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Greenpeace blasts Apple over toxic materials in iPhone

Greenpeace International, which has clashed with Apple over toxic chemicals in its products and post-sales electronics recycling, has slammed the company's iPhone, saying it includes hazardous materials that other mobile phone makers have eliminated.

'Storm' flaunts crazy cat to build out botnet

After lying low for several weeks, hackers responsible for spreading the Storm Trojan have returned to the attack with e-mail that leads to an exploit-filled Web site and a laughing cat, said researchers today.

Hackers claim to revive 'bricked' iPhones

Hackers have come up with at least one way to "unbrick" iPhones disabled by a firmware update Apple issued two weeks ago, developers of both paid and free unlock software said this week.

New iPhone lawsuit seeks US$2.6B in damages

A class-action lawsuit targeting Apple and AT&T, filed last week in a US federal court, accuses the companies of illegally conspiring to tie iPhone customers to the telecom company's wireless network.

Microsoft fixes Excel calculation bug

Microsoft this week patched a bug in Excel 2007 that displayed wrong values for calculations around a pair of numbers, and said it would push the fixes through Windows Update as soon as possible.

Microsoft changes tune, may patch IE7 bug

Although Microsoft fixed four flaws in Internet Explorer (IE) this week, it did not address a protocol-handling problem that could trick users into downloading malware, a move that surprised at least one security researcher. The company, however, sai...

Apple wraps up Leopard ... or does it?

Apple-centric sites are offering conflicting reports about whether Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, has been finished and is being prepared for release later this month.

Microsoft patches nine bugs in Windows, IE, Word

Microsoft this week released six security bulletins that patched nine vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Microsoft Word, Outlook Express and SharePoint. But for the second time in two months, it yanked an update at the last minute.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

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.

Simon Harriott

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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