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Faster Forward: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

Internet Explorer 6 Support Ends Here

Every now and then, I'll get an e-mail from a reader describing a problem they're having with the Web. Often, this problem turns out to be related to their choice--or lack of choice--in browsers: They're still running Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6, one of the least secure and least useful browsers...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 21, 2007; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Is Your iPod Feeling Old Today?

When I went shopping for an iPod nano last November, I thought at the time that it would be a mistake to go for the top-of-the-line, 8-gigabyte model--why spend the extra money on a device with such high odds of being replaced by a newer model within a year? It...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 20, 2007; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Google Unwraps Presentations

Not even a week after I reviewed Google's word processor and spreadsheet, the company launched a presentation program that gives it a full set of Web-based productivity tools. The news came out in a blog posting Monday night, followed soon after by an e-mail from Google's public-relations department. (Note to...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 19, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Web  
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Debating the Future of Music

I spent most of Monday in an auditorium at George Washington University, attending the Future of Music Coalition's annual policy summit. This gathering is meant to give musicians--as opposed to the recording industry at large--a chance to mull over the state of the business. Because life isn't always too kind...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 18, 2007; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Shedding Some Light on Silverlight

Does the world need yet another way to embed animations and videos in Web pages? Yes, says Microsoft, which released the 1.0 version of a browser plug-in called Silverlight earlier this month. You could have easily missed out on the news, since Microsoft refrained from making much of a fuss...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 17, 2007; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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