Study: Online music sales plummeting

Online music sales plummeted 39 percent in the third quarter of this year compared to last year, pushed by increased file sharing and CD burning, new research reveals.

Toshiba packs 128MB into new Pocket PC

Toshiba Corp. will begin selling from the end of next week three new models of its Genio PDA (personal digital assistant) including two that feature 128M bytes of memory -- the highest capacity yet for a Pocket PC based PDA.

Notebooks to get wider screens with higher resolution

The difference in screen sizes between notebook computers and desktop PCs will narrow next year as users will get to see more notebook PCs with larger and wider LCDs offering higher resolutions, according to industry executives at the LCD/PDP Interna...

Microsoft's Movie Maker sequel previewed

Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP is getting a major overhaul that will make Microsoft Corp.'s bundled video-editing app easier to use, more powerful, and more compatible with popular video formats.

Judge accepts most of settlement agreement

U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Friday approved most of the provisions of a settlement deal between Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and nine states that sued the software maker in a landmark antitrust lawsuit...

MS/DOJ - Dueling remedy proposals are far apart

A ruling due for release Friday from U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is expected to detail the remedies to be imposed on Microsoft Corp. in the landmark antitrust case filed against it by the federal government. What follows is a sum...

Will the Tablet PC be a write-off?

Can a new type of device topple the mighty PC? Bill Gates apparently thinks so. The Microsoft chairman has predicted that the Tablet PC, which will formally be launched Nov. 7, will account for the majority of PC sales within five years. Success for ...

Mac OS among least prone to attack

Apple Computer's Macintosh was among the computer operating systems least prone to attack and damage from malicious hackers, worms and viruses in 2002, while Microsoft''s Windows and the Linux operating systems were the most vulnerable, according to ...

MS China lab comes of age with Tablet PC launch

The launch of the Tablet PC marks a second attempt by Microsoft to popularize pen computing, but to the 140 researchers and staff at Microsoft's Research center in Beijing, the event signifies something of a coming of age.

AMD: Understanding performance key to future PC sales

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will attempt to bring its message to the masses as it highlights an initiative to educate consumer PC buyers on Athlon XP processor performance in digital media and gaming applications. But leading consumers through a maz...

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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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