mails whilst sitting in coffeehouses or airport lounges.

Maximum entertainment with bird's-eye pics

View your preferred multimedia on a true real-wide screen with high contrast and brilliant colours. With Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution (on a few models) and a 16:9 aspect ratio, you are able to relish films with cut back black bars and roll through the web with simplicity. It is simple to edit your videos and photographs or play all-action games with quick and effective ATI Mobility Radeon graphics, and if you just would like to talk with friends, the integral webcam gets you together in an instant.

XP owners infected with rootkit virus

A number of the newest Windows XP security updates will not update and be installed on machines with a rootkit virus.

A rootkit virus hides within the Windows OS and tries to avoid being found.

The problem came to light in February, as security updates issued caused machines that had been infected with the rootkit to continually crash the system.

This rootkit was identified as Alureon. It can pluck out usernames, passwords, credit card details etc from a system and send the details to the hacker. It can also leave a backdoor open and allow the hacker access to the system.

New updates from Microsoft can now spot if a system has been overtaken by the Alureon rootkit and stop the update installation. The updates also remedy problems in the kernel or core of the operating system, which is where the rootkit is found.

Microsoft is hoping that this will give owners confidence and continue to install updates. The fear is that some owners may stop updating, due to a fear of making their system crash.

It is not yet clear how many owners have been affected.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Sales rise for the PC by a quarter at start of 2010

Initial statistics for the sales of PC’s have rocketed for the first quarter of 2010.

Compared to the same quarter of 2009, the PC manufacturers have sold just over 24% more units.

The figures come on the back of an all time low retail price for the PC. Retail prices have slipped, due to consumers preferring netbooks and laptops.

The big winners so far at the start of 2010 are Lenovo (increase of 58%) and Acer (increase of 42%).

Lenovo had the second biggest number of sales worldwide, whilst Acer came in fourth.

It is expected that sales for April to June will also rise. All of the main PC makers have seen increases in worldwide sales for the start of 2010.

However, Hewlett-Packard is still a fair way ahead of the competition. In third place is Dell and in fifth came Toshiba.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Four new laptops launched by Acer

The computer manufacturer Acer has unveiled 4 new laptops.

The top end machine was the Acer Timeline X model. It has varying size screens from the 13.3 inch up to the 15.6 inch. Acer also revealed that an 11 inch version will be eventually released.

The Acer Timeline X will have 9 different configurations, with prices starting around £600.

Acer are eager to rid itself of being the low end bargain choice for customers. With this in mind, the Acer Timeline X looks really good with a chic keyboard and a blush mounted touchpad.

As for specifications, the cheapest version has an Intel i3 330M processor installed. The high end model has an Intel Core i7 670M.

The hard drives will vary from 250GB to an impressive 640GB. All model versions will have a minimum of 3GB of RAM.

As for graphics, AMD’s HD 5650 and HD 5470 are installed.

Also unveiled by Acer, 2 other mid range laptops were announced. These are aimed at laid-back gamers and people who wish for a Blu-Ray drive.

One of the models, the x754, boasts a complete range of Intel Mobile Core processors and are completed with graphics from AMD. There are3 versions available, the 14 inch, 15.6 inch and finally the 17.3 inch. All 3 have Dolby Optimised surround sound..

The largest model, the 17.3 inch, has DDR3 RAM slots for up to 16GB of memory.

As with the Acer Timeline X, the x751 and the x754 have starting prices of around £600.

Rounding out the new Acer releases is the Aspire Ethos 5943g 02Acer. The laptop sports an 18 inch screen. Whilst being a dominant machine, the look of the machine leaves a bit to be desired.

Whilst the Ethos looks to be the worst of the bunch, the Acer Timeline X, x751 and x754 offer good performance and should be good sellers for Acer this summer.

Tweets to be archived in Library of Congress

Twitter has unveiled that every public tweet post will now be archived at the Library of Congress. The archive will go back as far as 2006, which is when Twitter came about.

The archive will be held digitally with the federal library.

The idea behind the archive is to document the many significant tweets and gather how people live their lives through Twitter.

According to Twitter, a staggering 55,000,000 tweets are sent every day. So the numbers involved in the digital archive will run into 100’s of billions.

However, private tweets will not be included in the digital archive.

Some of the more notable tweets in history will include Barack Obama’s messages after his election win in 2008.

