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Vizact 2000

Microsoft is spanning the divide between its high-end Web development tools and pedestrian Office applications with a new program, Vizact 2000, that Web-enables documents.

Destructive "worm" virus spreads

A virus that is bigger and badder than Melissa is now wreaking havoc on Windows systems through e-mail. Here we tell you how to defend your PC against Worm.Explore.Zip.

Clik offers slick notebook storage

Iomega has announced that it will ship a new high-capacity removable storage device for notebooks. The lightweight, 5mm-thick Clik PC Card Drive fits into the PC Card slot of most notebook and subnotebook computers, and uses 40MB Clik disks.

PC Nanny secures your desktop

An innocent slip of the mouse can result in an inadvertent download or a fatal registry tweak. There's an emerging threat to your desktop security, and its lurking within your home. It's your kids. But as luck would have it, you can hire a nanny -- P...

New Office macro virus found

A new macro virus that threatens files created by Microsoft Office applications has been found. Two antivirus vendors -- Symantec and Network Associates' McAfee have already posted cures for the new virus dubbed 097M.Tristate.

Intel ships 366MHz mobile Celeron

The world's largest chipmaker announced its 366MHz mobile Celeron processor this week. Intel also shed some light on the roadmap of its mobile processor lines, claiming that its Geyserville technology will blur the line between power notebook and des...

Intel pushes multimedia higher

Are you worried that the Pentium III doesn't really offer enough horsepower for games and video? Adding high-end multimedia support to its performance PC chip line, Intel has announced its 752 graphics accelerator, optimised for the PIII.

Downloadable music shakedown

Downloadable music has been making the headlines, but how big a splash is it making with consumers? Major Internet players are choosing sides, startups are vying for brand recognition, independent labels are flocking to the Web and the recording esta...

Microsoft launches MP3 killer

The software giant has unveiled Windows Media Technologies (WMT) 4.0 -- its answer to MP3 -- during a star-studded event at in Los Angeles.

Microsoft pushes privacy tools

Microsoft may care more about your privacy than you think. The software company in conjunction with the US Electronic Frontier Foundation has submitted a new standard to implement the Platform for Privacy Preference Project, also known as P3P.

Symantec file protects PIII privacy

The Intel PIII privacy saga continues: following news that hackers have worked out how to disable a software fix issued by Intel, Symantec has developed software to protect that fix.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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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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