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US company hopes to block Skype in China

Verso Technologies Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, hopes to soon win a contract to block Chinese Internet users from using eBay Inc.'s Skype VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) software, the company said Monday.

Microsoft fixes Windows graphics problem

Microsoft has issued a patch that addresses three critical security vulnerabilities in the way that its operating system processes Windows Metafile images. The patch, called Windows Update MS05-053 was released Tuesday as part of the Redmond, Washing...

Ballmer eyes enterprise with new products

If there is one thing Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer made clear at Microsoft's launch event Monday, it's that the new business software products from the company are a good fit for enterprise deployments.

McAfee releases beta of Policy Enforcer

McAfee Monday announced it is making available the beta version of its desktop-based policy enforcement software that can provide over 400 different security checks before allowing a LAN connection or remote VPN access.

Vast security risk from Flash hole

Macromedia has warned of a critical bug in its Flash Player -- one of the most widely used pieces of software on the desktop -- that could allow attackers to take over a system.

WSIS - Annan: UN has no plans to 'take over' the Internet

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, seeking to defuse a feud over Internet governance ahead of a global summit next week, wrote in a newspaper column published Saturday that no proposals exist to create a U.N. agency to take over the Net.

Grokster shuttered in court settlement

Peer-to-peer (P-to-P) software vendor Grokster has closed down as part of a settlement in a 3-year-old lawsuit brought against it by the U.S. entertainment industry.

Outgoing ACS president calls for ICT tax break

Creating a tax break for ICT exports would help lift the local industry out from the "bottom of the OECD pack", an outgoing Australian Computer Society (ACS) president Edward Mandla said at the society's IT in Government conference last week.

Amazon plans to sell online access to books

Amazon.com plans to offer two programs next year that will allow customers to buy digitized books and portions of them in combination with its traditional, mail-order book service.

Microsoft moves to digitize British Library

The scanning race has started: Microsoft announced an agreement Friday to scan 25 million pages from the British Library's collection that will eventually be made available on its MSN Book Search site next year.

Los Angeles division of FBI makes botnet-related arrest

The Los Angeles division of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Thursday arrested a 20-year-old man on charges that he illegally made thousands of dollars by setting up a botnet of compromised computers to sell them for hacking and spam purposes...

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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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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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