Author: Aaron Zollo

Intel Set to Release Solid State Drives within a Month

  Intel Wants in on the SSD market.  Set to release in a month from now, their 160GB solid state hard drives are due to be in notebooks.  "The X-18M and x-25M will have an expected lifespan of at least five years."  The length of time is a concern as SSD degrade or literally destroy themselves with the read and write cycles.  Five years seems an acceptable usage time for the average user.  The read and write speeds of solid state drives should increase notebook speeds and decrease battery usage.  Looks for them next month.

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Google Andriod Beta Released

  Google’s attempt to dominate the cell phone market is on its way.  Google announced the release of Android SDK beta for those interested in developing for the platform.  Android is an open platform for cell phones which will attempt to duplicate the many features of iPhone but surpass that by allowing it to be open for anyone to develop for.  While this build is not the final, it now includes the main home screen as well as some applications.  So get moving if this is your cup of tea.  Final retail release is due for q4 of this year.

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iPhone Software Update 2.0.2

  The 2.0.2 update is out for iPhone.  The update fixes some issue, what they are exactly remains to be seen.  After a lengthy backup the firmware installed.  Apple really needs an option to easily disable the iPhone backups when syncing other than the terminal commands.  Maybe this fixes the reecption issues?  Who knows…

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