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PhoneTell: Android gets a search enhanced dialler.

One of the advantages of Android is just how many (and how much) of the phone's built-in tools can be customised by third-party applications. Online directory service PhoneTell has taken advantage of this to embed its service into the Android dialler.

May 24, 2010 by First Take

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Watching you, watching me

Network webcams or IP cameras make it possible for home users and small businesses to build CCTV systems without breaking the bank. Unfortunately configuring and managing IP cameras isn’t easy.

May 18, 2010 by First Take

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Take your Wi-Fi with you

Swedish company Anyfi Networks has just announced a novel technology that could change the way Wi-Fi roaming via public hotspots works, potentially giving ISPs global reach and freeing users from expensive roaming charges.Anyfi.

May 17, 2010 by First Take

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Toshiba's three new Satellite Pro notebooks

Toshiba has announced three new Satellite Pro notebooks, all to become available in June.The three models span the business mobile and desktop replacement segments, and they are designed to offer powerful working solutions at prices which won’t break the bank.

May 12, 2010 by First Take

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Sony's new VAIO P

Almost a year ago to the day I wrote a blog piece about the Sony Vaio P.The P was very exciting.

May 10, 2010 by First Take

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Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 2

Microsoft promised to put out new previews of the IE 9 rendering engine every 8 weeks; just over seven weeks after the first preview there’s a new version with two new APIs, various improvements to SVG, a better Acid 3 score and generally improved performance.

May 6, 2010 by First Take

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson has taken a while to come up with an Android-based handset, and the Xperia X10, it has to be said at the outset, is probably not the offering to tempt business users. A forthcoming variant, the tiny Xperia X10 mini pro might appeal more, as it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard while sharing elements of the Xperia X10's somewhat quirky user interface.

April 29, 2010 by First Take

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Microsoft launches public beta of next-generation Windows Home Server

Microsoft has just announced the release of a public beta of the next version of Windows Home Server (WHS), the operating system that powers its SME and consumer network storage and backup devices, such as the HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault we reviewed recently.Codenamed 'Vail', this new version of WHS is notable chiefly for being based on Windows Server 2008 R2 — a major upgrade from the current version, which uses Windows Server 2003 SP2 as the underlying OS.

April 29, 2010 by First Take

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