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Elegant interface and networking with Canon’s imageFormula ScanFront 400

Elegant interface and networking with Canon’s imageFormula ScanFront 400

The Canon imageFormula ScanFront 400 ($1,995) is comparable in speed and duty cycle to several much less expensive document scanners, including the Editors’ Choice Epson WorkForce DS-860. Unlike most, however, it is a “networked” scanner that has no USB port for connecting directly to a single PC, though it does have three USB 2.0 ports for connecting peripherals, such as a mouse,... [Read more]

Brother’s monochrome HL-L6300DW laser printer – fast and inexpensive to use

Brother’s monochrome HL-L6300DW laser printer – fast and inexpensive to use

The Brother HL-L6300DW ($399.99) is a standalone mono laser printer designed for small or medium-size offices with high-volume print needs. It’s fast, and it has a strong feature set and a high standard paper capacity, with the ability to expand if necessary. Its running costs are among the lowest for a monochrome laser printer in its class, and its security features include an integrated near-field... [Read more]

Volume scanner for under $1,000 – HP’s ScanJet Enterprise Flow 5000 s4 Sheet-Feed Scanner

Volume scanner for under $1,000 – HP’s ScanJet Enterprise Flow 5000 s4 Sheet-Feed Scanner

.The HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 5000 s4 Sheet-Feed Scanner ($799.99) is a relatively fast and capable scanner designed for midsize offices. It’s not quite as speedy as our Editors’ Choice, the Epson WorkForce DS-860,, but it does scan and save to both image and searchable PDF formats at a good clip, not to mention that it lists for nearly $400 less than the Epson model. The ScanJet 5000... [Read more]

Fast, accurate scanning and searchable PDFs with Canon’s imageFormula DR-M160II

Fast, accurate scanning and searchable PDFs with Canon’s imageFormula DR-M160II

The Canon imageFormula DR-M160II ($1,195) is an able high-volume document scanner designed for medium-size offices. Although its list price is $100 higher than that of our current Editors’ Choice, the Epson WorkForce DS-860, it surpasses that scanner in some key ways. In the end though, its smaller automatic document feeder (ADF), difficulty living up to its (slightly slower-rated) scanning speeds... [Read more]

Terrific prints and inexpensive running costs from HP’s PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn

Terrific prints and inexpensive running costs from HP’s PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn

HP’s PageWide Pro and PageWide Enterprise inkjet printers are among the best laser alternatives available. The PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn ($749.99) is essentially the same machine as HP’s slightly less expensive ($699.99) Editors’ Choice PageWide Pro 552dw$585.99 at Amazon, with a few differences in features. Like the 552dw, the 556dn is fast and prints well, and it’s highly... [Read more]

William Harrel writes for PC Magazine (PCMag)

William Harrel writes for PC Magazine (PCMag)

Camarillo, July 13, 2016 – For technology journalists, especially information technology writers, one of the milestones of one’s career is to write for a specific technology publication. In computer technology, often that publication is PC Magazine, or PCMag, as it has become better known online. Beginning this week, in addition to the reviews on Computer Shopper and About.com, William Harrel will... [Read more]

theWirecutter’s “The Best All-in-One Printer”

theWirecutter’s “The Best All-in-One Printer”

Camarillo, CA – March 21, 2016: After more than 100 hours of research and testing, including looking at nearly 100 models and testing five of them, we’ve concluded that the HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Printer is the best all-in-one (AIO) printer for most people. This color AIO printer with scan, fax, and copy functions could be a good fit if you work from home, create flyers and other... [Read more]

William Harrel Writing News for Digital Trends

William Harrel Writing News for Digital Trends

Camarillo, CA – March 3, 2015: Communications Technology Watch is happy to announce that William Harrel, technology journalist and online course developer/instructor, has agreed with the popular online digital technology magazine, Digital Trends to write weekly news features. Harrel’s beat covers all aspects of upcoming computer-related news. For example, his first few articles included... [Read more]

Harrel Signs with NY Times-Owned About.com

Harrel Signs with NY Times-Owned About.com

Camarillo, CA – March 2014: Communications Technology Watch (CommTechWatch.com) is pleased to announce that William Harrel has signed with New York Times-owned About.com to become one of the site’s “Experts”. As About.com’s new Printers & Scanners Expert, Harrel will (as he already does as Contributing Editor for Computer Shopper) cover all aspects of printer and scanner technologies,... [Read more]

New Intro to HTML5 Course at eClasses.org

New Intro to HTML5 Course at eClasses.org

We’re happy to announce commencement of a new six-week HTML5 course at eClasses.org, starting September 16, 2013. In this course we’ll look at HTML5 from a task-oriented perspective, by learning not only the HTML code for specific tasks, such as, say, formatting text, creating simple shapes or form fields, and so on, but also how to apply CSS3 and JavaScript to create real-world Web objects,... [Read more]

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