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Faster Forward: June 24, 2007 - June 30, 2007

iPhone First Impressions

Now that I've had some time to start trying out the review iPhone Apple is loaning me, here are some initial thoughts about it as I work on the review that will run in the paper next week. * Unlike other cellphones, you can buy an iPhone without knowing what...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 30, 2007; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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iPhone Freakout Watch

Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, I saw about 30 people lined up on the sidewalk outside the Apple Store in Clarendon. Some of them had obviously slept there the night before--no small feat, given yesterday's weather. Since I was running, I didn't stop to ask these folks what they...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 29, 2007; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Watt's Happening

This morning's column was inspired by a blog post earlier, which in turn has led to this blog post. This kind of Web-to-print back-and-forth sometimes goes by artsy names like "reverse publishing," but you are free to think of it as our prose recycling program. If you're curious about this...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 28, 2007; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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iPhone iNsanity Continues

Are some folks out there taking the launch of the iPhone just a little too seriously? Consider the following few items. * First, the AppleInsider site reports on the arrival of the first iPhone shipments, and some of the extraordinary security measures taken with these deliveries: Awaiting the freight at...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 26, 2007; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Mac Market Math

Between those "Hi, I'm a Mac/And I'm a PC" ads, the well-documented problems with upgrading to Microsoft's new Windows Vista and the continued smart design of Apple's own hardware and software, a lot of people have been expecting the Mac's share of the computing market to rise. Some numbers published...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 26, 2007; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Mac  
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Cheaper Ink For Your Inkjet?

This weekend brought us some good news about one of the computer industry's more annoying aspects--the extortionate price of replacement printer ink. A Kentucky jury ruled Friday that Lexmark "unreasonably restrained competition" with a program that pushed customers to recycle used printer cartridges only through Lexmark. From the Louisville Courier-Journal's...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 25, 2007; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Pleasant surprises  
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