Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Microsoft dumps OneCare; BlackBerry Storm and TomTom Go 740 reviews

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Computing In The Real World

20 November
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Microsoft scraps Live OneCare in favour of free antivirus suite; Superspeed USB 3 clears final hurdle; and find out why HP was furious with Microsoft over Windows Vista

This week's new reviews: In-car navigation takes a giant leap forward with TomTom's Go 740; can BlackBerry dethrone the iPhone with the Storm 9500? And Asus tackles touchscreens with the Eee Top

PC Pro podcast: On this week's show the team despairs at the people suing their companies over tardy boot times; Jerry Yang's disastrous reign as Yahoo CEO is almost over - was his end inevitable? And Darien Graham-Smith tries to make Asus's touchscreen desktop our Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it here

Best of the blogs: Tim Danton reveals a netbook to get excited about; David Fearon runs his sceptical eye over one company's world saving software; and David Bayon tests Google's new voice recognition app for the iPhone

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Microsoft replaces OneCare with free "Morro"
Microsoft thinks the future of antivirus products lies in lightweight software aimed at netbooks

Superfast USB 3 devices get go-ahead
The USB Promoter Group has completed its specification for USB 3. Find out when it will arrive here

HP's fury at Vista Capable downgrade
Top PC vendor blasted Microsoft's decision to lower the Vista Capable requirements

BT bans Phorm chatter on its forums
Blanket ban on Webwise trial discussions on BT's support forums

Yahoo's Yang pays the price for shunning Microsoft
Jerry Yang quits following his failure to strike a deal with either Microsoft or Google

"Intel-killer" Transmeta sold off
The once-hyped Intel beater, Transmeta, is sold off for a mere $250m

Sun slashes price of StarOffice in half
The price of StarOffice has been halved with launch of version 9 of Sun's open-source suite

Firefox 2 burns out next month
Mozilla announces support for Firefox 2 will end in December

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Picasa 3
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HomePlug AV adapters roundup
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Boston 3000GP
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