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Faster Forward: October 28, 2007 - November 3, 2007

Choosing Cookie Clips

Earlier today, I served as a judge in the "Cookie Crumbles" contest. This wasn't about food, but the Internet kind of cookie -- the little text files that Web sites and Web advertisers save to your computer so the site can remember you upon your return. In this contest, the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 2, 2007; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Looking Into Leopard

Today's column takes a look at Apple's new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system. In the space available, I had to focus on the features I thought most users would encounter--which meant I wound up glossing over many other interesting new things in Leopard (300 in all, going by...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 1, 2007; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mac  
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What Real Mac Malware Looks Like

People new to a Mac often ask me if I can recommend any good anti-virus or anti-spyware programs for their new machine. I usually respond that since there aren't any Mac viruses or spyware to test these programs against, I can't offer a clear recommendation. (That said, the free, open-source...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 31, 2007; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Waiting For Google

If you believe all the news you read, you just have to wait a little longer for Google to fix everything that's wrong with cellphones and social networking. First, the search engine/software provider/source of all things good online is supposedly on the verge of announcing its own cell-phone operating system....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 31, 2007; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Calling On the Run

It amazes me how some people can't live without their gadgets -- phone, MP3 player, GPS, whatever. A disturbingly high number of guys can't even let a call go to voicemail when they're in a public bathroom. (Note to the Apple publicist who tried calling my cell phone last Thursday:...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 29, 2007; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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