OS X 10.5.7 Update Beefs Up Security, Adds Application Fixes

From DailyTech: Tuesday saw the anticipated release of OS X 10.5.7, a service pack-like update to Apple's current version of OS X (10.5). While Apple advertised the update as primarily a stability and performance boost, it also included a great deal of security fixes -- 68 in total.

Apple confirms Schiller will deliver WWDC keynote

From CNET News.com: The Apple World Wide Developers Conference will kick off at 10 a.m. June 8 in San Francisco with Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller at the podium.

In a press release issued Wednesday morning, Apple stated that Schiller will give the keynote address, but will be part of "a team of executives" who will address the crowd gathered in San Francisco's Moscone Center.

Pirate Bay Plans DDo$ Against Law Firm

From Tom's Hardware: Instead of collecting donations or paying the fee off themselves, Gottfrid Svarholm, one of the four Pirate Bay founders, has come up with the DDo$, which encourages everyone to pay a tiny "internet-avgift" (Internet fee) of 1 Swedish Krona (just $0.13) to the Danowsky law firm, which represented the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in the Pirate Bay trial.

PowerColor Releases AGP Graphics Card With ATI Radeon HD 4770 Chip

From X-bit Labs: PowerColor, a popular graphics cards brand owned by Tul Corp., has quietly released ATI Radeon HD 4770 graphics card for rather outdated Accelerated Graphics Port bus. The new graphics board has his chances to become a demanded product by owners of old systems wishing to use them for modern video games and high-definition video playback.

Apple delivers jumbo security update for Mac OS X

From InfoWorld: Apple has patched 67 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X, including two bugs that researchers used in March to walk off with $5,000 each in a noted hacking contest.

"For Apple, updates this size are now becoming the norm," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Network Security.

EU Fines Intel $1.44 Billion in Antitrust Case

From PC World: The European Commission Wednesday found Intel guilty of antitrust violations in the market for PC microprocessors and fined it $1.44 billion.

Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said that the antitrust action is primarily designed to protect consumers. "Intel has harmed millions of EU consumers," she said, adding that the large fine meted out should "therefore come as no surprise".

Intel: Some Netbook resellers saw 30% return rate

From CNET News.com: Netbooks had a rocky start last year in some markets, Intel's marketing chief said at the Intel investor meeting Tuesday.

Report: Consumers Still Prefer DVDs, Blu-ray Over Digital Content

From DailyTech: Even though it seems interest in digital content has increased over the past few months, research from the NPD Group reveals consumers in the United States are more interested in purchasing DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

AMD Gained Market Share in Q1 2009

From DailyTech: AMD has been having a rough fiscal year with significant losses, but the chipmaker is trying everything to return to profitability. The company spun off its foundry operations this year and last week AMD announced that it was merging its CPU and GPU operations into a single department.

Samsung Launching 32GB Embedded Memory Card Built With 30nm-Class NAND

From DailyTech: Samsung Electronics has announced that it is shipping its 32GB moviNAND embedded memory card, built using a 30nm-class NAND manufacturing process. High density embedded memory cards are used to improve the performance of high-end multimedia phones and other mobile consumer electronics, especially when processing and storing large amounts of multimedia content such as videos, video games, and TV broadcasts.

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