Monthly Archives: October 2006

FireFox 2.0

Last week we discussed Internet Explorer 7, the latest browser offering from Microsoft, and decided that whilst long overdue did go some way to addressing the functionality gap between the rather dated IE 6 and newer alternatives such as Opera and Firefox.

Not wanting to be outdone Mozilla today released the latest version of its browser, rather imaginatively entitled ‘Firefox 2.0’ which once again ups the stakes in the long running browser wars.Since I have talked about features such as tabbed browsing many times in the past I will today focus purely on the differences between version 2 and version 1.5.For those of you that missed my review of 1.5 towards the beginning of this year please remember that it can be found on the free Click archives website at

The most apparent change in the new version of Firefox is the interface which includes new shaped glossy Read the rest

Internet Explorer 7 Part 2

I’m writing this article on Thursday 19th October – A day that may be remembered as the day Internet Explorer finally caught up with the rest of the world as today Microsoft finally released the completed version of Internet Explorer 7 to the public.You have to excuse my cynicism but whilst the browser is undoubtedly an improvement on the bug ridden Internet Explorer 6, I am actually amazed it has taken so long to release a version which essentially brings them up to date with the likes of Firefox.

Whilst I’m not saying there is anything wrong with this new version, it does seem strange that Microsoft has taken so long to include features that have been freely available for years through alternative browsers.In the interests of a fair review however I will detail the new features this new browser will offer for users still using Internet Explorer 6.Read the rest

Readers contributions

At the time of writing (Thursday 12th) I have just celebrated my 25th birthday and as sit in front of my laptop today I find it genuinely hard to believe that when Click started over 300 articles ago that I was a teenager - Where has the time gone?

To digress I plan on taking everything a little bit more easy today and as a couple of readers have recently contributed some interesting questions and comments I thought I would leave the article predominantly in their hands today!

With reference to your Herald Express article on copying DVD films I can tell you that last year I downloaded several free programs for backing up CDs and DVDs, although I am unfortunately still saving up for a suitable DVD writer!I thought the websites below would be of interest to your readers as there is a fair amount of Read the rest

Selling on eBay

There is a great deal of talk at the moment about buying on eBay but in my experience I’ve found there is substantially less information related to the actual subject of selling online.

Having recently been dragged around several car boot sales it’s come to my attention that there are people literally giving away potentially valuable items at these sales which they could shift faster, easier and for a greater price online.There is no greater way of highlighting this fact than when you consider there are now people starting businesses literally buying items from car boot sales and selling them online.This week I’m going to explain how to cut out the middle man to obtain the most money for your unwanted items.

I’ve found the best way to get in to eBay is to start of slowly; due to a ratings system you’ll find people unwilling to deal with you Read the rest