Starbucks brewing up free Wi-Fi at all store

From CNET Starbucks is stirring up a few changes to its Wi-Fi access that should make Web-surfing coffee drinkers happy.

Starting July 1, the coffee brewer said it will launch free Wi-Fi access throughout all of its stores nationwide, with no special registration or account required and no limits on the time people can spend online.

RIM Fights to Retain or Regain BlackBerry Relevance

From PC World: Research in Motion (RIM)--makers of all things BlackBerry--is reportedly developing a new, more iPhone-like BlackBerry smartphone, as well as working on a BlackBerry OS tablet to compete with the Apple iPad, and the rest of the tablet onslaught. The BlackBerry product line has been stagnant and slipping in market share, and these new initiatives may let RIM get its mojo back.

Firefox 4 upgrade ideas start becoming reality

From CNET Mozilla released a new Firefox 4 prototype late Monday that builds in support for Google's WebM video technology and several other changes planned for the open-source Web browser's next major version.

OCZ Launches Deneva Family of Enterprise Solid-State Drives

From X-bit Labs: OCZ Technology Group, a popular supplier of memory modules and solid-state drives (SSDs), on Monday unveiled the Deneva-series of SSDs that target enterprise market. The new solid-state drives feature SandForce's 1500 controllers as well as with MLL, eMLC or SLC flash memory depending on the model and price.

HP Acquires Yet Another Operating System Specialist

From X-bit Labs: Just weeks after Hewlett-Packard announced plans to acquire Palm in order to get webOS operating system (OS) and other intellectual property, the company said it would also take over HyperSpace OS-related technologies from Phoenix Technologies. Even though HP is known for its software efforts, the two recent acquisitions show that HP is clearly gaining consumer-oriented software solutions.

Google's problems with Android Market continue

From InfoWorld: After applications recently started disappearing from the Android Market, Google continued to have reliability issues with the online store as developers over the weekend experienced issues with erroneous download counts.

On Saturday, a number of developers started complaining about incorrect download counts on Android Market. The total number of downloads for their respective applications had in some cases dropped by several thousand, developers reported.

Samsung Launches Two Lower-priced Android-based Smartphones

From PC World: Samsung has added the Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 to its portfolio of Android-based smartphones, it said on Tuesday at CommunicAsia2010 in Singapore. Both phones are on the low-end of the scale when it comes to price and features.

Google music store could launch this fall

From CNET With the iTunes' banner waving supremely over the digital music landscape, Google continues to build its own music service, CNET has learned.

According to multiple music industry sources, Google could launch a music service that offers song downloads and streaming music as early as this fall.

Apple redesigns Mac mini, adds HDMI port

From CNET Apple on Tuesday released a new Mac mini computer with several new hardware features, including faster processors and an HDMI port.

The new Mac mini comes in two models: one with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the other with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The older systems came with 2.26GHz and 2.53GHz processors.

Apple iPhone 4 Pre-orders Kick Off in America, Sorta

From DailyTech: Well, today is the day that iPhone junkies around the world have been waiting for -- today is the first day that Apple is taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4. However, trying to order an iPhone 4 from Apple's website this morning has been an exercise in futility.


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