The S4 is an interesting camera, but its unusual design is only partly successful. Certain features make the S4 larger and bulkier than most point-and-shoot competitors, and most casual shooters will likely prefer a smaller camera.
The FZ30K’s SLR styling is well suited to photographers eager for manual controls, and its images look great when taken in good light, but noise is a problem at higher ISOs.
The Olympus SP-500 Ultra Zoom is a competitively priced camera with a long zoom lens, and numerous scene modes that will appeal to many photographers.
While its 12X zoom lens is impressive and the camera is easy to handle, the Konica-Minolta Dimage Z6’s unimpressive image quality and missing features make it a poor choice for photo enthusiasts.
The easy-to-use FinePix S5200 offers a slew of advanced features for a low price. It takes great pictures, and its snappy start-up and shooting times ensure that you’ll almost always get the shot you want.
To an organization, e-mail is arguably the most important Internet service. But if you want more flexibility and control of your e-mail than your Internet service provider can give you, you'll need to run a mail server on your network. Michael Genrich evaluates four mail-server software packages available for OS X.
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