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Introduction to Windows Media Player 9

After a few years of development and a much-hyped Beta launch in September 2002, Microsoft’s new-look Windows Media Player 9 (WMP 9) series (formerly codenamed Corona) is now in final release and available for free download at

Safari 1.0 Beta for Mac

The recent Macworld Expo, held in San Francisco, showcased several new Apple software and hardware initiatives. None was more popular than Apple’s brand new browser, Safari 1.0.

ViewSonic Wire­less Smart Displays

Imagine being able to turn your desktop PC into a tablet PC. Well, ViewSonic has confirmed its intent to release during the first quarter of 2003 a range of 802.11b wireless smart displays — what it has dubbed airpanels.

VIA Mini-ITX motherboard range

VIA’s second-generation EPIA M-series Mini-ITX motherboards have boosted specifications and measure just 17x17cm. Touted as the world’s smallest x86 processor platform, the boards feature low power consumption, low heat and low noise.

Swann PenCam

Almost everyone loves James Bond-style gadgets and as technology storms ahead, such miniaturised marvels are becoming even more accessible to us all. One example of this is Swann’s medium-sized, green PenCam — a pen with a covert wireless colour vide...

Store half a Terabyte with LaCie’s Big Disk

LaCie Australia has released what it claims to be the world’s highest capacity portable drives, dubbed the Big Disk. The drives connect to your PC by means of an easy-to-use and speedy (400Mbps) FireWire connection that is stated to have a sustained ...

Using Mac OS X 10.2’s Mail application

One of the inclusions in OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) is Apple’s newly improved built-in Mail application. Working in conjunction with Apple’s own .Mac Internet services (including Web e-mail), Address Book, iChat and iCal calender software, Mail is designed f...

Hi-Grade UltiNote M6600 Notebook

Hi-Grade’s UltiNote M6600 is the first PC notebook we’ve seen to feature an incorporated DVD writer — DVD movie making and/or high-capacity data storage (4.7GB) on the road has now become a reality.

Get DOS sound under NT, 2000 and XP

With the Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems, Microsoft has opted to phase out a full-blown MS-DOS mode, requiring users and DOS software to access an emulated DOS window (also known as a DOS box).

Macromedia Contribute Software

Macromedia’s new Contribute software allows users easily to update, publish and modify content of existing Web sites using straightforward, word processor-like tools. This is ideal for users with only basic Web knowledge, but those with more advanced...

Here's How: P2P file sharing under OS X

Even with the downfall of Napster/Macster, peer to peer (P2P) file sharing has become a well-established Internet institution. Interestingly, the technology is also commonly used for legitimate corporate use. Most file sharing applications now allow ...

Bypass the browser using Mac OS

Apple’s Sherlock started life as a humble hard disk file finder. When Sherlock 2 appeared in OS 9, Apple introduced the ability to access Web services and search engines through customisable content channels (plug-ins that feed information from defin...

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GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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

Andrew Mitsi


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.

Simon Harriott


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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