Microsoft hopes to 'mix' it up with Expression

Multimedia developer Jered Cuenco calls it the "gray box application" phenomenon: when a developer, befuddled by a graphic designer's computer-drawn mockups and unclear instructions, comes back with a prototype full of generic gray buttons, plain whi...

Apple releases third patch this month

Security researchers said Mac users should take note of a Mac OS X patch update released on Friday -- the third patch for the operating system this month.

New Spycar software will test antispyware

Does your antispyware software really work? With security experts warning of "rogue" antispyware products that sometimes do more harm than good, two security researchers have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Mac violated by Windows XP

The competition to persuade Windows XP to boot on an Intel-based Mac, something Apple hasn't expressly disabled but certainly has not made easy, has been won by a pair of anonymous Californians.

Microsoft, Web 2.0 not so strange bedfellows

This week Microsoft will host MIX 06 in Las Vegas, its first-ever show for developers and designers of the new era of distributed computing, in which the Internet is used as a platform for new applications and services.

Tough week ahead for 'badware' companies

The fight against invasive software will take a step forward this week as the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and the Google-backed Stopbadware Coalition will release two separate reports that state the names of undesirable software program...

Judge: Google must provide index data to government

In a highly anticipated decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that Google has to provide the U.S. government with information about its search engine's index. The case highlights the tension between online user privacy and law-enforcement needs.

Intel's home ent platform debuts

"Please do not adjust your television, transmission will not resume as normal," announced Intel general manager, Philip Cronin at the Australian launch of the company's new digital entertainment platform, Viiv.

ICANN to test internationalised domain names

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages the Internet domain-name system (DNS), this week announced plans to test a system of internationalized domain names.

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

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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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