At the time of writing, Twitter has over 100,000,000 registered users.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Apple delays its international release of the iPad

Apple has announced that it will be delaying its release of the iPad to its international consumers. The delay is expected to be around one month.

The worldwide release date has now been set back to 10th May 2010.

The reasoning for the delay, Apple says, was the overwhelming demand for the iPad in the USA. The company claim that they sold nearly 500,000 iPads in its first week of release.

As far as the United Kingdom goes, the companies O2, orange and Vodafone are hastily preparing price plans for the iPad.

In the United States, many users have complained that they cannot connect. Apple then put out a fix for the problem.

News of the delay is thought not to work in Apples favour. The delay may give other manufacturers a lead in with their own product.

New security features announced for Facebook

Facebook, the social networking website, have unveiled new security features that will appear on its website. The features include a new way of reporting abuse on the site and a police 24 hour hotline.

The move comes after a raft of pressure put on Facebook to increase its security for younger online users. An education campaign will also be launched.

However, the site has stopped short of putting a logo link on its pages that would link to a child protection centre.

In return, Facebook is calling on the government of the UK to devise a strategic sharing of data with similar social networking sites. This is already the norm in the United States.

The moves have been put upon Facebook following a man posed as a young man on Facebook and lured a teenage girl to her death.

Facebook has a staggering 23 million users in the United Kingdom alone and will also be putting ads on its site for the NSPCC among others.

Opera can now use own applications on Apple iPhone

The internet web browser Opera have just confirmed that their software applications can be officially used on the Apple iPhone. The Opera browser will be the first on the iPhone and will compete with Apples own browser.

The Opera browser boasts faster web browsing by compressing information ahead of it appearing on any mobile device. The browser is expected to be available on the iPod and iPhone anytime now.

This news is very good for the Norwegian owned Opera. Revenue for the firm will undoubtedly rise on this news. They have had a bad 2009 with a big fall in their profits. The Opera browser is already being enjoyed on other mobile devices, such as the BlackBerry.

The deal between Apple and Opera came about after many months of negotiations between the two parties.

However, the competition on the iPhone will be hard for Opera, as it competes with Apples own Safari browser.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

New and faster Apple MacBook Pro released

Apple has recently unveiled it's brand new MacBook Pro laptops. The company have said that the new MacBook will be quicker with faster processors and an increased battery life.

The brought up to date MacBook Pro laptops come in 13“, 15” and 17” varieties. The update to the line comes as no surprise as it is now 10 months since the MacBook Pro was revised. Apple are known to refresh their line more regularly than that, but the new wave of updates also include the much hyped new Intel Core i5 and i7 processors which have been installed in the two bigger laptops, the 15” and 17”.

According to the Apple press release, the 13” MacBook Pro has an incredible 10 hour battery life, whilst the 15” and 17” versions are 50% quicker than the current releases.

The new MacBook Pros can be bought direct from Apples own online store.

Plans for advertising on Twitter

It has been revealed that the social networking site Twitter is to allow advertising on their site for the first time. The way it will work is advertisers will be able to purchase new Promoted Tweets. In the past, the site has been slow or reluctant to allow advertising.

However, the advertisers must construct Tweets or Tweet messages and have a constructive impact on the twitter site. It will not be a traditional advertising campaign.

Some of the advertisers already on board include Starbucks and Sony.

Promoted Tweets have been described as Tweets that are regular but where the advertiser would want to appeal to a much bigger group of Twitter users.

As of now, the networking site has yet to make any profit, but that looks certain to change with the advent of Promoted Tweets for advertisers.

Recently, Twitter has announced that it will be purchasing the company Atebits.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sony VAIO VPC-CW21FX/L 14-Inch Laptop

A perfect mix of performance and style, the slim, lightweight Sony VAIO CW laptop in black (model VPCCW21FX/L) shows off your passion for fashion while still offering impressive mobile computing power. The glossy finish is splashed across the exterior while a gradient color on the palm rest provides the laptop with a head-to-toe color coordinated impression. And everything looks better on the ultra-bright, 14-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, which features impressive color saturation and razor-sharp detail. You'll also appreciate the 16:9 aspect ratio that helps eliminate those annoying black bars and the anti-glare coating for easier viewing in direct sunlight.

