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Faster Forward: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Friday Follow-Ups: AVG, MSN, Helio, Etc.

Updates on some recent (and one not-so-recent) stories: * Grisoft, the Czech developers of the AVG anti-virus program, have made it a little easier to find the free version of this application--something I complained about at the start of this month. The "update now" window that pops up if you're...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 27, 2008; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Flip Camcorder Is No Flop--For Now

As a critic, I'm supposed to throw my opinion into the story, saying upfront whether I like something or not. But for today's review of the Flip Mino video camera, I had to step back a little from my own perspective. The review I would have written for myself, or...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 26, 2008; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Video  
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The Ethics of Ad Blocking

If you've raged against some of the more pushy ads on the Internet, you should take a look at today's story by my colleague Peter Whoriskey about the people behind a couple of popular ad-blocking tools. The intersection between somebody's hope to make a living online and somebody else's desire...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 25, 2008; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Updated Google Maps For Palm Can Find Itself

One of the most intriguing new features in mobile-phone software is finally coming to Palm OS smartphones... make that, very few Palm OS smartphones. Six months after its debut on Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Java-based and Symbian phones, a Palm version of Google Maps for Mobile's "location-aware" update arrived today. This...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 24, 2008; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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T-Mobile Eases Early Termination Fees

Yet another wireless carrier has agreed to give customers a break on the early-termination-fees they must pay to liberate themselves from the one- or two-year contracts they agreed to when buying a phone. T-Mobile USA announced this morning that it would lower those fees for customers nearing the end of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 23, 2008; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Telecom  
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