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Faster Forward: February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008

Apple Updates Leopard--Again

On Tuesday, Apple released its second major update to Mac OS X Leopard, the operating system it shipped in October. Mac OS X 10.5.2 Update, as Apple calls it, is one of the largest operating-system patches I've ever seen. The "combined update" download, which applies every fix issued so far...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 15, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Mac  
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Deciphering Digital TV

For as long as I've been covering digital TV--just over a decade, according to the Post's archives--the electronics industry has promised cheap digital converter boxes that would let people keep using their old analog sets even after analog broadcasts vanish from the airwaves. Last week, one of these boxes showed...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 14, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Video  
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Relationship 2.0: Two People, Two iPods, One iTunes Library

Tomorrow's Valentine's Day, which means I'm almost through being bombarded by press releases with headlines like "Valentine's Day Gadget Gift Idea." These pitches have suggested a remarkable variety of tech trinkets--portable hard drives, laptop bags, a multifunction printer, phones and camcorders in red or pink--as the ideal token of one's...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 13, 2008; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music , Tips  
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The BlackBerry Gets a Black Eye, And Other Mobile-Phone News

Hundreds of thousands of busy "knowledge workers" had to pay attention to their dinner companions for the first time in years when Research In Motion's BlackBerry e-mail service crashed for several hours yesterday afternoon and evening. As a longtime skeptic of the BlackBerry e-mail cult, I must admit that I...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 12, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Computing Your Presidential Choices

When I started writing this column, I figured my job would be unlike that of most other Washington-based pundits: I wouldn't have to spend much time talking to lawyers and lobbyists or reading over laws and court rulings. I was wrong. Laws and regulation (or the absence thereof) can restrict...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 11, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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