Straddling the line between gorgeous and practical, the CW's keyboard makes typing a pleasure. An attractive high-gloss bezel surrounds individual keys that offer a solid feel and are generously spaced apart for comfortable typing with minimal errors--even long fingernails aren't a problem. The CW also features fast, one-touch access to the Internet without booting up the operating system--just press the "Web" button.

Enjoying your media has never been more fun with the uniquely smart and easy-to-use Sony Creativity Suite. Get instantly organized with smart sorting features, create personal masterpieces with easy-to-use creative tools and rediscover forgotten music and memories with breakthrough technology that recommends content based on your unique listening and viewing habits.

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Toshiba Mini NB305-N410BL 10.1-Inch Royal Blue Netbook

With a new sleeker design and up to 11 hours of battery life rating, the affordable, super-compact Toshiba Mini NB305 weighs less than 3 pounds, is small enough to throw in a purse or bag, and offers a brightly colorful 10.1-inch LED-backlit screen. It features a full-size keyboard for comfortable typing and a larger touchpad with Multi-Touch Control, which enables you to navigate documents, web pages and images more easily.

Combining the power of the latest Intel Atom N450 processor and NM10 Express chipset with a six-cell battery (5800 mAh) for up to 11 hours of battery power, you'll be able to go through an entire day of school, work or errands without worrying about a recharge. The battery pack is neatly hidden under the casing of the netbook to preserve its sleek, ergonomic design.

This model of the Toshiba mini NB305 (NB305-N410BL) has a distinctively styled cover in royal blue, which is accented by a textured finish with a Matrix pattern. The 250 GB hard disk drive is protected using an integrated 3D impact sensor which detects freefalls, shocks and vibrations. The Toshiba Mini also features a USB Sleep-and-Charge port, which allows external USB devices such as mobile phones and personal media players to charge from the netbook even when it is turned off.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system, which combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows. It includes new Windows 7 features like Jump Lists to help you to better find and manage files, and connecting to printers and peripherals is easier than ever.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 10.1-Inch Obsidian Black Netbook with Integrated TV Tuner

The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (model iM10-3324OBK) is a compact, easy-to-carry Internet companion that's ideal for helping keep kids, teens, bloggers and travelers connected from just about any location at any time--whether on the couch or on the road. You'll also be able to watch your favorite TV shows wherever you roam thanks to the internal digital TV tuner.

With the integrated digital TV tuner, you'll be able to catch your favorite programs wherever you roam.

This netbook is powered by the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, which is designed especially for mobile devices and features an innovative hafnium-infused circuitry that reduces electrical current leakage in transistors to conserve energy. It also includes a 6-cell battery for up to 6.3 hours of battery power

You'll be able to surf the Web, chat with friends (both via text and using the integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam), and upload on-the-go photos to blogs or social networking sites. Standard built-in Wi-Fi wireless connectivity means quick and easy Internet access to hotspots in the home, on campus, in a local coffee shop, or in the office. It comes in a range of colors, including this model's Obsidian Black.

It comes preinstalled with the Microsoft Windows Windows 7 Starter operating system, which offers more experienced users an enhanced and innovative experience that incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on your desktop.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sony VAIO VPC-L116FX/B 24-Inch Black All-in-One Desktop PC

No need to get tied down by your mouse. Now you can access and interact with your favorite media simply by touching the multi-touch screen. Scroll and open files, drag and drop programs, flick navigate to your latest home video or zoom in and out on images. Sony VAIO L-Series All-In-One Touchscreen is quick, easy and great fun for all the family.Enjoy big screen entertainment in a slim and compact design. Perfect for smaller rooms where space is tight. A unique loop design allows convenient storage of the keyboard beneath the screen while watching movies or playing music.When you're not using the touch screen, interact with all your media from the comfort of your sofa.Load up the Blu-ray Disc player and watch thrilling HD movies. Link up to your PlayStation console via HDMI and play action-packed games in high definition - even when your L Series is turned off. Prefer the TV? Then sit back and watch, record or pause all your favorite shows using the on board TV tuner.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Canon imageCLASS MF3240 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer

The Canon imageCLASS MF3240 Laser Multifunction Printer is an affordable and efficient multi-function unit that will help increase the productivity of most any business. This compact unit occupies the same area as a stand-alone printer, but is actually a laser printer, copier, color scanner and fax all-in-one. There's no need to spend time and money researching and purchasing several individual machines; the MF3240 offers everything you need to keep your office running smoothly. Plus, its stylish appearance will complement any home or office space.

HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer

Want to get the upper hand on office productivity? Print, fax, scan and copy, plus forget about messy printer cables with the HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One. Easily share your printer using built-in wireless and wired networking, print two-sided documents and enjoy convenient scan and fax features.

Want affordable color printing? Get professional color for up to 40% lower cost per page and less energy use than lasers. With four individual HP Officejet inks, you'll print documents with sharp black text and impressive color graphics.

Want a printer that's simple to use? Conveniently print up to 250 pages without reloading the paper tray. Plus, let the automatic document feeder do your busy work—fax, scan and copy up to 35 pages at a time.

Want to add photos to your documents? Just slide your memory card into the card slots and push the "Photo" button on the control panel.

Epson Workforce 610 Wireless Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer

Power. Speed. Productivity. – This world’s fastest ink jet all-in-one brings you the speed you need to keep your business moving. Get the high performance features you need to create impressive brochures, client–ready reports or everyday invoices and documents. With built–in Wi–Fi and Ethernet networking, WorkForce 610 makes it easy to print wirelessly from one PC or multiple PC’s, whether it’s to print, copy, scan or fax. It boasts a 30–page Auto Document Feeder and ISO print speeds of 15 ISO ppm black/9.3 ISO ppm color – rated using ISO standard. Smudge, fade and water resistant prints mean you can print everyday documents for immediate distribution and handle them immediately when they come off the printer. And, it uses up to 70% less energy than a laser printer when printing daily jobs.

Brother DCP-9045CDN Color Laser Copier and Printer with Built-in Ethernet Network Interface and Duplex

The DCP-9045CDN is a high-performance digital color copier with outstanding color laser printing at up to 21 ppm. Producing vibrant color output, it features a 50-page auto document feeder, legal-size document glass for ¿office class¿ color copying and scanning. Its automatic duplex capability enables two-sided copying, printing and scanning¿. Its USB direct interface allows you to print directly from or scan to a USB flash memory drive as well as print from a PictBridge enabled camera. Everyone on your office network will appreciate its built-in Ethernet interface so they can share its powerful printing and scanning features. High capacity replacement toner cartridges are also available.

Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Wireless 4-in-1

Satisfy all of your printing, scanning, faxing, and copying needs with the Lexmark Prospect Pro205 all-in-one thermal inkjet printer. Featuring 802.11 b/g WiFi technology, the Pro205 can be accessed wirelessly by multiple users from virtually anywhere inside the home or office. An LCD display lets you print directly from a camera or storage device, and high-grade color ink cartridges deliver precise, vivid images every time.

Lexmark Prospect Pro205
At a Glance:

* All-in-one inkjet printer prints, scans, copies, and faxes
* 2.4-inch color LCD screen for direct printing from camera or memory card
* 802.11b/g WiFi for wireless access from anywhere in your home or office

High-Quality Scanning, Copying, and Faxing
The Pro205 isn't just a printer: it also functions as a scanner, copier, and fax machine, making it an ideal one-stop solution for the home or office. Using 48-bit depth technology, the Pro205 can scan images at resolutions of up to 1200 x 2400 dpi (dots per inch), ensuring that digital reproductions are faithful to the originals. It also has a multi-page document feeder that lets users scan or fax up to 35 pages at a time.

WiFi Technology--Print from Anywhere in Your House
Enjoy the freedom of wireless printing with the Pro205's 802.11 b/g technology, which allows multiple users to print from virtually anywhere in the home or office. The printer's WiFi connection provides reliable coverage and fast transfer speeds, ensuring that your print jobs always get through.

Canon Selphy ES30 Compact Photo Printer

How many photo printers are equipped with a handle? The super-portable Selphy ES30 does, and this enables you print amazing photos from room to room - without a computer! Just insert a compatible memory card into one of the handy card slots, preview images on the high-resolution 3.0 inch color LCD display, then print! You can also print directly from compatible digital cameras and mobile phones, or from a Bluetooth device via the optional BU-30 Bluetooth interface.

SELPHY ES30 Compact Photo Printer:

* A beautiful 4" x 6" print, with vivid colors and high detail, takes only about 55 seconds.
* High-resolution 3.0 inch LCD display.
* Provides colorful frames, clip art, and effects to enhance your photos, along with a range of templates for creating personalized calendars .

