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Tech News for 8-19-09

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 by | Filed Under: In The News

Apple will be releasing the newest version of their Mac OS X, OS X 10.6 named Snow Leopard. This new release will not be a complete overhaul, but instead update several different components of the latest version, OS X 10.5 which was named Leopard. The release is rumored to be August 28th.

Google is celebrating after moving up the ladder and becoming the third largest email service with 37 million unique visitors last month, beating out AOL’s 36 million unique visitors. The first largest email service is Yahoo with roughly 104 million users; The second is Windows Live Hotmail which has 47 million unique visitors.

Sprint, the third largest wireless carrier, will be expanding its WiMax wireless Internet offering to 17 new cities by the end of this year. The company will also be expanding its 4G wireless coverage to Boston, Houston, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. by 2010. Verizon Wireless plans to release it’s 4G wireless coverage by 2010; ATT Wireless is looking of a release date in 2011.

Microsoft has announced that the Zune HD, the newest version of their popular portable media player, will be released in September. Pre-Orders for this device will be available at major electronic retailers. The device will have the ability to send 720P video to an HDTV using a separately sold docking station. This device may become a major competitor for Apple’s iPod Touch.

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