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Faster Forward: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Firefox 3 Draws Near

The third major release of the browser that ended Microsoft Internet Explorer's monopoly is almost here. Mozilla Firefox 3 will ship on Tuesday the 17th. To mark the occasion, the non-profit behind this open-source browser hopes to set a new world record -- most downloads of a program in a...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 13, 2008; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Little Laptops Lacking Luster

Oh cruel computer industry, must you tease me so? For the third time this year, I've tested a laptop that I thought might be the perfect reporter's companion for that next trek to CES -- and for the third time, I've found it flawed in too many, seemingly easily, avoidable...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 12, 2008; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Computers  
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Who Needs "Push" E-Mail?

A lot of gadget owners these days demand "push" e-mail -- the ability to have a message show up on a handheld device the instant it lands on your mail server. BlackBerry users swear by this feature, and iPhone users are looking forward to getting it through the new Mobile...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 10, 2008; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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Apple's News: iPhone 2.0, iPhone 3G, Mobile Me

If you've been waiting to buy the new iPhone, you can now mark your calendar for July 11. Steve Jobs unveils the new iPhone model in San Francisco on Monday. (Bloomberg) Earlier today, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs opened the company's annual developers conference in San Francisco by unveiling the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 9, 2008; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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When Tech News Breaks, Will Twitter Do the Same?

As I noted on Friday, today will be a big news day in the Apple universe. At the company's annual developers' conference, chief executive Steve Jobs will, almost everybody assumes, unveil an updated, wireless broadband-equipped iPhone, along with updates to Mac OS X and "one more thing" that nobody's guessed...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 9, 2008; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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