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Faster Forward: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Safari Gets Phishing Protection

Yesterday, Apple released an update to its Safari Web browser that belatedly adds some protection against phishing sites, those phony pages that impersonate financial logins. Where older versions of Safari would have let you click through to a phishing site, Safari 3.2 (a free download for Mac OS X 10.4...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 14, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Mac , The Web  
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Adobe And Google Edit Photo-Editing Tools

This morning's column revisits two familiar subjects, Google's Picasa and Adobe's Photoshop Elements. I've written about both of these photo-album applications multiple times before, most recently in April of 2007. This time around, however, I'm not as happy with each program as I was in previous years. Picasa 3 adds...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 13, 2008; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Pictures  
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Gmail Adds Voice and Video Chatting

Gmail is getting increasingly difficult to avoid these days. Yesterday, Google introduced the option of audio and video chatting to Gmail's Google Chat component. There's nothing new about adding free voice and visual communication to an instant-messaging system; AOL, Yahoo and MSN have offered it for years, and it's been...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 12, 2008; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Telecom , The Web  
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T-Mobile 3G Coverage Reaches D.C. Area

Cell-phone users in the Washington area now have four choices for mobile-broadband service. Last week, T-Mobile USA announced that it had switched on its "3G" service here, joining AT&T Wireless, Sprint and Verizon Wireless in offering fast connectivity -- as in, downloads of 500 kbps or more -- over the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 11, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Telecom  
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What's Happening, CC? Circuit City Goes Chapter 11

Expect numerous "short circuit" headlines today now that Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy. The Richmond-based electronics retailer announced its reorganization petition this morning, saying that it needed protection from its creditors to assure electronics vendors that it could pay for the gear it hopes to sell this holiday season....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 10, 2008; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  The business we have chosen , Tips  
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