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Faster Forward: August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008

Your Boot-Up Cycle

As I was getting ready to write this, something bothered me, and for a moment I couldn't remember what other task I needed to accomplish first. Then it hit me -- why, I hadn't Twittered yet, and it was silly not to throw in my $.02 worth on that site...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 8, 2008; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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Apple's Communication Breakdown

Today's column may make me slightly unpopular among some fans of Apple. (The first expletive-enriched response landed in my inbox at 12:49 this morning.) But I think Apple's making trouble both for its customers and itself by neglecting to talk to them outside of tech-support interactions and Macworld Expo keynotes....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 7, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Gripes , Mac  
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Heading Into the Shop

I hope you can live without my input here for a day or so. As you may have noticed from postings on other washingtonpost.com blogs, we're upgrading the servers here and so that we can move thousands of posts and millions of comments to a new set of machines, we'll...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 5, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Apple Admits MobileMe Mess... To Itself

The MobileMe meltdown seems to have led to some heads rolling at Apple: Last night, Ars Technica reported that the company is reorganizing the MobileMe effort. The (generally reliable) tech-news site's report quotes an e-mail from Steve Jobs, in which he calls the service "not up to Apple's standards" and...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 5, 2008; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Mac  
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Self-Healing Hardware: Not Always A Good Thing

What's worse than a broken gadget? A gadget that won't stay broken. I had the opportunity to ponder this paradox earlier today. I'd showed up at a Sprint service center on L Street downtown to get a malfunctioning phone looked at. Sometime Friday morning, this Palm Centro had refused to...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 4, 2008; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Gripes  
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