Stories by Cameron Crouch

Palm m500 and m505

The simplicity and elegance of Palm connected organisers have made them the most popular personal digital assistants (PDAs). The new models add features like multimedia capabilities, productivity software, and connectivity options.

Device synchronisation gets simpler

An impressive list of major vendors is lining up behind a new synchronisation specification that could make it much easier to share contacts, calendars, and lists across all your devices.

Adobe puts PDF support on Palms

You no longer need to lug around a laptop to view Adobe Acrobat files on the go: Adobe Systems is offering a free beta of a PDF viewer for Palm handhelds.

Anti-hacker weapons debut at security confab

With the recent spate of viruses, hack attacks, and identity theft, cryptography and security has moved beyond the venue of mathematicians and technologists. But it's no less complicated.

Palm debuts slim, expandable handhelds

Feeling the competitive squeeze from Pocket PCs and Handspring Visors, Palm is releasing a new model that combines some of the major attractions of each while keeping the sleekness of a Palm V.

Handspring unveils its newest Visor

Whoever said size doesn't matter wasn't talking about personal digital assistants. But with the release of the skinny Visor Edge Tuesday, Handspring is trying to squeeze expandability into a small size.

Photoshop Elements: Photoshop for the rest of us

Almost anyone interested in digital images has heard of or tried Adobe Photoshop. But unless you're a graphics professional, Photoshop 6.0 (introduced last Spring) packs more image editing punch than you probably want or need, not to mention a beyond...

Panasonic's 'post-PC' wares do double duty

Panasonic is pushing consumers past the PC with the introduction of a host of new audio players, DVD players, and digital Web televisions here at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Easy wireless nets promised in Bluetooth bonanza

Bluetooth, the short-range wireless networking technology, is inching its way toward your digital life in add-ons for notebooks, personal digital assistants, phones, and desktops. It has one simple promise: easy connectivity between devices.

Was hack attack Microsoft's own fault?

The hacker attacks that Microsoft confirmed Friday may be much worse than the company publicly acknowledges, and they possibly expose security holes that should have long been plugged, informed observers say.

Motorola unveils Bluetooth phone

Bluetooth, a short-range wireless radio technology for connecting devices, inches closer to reality with Motorola's announcement of the Timeport 270, its first Bluetooth phone.

A Palm inside a Motorola phone

Palm and Motorola announced on Monday a plan to develop a phone that puts the heart of a Palm personal digital assistant inside a standard-size mobile phone. A truly conveninent convergence for travellers who could do with carrying one less device.

Windows Me demands app upgrades

Microsoft's Windows Millennium Edition has been available barely a week, although its code was frozen in June -- and the incompatibilities are still surfacing.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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