Well, so much for that theory: Microsoft announces that its Security Essentials product is now available for small businesses with 10 or fewer PCs, as previously promised. But the release is not tied to a new version of the product, as I had hoped. Why make people wait for October then? No idea.

Update: Here's why, according to Microsoft: "The small business allowance/EULA change is actually in conjunction with a standard service update for Microsoft Security Essentials; it’s the third service update since MSE’s release and is part of the standard product update release cycle. In addition to the EULA change – the service update contains minor bug fixes and performance enhancements as well as support for additional countries (Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Serbia and Vietnam) and languages (Croatian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Serbian, Swedish and Vietnamese)."

Microsoft and Adobe chiefs have a meeting. For some reason this is news. And then it's rampant speculation. What the heck is wrong with you people? I mean, really. But wait. What's this???

Because nothing the Zune did years ago is too old not to copy now: Apple is changing its tune on music subscriptions.

For the three of you who care, Apple is discontinuing .Mac HomePage viewing on November 8.

Add easily broken glass back to the ever-growing list of the iPhone 4's endemic hardware problems. Anyone who called this piece of junk "Apple's Vista" is doing Vista a disservice.