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Faster Forward: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

New Developments For the iPhone

Yesterday, Apple announced two major new initiatives for the iPhone--a series of upcoming software updates that should make it far more palatable for business use, and a software development kit (SDK) that will let independent programmers write their own applications for Apple's iconic phone (along with the iPod Touch). The...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 7, 2008; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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News You Can Reuse

In the interest of full disclosure, as I was writing today's column I could not help thinking that: a) it would get picked up by the news-aggregator sites that I describe in the piece, b) the users of those sites would then discover other things I've written, and c) that,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 6, 2008; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Digital culture , The Web  
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ITunes' Incomplete Movie-Rental Inventory

When Apple added a video-rental option to its iTunes Store in January, the company said it would "offer over 1,000 titles by the end of February." Well, it's now early March and I'm glad that I didn't echo that phrasing and instead wrote that the company "plans to offer 1,000...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 5, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Video  
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Today's E-Commerce Adventure: Buying Nats Home-Opener Tickets

It took little more than half an hour for the Washington Nationals' home opener to sell out this morning, according to the team's online ticket store. But if you were trying in vain to batter your way through a series of error messages and please-wait prompts to make a purchase,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 4, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Web  
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Password Pain Persists

When I logged on to my computer at work this morning, I was greeted by one of my least favorite prompts: Your current password will expire in 13 days. Would you like to change it now? As usual, I clicked the "No" button--wishing it read "Hell, no"--because I have to...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 3, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gripes  
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