Stories by Gregg Keizer

Some Leopard upgraders see 'blue screen of death'

A significant number of Mac owners upgrading to Leopard reported that after installing the new operating system, their machines locked up, showing only an interminable -- and very Windows-like -- "blue screen of death."

Russian PDF attacks surge; Microsoft takes blame

Microsoft updated a security advisory that addressed a broad flaw in Windows and said it is working around the clock to fix the bug. But it may be too late for many. Security researchers said hackers had amped up attacks using malicious PDF files tha...

Real reveals six new bugs in RealPlayer

For the second time in eight days, new critical vulnerabilities that could be used to hijack machines have been fingered in the RealPlayer media player. The patched editions released last week for Windows, however, are not vulnerable to the half-doze...

Microsoft rebuts rogue WSUS reports

Microsoft Thursday denied that its enterprise update service was forcing all Windows XP systems to install a new edition of Windows Desktop Search, and instead said that the new software hitting desktops had been previously approved by administrators...

Safari beats IE, Firefox in speed trials

Safari is faster than rival browsers from Microsoft and Mozilla, a US Web testing firm said this week -- putting proof to Apple's June boast that its browser was the quickest.

Details of hijacked 24/7 ad server emerge

Hackers have hijacked a server operated by Internet advertising company 24/7 Real Media and are using it to seed legitimate Web sites with ads carrying attack code, Symantec said Friday.

Attacks exploiting RealPlayer zero-day in progress

Attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in RealPlayer in order to infect Windows machines running Internet Explorer, Symantec said late last week. The security company issued an alert that rated the threat with its highest possible score.

Microsoft: We didn't change Automatic Updates

Microsoft has denied that its software had arbitrarily changed Windows Vista's update settings, saying that users were responsible for the modifications that generated claims of unauthorized patch installs.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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