Windows 7 Release Candidate debuts early

From CNET After arriving first on torrent sites and then last week showing up on Microsoft's developer program Web sites, the operating system arrived on the main late on Monday night. The software was slated to be made publicly available on Tuesday.

RIM's Blackberry Dominates Smartphone Sales

From DailyTech: The iPhone is undeniably slick, with powerful hardware, good battery life, a capable music platform, and a thriving applications ecosystem. But in terms of contract and cost of the phone, it remains pricey. And its business applications and features still trail those of Research In Motion's Blackberry.

Windows 7 RC to Have Shutdowns on March 1 '10

From Tom's Hardware: Last week the news made the rounds of the Windows 7 RC having a longer than average trial period. Stated clearly by Microsoft is that the Release Candidate install will remain valid until June 1, 2010.

What wasn’t so clearly publicized is the small detail that starting March 1, 2010 there will be bihourly shut downs of any installs of Windows 7 RC.

As Microsoft details on its partner site regarding the shutdown schedules for the beta and RC:

Acer Could Take Dell's Number Two PC Shipper Crown

From DailyTech: The poor global economy continues to pound computer makers of all sizes. Netbooks continue to be popular, yet despite the increase sales of netbook systems most computer makers are still seeing revenues drop and having a hard time meeting analyst expectations.

Facebook Adds Security in Wake of Attacks

From DailyTech: The use of social networking websites is skyrocketing. At first, social networking was mostly the realm of college students and teens looking to stay connected with friends. Social networks like Facebook have now been adopted as tools for business and users of all ages access the site.

Google to Push Gmail to BlackBerrys

From PC World: Google has unveiled a new service that will push Gmail and calendar items to the native client software on BlackBerry devices, stepping up the search giant's efforts in the enterprise market.

Asus Does Super ML Caps for Overclocking

AMD Celebrates 40 Years Anniversary

From X-bit Labs: On the 1st of May, 1969, seven ex-Fairchild employees, including Jerry Sanders, Ed Turney, John Carey, Sven Simonsen, Jack Gifford, Frank Botte, Jim Giles and Larry Stenger founded Advanced Micro Devices. Initially a manufacturer of random access memory, simplistic logic chips and clones of Intel Corp.’s microprocessors, AMD is now the company that ships innovative central processing units, core-logic sets and graphics processors.

HP allies with RIM for mobile business on Blackberry

From InfoWorld: Hewlett-Packard and Research In Motion plan to design and sell business software together for RIM's popular BlackBerry smartphones.

The two companies will design and launch new software to improve productivity among business people who need to work while on the move, they said in a joint statement.

Zenprise Can Find Lost BlackBerrys Remotely

From PC World: An upgrade to Zenprise's mobile-phone management software will let IT administrators find lost phones, using GPS to locate the devices.

Device Manager, an add-on to the Zenprise MobileManager, initially only works on BlackBerry phones. If a worker loses a BlackBerry, an IT administrator can remotely locate the device on a Google Map.


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