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UK to get Windows 7 at half US price

UK to get Windows 7 at half US price

After some digging around, CNET UK has found out that the full version of Windows 7 Home Premium will be sold at half the amount it would cost you to buy the same edition in the US.Note that this is the full and not the upgrade version of the operating system update, which is scheduled for release on 22 October.

published August 18, 2009 by

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PayPal card lets parents track student spending

PayPal card lets parents track student spending

Online payments firm PayPal is offering US students a new service that links a PayPal-branded MasterCard to their parents' PayPal account. The Student Accounts service is designed to allow parents to track spending and provide extra funds to their student offspring as required.

published August 12, 2009 by

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Sony covers Vaio laptop users against Nvidia faults

Sony covers Vaio laptop users against Nvidia faults

Sony is extending the warranty on certain Vaio laptops to cover repairs caused by faulty Nvidia graphics chips.Only a small percentage of Vaio users experience difficulties, according to Sony in the US, which has provided a list of the problems and the Vaio models affected by the Nvidia faults.

published August 12, 2009 by

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Apple works on cure for clicking MacBook Pros

Apple works on cure for clicking MacBook Pros

Apple is working on a solution to the problem of clicking and stalling MacBook Pro notebooks.Owners of the notebooks with 7200rpm 500GB hard disks have been reporting for months that their machines emit a beep followed by clicks and then stall temporarily.

published August 12, 2009 by

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IT spending still on hold in UK

IT spending still on hold in UK

Despite some positive signs of growth in the economy, British businesses and public-sector organisations are still keeping a tight hold on their cash, according to a forecast by industry analysts.The forecast expects a fall in overall spending on IT services and software of 1.

published August 12, 2009 by

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Cybercops score against football fraudsters

Cybercops score against football fraudsters

The Police Central e-Crime Unit, which launched earlier this year, has notched up a series of wins against websites aimed to defraud sports fans.The success could play well for the unit, which has carried out three major operations since being set up to support UK police response to cybercrime.

published August 11, 2009 by

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