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‘Brisk' XP sales can't save Microsoft Q3 results

Microsoft's fiscal third-quarter revenue climbed 13 per cent from a year ago, to $US7.25 billion, helped along by what it said were brisk sales of its recently launched Windows XP operating system. But the results fell short of what financial analyst...

New variant of Klez worm detected

A new variant of a worm that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in unpatched Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook Express software is spreading in the wild, antivirus vendors warned.

Microsoft shows Bluetooth hub, keyboard and mouse

Taking on what it calls the "cable overload," Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unveiled a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse, plus a transceiver for PCs and said it would release a Bluetooth software development kit.

HP sacked worker after info leak

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has terminated the employment of a worker who admitted leaking two company memos to the media in violation of company policy, according to an internal e-mail passed to journalists.

Asian sales of smart handhelds up 37 percent

Unit sales of smart handheld devices in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region grew 36.7 percent to 2.91 million units and will maintain similar growth over the next four years, according to research analyst IDC.

Creative launches 8,000-song MP3 jukebox

Creative Technology Ltd. has released the latest version of its Nomad Jukebox digital audio player, featuring 20G bytes of hard disk storage, the equivalent of 8,000 songs, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

AMD sees uptick in PC chip sales

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on Wednesday reported better than expected financial results for its first fiscal quarter, thanks in part to an uptick in PC processor sales.

IBM, Apple report quarterly earnings

IBM today reported "disappointing" earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year, saying they fell by 31 percent compared with the same period a year ago. The company reported diluted earnings of 68 cents per share, compared with the 98 cents per...

MS/DOJ: MS witness admits ties to software giant

IBM today reported "disappointing" earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year, saying they fell by 31 percent compared with the same period a year ago. The company reported diluted earnings of 68 cents per share, compared with the 98 cents per...

DOJ investigates CA's acquisition of Sterling Software

IBM today reported "disappointing" earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year, saying they fell by 31 percent compared with the same period a year ago. The company reported diluted earnings of 68 cents per share, compared with the 98 cents per...

Xbox price takes a dive

In a bid to keep up with rival PlayStation 2, Microsoft is dropping the recommended retail price of its Xbox console to $399, knocking nearly 40 per cent off the original launch price tag.

Gamecube readies for local release

Although the third major installment in the Australian gaming console market is about to strike, don't expect GameCube to topple to dominance of Sony or even Xbox, say insiders.

AMD sees uptake in PC chip sales

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on Wednesday reported better than expected financial results for its first fiscal quarter, thanks in part to an uptake in PC processor sales.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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

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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