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Computing In The Real World

9 July
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: We investigate the real cost of cancelling your broadband contract; Google takes on Windows with the Chrome operating system; and it's dark days for Phorm as ISPs desert the behavioural-advertising service

This week's new reviews: Sony delivers the ultimate consumer camcorder in the sleek Handycam HDR-TG7VE; Asus's Eee PC 1005HA returns the netbook to its low-cost roots; and Iiyama delivers a 20in monitor for a staggering £89

PC Pro podcast: In this week's show we discuss Google's plans to reinvent the operating system; the beginning of BT's fibre rollout; and Sony's decision to enter the netbook fray. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Barry Collins exposes Britain's most invasive website; Tim Danton begins to doubt the netbook craze; and Stuart Turton needs your help deciding whether or not to buy an iPhone 3GS

Barry Collins - Online Editor

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Revealed: the cost of cancelling your broadband contract
Discover why it could cost you anything up to £40 just to leave your broadband provider

Google aiming to shatter Windows with Chrome OS
The search giant has taken another massive leap into Microsoft's territory by announcing an operating system for netbooks and desktop computers

TalkTalk kills contract with Phorm
Phorm's prospects of a UK launch dangle by a thread, as one of its three UK partners walks away

Sony finally surrenders to netbook craze with VAIO W-Series
The company that described netbooks as a "race to the bottom" is under starter's orders

Cameron plans to take knife to Ofcom
Conservatives plan to crimp Ofcom's powers - and budget - if they are elected next year

HTML 5 ditches native video support
Squabbles between browser makers mean HTML 5 will not support any particular video codec

Palm: Apps will give Pre the edge
Palm claims the ease of writing apps for the Pre will give its smartphone the edge over rivals

Rub your eyes... GMail comes out of beta at last!
After five long years, Google takes GMail and its other Apps out of beta

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Sony Handycam HDR-TG7VE
A fantastic camcorder capable of great quality and stuffed with innovative features

Asus's Eee PC 1005HA
An impressive return to form for the pioneer of the netbook phenomenon

Iiyama ProLite PLE2008HDSV
A dirt cheap 20in monitor - but not without its compromises

Western Digital WD TV
The most accomplished and affordable media player we've ever seen

Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000
A competent wireless keyboard and excellent mouse for a fantastic price

Nitro PDF Professional 6
All the core benefits of office-based PDF handling at a fraction of the price of Acrobat Standard

ATI Radeon HD 4730
ATI targets the budget end of the graphics-card market with its stripped down RV770 core

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