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FetchTV signs Optus for mobile move

Australia’s second largest telco will move the popular FetchTV service to smartphones and tablets in the second half of 2011, in a partnership that garners the fourth local contract for the internet protocol television (IPTV) provider.

Motorola Xoom review

Motorola's Xoom tablet runs version 3.0 of Google's Android operating system — dubbed Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the first version of Android to be designed for use with tablets; previous versions were optimised for the smaller screens of smartphones.

Apple up, Google down in global brand survey

Apple has toppled Google in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study, with the search giant relinquishing its four-year number one ranking. IBM came in a number three in the study, which is conducted by Millward Brown Optimor and is in its sixth year.

Version 8 of FreeNAS launches

Version 8 of open source FreeNAS operating system designed for network storage has been released. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system.

LG Optimus 2X review

LG's Optimus 2X is one of the first dual-core Android smartphones to reach Australian shores. The handset is not being distrusted by a carrier; instead it will be distributed through Harvey Norman for $649.

Apple brings Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt to iMac

Apple today launched an updated range iMacs, with the desktop computers now offering Intel's Thunderbolt interface and CPUs from Intel's second generation Core i range, dubbed 'Sandy Bridge'.

Apple launches white iPhone 4

Apple has released the long-delayed white model of the iPhone 4, today announcing it was making it available from its website and bricks-and-mortar stores, as well as select resellers from today.

In pictures: Sony's S1 and S2 Android tablets

Sony will make its long-awaited entry into the tablet PC market later this year with two models based on the latest version of Google's Android operating system. The tablets, which carry the development names S1 and S2, will be launched worldwide from the fall, Sony said on Tuesday. The company didn't announce pricing details or specific launch dates, but it did offer some basic specifications and demonstrate prototypes of the two machines at a Tokyo news conference.

HP EliteBook 8740W review

Priced at $7399, the HP EliteBook 8740W is certainly not cheap. However, this is not surprising, given this mobile workstation comes with a Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM, as well an amazing DreamColor display.

Dell Inspiron M501R review

The Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15in laptop with a triple-core 2.2GHz AMD Phenom II N850 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 review

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is a 7in Android tablet. It runs version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android platform. With an Australian recommended retail price of $699.00, it's not exactly cheap.

Samsung unveils Galaxy S II smartphone

Samsung has launched a new flagship smartphone: Galaxy S II. A successor to the Samsung Galaxy S, the Galaxy S II is an Android phone equipped with a dual-core 1GHz processor. It has a 4.3in Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480x800.

Novell adds more Xen to virtualization

Novell is upgrading its support for virtualized operating systems running under a Xen environment, with a bundle of virtualization drivers to be released next month.