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McAfee to update problem Firefox extension

McAfee has said it will update a Firefox extension that Mozilla developers had identified as causing performance issues for Firefox users.The problem is caused by a memory leak in the McAfee Site Advisor add-on, and will be updated around Wednesday this week, McAfee told ZDNet UK sister site CNet.

February 20, 2012 by

Logica to axe 1,300 staff

IT services company Logica will be cutting its workforce by more than 1,300 people as a result of a profit warning sparked by the poor performance of European markets.Logica, which supplies IT services to the UK government, is restructuring in order to battle a short-term downturn in client spending brought about by economic uncertainty, the company said on Wednesday.

December 15, 2011 by

HP to announce free-cooled datacentre Pod in June

HP plans to announce an air-cooled containerised datacentre in June, according to a company representative.The datacentre will be the third generation of HP's Performance Optimised Datacentre (Pod) family of 20 foot and 40 foot shipping crate-sized datacentres and should be announced at HP's Discover conference in Las Vegas in June, the representative confirmed to ZDNet UK.

May 5, 2011 by

Avanti's satellite broadband ready for first customers

In-orbit testing of Avanti Communication's Hylas 1 satellite has been successfully completed, and the first UK customers will be able to get broadband services from the satellite next week.On Tuesday, Avanti said testing had shown Hylas 1 was "working in conformance with specification and, in some areas, delivering higher performance than originally specified".

March 15, 2011 by

Finnish iPhone users to catch refunds from cold

The Finnish Consumer Agency has told iPhone owners in the country that they may be entitled to a refund if they were not warned that cold temperatures could cause problems for the Apple phone.The watchdog has been fielding questions from Finns who have noticed problems with the iPhone's performance in freezing conditions, a spokeswoman from the Finnish Consumer Agency confirmed to ZDNet UK on Friday.

January 31, 2011 by

Vodafone pulls Desire 360 update

Vodafone has informed ZDNet UK that it has 'temporarily suspended' the HTC Desire update that brought new desktop shortcuts, branding and Vodafone 360 apps to the handset.A company spokesperson said that the decision to suspend the software update was based on a "small number of customer reports around the performance of the service on their device".

August 5, 2010 by

Snow Leopard Server

Snow Leopard Server includes major updates to some of the OS's core components and is now fully 64-bit. Ease of use, plus simple and affordable licensing make OS X a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, although we had problems with one or two features.

January 4, 2010 by

SonicWALL TZ 210

SonicWALL's feature-packed TZ 210 gateway security appliance is capable of protecting all kinds of networks at a very affordable price. It's easy to setup and manage, and sets a new price point in the UTM market.

October 15, 2009 by

Sony Ericsson's Satio and Aino miss beat, point

I have just returned home from one of the oddest musical events I have been to.Framed by the media launch of two keenly anticipated handsets that may or may not be the saviours of their manufacturer, Sony Ericsson, it was a condensed performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, as executed by luminaries of the UK dance and hiphop scenes including Goldie, Sister Bliss, Kano, Scroobius Pip, Layo & Bushwacka and Ms Dynamite, along with, y'know, actual violinists and stuff.

October 7, 2009 by

Low Power Computing: African results

Our friends at Computer Aid, the charity that supplies refurbished PCs to developing countries, have published their follow-up to the low-power computer testing that ZDNet UK carried out last year.A year ago, ZDNet produced a five-strong shortlist (ASUS Eee, OLPC XO, Intel Classmate, Inveneo Computing Station and NComputing X300) based on performance and power consumption measurements.

April 22, 2009 by

Robot submarine to dive deep in the Caribbean

According to BBC News, a new UK autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Autosub6000, will soon start to explore the world's deepest undersea volcanoes located in the Caribbean. Autosub6000 has a range of up to 1,000 kilometers and has a maximum operating depth of 6,000 meters. It is 5.5 meters long, has a diameter of 0.9 meter, and is equipped with a high-performance GPS unit. For these two expeditions, each close to a month long, Autosub6000 will be joined by the Isis remotely operated vehicle (ROV) which is able to operate at a depth of 6,500 meters and grab animal specimens. Researchers from the National Oceanography Center in Southampton (NOCS) will lead these missions. And they expect that 'one in every two animals they come across will be a species new to science' once the robots reach a depth of 3,000 meters. Fascinating, but read more...

August 10, 2008 by

UK PC market reached more than 3.25 mln units in Q1 2008

The UK PC market demonstrated solid performance in Q1 2008, as overall PC shipments for the quarter reached more than 3.25 mln units, an increase of 14.3% YOY. Mobility continued to be the key driver, as the notebook market grew by a very healthy 41.8%, thanks to renewals, further expansion of the installed base to [...]

July 29, 2008

Samsung SGH-i640V

With 3G but no Wi-Fi, the SGH-i640V will not have universal appeal. The defining features of this Windows Mobile smartphone (its rotating navigation wheel, touch buttons, large size and idiosyncratic user interface) will also polarise opinion.

April 1, 2008 by

HP Compaq 2710p

The HP Compaq 2710p stands out by virtue of its stylish design. It's not the lightest ultraportable, though, and many mobile professionals will want to specify the 3G option. The lack of an optical drive and a touchpad may also bother some potential buyers.

December 11, 2007 by

HP Compaq 8710p

If a large desktop replacement notebook is what you're after, the HP Compaq 8710p has an excellent 17in. display, a powerful discrete graphics module, plenty of connectivity and a spacious keyboard.

November 6, 2007 by

HP Compaq 6715b

This AMD Turion 64 X2-based system has an excellent 15.4in. screen and a usable keyboard, and delivers solid performance. It's an attractively priced business workhorse that's perhaps best suited to desktop replacement duties.

September 17, 2007 by

Acer TravelMate 3004WTMi

Acer's latest ultraportable notebook delivers excellent performance and good battery life if you use the bigger 6-cell battery. But if you need optical storage on the move, you'll have to carry an external drive.

May 12, 2005 by

iChat AV Beta

iChat AV suffers some glitches in beta form, but it shows major potential -- at least while it's still free.

July 18, 2003 by

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