This Day in Tech: Apple updates Mini, Air; opposition to AT&T, T-Mobile merger

Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET (and elsewhere) for Wednesday, July 20.

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Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET (and elsewhere) for Wednesday, July 20.

• Apple has updated the Mac Mini and MacBook Air. Here are the specs along with plenty of pictures . The major upgrades to the MacBook Air include a next-generation processor, Thunderbolt port, and a backlit keyboard. TechCrunch's MG Siegler writes about how he loves the MacBook Air and why he thinks the MacBook is dead.

• Nokia's second quarter is not looking too shabby, but the real question on everyone's mind is: Can the company recover? One thing working against the company is Google Android's huge market share, which is expected to make it hard for Nokia to fight back. One strategy might be to continue to leverage its high-volume manufacturing pricing so it can keep costs down.

• Apple's Lion brings personal computers closer to the world of tablets, but don't expect it to turn your computer into an iPad, says All Things Digital's Walt Mossberg. Before you unleash Apple's Mac OS X Lion onto your computer, CNET's Sharon Vaknin provides a useful checklist to tick off before installing the new operating system.

• Google is interested in the wireless tech company InterDigital to help it improve technology for its Android mobile operating system.

• The head of the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee opposes the AT&T/T-mobile merger , saying it's "highly dangerous to competition and consumers."

• Electronic Arts predicts that people will stop going into stores to buy games.

• Finally, iPhone short videos will get the red-carpet treatment. Mobile filmmakers, it's your chance to enter The Original iPhone Film Festival . You have until September 30 to enter.

• Tired of fleeting Facebook status updates and buried posts? A start-up called Proust lets you tell your story the way you want.

 

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