Thursday, February 19, 2009

Windows Mobile 6.5; router security software; Dell XPS 13 review

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Computing In The Real World

19 February
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Can Windows Mobile 6.5 sway the smartphone doubters? Trend Micro brings security software to the home router; and HTC takes a second crack at the Google phone

This week's new reviews: Dell delivers the stylish XPS 13 laptop; HP impresses with its debut nettop; and Samsung balances style and price with the 24in SyncMaster T240

PC Pro podcast: On this week's show the team discuss the promise of universal phone chargers by 2012; Dell's tottering first steps into the UK's software download market; and the leather-clad XPS 13 makes its pitch for our Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Darien Graham-Smith discovers Google's top-ten strangest search suggestions; Tim Danton wonders why printers needs internet access; and Jon Honeyball knows who he blames for the Conficker worm

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Windows Mobile 6.5 smartens up for debut
Windows Mobile 6.5 to include honeycomb interface, MyPhone backup and app store support

Trend Micro launches security software for routers
Security firm aims to protect entire home network by installing anti-malware software on routers

Second Google phone dispenses with the keyboard
Touchscreen HTC Magic becomes only the second device to launch on Google's Android platform

Has Facebook really backed down in privacy row?
Social networking site backs down in row over Ts & Cs - but has it really changed it ways?

All phones to share common charger by 2012
Mobile phone industry agrees to adopt Micro-USB as charger standard

Opening day blues for Dell's download shop
Dell is taking on Amazon with its new software shop, but it's had a ropey start

ICANN delays domain name revolution
Internet oversight body admits technical issues are proving difficult to resolve as it seeks to revolutionise the web

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Microsoft boss says world economy is recovering from a Blue Screen of Death

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Dell Studio XPS 13
The latest XPS proves its not only Apple that can make beautiful laptops

HP Compaq CQ2000
HP enters the burgeoning nettop market with an impressive first attempt

Samsung SyncMaster T240
A surprisingly affordable screen considering the quality on show

Steinberg Cubase 5
Steinberg brings a swathe of inspired new features to its long-running Cubase software

Avanquest SystemSuite Professional 9
Darien Graham-Smith will probably never review a security suite that annoys him as much as this one

MatchWare Mediator 9
We test the latest edition of MatchWare's interactive presentation tool

Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers
Security giant's latest network backup suite brings virtual server protection to the fore

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Promise takes aim at SOHOs and SMBs with its latest desktop NAS appliances

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