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Faster Forward: June 29, 2008 - July 5, 2008

Instinct-ive Responses

If you think today's review of Sprint's Samsung Instinct sounds harsh, you should know that I got to like this phone a little better as I used it over the past couple of weeks. Initially, I thought it was a warmed-over LG Voyager, the touch-screen phone Verizon Wireless sells and...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 3, 2008; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Adobe Updates Reader, Hands Off PDF Standard

One of the most-used, least-appreciated programs on the average PC quietly got an upgrade over the weekend. Adobe Systems, Inc. shipped Adobe Reader 9, the first major new release of its free Portable Document Format file viewer since Adobe Reader 8 shipped in late 2006. A blog post at Adobe's...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 2, 2008; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  The Web  
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AT&T Reveals iPhone 3G Prices

This morning, AT&T Wireless announced its pricing for Apple's upcoming iPhone 3G --and this news release reveals that the new model, due July 11, will be a little more expensive to use than previously thought. AT&T had earlier announced that "unlimited data" use on an iPhone 3G would cost $30...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 1, 2008; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  Telecom  
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OpenTable Offers Al Fresco Access

If any Web site ought to work on an Internet-enabled mobile phone, it should be one built specifically to get you out of your home and office and on your way to a nice restaurant. But until yesterday, OpenTable only offered a version for full-size browsing, meaning anybody without an...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 1, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Last Call For Windows XP (More or Less)

It's finally here: Windows XP's last day in the retail market. After repeated delays--most caused by the belated arrival of its successor Windows Vista, the last due to Vista's hesitant reception by the market--Microsoft will stop selling that nearly seven-year-old operating system to stores and large computer vendors today. That...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 30, 2008; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Windows  
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