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1st May 2010 | 08:00
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As well as the news this week that Spotify launched a new version and O2 has delayed the launch of the HTC Desire, we announced the winners of our TechRadar Awards (see below).
We also looked forward to the launch for the fourth generation iPhone and asked whether you can use an iPad as your only computer.
In reviews, we looked at the HTC Legend Android phone as well as Sharp's ace Quattron LC46LE821E quad-pixel TV.
Top five news stories
We're proud to announce the winners of the inaugural TechRadar Awards, sponsored by Intel, DTS and Qualcomm. And you should be proud too - the awards were voted for by you. Over 75,000 votes were cast by TechRadar readers choosing their favourite tech of the last 12 months.So who won? Click to find out!
Sky has announced changes to its broadband packages which will see all customers getting 20Mbps lines, and a 'truly unlimited' package available for £7.50 a month from 1 June. Sky's free offering will now be boosted up to 20Mbps – 'effectively as fast as their lines can go', but with a 2GB limit on data.
O2 - already the last UK network to offer the HTC Desire - has confirmed the phone will take a little longer to appear. According to O2's blog, the testing of the Desire on its network has thrown up a few issues its keen to resolve before launch:
Apple has announced that it will hold its annual World Wide developer's conference (WWDC) between 7 and 11 June in San Francisco, which will potentially see the announcement of the next iPhone. The WWDC will heavily feature the latest Apple gadget – the iPad – but the attention will mainly be on the potential for an announcement of the iPhone HD or 4G, the next iteration of Apple's handset.
A PlayStation owner has taken legal action against Sony following the company's decision to drop the 'Other OS' option from the PlayStation 3, via a recent firmware update to the console. The 'Other OS' update was released earlier in April, causing one aggrieved California man to sue Sony for essentially dropping Linux support for PS3.
Top five in-depth articles
Until today Spotify was just a music-streaming service, albeit a very good one.But this morning's announcement of an enhanced player (Spotify calls it "an evolution") should really start to take the fight to iTunes. So here's some stuff you need to know before downloading the app.
Those who hailed Apple's tablet, the iPad, as the future of computing seem to have forgotten about one little thing: the present. But with all the talk of the iPhone OS that powers it being especially suitable for a mass-market audience, is it possible, right now, to use an iPad as your only computer?
Macs are available these days from a greater variety of outlets than ever before. So where should you shop, what should you choose, how can you buy safely and – perhaps the most topical issue here – is there any way to shave a few quid off that exquisitely typeset Apple Store price tag?
Most Linux distributions include attractive graphical interfaces, but you can do a lot more from the command line interface once you know your way around. For tasks like controlling and monitoring the distro's underlying system, the command line remains indispensable. Here are some commands that will elevate you from a total newbie to an informed command line user.
Steve Ballmer gave students in Brazil a sneak peak of the new Windows Live Messenger service - we've run down the top features in the release.
Top five reviews
The Sony Ericsson Elm is part of Sony Ericsson's new GreenHeart portfolio of mobile phones that major on their green credentials.
The PEN E-PL1 is Olympus' newest Micro Four Thirds camera. While not as high-end as the others in the range, it offers better value for money.
The first of Panasonic's new (13th!) generation of plasma TVs, the Freev-ew HD-packing TX-P50G20, arrives with a real weight of responsibility on its shoulders.
It may be playing second fiddle to the HTC Desire, but the Legend still one heck of a brilliant smartphone offering stellar design and ease of use.
While everyone else focuses on 3D, Sharp has been developing Quattron – a technology designed to make solour reproduction better than ever before.
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