Articles Roundup July 2, 2009

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Windows 7 may get a 'Family Pack'

From CNET Microsoft appears likely to offer a "Family Pack" version of Windows 7, according to language in a leaked test version of the operating system.

This week enthusiasts started buzzing over wording in the license agreement in the test build that suggests Microsoft will have an option to buy a license for Windows 7 that covers up to three PCs in the same household.

Apple's iPhone Executes SMS Binary Code as Root, Fix Won't Come Until End of Month

From DailyTech: Recently, Apple has struggled with the security ramifications of a higher commercial profile, and seeing an increasing number of OS X malware. Now another security flaw has been found, this time in the iPhone OS. The flaw allows attackers to gain root access to the iPhone's underlying OS, allowing them to install and execute malicious programs at will.

Google finally sued by makers of Finally Fast

From CNET Google has been sued again by a company mad over the use of its trademarks as keywords, but this one comes with a twist.

Intel Accelerates Transition to 32nm Process Technology – Report

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. plans to start transition to 32nm process technology considerably earlier than originally scheduled. Apparently, the company plans to start very aggressive promotion of its code-named Clarkdale processors in the Q4 2009 by shipping them in very mass quantities about a quarter ahead of the original plan.

Apple patching serious SMS vulnerability on iPhone

From InfoWorld: Apple is working to fix an iPhone vulnerability that could allow an attacker to remotely install and run unsigned software code with root access to the phone.

Mozilla Slates First Firefox 3.5 Patch

From PC World: Mozilla will patch the just-released Firefox 3.5 in the next few weeks to stamp out several bugs that went unfixed in the final version of the browser, the company said Tuesday.

Unlocking the unlocked cell phone market

From CNET Nokia and Sony Ericsson are targeting the U.S. with a new set of unlocked phones. But without hefty carrier subsidies, will they ever be able to crack the U.S. market?

There is no question that when it comes to features, Nokia and Sony Ericsson's new U.S.-ready phones can easily compete against the hottest new phones on the market.

PCs with USB 3.0 to be Available Before 2010

From DailyTech: News reports from Asia indicate PCs with USB 3.0 will be shipping to consumers before the end of 2009.

USB 3.0, with speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0, will offer transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits of data per second. Manufacturers are expected to introduce a new generation of USB flash drives, external hard drives, and other devices that will make use of the significantly faster transfer speeds.

Adobe Shuts Down Operations for a Week

From DailyTech: Adobe announced it has shut down its entire North American operations for one business week to help cut costs as the global economy continues to hurt the American tech company.


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