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Computing In The Real World

18 December
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Microsoft moves to counter Internet Explorer exploit fears with emergency patch; Virgin Media brings 50Mb/sec broadband to the UK; and PC sales are rising, but Apple's feeling the pinch

This week's new reviews: LG adds a splash of pink and inbuilt 3G to the netbook market with the X110; Dell delivers the stunning looking Studio 1735 laptop; and can the Nero 9 multimedia software package really be all things to all men?

PC Pro podcast: On this week's show we discuss Hasbro's decision to drop its Scrabulous lawsuit; why Apple has given up on the MacWorld expo in San Francisco; take a closer look at the new look Google Pack; and the Kodak Zi6 runs the gamut of criticism to become our Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Barry Collins debates the furore surrounding the IE7 security scare; Mike Jennings casts his eye over the British PC manufacturers feeling the squeeze; and is the iPlayer reverting to bad habits?

Barry Collins - Online Editor

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Microsoft pushes emergency patch for Internet Explorer
Microsoft has broken its monthly patch cycle in the hope of quelling fears about the IE7 browser exploit

Virgin launches 50Mb/sec broadband
Cable company raises the bar for domestic broadband services

PC sales up while Macs flatline
Apple desktop sales fall 38% as Mac maker fails to improve upon last year

Steve Jobs to skip MacWorld
Jobs has handed the keynote over to Apple's second fiddle as the company prepares to ditch MacWorld

HeliOS and Linux-hating teacher kiss and make up
Linux man apologises for the media storm he whipped up about a Windows-preaching teacher

BT "expects" to roll out Phorm
Leading ISP to press ahead with controversial behavioural advertising service following successful trial

Chrome displaces Firefox in Google Pack
Google has ditched Firefox as the default browser in its Google Pack, leaving Mozilla wondering where the next strike will come from

Amazon staff work seven-day week without sick leave
Newspaper exposes seven-day slog for British workers at the leading online retailer, Amazon

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LG X110
LG spices up its netbook entrant with a pink case and inbuilt 3G connection

Dell Studio 1735
Dell continues its tradition of producing stunning looking laptops, but can it overcome the high price tag?

Nero 9
Nero 9 delivers a multimedia software package bulging with features, and more than a few disappointments

Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Mini Ui 3520
Can Fujitsu Siemens make a splash in the already crowded netbook market?

Google SketchUp 7
Google's free 3D-modelling software gets an impressive overhaul

e-on Vue 7 Infinite
We test a tool aimed at creating stunning 3D environments

Dell 5330dn
Dell delivers a speedy workgroup mono laser with plenty of expansion options

Magix Samplitude 10
Magix's high-end music production software, Magix Samplitude 10, attempts to wrestle the crown from Cubase

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