Logitech Offers Bluetooth Mac DiNovo Keyboard

From PC World: Logitech on Wednesday introduced the DiNovo Edge Mac Edition. It ships this month for $159.99.

The diNovo Edge is 1/2 inch thick and sports a high-gloss, semi-translucent frame made of Plexiglas. An aluminum palm rest and soft-orange backlighting complement an anodized silver finish.

Google offers 'Insights for Search'

From CNET News.com: Google has taken its popular Google Trends and launched a spin-off product called Google Insights for Search. Geared toward advertisers, it's a tool to track a particular search term's popularity across the Web and geographic regions of the world.

For Google, this can help boost advertiser confidence and potentially win its program some new converts who would've otherwise been skeptical regarding how effectively they could target an online ad campaign.

Vista Computers Half the Cost of Macs on Average

From DailyTech: Many people are eying the ultra-portable bargain notebook market thanks to up-and-comers like Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 and the MSI Wind. Chipmakers like Intel and VIA are struggling to keep up with demand for the bargain machines. However, lost amid the ruckus is an equally significant trend in slightly higher-end model pricing.

HP Unveils Compaq 2230s Ultraportable

From LAPTOP Magazine: Last night, HP announced the Compaq 2230s, a 12.1-inch business notebook running on Intel’s new Centrino 2 platform. HP hasn’t announced a starting price yet, but given that it’s part of HP’s entry-level “s” line, we expect it to be pretty affordable. Thanks to the built-in DVD burner, it starts at 4.1 pounds, which is heavy for an ultraportable.

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IBM Takes Aim at Microsoft With Linux Partnerships

From DailyTech: Another computer show, another bull’s-eye painted squarely on the chest of Microsoft and its Windows operating system.

During the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, IBM announced it will work alongside several different Linux vendors to help offer middleware through several different distributions.

Adobe warns of bogus Flash Player installers

From InfoWorld: Hackers are trying to dupe people into downloading malicious software labeled as Adobe Systems' Flash Player, prompting a warning from the company.

Adobe is advising users to ignore links on social-networking sites that lead to other Web sites purportedly hosting Flash Player, as those sites often have malicious software.

"If the download is from an unfamiliar URL or an IP address, you should be suspicious," Adobe's advisory said.

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AT&T Dives Into Cloud Computing

From PC World: Following the lead of IBM, Amazon and Google, AT&T on Tuesday said it is entering the cloud computing market with the worldwide launch of a service called AT&T Synaptic Hosting.

The AT&T application hosting service builds on technology the company acquired when it bought USinternetworking in 2006 and five of its data centers located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company plans to add more to the cloud service over time.

Microsoft to give partners heads-up on security vulnerabilities

From CNET News.com: Microsoft will be giving companies that sell security software and services to its customers a sneak peek at the technical details of the vulnerabilities in Microsoft software before the company releases its monthly "Patch Tuesday" updates.

Apple CEO Jobs Disappointed with MobileMe Service Woes

From DailyTech: One of the most popular services among Apple fans was the .Mac subscription service. To coincide with the release of the iPhone 3G and further excite its dedicated fan base into a frenzy, Apple announced that it would be launching an updated version of its subscription service and all existing users would be migrated to the upgraded service.

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