Summer 1997-8 (Dec-Feb)
eVend, selling Web content
Upgrading your Human-- computer software making the hardest upgrade of all.
New release of Vet Anti-Viral software.
New columnists and reviewers
Freebies are a web staple, sought eagerly by surfers. This month our new columnist Simon Feeney writes about the advantages and disadvantages of free accounts in Wrambling On
For gamers, Phil Wlodarcyzk reviews PC-based games in The Gameroom.
|Do you send electronic mail to non-English speaking countries?
A seriously fun, I mean, a serious business application which I viewed at Interact this year was TenFour's translation software. It currently works with a few European languages, English, French, German, etc, and the mail gateway, upon request, will translate your electronic mail into another language. You can then preview the text and make edits, before sending. The gateway and five user licences costs A$2,500 or so. It also translates the e-mails you receive. Massively useful, really. Yours truly contributed to a french language forum and few years ago using a translation program. Okay, it wasn't perfect, but we could communicate and that was the important thing.
To try it, write a message in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Check spelling and punctuation, mail to the language address (e.g. email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) of the language you wish to translate TO, and the translated message will be sent to your mailbox with the original text as an attached file. (queries to email@example.com)
The cost of free stuff is this month's topic from columnist Simon Feeney.
Some web resources recommended TO us.
For kids, their own links page. We are also looking for reviewers of products for the younger set. Contact the editor.
Stuff we've been given to review
Hot Dog Express - HTML editor (entry level). Terry Frost is going to review this.
Corel Web.master suite - HTML editor, site manager, some FTP.
Rebuild in progress
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Filed: 7-Oct-1997 Last updated: 16-Feb-1998
Entire site refreshed: Dec 2008-Feb 2009 | Site URL transferred: Jan 2005 (previously www.festivale.webcentral.com.au)