Sun faced with StarOffice 8 challenge

Sun Microsystems has worked to improve the compatibility of its StarOffice application suite with Microsoft's Office, but it still faces an uphill climb as it tries to entice corporate users to consider the new version released on Tuesday.

Hackers fail to break into Via's StrongBox

Hackers at a security conference in Malaysia failed to break into Via Technologies's StrongBox security application during a competition, Via officials said last Friday, but the company gathered some valuable feedback from participants.

Microsoft's back office blitz

Microsoft stunned its customers this month with a swarm of product announcements at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and first-ever Business Summit. Add a huge company reorganization that consolidated six divisions into three (Platform Pr...

Skype update adds call forwarding and ringtones

Skype Technologies went live Thursday with an updated version of its Internet telephony software, adding call forwarding and personalization options to its popular VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service.

Hacker hits university employee records server

About 1,600 current and former employees of the University of Georgia in the US are being notified that their Social Security numbers, stored on a campus server, may have been seen by a hacker operating from a foreign country. In an announcement Thu...

Microsoft gets hacker feedback on IE7 Beta 2

Microsoft showed off the preliminary work it has done on the second beta version of its popular Internet Explorer, version 7, at the Hack in the Box Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and came away with some good feedback, managers at the...

Via offers $5000 reward to break its StrongBox

Taiwanese microprocessor vendor Via Technologies is offering a US$5,000 prize to the hacker that can break its StrongBox security application during a hacking contest at the Hack in the Box Security Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, th...

China Mobile looks to upgrade services

Personalized ringtones, ringback and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) are some of the services Chinese users prefer today and WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) services have already gained 15 million subscribers, an executive at China Mobile (Hon...

Destructive power of mobile viruses could rise fast

The dream of a connected world where PCs and mobile phones can communicate with the digital home and other devices is supposed to make life easier. But it could instead make life far more dangerous if malware developers have their way.

Real security problem for RealPlayer

RealNetworks' widely used media players RealPlayer and Helix Player are at risk from zero-day attacks, due to the publication of exploit code for a serious flaw in the software.

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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.

Steph Mundell


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


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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