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…

Top 10 iPhone music apps

After yesterday's mammoth list of the 101 best iPhone apps we decided there was a little bit more room… for a list of the iPhone's top 10 music applications. These are apps that help you to listen to or discover…

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…

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

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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.

Click on the image below to start the tour.

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.