Report: Former iPod chief leaves Apple

From CNET News.com: Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the iPod and iPhone, is formally severing ties with Apple after nine years at the company, according to a New York Times report.

WSJ: Verizon iPhone in the works

From CNET News.com: In addition to a new iPhone model that works on AT&T's network, Apple is also reportedly prepping an iPhone that is compatible with Verizon's network.

Report: Windows 7 is Hard to Hack if Administrators Correctly Handle Rights

From DailyTech: A new study by security researchers at BeyondTrust gives Microsoft's Windows 7 a thumbs up when it comes to security. It finds that while the hundreds of thousands of active malicious users worldwide (if not millions) may be able, in some cases, to compromise the operating system, the risk of that happening can be greatly reduced with proper rights administration.

IPad Users Get One Free Major OS Upgrade and Then Will Have to Pay

From DailyTech: Apple, Inc. is a master at getting its customers to give it plenty of revenue when it comes to operating systems. On desktops it follows a more frequent release schedule than competitor Microsoft, which means that even with cheaper licenses, it still typically ends up making as much or more money.

Articles Roundup: March 30, 2010

Speck PixelSkin iPhone Case @ ThinkComputers.org
Assassin's Creed 2 (PC) Game @ Technic3D
Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W PSU @ Hardware Secrets

USB Storage Coming to Xbox 360 April 6

From Tom's Hardware: We've been hearing rumors about the possibility of USB storage for the Xbox 360 for a while now. On Friday, Microsoft's Major Nelson confirmed the reports and said a system update to allow USB storage would land April 6.

DRAM Set to Get More Expensive in the Next Three Years – Analysts

From X-bit Labs: With the fact of limited capacity expansion, the cost of advanced immersion scanners and difficulties with the transition to manufacturing processes below 40nm, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) supply bit growth will be limited in 2010 to 2012, according to market research firm DRAMeXchange. But there is a good news for actual memory makers: the price for DRAM is not expected to drop in the next three years.

Intel stays atop chip market, but Samsung gains in tough 2009

From InfoWorld: Intel remained the world's largest chip maker by revenue for the eighteenth consecutive year in 2009, despite an overall decline in the global chip market, Gartner said Monday.

Intel's share of the chip market reached 14.6 percent in 2009, up from 13.6 percent in 2008 due to strong PC sales, the market research company said in its Semiconductor DQ Monday Report.

Acer Among First to Sell AMD's Newest Opteron Server Chip

From PC World: Acer will be among the first major computer vendors to sell systems based on Advanced Micro Devices' latest Opteron server chips, the 6100 series, the chip company said Monday

Along with Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Cray, Acer will soon be announcing servers based on the Opteron 6100 series, said Ben Williams, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD Asia-Pacific, during an interview on Monday.

Workspace tools come to Adobe's Acrobat.com

From CNET News.com: Adobe is launching another offensive into the online office collaboration market with a new addition to its Acrobat.com service that lets groups of users share virtual workspaces.

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