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Computing In The Real World

29 January
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Google lets Gmail users access their email even without an internet connection; Internet Explorer 8 moves closer to a full release; and a bitter row breaks out at Wikipedia over a plan to ban edits

This week's new reviews: HP's all-round entertainer laptop lands in the Labs; Kodak's all-in-one impresses with its simplicity; and we find out if HP Compaq's business laptop can keep pace with its rivals from Lenovo and Sony

PC Pro podcast: Should Microsoft be forced to bundle other browsers with Windows? The team debate the pros and cons. Plus - what does the future hold for Skype, Obama's BlackBerry addiction, and HP's latest Dragon netbook adds a splash of colour to the studio. Download this week's show here

Best of the blogs: PC Pro's news team discovers a bug in Windows 7 security software; Tim Danton doesn't care if your email is "important"; and find out why the IT industry has made the Isle of Man redundant

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Gmail goes offline
Google lets PC users access their Gmail inbox without an internet connection

Microsoft unveils Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate
Latest version of standards-compliant browser includes a smattering of new features

Plan to ban Wikipedia edits sparks bitter row
Jimmy Wales's plans to ban unknown users from editing selected articles provokes a backlash

Carbonite caught posting five-star Amazon reviews
Online backup firm becomes the latest company to be caught posting fake reviews

Tesco apologises for Mini 10 mix up
Supermarket offers Dell Mini 10 but ships Mini 9 after website blunder

EU could force Microsoft to bundle Firefox with Windows
Ruling could force alternative browsers to be bundled with future versions of Windows

Flexible Kindle killer coming 2010
Plastic Logic confirms that its highly-anticipated eBook reader will arrive early next year

Windows 7 deadline extended
Microsoft gives beta testers until 10 February to get their copy of Windows 7

Time to dive into Google Ocean?
Google Earth to be extended to the deep blue seas, according to reports

Website offers £10,000 bounty for internet crooks
Overclocking site offers bounty to anybody who hands over those responsible for attacks on its servers

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Kodak ESP 7
Kodak's all-in-one takes as much complication out of the user's hands as possible, but does this make for a good all-round experience?

HP Compaq 6730b
David Fearon tests HP's latest business laptop offering and finds out if it competes with the best Lenovo and Sony machines

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Oki C810n
Oki's latest A3 colour laser is the smallest on the market. Dave Mitchell gets his stopwatch and magnifying glass out and puts it to the test

Netgear ProSafe GS724TR
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