Google Sued Over 'Android' Name



From PCWorld: The owner of an obscure Illinois software development company is suing Google and everyone else in the Open Handset Alliance over their use of the word "Android."

The suit has made public the fact that Google's own attempts to trademark the word have been...

Reports: Apple to Cut Its Mac Computer Prices



From DailyTech: Faced with slumping sales and stinging criticism from competitor Microsoft over its high prices, Apple is reportedly going to try a price cut to spur its computer sales. While Apple's general sales have been saved by its iPhone, its computer sales, both for...

Microsoft IE 8 Default Browser Controversy



From DailyTech: The blogosphere is heating up over some some interesting options in the Internet Explorer 8 installation process. Eager to spread its shiny next-generation browser, IE 8, to the masses, Microsoft has included an option which resets the user's default browser in...

Google bulks up Gmail with built-in search



From CNET News.com: Google has added the ability to search Google directly within Gmail, a move that increases the centrality of the e-mail service and gives Google a new opportunity to show advertisements.

The experimental feature, part of Gmail Labs, presents a search box...

Toshiba and Fujitsu Finalize Hard Drive Business Transaction



From X-bit Labs: Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Limited on Thursday announced that they had concluded a definitive agreement on the transfer of Fujitsu's hard disk drive (HDD) business to Toshiba. The agreement follows a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the companies in...

Intel releases power management tool for datacenters



From InfoWorld: Intel on Thursday announced Data Center Manager, a software tool kit that can reduce the power drawn by servers in datacenters by tapping into hardware resources.

This software development tool kit allows companies to build software to manage or cap power...

Use Windows 7 Free (for Awhile)



From PC World: Microsoft Corp. will let users run Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) for more than a year, giving them free use of the new operating system for a significantly longer time than it did Vista's previews.

Windows 7 RC, slated for download by MSDN and TechNet...

Twitter's integrated search now live for all users



From CNET News.com: Twitter's post-purchase integration of Summize is now complete. On Thursday the company added the on-page search tool to every user's Twitter home page after having flipped it on for select users during the past two months.

Below the new search box, which...

IE Tops in Enterprise Browser Use



From DailyTech: According to a new research paper published by Forrester, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 is still in heavy use in the enterprise environment. However, the report shows that Mozilla Firefox is steadily gaining in browser market share. Firefox was called the...

HP Readies New MediaSmart LX195 Home Server



From DailyTech: When Windows Home Server launched, it was aimed at the home user who wanted a platform to serve media to different connected devices around the home and as a central location for data backups from networked computers. That all sounds good in theory, but so far...
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