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Microsoft updates OneNote

Microsoft Corp. is updating its OneNote note-taking application with a service pack that adds significant new features, including ones that increase Office integration and support syncing with Pocket PC notes.

Impressive handheld

This unit combines an organiser with Palm influences, a mobile phone, a keyboard, and a camera in a sleek, silvery 167g package that isn’t much bulkier than less capable competitors. I looked at a preproduction GSM/GPRS model — a CDMA version is avai...

A pair of new Palm OSs

Palm's operating system is moving forward in two directions. These next-generation versions, slated to appear on devices that will ship later this year, should make the popular OS more powerful than ever and capable of supporting a wider range of har...

Palm’s power line-up: Tungsten E, Tungsten T3, Zire 21

If you’re wavering between a Palm and a Pocket PC for your next PDA, Palm makes the decision even harder with innovative models that address prior products’ weaknesses. I tried out the $799 Tungsten T3 and the $399 Tungsten E, as well as the more con...

Flat TVs take off

LCD, plasma, and other flat-panel technologies account for only a small share of the TVs sold today, but they're rapidly gaining ground, especially in larger sizes.

LCDs grow in size, shrink in price

LCD monitors are inching upwards in size. Several vendors at Comdex in Las Vegas this week added to their lines with new models in the 19-inch range and beyond.

ATI to Tivo-ize networked homes

ATI Technologies has announced at Comdex a software update that will enable ATI All-in-Wonder graphics boards to act as home video servers.

Microsoft looks in the crystal ball

Tablet applications that quickly transform math formulas into graphics, and classrooms where professors can field instant-message queries from remote students: Both are leaping from the drawing board to reality in Microsoft Research projects.

Smaller PC card format debuts

The trade group behind the PC Card has released the standard for the PC Card's successor: A smaller, faster card that goes in a slot that could become as common in desktops as in mobile devices.

Entry-level Palm plus camera

Slide up the metallic slate face plate, and the $599 Zire 71 turns into a camera. In camera mode, the 320x320 transflective 65,000-plus-colour screen functions as an LCD viewfinder. It also displays thumbnails when you slide the faceplate back down t...

Palm updates Tungsten T with more memory

Palm Inc. has launched a new, more multimedia-friendly version of the Tungsten T, the first handheld based on the Palm 5 operating system. The company also announced price cuts on two older models.

Biometric security Pocket PC

Talk about having a personal touch: the flagship iPAQ Pocket PC H5450 is the first mainstream personal digital assistant to offer biometric security via a built-in fingerprint reader.

Serial ATA II approaches--slowly

As the first serial ATA hard drives begin arriving in force, the group that developed the spec is already looking to its next generation, which adds features for workstations and servers.

Windows learns to play nicely

Seeking to stake out a place in the digital home, Microsoft is unveiling a plan to better integrate PCs with popular consumer electronics devices such as TVs and digital audio players.

Notable new Office app

The newest member of the Microsoft Office family certainly doesn't lack ambition. It's called OneNote, and it wants to be the repository for all of your notes, scribbles, sketches, lists, and just about anything else that you might normally commit to...

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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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