Apple Updates White MacBook to Aluminum Version Specs



From DailyTech: When Apple updates its products or even sets a date for a press conference, the tech world and fans of Apple hardware around the world listen up. For a long time if you wanted an aluminum notebook from Apple, you had to pony up for the larger MacBook Pro....

Seagate to issue fixes for troublesome hard drives



From InfoWorld: Seagate will issue fixes soon for faulty firmware that is causing several models of the company's hard drives to freeze, it said Wednesday.

The models due for a fix are the Barracuda 7200.11, DiamondMax 22 and the SV35, said company spokesman Ian D. O'Leary....

Microsoft delays Vista SP2, says report



From InfoWorld: Microsoft has delayed Windows Vista SP2 (Service Pack 2) by at least a month, and will now ship it to manufacturing sometime in May or June, according to a Web site that has accurately predicted Windows release dates in the past.

TechARP.com, a Malaysian Web...

Sony to Shut Japan TV Plant, Cut Financial Forecast



From PC World: Sony will disclose on Thursday how a restructuring plan announced in December will hit its domestic operations in Japan, the Nikkei business daily reported Thursday morning.

Howard Stringer, CEO of the consumer electronics maker, will announce plans to close...

Yahoo tries harder to screen out spam



From CNET News.com: Yahoo has signed a deal with start-up Abaca to help curtail spam on Yahoo Mail and has begun using Return Path technology to let companies know when and why their legitimate e-mail is being blocked.

Mark Risher, Yahoo's "anti-spam czar," described the move...

Intel to close plants, up to 6,000 workers affected



From CNET News.com: Intel said on Wednesday it will close chip plants to align its manufacturing capacity to current market conditions. Between 5,000 and 6,000 employees will be affected.

The world's largest chipmaker will halt production at five "older" factories.

The...

Apple soars past first-quarter earnings expectations



From CNET News.com: Apple reported first-quarter earnings significantly higher than analysts had expected coming off a disappointing holiday season for most tech companies, but provided its usual conservative guidance.

For the three-month period ended December 27, Apple...

Corsair Enters SSD Market With 128 GB SSD



From Tom's Hardware: Although an official announcement has yet to be made, it would appear Corsair has entered into the SSD market. Appearing recently at e-retailers, Corsair's new S128 SSD features 128 GB of storage capacity and modest sequential read and write speeds of 90 MB...
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