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Faster Forward: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Don't Run Out To Buy An iPhone Today

Whether you love, like or are just curious about the iPhone 3G, I'll recycle my modest suggestion from a year ago: Don't line up at a store to buy one today unless you absolutely need it. Even though the iPhone 3G isn't the same kind of brand-new thing the first...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 11, 2008; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (200)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Social Skills For Address Books

Most of the time, I review just-released products. Today, I'm writing about a product that doesn't exist yet, and may never: an address-book program that would update its records when your friends update their own entries on social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace or LinkedIn. The components that would be...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 10, 2008; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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Defective Defaults: Where to Start on a New PC?

I wish I could credit my absence from this space yesterday to pure laziness. Instead, on my arrival in the office Monday, the computer on my desk refused to boot, with the only evidence of its demise two illuminated numbers on the front: "3" and "4." The Post's IT department...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 9, 2008; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Gripes  
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Court Invites Viacom to Violate YouTube Viewers' Privacy

Not for the first time, a court ruling in a copyright-policy case has made privacy rights an afterthought. Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Louis L. Stanton ruled that Google had to hand over video-viewing records of its YouTube subsidiary to Viacom, which alleges that YouTube built a business on...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 7, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Gripes  
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