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Faster Forward: April 8, 2007 - April 14, 2007

Leopard Won't Leap Until October

To everybody who's asked if they should wait to buy a new Mac until Apple ships the next version of Mac OS X: You might as well get the new machine now, because Leopard won't ship until October. Apple released a statement late yesterday saying that this new release of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 13, 2007; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mac  
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DVD Recorders: Now Safe To Buy

Almost five years ago, I tried out a new kind of electronic gadget--a massive box that could record on DVDs, not just play them. It had a few issues, as I wrote: The Philips DVDR985 is $1,000 worth of bulky electronics. It's material for 68 pages of frustratingly dense manual....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 13, 2007; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Video  
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The 411 on Google's Free 411

An experimental Google service that's drawn some blog chatter recently lets you use the search engine from your phone. Not your cell phone's measly little Web browser, but any old phone, even some rotary-dial antique. Google Voice Local Search, an automated directory-assistance system, operates by voice alone. You call the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 11, 2007; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Telecom  
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Time to Revise The TV-Service Shopping List

Tonight, I will be able to sit down and watch the Washington Nationals get clobbered by play the Atlanta Braves. For a lot of people, that's not a brag-worthy thing. But my TV provider, Dish Network, hasn't carried the Nats' regional sports network, MASN, until now. By finally remedying this...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 10, 2007; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Video  
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A Phone That Makes You Feel Powerless

When I tried out a batch of high-resolution camera phones a few weeks ago, I faced one unusual challenge--figuring out how to turn one of these models on and off. And the design of the Nokia N93 didn't flummox only me. It also had my wife baffled as well--and she...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 9, 2007; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Gripes  
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