Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

August 23rd, 2011 - 9:49 pm § in Reviews

Flatbed Scanner Reviews

UMAX Astra 4950 The Astra 4950 is an entry level flatbed scanner which offers 48 bit colour and a resolution of 1200 by 2400. The device features a 35mm film and negative scanner and comes with a selection of image editing and manipulation software. Although the device is largely designed for imagin[...]

August 23rd, 2011 - 9:45 pm § in Reviews

Sheet fed scanner reviews

Visioneer Strobe XP 200 If desk space is at a premium and you need a really tiny document scanner the Strobe XP 200 is about as miniscule as they come. The device is capable of scanning an A4 sheet in about 10 seconds, but since it has no sheet feeder the ppm speed depends largely [...][...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:40 pm § in Reviews

osCommerce review

While there are few commercial products competing with Actinic, one product comes close to rivalling its support network. osCommerce ( is a an ‘open source’ ecommerce package which is available to anybody who wants it at absolutely no cost. If you are unfamiliar with the conce[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:40 pm § in Reviews

Actinic review

These kinds of products provide the tools you need to create an online shop without having to do any programming. In the UK and much of Europe the pre-packaged ecommerce software market is overwhelmingly dominated by a Surrey based company called Actinic. The company’s shop building software is a [...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:39 pm § in Reviews

PayPal review

PayPal ( is a well established online payment gateway owned by eBay ( The service was originally designed to allow individuals to securely transfer cash online between each other, but has grown into a professional payment system favoured by smaller businesses which d[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:27 pm § in Reviews

Norton Internet Security Professional

Like McAfee, Norton is a long standing anti-virus brand name which is now owned by a larger company – in this case, Symantec. The company sells corporate solutions under its own name, but uses the Norton brand for its consumer and small business offerings. Internet Security Professional 2004 is a [...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:26 pm § in Reviews

Sophos Small Business Suite

Oxford based Sophos is one of the world leaders in security software and has recently launched Small Business Suite which comprises specially tailored versions of the company’s anti-virus scanner and PureMessage anti-spam software. It is worth noting that the product will not install on older vers[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:26 pm § in Reviews

McAfee Active VirusScan Suite, Small Business Edition

Owned by Network Associates, McAfee is one of the oldest and most trusted brand names in anti-virus software. The Small Business Edition is a relatively new addition to the McAfee line up, but it is essentially a version of the existing Active VirusScan Suite tweaked for the SME market. The package [...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:25 pm § in Reviews

F-Secure Internet Security

Produced by Finnish company F-Secure, Internet Security 2004 is a desktop package featuring both an anti-virus element along with a personal firewall system. This double-pronged approach provides protection from conventional email viruses as well as the more advanced viruses which do not need email [...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:20 pm § in Reviews

Data projector reviews

Viewsonic PJ510 A modestly priced entry level device which offers portability and a full complement of inputs, making it a likely proposition for home and business use. No frills, but a bargain basement price-point. Low brightness, but that is to be expected at this price point. Mitsubishi SE1U An e[...]