Coles Myer acquires Shopfast

Coles Myer has acquired online grocery retailer Shopfast in a deal that will make it Australia’s largest online food retailer.

Spanish eyes smile on Puretunes MP3 downloads

Web site has joined the ranks of Web sites taking advantage of the willingness of Spanish authors' and performers' rights societies to sign deals allowing unlimited downloads of digital music.

Microsoft unwraps new Visio tool

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its Visio diagramming tool that aims to enable corporate users to take better advantage of traditional Office desktop applications and also connect desktop users with server-based line-of-business ...

Microsoft, antivirus vendors team on virus info site

Microsoft Corp. has allied with antivirus vendors Network Associates Inc. and Trend Micro Inc. to form the Virus Information Alliance, an initiative to keep users better informed about virus threats to Microsoft products.

On the trail of a telco hacker

Poor old Stephen Dendtler - aka the Optus hacker - who is being held up as an example of the government's tough new computer crime laws.

ACCC joins global spam war

Australia's consumer watchdog and other global agencies have appealed to Internet service providers (ISP) to block spam.

Pioneer unveils multiformat DVD/CD unit

Pioneer Corp. is leading a radical shift in the optical storage market, broadening its support for DVD rewritable standards, with consumers coming out the winner.

Opera 7 for Linux

Niche browser maker Opera Software AGA of Norway has released a new version of its Web software aimed at improving the Internet messaging and surfing experience of Linux users.

Sega pulls back into profit

Sega Corp. Monday reported an annual net profit for the first time in five years, despite its struggling consumer software business.

Microsoft licenses Unix technology from SCO

In a deal that brings together companies that Linux backers consider bogeymen, The SCO Group announced Monday it has shook hands on a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp. over SCO's Unix operating system.

Roxio buys Pressplay for Napster relaunch

Roxio Inc. snapped up online music subscription service Pressplay for cash and stock estimated at US$39.5 million on Monday, in a step aimed at launching a new online service under the Napster brand.

Palyh worm makes tracks in Australia

An e-mail purporting to be from Microsoft, but in fact a hoax carrying a computer worm, is causing a few headaches for Internet users across Australia today.

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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.

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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.

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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