Category: Top tens
10 essential gadgets for surviving in the wilderness
So you've gone and got yourself lost in the wilderness (or possibly even chosen to rough it in the outback). While relatives may chastise you for leaving your mobile phone at home, it probably won't work anyway, so here are…
Gallery: Top 10 Lightweight notebook PCs
Laptops, notebooks, netbooks… whichever flavour of portable PC they are, here are ten of the lightest yet fully-featured machines currently available. Is your favourite here? Click on the picture below to start the tour, and if you don't find yours…
The ten greatest Apple products of all time
32 years old and still going strong, Apple has launched a huge range of hardware and software in that time.
Not all of it was great, and there were some very dark years at Apple in between Steve Jobs’ two reigns. Nevertheless, picking the ten greatest Apple products of all time hasn’t been easy.
Here’s my attempt. I’m sure you have your own ideas.
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Ten great reasons to switch to OS X
What? Hasn’t the OS X versus Windows debate died out yet?
‘fraid not, and it’s not likely to either.
So, without further ado, here are ten superb reasons why you should switch to Mac OS X.
1. Manage your windows better
No, not that Windows (though it’s worth noting that you can still run Windows applications on a Mac with the right bit of software).
One of the biggest headaches on any computer desktop is the number of application windows you have to manage all the time.
Sure, there’s a minimise feature and you can always close windows you no longer need, but Mac OS X has some very elegant ways of managing the clutter of multiple windows with just a few keystrokes.
There’s Exposé which shows you all the windows you have open and lets you switch easily between them (you can even drag and drop items between windows this way) or alternatively clears everything out of the way so you can see the desktop behind.
Combine this with Spaces which lets you have multiple virtual desktops and you have a very slick window management system that makes it easier to accomplish tasks rather than wrestling with windows.
Sure, Windows can do some of this, but not as well…
10 full HD camcorders you can actually afford
Consumer camcorder technology has come on in leaps and bounds in the past couple of years, as evidenced by the number of high definition models we’ve reviewed on Tech Digest.
All that technology doesn’t necessarily come cheap, though. Is it possible to get full HD on a fairly modest (sub-£500) budget?
Here are ten 1080p-capable camcorders that offer you a way in to high definition film-making.
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Gallery: 10 pairs of headphones you can actually afford
As part of Tech Digest's Headphones Week, here are ten pairs of headphones / earphones that you can actually afford. By "afford" I'm talking those that retail for under £200. Don't worry, there are some decent pairs for well under…
Gallery: Top 10 Cameraphones
So your converged life needs a decent camera and mobile phone in one? Here are ten of the best cameraphones around, and not an iPhone in sight.
Click on the image below to start the tour.
10 accessories Nintendo should add to the Wii
The Nintendo Wii is an insanely popular gaming console, but there’s always room for improvement, right?
Here are ten bits of kit Nintendo could add to he Wii console to make it even more versatile – ranging from the fairly sensible to the downright weird.
What would you add to the Wii?
1. Bluetooth Headset
OK, so this one is pretty sensible, and you’d think would be fairly easy for Nintendo to create and market.
I know there’s the Wii Speak, but perhaps you’d like to have a more private conversation with someone about subjects more personal than Animal Crossing.
A few years ago we didn’t think Apple would venture into the mobile phone market, but it happened.
Nintendo has denied that it will ever get into telephony, but it wouldn’t be hard to hook up a telephone interface to the Wii and use the controller to dial your numbers.
After all, it’s likely that not everyone you want to talk to has a Wii, and it’s just so much effort to pick up the real phone when you’re constantly attached to the Wii.
10 reasons why you should consider buying the Nokia N97
We’ve been waiting for the Nokia N97 for quite some time now, and hopefully we shouldn’t have to wait much longer.
Here are ten reasons why you should consider buying Nokia’s latest smartphone.
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Sunday Times Rich List: tech people on the up
Usually the Sunday Times Rich List makes me green with envy at how much money the rich are making. Not so this year. The Top 1000 have lost 37 per cent of their wealth, down by an astonishing £155 billion between them – now that’s a lot. Yet for tech companies it’s not all bad news. Eight of the top 100 rich kids under 30 made their money from tech and some of the fastest growing fortunes are online, including Natalie Massenet (pictured) who is the force behind Netaporter.com. Here’s a list of some of the biggest tech players and those to look out for.