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Vexia Econav 480 UK and Ireland

Satnav devices have to work hard to grab the attention these days. There are lots on the market, at different pricepoints from different vendors, and catching the eye of a possible purchaser is increasingly tricky.

April 7, 2010 by First Take


Silverlight 4 RC

Microsoft's Silverlight started out as a Flash competitor, but has evolved into a cross-platform way of delivering .NET and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications both in and out the browser.

March 18, 2010 by First Take


Windows 7 phone app platform

The details that Microsoft is sharing about the Windows 7 phone application platform reveal a slightly schizophrenic and almost exclusively consumer-focused system.

March 17, 2010 by First Take


Sony Vaio M

Sony has done what we had thought it would never do. Announced a netbook.

March 17, 2010 by First Take


Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview

The IE9 Platform Preview isn't a beta release of the next Internet Explorer browser; in many ways it's not a full browser and you certainly wouldn't want to use it for your day to day browsing (and Microsoft doesn't want you to). There's no address bar, no back button, no tabs, no favourites, no error messages if pages don't load and none of the usual browser tools, including no malware protection.

March 17, 2010 by First Take


Dell Vostro V13 notebook

Dell’s Vostro range is aimed at smaller businesses, and the V13 is a 13.3-inch screened model that is both thin and light.

March 4, 2010 by First Take


RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express

Announced at MWC in Barcelona, and now available for free download, BES Express takes the familiar enterprise-grade BlackBerry server, lops off a few features and delivers a surprisingly capable small business mobile email solution. The one thing about BES Express that isn’t Express is the download.

March 1, 2010 by First Take


Undercover laptop sleeve

One of the problems with carrying a laptop around with you is that it looks like a valuable laptop, and a laptop bag or sleeve doesn't disguise it much. The Undercover laptop sleeve gives your notebook a place to hide; it looks like a padded mailing envelope complete with label, stamp, postmark, return address, delivery instructions, creases and all.

February 26, 2010 by First Take


Kerio wants to connect

According to developer Kerio Technologies, its small business MailServer product does a lot more than just email. It’s also big on collaboration, connecting together colleagues and business partners to share information and develop new ideas, whether in the office, on the road or at home.

February 24, 2010 by First Take