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  • News: OQO launches Vista-capable pocket PC

    OQO's first ultramobile PC with built-in 3G support is now available in the UK for £1,290.

  • News: Adobe PDF 1.7 standardised by ISO

    The International Standards Organization (ISO) has approved as an international standard Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.7.

  • News: Slashdot for network engineers launches

    Three months ago David Mackey, a 23-year-old network engineer, added a social-bookmarking site called Informed Networker to the ranks of Slashdot, Digg, Mixx, Propeller, StumbleUpon and dozens of other news aggregation site.

  • News: Microsoft loosens WGA for Vista SP1

    Vista's first service pack will overhaul the operating system's automatic antipiracy checks and also make it harder for hackers to bypass the system, Microsoft has revealed

  • News: Mobile phone firm in trouble over Sikh joke SMS

    Indian police are taking action against Anil Ambani, chairman of large Indian telecommunications service provider Reliance Communications. The action happened after Reliance Communications' mobile network circulated a joke that offended the Sikh community.

  • News: UK now receives 20bn spam emails per day

    Roughly one sixth of global spam is sent to inboxes, according to filtering company IronPort, meaning that each business inbox now receives between 100 and 1,000 spam emails per day.

  • News: Nokia offers free updates to N95

    Nokia is offering existing owners of its N95 mobile phone handset the chance to improve its battery life and try out extra features via a free software update.

  • News: IT pros fear spyware more than viruses

    During 2007, spyware has been IT professionals' biggest security concern.

  • News: MI5 accuses China of hacking businesses

    According to reports in the weekend newspapers, the government has accused China of hacking into the computer systems of leading companies.

  • News: Motorola CEO gets the boot

    Ed Zander, the CEO of Motorola, is to step down at the end of 2007. Motorola is currently fighting declining sales and profits.

  • News: Interview: Linus Torvalds on the future of Linux

    Linus Torvalds is the creator of Linux, so we shouldn't be too surprised that he predicts big things for the open-source OS kernel. But in this interview Torvalds says he is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says Linux is strong in virtualisation.

  • News: 30 quick fixes for Windows XP & Vista

    Despite years of refinement and the collective experience of millions of users, Windows remains as buggy, enigmatic and failure-prone as ever. These tips will accelerate your startups and shutdowns, automate your system maintenance, and even get you browsing at full throttle.

  • How-Tos: How to save money today, online and in store

    Everyone knows you can save cash by shopping on the internet - but bricks-and-mortar firms are fighting back with unmissable deals of their own. PC Advisor weighs up your options. Here's how to save money today.

  • News: The 10 things we most hate about laptops

    Growth in notebook sales is astronomic, and portable computers have changed the way business operates to the point that we cannot imagine work life without them. But IT professionals, whether they're dealing with accident-prone users or keeping the network secure, say that laptops are a nightmare. We present, in no particular order, the top 10 things IT professionals absolutely hate about laptops.

  • News: Why old Wi-Fi security is vulnerable to attack

    Forty-one percent of businesses — and an even higher percentage of home users, say experts — still use WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), an outdated and vulnerable Wi-Fi security protocol. Trust us when we tell you the phrase: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not the motto to live by when it comes to wireless-network security.

  • How-Tos: How to use your mobile phone as a modem

    Lots of mobile phones can function as a modem for connecting laptops and PCs to the internet. All you need is a phone with modem circuitry enabled, a wireless data-access plan that supports using the phone as a modem, and appropriate software for your computer.

  • News: Windows Mobile 6.0 gets Office 2007 update

    Users of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system have been given an update allowing them to work with Office 2007 documents.

  • News: Carphone Warehouse accused of iPhone scam

    Carphone Warehouse staff have been misleading iPhone buyers in a bid to flog expensive insurance policies, according to BBC One's Watchdog.

  • News: Office 2008 to sync with iPhones & iPods

    Mac users running Microsoft Office 2008 will be able to port PowerPoint presentations to iPhones and video-equipped iPods, following the release of Microsoft's productivity suite in January.

  • News: Adobe & Yahoo team on PDF advertising

    PDF files will soon include dynamically-generate adverts, following a deal between Adobe and Yahoo. Until now, publishers have been able to embed only static ads on PDF files, but Yahoo and Adobe are developing a system to make those documents display contextually relevant ads delivered on the fly from Yahoo's inventory at any given time.

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