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Amazon dodges Phorm; Windows 7 favour; Nokia E75 review

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Computing In The Real World

16 April
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News headlines: Amazon opts out of Phorm; EBay parts ways with Skype admitting the two companies have nothing in common; and Microsoft asks a big favour of Windows 7 testers

This week's new reviews: Nokia throws its business and consumer toys into one basket with the E75 smartphone; Cyberpower packs surprising muscle into the budget-minded Gamer Infinity Yin; and Maxell turbocharges the humble flash drive

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PC Pro podcast: On this week's show the team get to the bottom of the censorship row engulfing Amazon; EBay's ditched StumbleUpon and Skype - what next for the auction site? And Lenovo's dual-screen laptop vies to become our Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Dave Stevenson rues his haphazard approach to backup; Tom Arah explains the best route to web 2.0 loveliness; and Stuart Turton takes on the Wikipedia doubters

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Amazon opts out of Phorm
Amazon has become the first of those targeted by the Open Rights Group to turn its back on the Webwise system

EBay bids not-so-fond farewell to Skype
The odd couple of the technology world are to split after eBay admitted it has nothing in common with Skype

Microsoft begs Windows 7 testers to start from scratch
Company wants millions of beta testers to go through the "pain" of a clean install of Windows 7 Release Candidate

Google open-sources Update software
Googles aims for transparency by open-sourcing Update code

Amazon denies censoring site
Online retailer says it was a glitch rather than censorship which saw it delist gay books from its site

Canonical: Linux isn't dead on netbooks
Ubuntu distributor hits back at Microsoft's claims of netbook dominance

Street View survives shut down demand
The Information Commissioner has sought to calm fears that Street View violates the Data Protection Act

Conficker finally wakes up
Worm drops new payload on infected machines, more than a week after it was supposed to wreak havoc

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Nokia E75
The successor to Nokia's E71 has big shoes to fill - and does so admirably

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