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Faster Forward: September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007

From iPhone to iBrick?

Since Apple released the iPhone 1.1.1 update last Thursday, some adventurous iPhone users have been treating it with the suspicion usually only seen in gun-shy Windows users contemplating one of Microsoft's more far-reaching Service Pack updates. That's because iPhone 1.1.1--in addition to providing security fixes and such useful new features...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 5, 2007; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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TV On Your PC

For this week's column, I used the world's most open, democratic communications medium to watch some televised drivel. I'm not proud of that. But after a day or so of feeling guilty, I realized something: I was stuck at home with a cold, I was tired, and if I wasn't...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 4, 2007; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Video  
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Microsoft Plays a New Zune

Almost a year after introducing its Zune music player--then seeing it land in the marketplace with a resounding thud--Microsoft is taking another whack at the concept, as Mike Musgrove reports today. The software giant just unveiled two new Zunes. One's a $250 souped-up version of the old model, now with...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 3, 2007; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Music  
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Broadbanned

I've finally had a chance to read all the e-mail that piled up in my inbox after last Thursday's column--travel and a nasty cold kept me from finishing that until last night--and one thing's clear: Verizon's got a serious public-image problem. Most of the dozens of e-mail responses that I...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 2, 2007; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Telecom  
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