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China claims Motorola, Nokia batteries explode

As investigations continued into the death a 22-year-old Chinese man whose cell phone exploded, Chinese authorities have found batteries that may blow up when used in Motorola and Nokia cell phones, news reports said Friday.

VMware Fusion reaches RC1, on track for August release

VMware launched the first release candidate (RC1) of its Fusion virtualization software that lets Mac owners run Windows on Intel-based machines, one of the last steps toward finalizing its rival to Apple's own Boot Camp and Parallels's flagship virt...

'DVD Jon' beats iPhone activation

A noted Norwegian hacker claimed Wednesday to have come up with a way to activate an Apple iPhone without committing to an AT&T wireless plan.

Mpack installs ultra-invisible Trojan

The notorious Mpack hacker toolkit is installing malware that carries out all its chores -- including spewing spam -- from within the Windows kernel, making it extremely difficult for some security software to detect, Symantec said Thursday.

Apple patches 'snap, crackle, pop' bug

Apple Monday issued a fix for the "snap, crackle, pop" audio problem that has bedeviled some Macintosh users since the June 20 operating system update to Mac OS 10.4.10.

Microsoft promises more Ultimate 'Extras'

The team responsible for coming up with add-ons for Microsoft's Windows Vista Ultimate reacted to critics Monday by breaking a three-month silence to say that they'll finalize one already-released program within three months.

The iPhone goes on sale, finally

As hundreds lined up in front of the Apple Inc. store in midtown Manhattan cheered, the first buyers of the long-awaited, <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/">much-coveted iPhone</a> emerged, holding small black bags over their heads.

Prince Charles' identity not on looted laptop

A British payroll company that lost a laptop containing the identities of 500 people has denied that Prince Charles, Duke of Wales, was among those whose personal information was on the computer.

Hydra-headed 'Storm' attack starts

A new round of greeting card spam that draws users to attack sites relies on a sophisticated multi-pronged, multi-exploit strike force to infect machines, security professionals said late Thursday.

Dell bundles free online storage with new PCs

Along with its newly-hued PCs, Dell Tuesday quietly made free online storage standard for all new Inspiron and XPS computers, the first time a top-tier OEM has bundled the service with consumer systems.

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