PCs with USB 3.0 to be Available Before 2010



From DailyTech: News reports from Asia indicate PCs with USB 3.0 will be shipping to consumers before the end of 2009.

USB 3.0, with speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0, will offer transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits of data per second. Manufacturers are expected to introduce...

Adobe Shuts Down Operations for a Week



From DailyTech: Adobe announced it has shut down its entire North American operations for one business week to help cut costs as the global economy continues to hurt the American tech company.

The week-long shutdown started on June 29, with business expected to return to...

Firefox 3.5 Cracks 4 Million Downloads Mark



From DailyTech: While still not as ubiquitous as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla's new Firefox 3.5 browser was just released yesterday and is off to a great start. The browser was met with mostly positive reviews. Reuters stated, "There's no doubt that version 3.5 of...

Microsoft Activates Windows 7 Beta Kill Switch



From DailyTech: As forewarned, if you are among the millions who downloaded the Windows 7 beta and you haven't since upgrade to the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), you are about to experience unpleasant service interruptions. In lieu of an October 22 release, and a wrap-up...

Bing's first month produces small share gain



From CNET News.com: Bing took a baby step up the search engine ladder in its first month on the Internet.

Microsoft's share of the search market increased from 7.81 percent prior to the launch of Bing to 8.23 percent for the month of June, according to data from Statcounter...

Facebook cleans up its privacy controls



From CNET News.com: Revamped privacy settings are coming soon to Facebook.

The social network's privacy controls had gotten so sprawling that they were distributed across six separate pages and 40 different settings, according to a conference call the company held on...

Windows 7 Beta begins auto-rebooting



From InfoWorld: Microsoft's Windows 7 Beta will start to spontaneously reboot every two hours beginning on Wednesday, the company has warned users.

The move is part of Microsoft's usual effort to push users into upgrading by shutting down, then restarting, PCs equipped with...

Postini: Google's take on e-mail security



From CNET News.com: The computer security industry historically borrows military defense concepts to combat digital threats, literally creating war rooms where experts follow attacks in progress on huge screens with phones ringing off the hook.

Not so at Google's Postini e...

Upcoming OS v3.1 Improves iPhone Video Edits, Voice Controls



From DailyTech: It didn't take Apple long after the release of its iPhone OS v3.0 to begin preparing for the first major update to the new OS. Apple has announced the availability of a beta of its OS v3.1 along with a 3.1 version SDK, for its developers.

IPhone OS v3.1 will...
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