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Faster Forward: November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007

A Poor Outlook For Outlook Alternatives

A friend of mine -- who has had almost as much bad luck with computers as Gene Weingarten -- recently e-mailed to ask about cryptic error messages that had begun to pop up in his copy of Microsoft Outlook 2002. On further examination, he traced the problem to the fact...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 30, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Windows  
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Dealing For Dollars

I like making money with minimal effort, so the concept of a company paying me to shop has a certain charm. In today's column, I discuss the incentives being thrown around--rebates, discounts, free shipping--by three online payment services that are trying to raise their profile this holiday season. I've followed...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 29, 2007; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Verizon Wireless To Open Itself Up

Is this the Verizon Wireless we know: The control-freak carrier that habitually makes phone manufacturers disable features before it will sell their products? Yesterday morning, the Basking Ridge, N.J., firm announced that it would let customers use a far wider variety of phones -- and any software that they want...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 28, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Telecom  
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Just-For-Today Deals

Today is "Cyber Monday," when Americans allegedly flock to online stores--presumably using their employers' computers and network connections--to get their holiday shopping in gear. I have to write "allegedly" because the numbers we reported last year didn't back up that description. And it's hard to take anything too seriously with...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 26, 2007; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Tips  
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Did Technology Speed Your Thanksgiving Trek?

Several months ago, I tried out three Global Positioning System receivers that incorporated real-time traffic data. I was less than impressed with their performance and concluded that other forms of technology worked better: You might still want other sources -- the radio, highway message signs, a passenger with a smartphone...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 26, 2007; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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