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PC/Net deal mania

This weekend Harvey Norman will start offering $650 discounts on brand name PCs if customers enter into two-year Internet access contracts -- the latest deal in a rapidly changing market for home PCs. The retailer says it's only weeks before PC/Net d...

Intel launches 400MHz mobile processors

Two new mobile processors with clock speeds of 400MHz have been released by Intel this week. Gateway has already announced that its Solo 9150 notebook will feature the Pentium II 400MHz mobile chip.

Diamond wins MP3 court victory

A victory has been won for MP3 players this week with a legal win by Diamond Multimedia. A US court has ruled that Diamond's Rio music player does not violate a US law as asserted by the Recording Industry Association of America in a lawsuit.

Studio MP10 debuts

A new MPEG-1 video capture and editing package from Pinnacle Systems has been released in Australia. The bundle includes a capture device and a range of software for video editing and the production of multimedia CDs and video for the Internet.

Anti-Spam software now freeware

With new PC viruses proliferating around the world via e-mail, users are becoming more concerned about the risks that unsolicited e-mail may bring. Following the discovery of the Worm.ExploreZip, software company GFI has released a free anti-Spam pro...

Compaq enters palm-size PC market

Compaq has made its entrance into the palm-size PC market, launching the first of its "Aero" range, featuring a reflective colour TFT screen and operating on Windows CE.

QuickTime 4 out now

Apple Computer has officially launched the final shipping version of QuickTime 4, boasting a revamped player interface and one-click access to Internet content. The program is now available as a free download from the company's Web site.

Norton SystemWorks: Office 2000-ready

Symantec has announced that the latest version of its utility suite Norton SystemWorks, which includes Norton AntiVirus, is Office 2000-ready. The company has already commenced LiveUpdates for Office 2000, it reports.

MP3 player for cars shipping in UK

A company in the UK has started shipping a removable MP3 player for cars. Based on the Linux operating system, the player comes in a number of models, from a 4GB version to a "monster" 28GB version which can hold up to 476 hours of CD-quality music.

Asia-Pacific PC market picking up

PC shipments in the Asia-Pacific have hit a record high for the first quarter of 1999, with big volume gains in the Australian, Taiwanese, Chinese and Indian markets, says a new IDC report.

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