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Trend Micro patches 'p' problem

A recent update to Trend Micro's eManager e-mail security product did more than block spam e-mail -- it took aim at the letter "p," blocking all e-mail messages containing the popular consonant.

New Qualcomm chip sets add power, competition

The last few weeks have seen the age of "power phones" come a little bit closer. Last week, Nokia announced it would start producing more powerful CDMA chip sets in conjunction with Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics.

Mono 1.0 slated for release this year

Project Mono, an effort to create an open source version of the Microsoft Corp. .Net Framework, expects to release version 1.0 of its software this year, probably in the fourth quarter.

HP researchers browse e-book possibilities

Bookish researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) Labs in Bristol, England, are working on an experimental e-book that allows users to flick through pages just as they would reading real books, magazines and newspapers.

Final 802.11g draft standard throttles data rates down

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) has approved a new and final draft standard for 802.11g wireless LANs that will have a true throughput for Internet-type connections of between 10M and 20Mbit/sec., far lower than 54Mb...

Amazon.com selects Windows Media 9

Microsoft Corp. has inked a deal with online retailer Amazon.com Inc., whereby it will provide its Windows Media Services 9 Series to enable song sampling to Amazon's online shoppers.

Fake ink cartridges becoming a big problem

Inkjet and printer toner cartridges have joined the ranks of counterfeit Rolex wristwatches and fake Nike sneakers. Canon, Epson, Lexmark, and other leading ink makers are battling a rise in counterfeiters that are selling phony ink packaged as the r...

Italian terror group's PDA highlights encryption controversy

Italian police have seized at least two Psion PLC PDAs (personal digital assistants) from members of the Red Brigades terrorist organization but the major investigative breakthrough they were hoping for as a result of the information contained on the...

Spam plans may fail on legal front

Antispam legislation expected to be introduced in Australia next year will do little to assist IT managers in coping with a burgeoning problem that threatens legal liability for companies who fail to protect users from unsuitable content.

Intel to stop producing Rambus chipsets

Intel has notified hardware developers that it placed two chipsets based on memory technology from Rambus Inc. on a product discontinuance schedule, setting a date for the end of Intel's association with Rambus' current memory technology.

Updated WinZip alters Zip format

WinZip 9.0, from the market leader among file-compression utilities, has entered public beta with scheduled release later this year, bringing with it a new .zip format - which means some of its functions will not be compatible with earlier versions o...

Fingerprint access gets a trial run

Fingerprint access systems are currently being trialled at a number of Australian sites including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Ernst & Young and TAFE.

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.

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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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