For extra ease and convenience, the Selphy ES30 has an integrated cartridge which holds both ink and paper; big buttons and an Easy-Scroll Wheel for simple operation; and the automatic image optimization makes it a snap to create superb prints. Want to get creative? Print your most memorable photos on the special optional gold or silver-framed Canon photo paper. The Selphy ES30 also has creative print options such as frames, clip art and calendars to enhance and personalize your finished photos.

Epson Artisan 50 Color Inkjet Printer

Bring your imagination to life with the Artisan 50 from Epson. This compact and stylish printer ignites all your creative inspirations. Print Ultra Hi-Definition photos with amazing richness, depth and clarity. With auto photo correction, your prints are perfect every time. The Artisan 50 even makes it easy to print your own images and text onto CDs and DVDs. And, it’s great for everyday projects. Quickly and easily print documents, e–mails, itineraries and more. Get maximum print speeds of 38 ppm color and laser quality speeds of 5 ppm color. An affordable, high performance ink jet, the Artisan 50 is ideal for all your photos and daily printing needs.

Quality beyond compare

The Artisan 50 delivers vibrant color photos and crisp, clear text. Working in tandem with Claria® Hi–Definition Ink, the “smart nozzles” in Epson’s exclusive MicroPiezo® print head deliver up to five droplet sizes, some as small as 1.5 picoliters, to produce exceptionally smooth gradations, amazingly accurate skin tones and sharp, grain–free photos.

Polaroid CZA-10011B PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

Print and share
2 x 3-inch borderless color images in under a minute.

As mobile as you are
Pocket-size, sleek, stylish design.

Instant magic
Prints without ink using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology from ZINK Imaging.

Polaroid PoGo highlights
How it works: Polaroid magic for your digital camera or camera phone

Camera Phone The Polaroid PoGo Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer is the easiest way to print photos from a camera phone. Wirelessly transfer images from a Bluetooth-enabled camera phone to the Mobile Printer and print instantly. Using the built-in OBEX (object exchange profile) Bluetooth in the phone and the printer, connecting and printing becomes instant.

Digital Camera Instantly printing images from a digital camera is as easy as connecting the USB cable to the PictBridge-enabled camera and printer. Once connected, follow the PictBridge screen on the camera display. Simply select what image to send to the printer and within 60 seconds, the print is ready to be shared.

Canon PIXMA iP4700 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer

For those who want superior photo quality and built-in Auto Duplex Printing at home, your single function printer has arrived. The PIXMA iP4700 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer possesses the high-quality, performance and style needed for your varied home printing needs.

Incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi with a minimum color droplet size of 1pl and a 5 individual ink tank system sets the stage for beautiful borderless photos up to 8.5" x 11", web pages or documents all with amazing quality. The ChromaLife100+ system enables your photos to last up to 300 years when using select genuine Canon ink and paper and stored in an archival-quality photo album. Printing and automatically correcting your photos has never been easier thanks to the new Auto Photo Fix II feature within the popular Easy-PhotoPrint EX software.

If that wasn’t enough versatility, you can also enjoy 2-Way Paper Feeding and computer-free photo printing with a PictBridge connection. So, you can print photos directly from your compatible digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone.

Brother LC613PKS Color Ink Cartridge

Innobella inks and papers represent Brother’s next generation of printing technology. Brother Innobella inks are uniquely formulated. When Innobella inks are used in any of the LC61 or LC65-based MFCs or Fax machines in combination with our new Innobella paper, the results are smoother, natural looking images and fewer granularities, producing our best looking prints ever. Brother’s new Innobella paper has optimized surface coating for photo quality brilliant colors. This thick, high gloss quality paper, when combined with Innobella inks, provides rich, photo-quality feel, significantly smoother levels of reproduction, more vivid colors due to a shift in color spectrum, and improved light and color fastness.

