Google Apps Security Questioned After Twitter Leak

From PC World: Twitter uses Google Docs for information sharing. How do I know this? Well, it seems Twitter Inc. has had a pretty significant security breach which was brought on by a Twitter employee's Google Apps account being hacked. Have a look below at one of the screenshots the hacker has sent to various news sites.

According to Twitter founder Ev Williams:

Corsair Launches Extreme Series SSDs

From DailyTech: Corsair has launched its new Extreme series of SSDs that use the Indilinx Barefoot controller offering up to 240MB/sec read and 170MB/sec write speeds. The new SSDs will be available with 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities.

Microsoft Retail Stores to Open Near Apple Stores

From DailyTech: Two of the most recognizable brands in the computer world are Apple and Microsoft. The rivalry between the two firms goes back to the foundations of both companies and the current crop of commercials both firms are airing each attack the other.

Intel Core i7 laptops coming--or have they already arrived?

From CNET Waiting for a Core i7 laptop? While Intel is slated to release its first mobile "Nehalem" Core i7 processor in the coming months, the desktop counterpart has already spawned a cottage industry of benchmark-busting laptops.

"It's completely revitalized the desktop replacement laptop," said Kelt Reeves, president of enthusiast PC maker Falcon Northwest, referring to designs that have shoehorned a desktop Core i7 processor into a laptop enclosure.

Palm confirms that iTunes update kills Pre sync

From InfoWorld: Palm confirmed late Wednesday that Pre owners can no longer use Apple's iTunes to sync their smartphones to Macs or PCs.

Apple updated iTunes to Version 8.2.1 today, and in its usual cryptic style, said that the new version "provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices."

Intel CEO keen on 'ultra-thins' as alternative to Netbooks

From CNET During Intel's earnings conference call Tuesday, CEO Paul Otellini said inexpensive "ultra-thins" will give users what they're missing in Netbooks, a theme that the chipmaker has been reiterating in various forums lately.

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Dell Aims to Put All-in-one PC on Business Desks

From PC World: With the aim to reclaim desk space, Dell on Thursday announced its first all-in-one PC for small-and-medium businesses.

The Vostro All-In-One is targeted at SMBs who want a cleaner and productive workspace, said Kirk Schell, director of the Vostro product group at Dell. An all-in-one PC incorporates a CPU and monitor in one box to which the mouse and keyboard are attached. Though smaller, the PCs can offer the performance of standard desktops.

Nokia sales and profits dip in 2nd quarter

From CNET Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, reported Thursday that its second-quarter operating profit fell 71 percent to 427 million euros ($600 million) from 1.47 billion euros during the same quarter a year earlier.

The company also reported that sales fell about 25 percent to 9.9 billion euros in the second quarter. But sales were up 7 percent sequentially from the first quarter of 2008.

Government Council Proposes $11.2B USD "A Kindle in Every Backpack" Initiative

From DailyTech: There have been many drives across America aimed at putting a computer in the hands of every child. However, across America many children lack many essential educational tools, such as a graphing calculator. Efforts to trump up donations for such hardware haven't received the same high profile as the computer drives.

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