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  • Sour aftertaste for BlackBerry?

    The number of BlackBerry account holders reached 6.2 million at the beginning of September as Research In Motion reported revenue up 34 percent -- but market researcher IDC said trouble may lie ahead for the company.

  • Australian business wants notebooks to fly

    Australian Business State Chamber has sent an open letter to the Federal Minister for Transport, Warren Truss, and the CEOs of Australian airlines seeking urgent storage provisions for laptops on planes.

  • Compact device protects laptops

    By John Cox | 22 September, 2006 22:00

    An Israeli startup has unveiled a gateway, about the size of a fat harmonica, that's designed to make mobile laptops on the road as secure as desktops in the main office.

  • PC makers blame batteries, not notebook design

    By Ben Ames | 19 September, 2006 22:00

    Following a series of massive notebook PC battery recalls in August, a group of PC vendors met last week to seek safer lithium ion cells, resolving to draft an improved standard for battery manufacturing and quality control by the second quarter of 2007.