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Faster Forward: February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009

Help File Help: Decoding License Agreements

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it's inviting its users to help rewrite its "terms of service" -- the legal document governing how the popular social-networking site deals with its users and their data. As my colleague Kim Hart explained, Facebook is still working out the details of this ambitious experiment; it's...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 27, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The business we have chosen , Tips  
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Kvetching About Amazon's Kindle 2

I know a lot of you love, or at least really like, Amazon's Kindle e-book reader. So I'm not expecting a tremendous amount of approval for today's "nice gadget, but..." review of the Kindle 2. It's not that I don't find the new model's form and function a major upgrade...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 26, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Digital culture , Gadgets  
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Apple Releases Safari 4 Beta

Apple posted a preview of its next Web browser this morning. The new Safari 4 Beta shows the Cupertino, Calif., company has been working to catch up to competitors -- and to make its browser an easier choice for Windows users. Like the current Safari 3, version 4 is a...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 24, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Mac , The Web , Windows  
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PostPoints tip: Tech support needs a map--in the form of a screen grab

If you've got friends or family members who regularly call for help with their computer, do this the next time you visit their homes: Take a screen shot of their desktop. You can use that picture to give them precise directions to a particular program. For example, you can say...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 24, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hulu Boxes Out Boxee

Last week, the popular TV-on-the-Web site Hulu unplugged some of its more avid viewers -- those using a free program called Boxee to watch shows on the site. I trust you all are familiar with Hulu (surely its Super Bowl ad must have helped), but Boxee may need some explanation....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 23, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  The Web , Video  
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