Gmail Makes Switching E-Mail Services Easier

From PC World: Gmail is making the frustrating process of switching e-mail providers just a bit easier. Google introduced a new feature for its Webmail service that allows new users to easily import all their e-mail and contacts from Hotmail, Yahoo, or AOL accounts, just by typing their username and password.

Verizon Netbook to hit stores this weekend

From CNET News.com: As previously reported by the Boy Genius Report, the HP Mini 1151NR Netbook will be priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and will require users sign a two-year service agreement for wireless broadband services.

AT&T Bans SlingPlayer 3G on iPhone, Other 3G Phones Still Welcome

From DailyTech: Sling Media’s Slingbox is an intriguing device that allows you to view your cable TV or recorded PVR content on-the-go via transmission from an internet-connected home PC. The technology was made even sweeter when 3G streaming SlingPlayer Mobile was unveiled for smartphones.

Intel CEO Says Things Are Better than Analysts Think

From DailyTech: Analytics firms are still predicting a rough quarter for computer and chipmakers as sales are expected to decline even further. Despite the predictions of analysts, Intel still believes that the bottom of the market has been reached.

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".

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