Monthly Archives: December 2003

Christmas shopping online

As my last article before Christmas, I had big plans of somehow tying the subject of Computing and Christmas together but unfortunately the two don’t seem to compliment each other too fashionably so instead I have opted to answer a couple of readers questions.

I regularly read your article in the H & E and although as one of the older generation and not being very conversant with all the IT technology/terminology I find it very informative and helpful.I have been able to use my son’s computer whilst he has been away and have decided to purchase a system however my concern is that I am unsure whether to purchase via one of the large companies or would it be more sensible to use a smaller reputable local company who are able to give me local back up if required?I’m not Read the rest

Handsfree Kits

I realise that last month a stated that I would be reviewing sites that would save people money on the run up to Christmas but as one of my readers helpfully pointed out, I had completely neglected to cover the new legislation coming into effect that bans the holding of mobile phones whilst driving.Whilst this article is primarily concerned with computing I do like to think that I cover other areas relating to technology in general and of course mobile phones are one of them.

The new law that came into effect at the beginning of the week basically allows the Police to issue on the spot fines of £30 to anybody caught holding a mobile phone and that could rise to £1000 if convicted.This is obviously a fair amount of money and so it makes sense to look at means Read the rest