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Faster Forward: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

Does This Download Help or Hurt?

Last Sunday's Help File column, in which I recommended a Windows utility called ZSoft Uninstaller, did not get quite the response I'd hoped for. One of the first reader e-mails was this, from a Windows XP user who wrote in to say that she tried using this program to evict...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 26, 2007; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gmail's Latest Trick: IMAP, Therefore I Am

Google's Gmail Web-based e-mail service is rolling out a terrific, free and overdue feature: The ability to synchronize your Gmail account to the desktop mail program of your choice. This includes more than just your inbox, such as all of your messages and all their labels, complete with records of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 24, 2007; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Net Neutrality: The Plot Thickens

On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Comcast blocks one of the most popular file-sharing systems, BitTorrent. In essence, the cable-modem provider jams the usual conversation that occurs between two copies of the BitTorrent software at the start of a file transfer: Each PC gets a message invisible to the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 22, 2007; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  Telecom  
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