Monthly Archives: April 2004

Broadband

Regular reader Jean Birkett e-mailed me this week commenting on the fact that Tiscali Broadband had now put their prices down and asked me since her modem was currently trundling along at 26.4kbps was it worth her now upgrading to broadband? Although I replied to her with a simple ‘yes’ I thought that since I hadn’t touched on the subject of Broadband for a while I would elaborate on this slightly to make an entire article out of my reply.

Broadband in the UK has been catching on quite nicely over the past couple of years with exchanges being activated left, right and centre as well as the price coming down to a level that means anyone who uses the Internet on a semi-regular basis can rationalise paying it.Tiscali have been a name that have kept coming up over the past Read the rest

Lastminute.com

Whilst you’re reading this weeks Click article, please spare a thought for me as I’m more than likely stuck behind an extremely slow moving caravan on the A303 on my way back from London at this precise moment.Luckily you don’t all have to spend your bank holiday weekend in such an unfortunate fashion; there is plenty of exciting stuff that you can do in your few days off and all you need is someone to point it out to you.

A site I’ve reviewed before in the past (www.lastminute.com) has currently got a special topical section dedicated to Easter breaks.Of course, you’ll have to act quickly to take advantage of many of them but if you’ve got nothing planned then why not get your credit card out, get on to the site, book something and then jump straight in Read the rest

Music converter

Being quite fond of both music and driving I went out last year and bought myself a shiny CD player for my car which could read CD’s crammed full of MP3’s.This meant that rather than reading the CD in the usual way, the player was able to read compressed MP3’s that I’d put onto the disk from my PC and typically using this format I was able to store around a dozen albums on one CD.This comes in handy as when driving you don’t want to be fishing about around locating and changing over CD’s as obviously this could result in a nasty accident.

This player wasn’t cheap and for best part of a year I have been more than happy with this it although now my flatmate has gone out and bought one for himself which can play WMA files I’m finding that all the (legitimately acquired) music that Read the rest

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