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Verizon confirms Droid tethering option at $30 additional monthly charge

Verizon

Verizon, which offers its 'tethering' service - Mobile Broadband Connect - for a number of its data-capable 3G smartphones, has confirmed that the capability is also a part of its forthcoming Motorola Droid; thereby implying that the Droid will carry the option connecting to a laptop.

Microsoft’s forthcoming ‘Patch Tuesday’ to comprise six security updates

Microsoft

In its Security Bulletin Advance Notification, Microsoft announced on Thursday that its forthcoming 'Patch Tuesday,' on November 10, will comprise six security bulletins to fix 15 vulnerabilities in its Windows and Office products.

Google Dashboard elevates security and privacy concerns

Google

Internet search giant Google’s Thursday-unveiled new Web page, Google Dashboard, will enable users to easily gauge the extent of information stored about them by Google, thereby seeking to address some of the pertinent privacy concerns of the users.

Lenovo Reports 2Q Results, Screening the Challenging Position

Liu Chuanzhi Lenovo

On Thursday, the multinational technology corporation and China's largest PC maker by shipments, Lenovo posted a second-quarter net profit after three consecutive quarterly losses on account of cost savings counting the job cuts and assets sale.

Google Dashboard to Pacify Privacy Critics

Google Dashboard

Google has unveiled its latest move to pacify the concerns of all privacy critics with its Google Dashboard. This Dashboard provides the user with all the information that pours into the computers at Google as soon as they log into any Web service that belongs to Google.

Layoffs Continue At Microsoft

Microsoft Lays off 800 more

Software giant, Microsoft has made yet another layoff of about 800 employees belonging to different locations and businesses this Wednesday. This layoff completes the initially projected 5000 job cuts announced earlier in January.

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac Launched

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac

Parallels has launched its newest version for Mac, the Parallels Desktop 5 which boasts of being smarter, faster and much more powerful than its previous version. It costs about $79.99 and the upgrade comes to around $49.99. They are also offering free upgrades for customers who had purchased the current version after October 1.

Verizon to hike contract-termination fees for 'advanced devices'

Verizon Wireless memo

According to a recent Verizon Wireless memo, obtained by The Boy Genius Report blog, the early contract-termination charges of the company, for "advanced devices," are being hiked to $350. The termination fee, applicable to one-year as well as two-year contracts, kicks in upon the discontinuation of the carrier's service before the completion the stipulated period.

Number of apps available at Apple App Store crosses the 100,000 mark!

Number of apps available at Apple App Store crosses the 100,000 mark!

With the launch of the supposed ‘iPhone challenger’ Motorola Droid round the corner, Apple has revealed highly-impressive statistics from its tightly-controlled mobile-applications’ storefront – it has reported that the number of applications available for download at its popular App Store has crossed the enviable 100,000 mark!

NY antitrust lawsuit details Intel-Dell liaison to thwart competition from AMD

NY antitrust lawsuit details Intel-Dell liaison to thwart competition from AMD

On Wednesday, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel, alleging that the chip maker’s symbiotic liaison with PC maker Dell over the years has been part of Intel’s competition-thwarting practices against its rival AMD. 
 

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