TechnologyGuide Week in Review

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Here at TechnologyGuide, we don’t just concentrate on cell phones or laptops; we cover the whole technology spectrum. From new iPhones to new cameras, check out what else has been going on across the TechnologyGuide network.

Brighthand’s most popular smartphones for the month of June list is up, and with absolutely no surprise, the iPhone 3G S is sitting pretty at the top of the list.

Ed Hardy brings us a story on HTC’s upcoming user interface, HTC Sense, which will be replacing their surprisingly popular TouchFLO UI.

Despite reactionary news about the desktop market shrinking in recent months, manufacturers are continuing to innovate in the space and Dell is certainly no exception. There has been an explosion in touch technologies lately and the Round Rock OEM has responded with the Dell Studio One 19, an all-in-one, multitouch desktop. Check out our full review on this unique new machine.

While the concept of servers is definitely not new, using them within the confines of the home definitely is.  A couple of years ago, Microsoft released Windows Home Server, a consumer-oriented file server based on the same codebase as their successful Windows Server 2003 operating system. Acer’s new easyStore H340 packages WHS in an attractive, inexpensive format, but does it actually work?

These days, the challenge in rugged and waterproof cameras isn’t finding one that takes good pictures: with so many manufacturers getting in on the action and technologies improving all the time, the ability to take album-quality family snapshots, at the very least, with a camera that you can drop, dunk, and generally expose to the elements is assumed. Rather, these days the real challenge comes in getting this excellent performance in a rugged, outdoor-ready camera at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

Canon solidifies its hold on our list of most viewed cameras for the month of June, but we saw mostly internal rankings shifts and little else this month: the top three devices – predictably, a Canon ultracompact, a Panasonic ultrazoom, and a Nikon DSLR – remained unchanged from May.

If you’re one of the many consumers around the globe looking for a multimedia family PC with a 15-inch screen, then the updated Dell Studio 15 (1555) probably has all the features you’re looking for in a new laptop. Now with more than 200 customizable designs available from the Dell Design Studio, is the Studio 15 the most attractive 15-inch notebook on the market? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is a 14.1″ rugged business notebook, based off the standard E6400 with a new chassis built around the same internal components to make it extremely rugged and waterproof. In this review we put the Dell E6400 XFR through a battery of tests, to see how well it stands up against other fully-rugged notebooks.

Lexmark sent us the C543dn color laser printer; a pleasant surprise given our satisfaction with the E360dn. With print speeds as fast as 21 pages per minute, a first page out in 12 seconds and two-sided printing, the C543dn seems to be a good option for a small business or workgroup.

PrinterComparison brings us a first look of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8500, an all-in-one inkjet printing solution. Is this the next printer for your home office or small business?  Read on and find out.

 


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