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Faster Forward: January 20, 2008 - January 26, 2008

An E-Commerce Paradox

Here's a little puzzler for everybody to mull over as we ease into the weekend: 1) TicketMaster charges extra if you buy a ticket online or on the phone. But if you show up in person at a facility to get your ticket, no service charge applies. 2) Airlines charge...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 25, 2008; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  The Web  
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Windows Vista Turns 1

The six-word summary of today's column: "Windows Vista after one year: meh." My opinion of Vista has soured a bit since my review a year ago--thanks in large part to the reports I've received from readers about their own experiences with Vista. My own interactions with Vista's anti-piracy features haven't...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 24, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Windows  
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Help File Help: Copying DVDs to Your Computer

For several months, I've had this question in my list of potential Help File topics: Why can't I copy my Star Trek DVDs onto my Mac or my iPod, the way I copy my audio CDs today? The short answer is that DVDs, unlike audio CDs, contain a layer of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 23, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Video  
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A Picture-Editing Checklist

Over this holiday weekend, I resumed my often-postponed effort to go through the pictures that have been piling up in my photo-album software. How far behind am I? Let's just say that it was a major victory when I recently finished sorting, editing and labeling all the shots from my...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 22, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Pictures  
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