Adobe earnings, sales drop in second quarter

From CNET News.com: Income dropped 41 percent to $126.1 million, or 24 cents per share, from $214.9 million, or 40 cents per share, a year ago. Sales fell 21 percent to $704.7 million from $886.9 million in 2008's second quarter.

iPhone OS 3.0 wide release coming Wednesday

From CNET News.com: Many of the iPhone's long-awaited features will finally become reality Wednesday when Apple rolls out iPhone OS 3.0.

Current iPhone owners can download the software from iTunes for free, and iPod Touch users can get it as well, but for a fee of $9.95, just like the last OS update. What time exactly, we don't know yet. Apple will only say iPhone OS 3.0 will come out sometime Wednesday.

Google considers request to boost privacy

From CNET News.com: You may not know this but you can set Gmail to encrypt your session data by default to protect it from being sniffed over the network.

Western Digital Introduces Solid State Drives

From DailyTech: Western Digital today launched its SiliconDrive III solid state drive storage products, with technology based from its acquisition of SiliconSystems in March.

WD will release 2.5-inch SATA and PATA and a 1.8" Micro SATA that have read speeds up to 100MB/s and write speeds up to 80MB/s, with storage capacities up to 120GB.

Articles Roundup June 16, 2009

It's been a long time since the APHiliates News section has been updated. But now I'm back to the job. Only the latest are posted, since, well, you can find out the details by searching for how long I have -- or haven't, for that matter -- updated this section.

AMD Ships “Formula 1” Phenom II Processors for Extreme Enthusiasts

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices is shipping central processing units aimed at extreme enthusiasts, those, who don not care about the reliability, but only for performance in select benchmarks. Those processors are called AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR (tweaker) Black Edition and they are only available directly from AMD.

Samsung's Android smartphone gets first outing

From InfoWorld: Samsung Electronics showed off its upcoming Galaxy smartphone, which runs Google's Android operating system, at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore on Tuesday.

Microsoft's looming Windows 7 licensing 'disaster' for XP users

From InfoWorld: Windows 7, due to ship on Oct. 22, has gotten good reviews as the OS that Vista should have been. And the large percentage of businesses that have held onto XP rather than go to Vista -- about half, according to Gartner -- are no doubt planning to migrate to Windows 7. But Microsoft may be making it harder and costlier for them to do so, notes Gartner analyst Michael Silver. "It's a disaster waiting to happen," he says.

Is Project Natal a New Xbox 360 Console? Nope.

From PC World: What do you get when you combine the Xbox 360, a motion sensor, and a debatably catchy new moniker like Project Natal? Not much we don't already know, it turns out. Still, that's not stopped at least one game site from speculating about a "second coming" in sternly declarative syntax.

Apple Patches Java Hole Six Months After Initial Discovery

From DailyTech: With close to 75 million OS X distributions reportedly in the wild, triple the number two years ago, Apple has to start taking security more seriously. Fortunately for Apple users, while security researchers regularly demonstrate OS X exploits, the Black Hat community remains rather apathetic to attacking the Mac community.

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