Thursday, October 30, 2008

Windows 7 unveiled; online Office 14; Adobe web suite review

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Computing In The Real World

30 October
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Windows 7 has a new interface, new features and a release date for the beta - click to read our in-depth coverage; BBC bolsters iPlayer with PC and smartphone synching; and Microsoft reveals Office 14 will feature online versions of apps

This week's new reviews: We dissect the Adobe CS4 web suite; Sony delivers a compact camera marvel in the Cyber-shot DSC-T70; and Nokia puts television in the pocket with the N96

PC Pro podcast: In this week's show we run a slide rule over the big announcements at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles; eulogise Windows Live Mesh and explain why everyone else should too; debate the merits of Microsoft's forthcoming cloud OS, dubbed Azure; and David Fearon tries to wedge the Nikon D90 into our Hot Hardware of the Week slot. Download it here

Best of the blogs: Tim Danton wonders why everybody hates Vista; Barry Collins on why Windows 7 promises to be much less annoying than its predecessor; and David Bayon finds the future of shopping on Amazon's new site

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Special report: Live from the Windows 7 launch
We round up all the developments from the Windows 7 launch in Los Angeles

iPlayer to synchronise shows on PCs and phones
BBC iPlayer synchs shows across PCs and mobiles with Windows Live Mesh integration

Office 14 to include web apps
Microsoft has confirmed that online versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel will arrive with Office 14

Very PC banks on free server initiative
Very PC aims to put its money where its mouth is with green server trade-in plan

Vista SP2 beta lands next week
Vista SP2 will hit testers next week, with public release to be confirmed

Teenagers turning to e-crime for kicks
Experts believe hacking is increasingly appealing to children as young as 11 and 12

Dell unveils Inspiron Mini 9's big brother
Dell has continued its assault on the netbook market with a 12in version of its Inspiron Mini

Sony VAIO Z21 video review
PC Pro editor Tim Danton casts his eye over the Sony VAIO Z21 ultraportable, in this exclusive video review

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Creative Suite 4 finds Adobe getting to grips with its Macromedia inheritance and the changing nature of the web

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Sony's T70 compact camera offers stunning design and a reasonable price tag

Nokia N96
Nokia delivers its first do-it-all device, but can it compete with the iPhone?

Corel VideoStudio X2 Pro
The first Corel-branded VideoStudio makes one of the best entry-level video editing apps even better

OpenOffice 3
The long awaited next generation of OpenOffice is good, but good enough to displace Microsoft's Office?

FaceTime Communications USG220
An appliance for managing IM and P2P apps, plus spyware, but can it meet our demanding standards?

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