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Faster Forward: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

Sony Connect Disconnecting?

Is Sony going to pull the plug on its Connect music-download store? A report at the PaidContent.org site last weekend said so, citing unnamed sources at Sony. Axing Connect would make a lot of sense, as the store has been one of the biggest failures in the digital-music business. But...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 22, 2007; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Music  
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Cell Esteem

A few months ago, I said we'd be doing a guide to cell-phone service--resuming what was once a yearly tradition in these parts. The results appear today, in the form of my column and the accompanying chart comparing the offerings of the five nationwide carriers: AT&T, Nextel and Sprint, T-Mobile...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 21, 2007; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Telecom  
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How Dumb Can a "Wizard" Get?

The BlackBerry Curve smartphone (warning, annoying animated intro) looks great, but the software inside it doesn't seem to be terribly bright. The trouble started when I first turned it on, and was greeted by a 13-screen "Setup Wizard" that warned me upfront that it would need "approximately 10 minutes" of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 20, 2007; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Gripes  
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A Few Things I Don't Know

I'm making one of my periodic attempts to catch up on reader mail, and in the process I'm coming across a lot of questions that I can't readily answer. In some cases, the knowledge needed to answer these queries faded from my brain years ago; in others, I don't and...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 19, 2007; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Anxiety at the Internet Cafe

As I wrote in a blog posting last week, I had to log on a few times during my vacation. Part of that Internet use involved checking my Gmail account--and anytime you're logging on from a strange computer, you have to worry if the computer isn't logging any passwords. It's...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 18, 2007; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Tips  
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