Apple Customers Still Most Satisfied

From PC World: Apple again thrashed rival computer makers selling Windows PCs in an annual customer satisfaction survey, although by a smaller margin than last year, the poll's manager said today.

One reason, said David VanAmburg, the managing director of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a survey conducted quarterly by the University of Michigan, is the rise of cheap netbooks that run Windows XP, not Vista.

Report: Sony's OLED TVs on hold

From CNET News.com: Nobody, least of all Sony, ever said it would be easy to start cranking out OLED TVs. It doesn't help matters to be in a financial crunch.

So it should come as little surprise that according to a report in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal (subscriber access only), losses in Sony's TV division are driving the electronics giant to put a hold on future OLEDs TVs.

Update: PS3 Price Cut Imminent, PS3 Slim Priced at $299.99 for 8/24 Release

From DailyTech: The rumors appear to have been true and the official price cut for the PlayStation 3 will be happening soon. There have been plenty of reports that a “slim” PS3 will be announced some time this month along with price cuts for existing “fat” PS3 units (currently available in 80GB and 160GB variants).

Microsoft Hoped Word 11 Would Render i4i 'Obsolete'

AMD to Update Business Class Lineup with Athlon II, Phenom II Microprocessors

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices is gearing up to release its new platform designed for commercial desktops. The new AMD Business Class platform will not only feature more advanced core-logic, but will also boast with higher-performance Athlon II and Phenom II B-series microprocessors based on improved K10 micro-architecture.

'Easy workaround' could solve Microsoft Word's legal woes, says expert

From InfoWorld: Microsoft can likely sidestep a recent injunction by a Texas federal judge that bars the company from selling Word with an "easy technical workaround," a patent attorney said today.

"The injunction doesn't apply to existing product that has already been sold," said Barry Negrin, a partner with the New York firm Pryor Cashman LLP who has practiced patent and trademark law for 17 years.

Nokia Cleared by ITU for 3G Patent Infringement

From PC World: Nokia has not infringed on four patents belonging to wireless technology company InterDigital related to the 3G mobile standard, a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITU) judge ruled Friday.

Dell Fails to Wow with Mini3i Smartphone

From PC World: Dell reportedly took the wraps off its China-only smartphone project early Monday in China with the launch of the Dell Mini3i, according to the Chinese blog Netease. I'm not sure how this device relates to earlier attempts by Dell to enter the smartphone market, but judging by the Mini3i's specs, it's not hard to see why U.S. carriers have so far been unimpressed with Dell's mobile device efforts.

Mozilla nudges Firefox users to latest version

From CNET News.com: A month and a half after Mozilla issued a significant update to its open-source Web browser, the organization has begun encouraging users of Firefox 3 to install version 3.5.

Firefox 3.0.13 users will see an offer to download the latest iteration of the newer version, 3.5.2, according to a blog post.

TomTom iPhone Nav App Debuts at $100

From DailyTech: One of the features common to most smartphones today is GPS. Using GPS, the devices can detect the user's current location to help them do all sorts of things from finding local restaurants and friends to getting driving and walking directions.

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