Apple issues massive security update for Mac OS X

From InfoWorld: Apple today issued multiple updates for Mac OS X and Java that patched 55 bugs, including one for its Safari Web browser that prompted a security researcher to blast the company for a half-hearted approach to security.

The updates were the largest released by Apple in nearly a year.

NPD January 09: Xbox 360 Sales Surge, PS3 Sales Slump

From PC World: "Even in these tough economic times...[the] increase in revenue...speaks to the continued strength of video games as one of the leading entertainment industries in the U.S.," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.

Who's to blame for all that post-holiday revenue? "New consumers," suggests NPD.

Google Kills Radio Ad Service, Lays off 40

From PC World: Has video killed the radio star? Google is abandoning its attempts to sell ads on broadcast radio, concentrating instead on its plans to make money from television advertising and online video sharing.

Next version of Outlook Web Access to actually support popular browsers

From CNET News.com:

Microsoft announced on Thursday that the next version of the Exchange server, Exchange 14, will have a few useful new features, including, finally, full support for browsers other than Internet Explorer.

OCZ Vertex Uses Indilinx SSD Controller, Close to Release

From DailyTech: OCZ Technology has traditionally used Solid State Drive (SSD)controllers from JMicron for its multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs. The controller and firmware used can mark a large difference in performance and long-term reliability.

My Track turns Android phone into GPS device

From CNET News.com: Google on Thursday released an application called My Track that turns the T-Mobile G1 Android phone into a full-fledged GPS receiver.

The free software can record tracks showing where you've been, display them on a map, show elevation gains and losses, and share data with various online services.

Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for Conficker arrest

From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Thursday said it is offering a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for creating the Conficker Internet worm that has infected millions of PCs.

Android phones await security patch

From CNET News.com: A researcher who found a security hole in the Android mobile platform in October has found another one that he says is serious enough for him to recommend people not use the Android browser until the patch is installed.

Sources: Windows 7 moving toward 2009 release

From CNET News.com: Microsoft is moving forward with plans to launch Windows 7 this year, although the company still refuses to publicly commit to that goal.

PC industry sources in Asia and the U.S. tell CNET News that they have heard things are on track to launch by this year's holiday shopping season, which has been Microsoft's internal target for some time.

Acer Is “Looking” At Nvidia Ion Platform

From X-bit Labs: Acer Group, the world’s third largest supplier of personal computers, is the first company to openly express interest towards Nvidia Ion platform aimed at low-cost systems running Intel Atom processor. Still, no actual plans have been confirmed.

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