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Time Warner Telecom may be next Sobig.F target

Romanian researchers claim to have discovered a variant of the Sobig.F virus that looks to mail and domain name servers at Time Warner Telecomfor information about how to modify its behavior.

Sales of phones using Symbian OS soar

Shipments of handheld devices running Symbian's operating system software totalled 2.68 million in the first half of 2003, compared to 230,000 in the first half of last year, the company announced Thursday.

Microsoft warns of critical flaws in Internet Explorer

Microsoft released a patch for a number of flaws in its Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser Wednesday, including two it rated critical for some versions of the browser, which could enable an attacker to take control of a user's computer.

Microsoft launches Smartphone 2003 SDK

Software developers can begin developing applications for the next generation of smart phones based on Microsoft operating software. The company has posted a software development kit (SDK) for Windows Mobile 2003-based Smartphones on its developer w...

EHelp adds Flash to RoboHelp authoring tool

RoboHelp, the help file authoring tool developed by eHelp, now includes support for Macromedia's Flash multimedia format, allowing help authors to include explanatory diagrams and animations in their documents, and to use Flash to quickly customize t...

Macromedia updates Contribute

Macromedia will begin shipping a new version of Contribute, its desktop application for Web content maintenance, in Australia in August.

Macromedia to update Breeze

Macromedia will breathe fresh life into its Breeze online presentation and training tool in September, with the addition of a new module, Breeze Live, which turns the system into an online conferencing system, the San Francisco company announced Thur...

Friskit to sue RealNetworks over patents

San Francisco technology licensing company Friskit filed suit against RealNetworks and Listen.com in a Chicago, Illinois, court on Friday, charging that the companies had infringed on its patents relating to search engines for creating nonstop play l...

Vodafone picks RealNetworks for multimedia

Vodafone Group PLC will use software from RealNetworks Inc. to distribute audio and video content to users of its Vodafone Live wireless data service, RealNetworks said in a statement Monday.

PlanetLab builds testbed for new Internet services

Intel and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are joining a consortium which aims to build a platform on which to develop "disruptive" Internet technologies, they announced Tuesday. These technologies are needed because the Internet is becoming "ossified," accordin...

Spanish eyes smile on Puretunes MP3 downloads

Web site Puretunes.com has joined the ranks of Web sites taking advantage of the willingness of Spanish authors' and performers' rights societies to sign deals allowing unlimited downloads of digital music.

Court to hear appeal in 'DVD Jon' case

Jon Lech Johansen will be returning to court to contest for a second time charges related to his development and distribution of DeCSS, a program that can be used to break the digital copy-protection mechanism of DVDs, his attorney said Tuesday.

3GSM - Still looking for the 'killer app'

After investing hundreds of millions of dollars in multimedia messaging infrastructure, the mobile phone industry is still looking for the "killer app," the overwhelmingly useful application that will drive usage of it, according to Don Listwin, chie...

XBox encryption key hackers throw in towel

The Neo Project, a group of distributed computing enthusiasts, has abandoned its attempt to crack an encryption key used to digitally sign software for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox video game console, after just four days.

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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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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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