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Apple's Leopard Gets Third Big Update

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the operating system that Apple shipped last fall, got its third major update on Wednesday. Mac OS X 10.5.3, like the earlier 10.5.1 and 10.5.2 patches, combines numerous bug fixes with small feature improvements in one very large download -- as much as 420 megabytes,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 30, 2008; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Mac  
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Call, The Question: Your Wireless-Phone Choices

Full disclosure: I hate doing columns like this morning's guide to wireless-phone service. That's not because I don't like the subject matter, or because the people with whom I deal aren't pleasant individuals. No, it's because I have to spend so much time interrogating PR reps for data that ought...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 29, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Telecom  
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Microsoft Offers a Peek at "Windows 7"

Microsoft's Windows Vista is barely a year and a half and many of you seem in no rush to adopt it, but the company is already starting to reveal some features of Vista's successor. Yesterday, at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif., company representatives...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 28, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Windows  
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What's In a Username?

As I've continued my exploration of social-networking sites, it's been interesting to see how the Web at large still hasn't figured out how we all ought to describe ourselves in the usernames we choose at these sites. You have two general options here: * a username based strictly on your...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 27, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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