Tech Today: Apple MacBook Air to get speed boost?

Plus: Google suspends real-time, 4th July doodle row

With some juicy nuggets from Apple and Google, here's the tech news that broke after you logged off.

Apple MacBook Air latest
In the log-running MacBook Air refresh saga, another little nugget of info has arrived, according to Japanese site Macotakara. The site reckons that new, super-fast 400mbps flash drives will be appearing in the new slim laptops, set for an official announcement within the next week or so.
Link: AppleInsider

Google suspends real-time search results
Real-time results from Twitter are no longer appearing in Google Search results after the agreement between the two parties to feature the scrolling as-they-happen posts from Twitter users expired. Twitter has a similar deal with Bing, which is still running.
Link: Washington Post

Google's 4th July doodle, ditches Stars & Stripes
It was a very heavy evening of Google news on Independence Day, and in this instance, the company has come under the cosh for dropping Old Glory, the American flag, from its 4th July Google doodle. To be fair, it does have Lady Liberty, baseball, a bald eagle and houses with white picket fences. But never mind the flag, where's Hulk Hogan, brother!
Link: CNET

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Google+ app awaiting Apple App Store approval
Last week we reported that The Big G was planning to bring its new social network to the iPhone, and now Mashable tells us that all that's left is for Apple to give the app the nod and set it live. iPhone fans will remember however, how long it took Apple to approve Google Voice...
Link: Mashable

Google Movie Rentals app appears briefly on Android
Android users in the US have reported the brief sighting of an Google Movie Rentals app in the Android Market. Although the app isn't there any more, it seems obvious that Google is going to be pushing its movies venture out to smartphones soon. Now hows about a UK launch too?
Link: Android Central

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