Next version of Outlook Web Access to actually support popular browsers

From CNET News.com:

Microsoft announced on Thursday that the next version of the Exchange server, Exchange 14, will have a few useful new features, including, finally, full support for browsers other than Internet Explorer.

OCZ Vertex Uses Indilinx SSD Controller, Close to Release

From DailyTech: OCZ Technology has traditionally used Solid State Drive (SSD)controllers from JMicron for its multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs. The controller and firmware used can mark a large difference in performance and long-term reliability.

My Track turns Android phone into GPS device

From CNET News.com: Google on Thursday released an application called My Track that turns the T-Mobile G1 Android phone into a full-fledged GPS receiver.

The free software can record tracks showing where you've been, display them on a map, show elevation gains and losses, and share data with various online services.

Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for Conficker arrest

From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Thursday said it is offering a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for creating the Conficker Internet worm that has infected millions of PCs.

Android phones await security patch

From CNET News.com: A researcher who found a security hole in the Android mobile platform in October has found another one that he says is serious enough for him to recommend people not use the Android browser until the patch is installed.

Sources: Windows 7 moving toward 2009 release

From CNET News.com: Microsoft is moving forward with plans to launch Windows 7 this year, although the company still refuses to publicly commit to that goal.

PC industry sources in Asia and the U.S. tell CNET News that they have heard things are on track to launch by this year's holiday shopping season, which has been Microsoft's internal target for some time.

Acer Is “Looking” At Nvidia Ion Platform

From X-bit Labs: Acer Group, the world’s third largest supplier of personal computers, is the first company to openly express interest towards Nvidia Ion platform aimed at low-cost systems running Intel Atom processor. Still, no actual plans have been confirmed.

Garmin-Asus to release low-cost Eee Phone this year

From InfoWorld: The Eee Phone, a smartphone that takes its name from popular computer products by Asustek Computer (Asus) including the Eee PC netbook line, will be among the early handsets released by the new Garmin-Asus mobile phone business the two companies announced last week.

Asus Sold 4.9 Million Eee PC Netbooks Last Year

From PC World: Asustek Computer (Asus) said Thursday that it sold 4.9 million of the devices last year, a figure that rival Acer believes it can best.

Asus, which pioneered the netbook market with its line of Eee PCs, missed its target of 5 million Eee PCs because of a sharp downturn in consumer spending near the end of last year as the world sank into recession, CEO Jerry Shen said during an investors conference on Thursday in Taipei.

Asus Plans to Reduce Variety of Eee PC Netbooks

From PC World: Asustek Computer (Asus) plans to offer fewer versions of its Eee PC netbooks this year to avoid confusion and lower production costs, executives said Thursday.

The company, which pioneered the netbook phenomenon with the Eee PC, put out over 20 different versions of the device last year, with different names such as the Eee PC S101, Eee PC 1000H, Eee PC Surf and more.

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