Original HP 74/75 Ink Cartridges Combo-Pack

Saving time and money: Get two print cartridges in one convenient pack
Text and graphics in crisp, bold blacks and everyday color
Fade-resistant documents that you can archive
Photos that last for generations using HP Premium Plus Photo Paper

200 pages (Black); 170 pages (Color)

Original HP Ink is proven to be more reliable

Print up to 65% more pages than bargain inks4
More than 33% of tested refilled ink cartridges failed during use or right out of the box
The tested Original HP print cartridges worked every time—without failing

Epson Color Multi-pack Ink Cartridges

Epson has earned a strong reputation for first-class printers, which offer an outstanding combination of quality, reliability and value for money. However, unless these products are complemented by Epson consumables to match, users cannot expect to fully capitalize on their investment. Epson understands that printing is a process, with printer, inks and paper working together to offer the ultimate in quality output. With this in mind, each Epson consumable features innovative design, meticulous development, precision manufacture and rigorous quality control, ensuring that Epson hardware continues to offer optimum performance throughout a long, trouble-free, working life.PRODUCT FEATURES:Convenient multi-pack containing individual color cartridges (Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow);DURABrite inks produce rich, vibrant colors;Superior resistance to water, fading and smudging;Acid-free;Excellent for double-sided printing, because DURABrite Ultra ink doesn't bleed through.

Canon CLI-8 4-Color Multipack Ink Tanks

The CLI-8 from Canon is a pack of four high-capacity color ink cartridges that use long-lasting Chromalife ink for bright and vivid results. Compatible with Pixma models iP4200, iP5200, iP5200R, iP6600D, MP500, MP800, and MP950, each of these four ink cartridges yields up to 280 pages, based on five percent coverage. The ink is also resistant to fading and smudges, so everything you print is sharp and clear.

What's in the Box
One cartridge each of black, cyan, magenta, and yellow ink tanks.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Logitech Notebook Riser

Raise your notebook to improve your comfort. You know there is a correct way to sit in front of your notebook computer. But without a stand, maintaining proper posture using a laptop can be a challenge. That's why we created the Logitech Notebook Riser N110. By raising the screen display with our new notebook riser, you'll naturally sit taller, with your head up and eyes forward.
When combined with your favorite keyboard and mouse, you’ll type more comfortably – with your shoulders back, and your arms and wrists in a more neutral position. Since the Logitech Notebook Riser N110 folds flat enough to slip into your bag, you can even take it with you.
You’ll be sitting pretty wherever you take your notebook computer.

HP QuickDock 2.0 Docking Station

Reduce desktop clutter and keep your HP or Compaq notebook connected to power, peripherals, and the Web with a single cable via HP's QuickDock 2.0 docking station (model KN744AA)--it'll even charge your battery when your notebook is docked.
Key Features

* Stay connected to everything--power, peripherals, Internet--via a single cable
* Recharge your battery when the laptop is connected to the dock
* Reduce cable clutter: keep your workspace clean and neat
* Easily attach a monitor for expanded viewing with VGA port, and project onto a large monitor while the laptop is closed
* Replicate the view on your laptop on a large screen, or view one application on your laptop and another on your monitor
* Immediately access printers, keyboards, mice, and external hard drives via the six USB 2.0 ports
* Utilize the Ethernet port to stay connected to the Internet or your home home or office network
* Manage media content via multiple audio output options and a consumer IR port
* Easily get up and go with the simple connection to your laptop
* Warranty: one-year limited
* Compatibility: HP Pavilion dv4, dv5, dv6, dv7, dv2000, dv6000, dx6000, dv9000, tx2, tx1000, tx2000, tx2500 series; HP HDX 16, 18, 9000 series; Compaq Presario CQ45, V3000, V6000 series


* 6 USB 2.0 ports
* 1 VGA monitor port
* 1 Ethernet port (10/100 Fast Ethernet speed)
* S/PDIF (Sony/Phillips Digital Interface), RCA digital audio, headphone and microphone jacks (1 each) provide additional options for how you listen and input to your audio media

Toshiba Dynadock U Universal USB Connect Docking Station

The dynadock U Universal USB Docking Station links all your accessories, external monitor and sound system with one single USB cable into your computer. There's no need to plug in multiple cables every time you return to your desk. Virtually any brand of windows-based computers with a USB 2.0 port is compatible with this versatile docking station.
The upright slim design saves precious desktop space while providing fast access to your desktop environment.Enjoy true multimedia experience with the built-in digital card connecting high quality 7.1 surround sound through the S/PDIF port. Plus, it adds six USB 2.0 ports - two are "sleep and charge" capable, Ethernet LAN and 3.5mm audio for headphones and microphones. Undocking is even easier now with undock button. Get one for your home and office for simple expandability and connectivity.