Google App Engine misfires



From CNET News.com: Technical difficulties forced Google's Web application hosting infrastructure off the air for about four hours Thursday morning.

Customers who run their Web applications on Google App Engine were forced idle Thursday by a series of issues involving...

Windows 7 may get a 'Family Pack'



From CNET News.com: 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...

Google finally sued by makers of Finally Fast



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

Ascentive, the company behind those incessant "Finally Fast!" PC support ads, became the latest Google advertiser to sue the company...

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.

The attack in question exploits a weakness in the way iPhones handle text messages received via SMS...

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.

Firefox 3.5.1, which Mozilla intends to deliver in mid-to-late July, will include...

Unlocking the unlocked cell phone market



From CNET News.com: 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...

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...
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