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5 November
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News headlines: Sony brings Blu-ray to music; find out why a MacBook trackpad flaw is causing a storm of complaints; and 3 bumps its mobile broadband cap to 15GB

This week's new reviews: Intel's Core i7 blows our benchmarks apart; we find out if the T-Mobile G1 marks a sparkling debut for Google's Android; and Samsung takes the netbook crown with the NC10

PC Pro podcast: We cast our eye over Intel's latest processor and debate AMD's response; the mobile broadband battle is hotting up, but will it ever repace ADSL? The team bids a fond farewell to Windows 3.1; and Jon attempts to make the first Android phone our Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Tim Danton offers his first impressions of Windows 7; David Bayon on the touchy feely future of political commentary; and Darien Graham-Smith applauds the five things Apple gets right

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New MacBook trackpad sparks flurry of complaints
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Adobe is adding social features to that will simplify sharing photographs with friends and family

Mozilla bounces backs from Chrome challenge
Firefox took 20% of the browser market in October, as Chrome slips further behind rivals

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PC maker wants its employees to take unpaid leave to help it ride out the economic downturn

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