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Windows 7 Hidden Gems -Additional functionality

I’ve been living with Windows 7 for a good few months now and in that time have discovered a couple of little ‘hidden gems’ which I wanted to share with you:

Aero Shake In Windows 7,when you click on the title bar of any window and shake it every other open window gets minimised [...]

OpenOffice 3.0

This week OpenOffice 3.0 was released and once again I found myself questioning as to why we spend good money on Microsoft Office when there is a completely free alternative available that does the job just as well. After all,it’s not as if Office 2007 is cheap;the professional version comes in at an [...]

Firefox 3

Before I start this article I just want to apologise;once again I am going to dedicate an entire article to raving about the Firefox Internet browser. Just when I thought I’d finally got my love for this browser in to the open and out of my system they throw a spanner in to the [...]

Joost

I was listening to a representative of the Writers Guild of America bang on last week about how modern day film and television writers were unappreciated,and his theory that in the future they may avoid the major networks altogether and broadcast directly on to the Internet. This got me thinking about the future of [...]

Paint.NET

Some time ago I reviewed an application called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) as I was getting tired of using Photoshop for relatively simple image manipulation tasks. One cannot deny that Photoshop is an extremely competent and extensive program but it is also extremely resource hungry and not to mention expensive;it seemed somewhat akin [...]

iPhone

It’s been a while now since I’ve talked about a mobile phone in Click so with Apple unveiling the new iPhone I thought it was about time we looked at this eagerly awaited product. At last weeks MacWorld Expo many anticipated the announcement of this new phone along with a new version of the iPod [...]

Google SketchUp

My partner has recently decided that it is a good idea if we start redecorating and redesigning my house however unfortunately it looks like a large number of our plans will consist of taking a sledgehammer to the interior walls of the building. I really do have very limited skills when [...]

Inkscape

This week I’ll once again take the time to answer a question recently sent to me by a Click reader.

I’m a student doing art studies and also a regular reader of your column ‘Click’in the Heard Express. To assist me with my course I’m currently [...]

First look – Office 2007

Not a day goes by when I don’t use Office 2003 for one reason or another and this morning I became curious as to when Microsoft would release an upgrade that would make my life easier. A quick search on the Internet revealed details of Office 2007 which is currently in second Beta edition and [...]

AVG 7.0

Regular readers of my column will know of my continued support of the free version of the online AVG virus checker. Whilst it is by no means perfect I do prefer it to other virus checkers I have tried on the market mainly due to the fact that it is [...]