Semiconductor Industry Sales to Drop 16% in 2009

From DailyTech: More doom and gloom is in store for the semiconductor industry as the economy shows no signs of getting better and many analysts predict things are going to get worse yet.

Gartner Inc. released a statement today that shows global semiconductor sales will decline by...

Apple pushes out critical Mac OS X security patches

From InfoWorld: Apple has released a major set of security patches for its Mac OS X operating system, fixing a number of critical flaws in the software.

The Mac OS X 10.5.6 update includes a critical update for Adobe Systems' Flash Player, fixing bugs that were disclosed last month...

IPhone 3G Being Sold Unlocked in Taiwan

From PC World: The iPhone 3G debuted last week in Taiwan, where Apple is partnered with the country's largest mobile operator, Chunghwa Telecom. However, despite claims to the contrary by Chunghwa, that relationship may not be entirely exclusive.

A report in Digitimes suggests that...

Rumor has Apple updating Mac Mini

From CNET News.com: Apple will announce a long-overdue upgrade to its Mac Mini during the Macworld Expo next month, according to a Wired.com report.

The report was attributed to an alleged corporate employee at Apple who wished to remain anonymous--"to keep his job," Wired noted...

OCZ Unveils Flash Drive with eSATA Connectivity

From DailyTech: USB flash drives have been on the market for a long time and external hard drives have been available for a long time that use the faster eSATA port for higher performance. What hasn’t been available is a product that takes the small form factor for a typical flash...

Microsoft sees 'huge increase' in IE attacks

From InfoWorld: Microsoft warned Saturday of a "huge increase" in attacks exploiting a critical unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), and said some originated from hacked pornography sites.

Other researchers confirmed that attacks were increasingly coming from...

Microsoft Releases Its First-ever IPhone Application

From PC World: Microsoft's first-ever iPhone application is a slick photo viewer with a browsing capability that handles a large number of photos on a mobile device screen.

The Seadragon mobile application is free through Apple's application store. It a product of Microsoft's Live...

Ad-Aware gets an antivirus cousin

From CNET News.com: The encore, Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix, is Lavasoft's first full-fledged antivirus application, following the tracks of the company's popular adware and spyware-sniffer, as well as a lesser-known file shredder, firewall, and registry cleaner.

Lavasoft Anti-Virus...

Firefox: Most Risky App to Businesses in New Study

From DailyTech: Firefox has its plate full when it comes to security. It has grown a substantial enough market share to place it in a strong second after Microsoft. This gives it a high profile and leaves it a desirable target to be exploited by hackers and malware writers. Worse...

Google: Chrome is ready for prime time

From InfoWorld: Google dropped the beta label from its three-month-old browser today, saying that Chrome is ready for prime time. Some users disagree.

In entries to several company blogs, Google managers trumpeted the name change. "We have removed the beta label as our goals for...

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