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Faster Forward: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Virus Infection For Dummies

I've been saying for years that the best defense against viruses, spyware, trojans and other computing "malware" is your own common-sense skepticism about strange programs, prompts and Web sites. That corollary of that statement is that no program in the world will protect you if you're sufficiently dumb, hasty, clueless...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 23, 2009; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Gripes , Mac , Security  
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Have I Answered All Your DTV Questions?

I hope today's column answers every possible question and concern you've had about the upcoming switch to digital television broadcasts -- but I've written too many of these "what to do about DTV" columns to have too much confidence in that. Instead, I'll be happy if today's piece covers most...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 22, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  TV , Tips  
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The White House Turns the (Web) Page

The IT people at the White House must have had a busy day yesterday--just in time for President Obama's inauguration, they swapped out the old whitehouse.gov (see this March 2008 snapshot, courtesy of the Internet Archive) for a new site modeled after Obama's earlier change.gov site, which itself owed a...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 21, 2009; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Web  
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How Will You Follow the Inauguration Online?

The day has finally arrived. At noon, the government of the United States of America will trade one employee for another; George W. Bush's term as president will end, and Barack Obama's will begin. At this point, I don't think I need to describe all the reasons why people might...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 20, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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