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Cooliris

Cooliris is a free add-on for Firefox and Internet Explorer that enhances the way you view content on the hundreds of currently compatible sites. It is essentially a rather flash looking graphic user interface with a few nice features.

The main draw is the impressive way it presents you with an endless wall of images [...]

Bundled Software #2

This week I received the following e-mail in response to my article last week regarding useless software which is ordinarily bundled with any new computer.

“Hi Chris,I’ve got a couple more suggestions for you…

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Useless Bundled Software

I was setting up a new laptop this week and,half way through,got thinking to myself what a peculiar state of affairs we have got ourselves in to. The machine was set up and ready to use straight out the box but then I was required to spend half an hour removing all the [...]

Secunia PSI

News was released this week regarding a potentially serious flaw present in Internet Explorer which potentially allows a hacker to gain control of a computer that has visited a website infected with malicious code. The scary thing about this particular bug is that the user doesn’t need to download or click anything to become infected [...]

Microsoft Photosynth

I do like innovative new ideas,especially if they come from an unlikely source such as Microsoft;despite being one of the largest and most successful companies on the planet,they do have a reputation for sticking to a tried and tested formula rather than risking money on groundbreaking new ideas.

Google Chrome

I’m considering giving up my reviews of Internet browsers in the future;things are changing far too quickly to keep abreast of developments and it seems once I’ve got on top of things the entire playing field changes dramatically and I have to start again from scratch. Some might argue that I spend too much [...]

Mouse Gestures

I’m all for anything that increases my efficiency when using a computer. When you spend eight hours a day using one,even the smallest time saving improvements made to a user interface can make a huge difference. A few months ago I talked about keyboard shortcuts which I have found useful for many years and [...]

PC or Mac? Part II

I started last week talking about the recent resurrection of the Apple Mac and whether your next computer really should be a Mac or whether you’d be best off sticking with the trusty PC. Unfortunately my article is restricted to approximately 700 words so I got as far as to looking at both systems historically [...]

Recap on the year

I had every intention of writing an article this week somehow linking computers and Christmas however as the two really aren’t related in any way,shape or form I have once again given up on this idea and decided to do something completely different. Close to the end of the year I thought it might [...]

Firefox Extensions

Many of my Click articles end up with me banging on about how good Firefox is and how all my readers should consider using it as their main browser over Internet Explorer which is bundled free with Microsoft Windows. Since one of the main arguments I use is the large amount of third party add-ons [...]