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Computing In The Real World

8 January
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Apple bows out of MacWorld with a whimper; HP brings netbooks to businesses; and the Tories promise to sort out Britain's flagging broadband

CES 2009: Click here for all the latest news and video reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And look out for our CES Special newsletter tomorrow

This week's new reviews: Lenovo's first netbook arrives in the Labs; RIM's BlackBerry Curve gets a makeover; and a genuine alternative to the iPod touch arrives in the shape of the Cowon S9

PC Pro podcast: On this week's show the team discuss the disappointment of Apple's last MacWorld keynote, the new beta of Windows 7, Sony's debut netbook, and the top tech trends for 2009. Plus - find out about the amazing new monitor gadget that's nominated for Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Apple ships the world's most expensive RAM; Sasha Muller is startled by Lenovo's double-headed laptop; and David Bayon predicts a big year ahead for DisplayLink

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Apple's farewell keynote: No Jobs, no shocks, no last hurrah
Apple bows out of MacWorld in unspectacular fashion. Find out what happened here

HP launches business-class netbook
PC giant moves the netbook into the corporate arena with the Mini 2140

Tories promise fibre-to-the-home within a decade
David Cameron laments Britain's broadband speeds and promises action on fibre

Hospitals told to allow mobile phones
Government tells NHS to relax bans on mobile phones on hospital wards

Credit crunch hits IT salaries up North
IT salaries start to dip in the North of England as companies start to outsource jobs

Jobs admits health problems
Apple boss says he's suffering from "hormone imbalance", but will carry on as CEO

Microsoft earned $1.5bn from "Vista Capable" scheme
Expert puts figure on how much Microsoft reaped from sales of "Vista Capable" PCs

Teens "at risk" on MySpace
Sex, drugs and violence frequently flaunted on MySpace homepages, warn researchers

Facebook hits Christmas peak
Boredom and bad weather helps Facebook hit a new high for traffic

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Lenovo IdeaPad S10e
Lenovo finally enters the netbook race. Sasha Muller finds out if it can match our current favourite - the Samsung NC10

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900
The Curve gets an overhaul, Bold style, but lacks 3G. Is it a deal breaker? Paul Ockenden finds out

Cowon S9
A serious rival for Apple's iPod touch at last; Jonathan Bray reviews the very lovely Cowon S9

Samsung X360
Samsung enters the ultraportable fray with its X360 laptop. Mike Jennings puts it through its paces

HTC S740
Another Windows Mobile smartphone from HTC, but can the S740 keep up the good work started by the excellent Touch HD?

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