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Faster Forward: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

Re: Your E-Mail Feature Requests

After today's column went to the copy desk last night, I told my editor that I thought there was a 50-50 chance of readers looking at the piece and saying "huh?"--I've heard from some who not only seem content with one Web-mail service or another, they don't even know what...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 10, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  E-mail , The Web  
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The Associated Press Is Angry At The Web

Since Monday, some of my fellow journalists have been all a-twitter about a speech that Associated Press chairman Dean Singleton gave at the AP's annual meeting. In the speech, Singleton spent a fair amount of time going over routine items of business, such as a cheaper rate plan for newspapers...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 8, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  The Web , The business we have chosen  
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DRM Ends, Variable Pricing Begins for iTunes Music

This day will be long remembered: Apple's iTunes Store no longer sells music with "digital rights management" restrictions attached. The move, announced in January at the Macworld Expo convention, formally terminates the recording industry's dream of selling music with "DRM" that would prevent all unauthorized uses. I've been looking forward...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 7, 2009; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Music  
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PostPoints tip: Test your Internet connection's speed

Are you getting the download and upload speeds you've been paying for? Don't take your Internet provider's word for it; put a radar gun on your broadband at a speed-testing site. Try, for example, Speedtest.net, a service of the Web-diagnostics firm Ookla, or the suite of tools provided by the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 7, 2009; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Spring Cleaning For Computers

I spent an hour or so on Sunday helping a friend clean up her computer. It was an interesting exercise, largely because I didn't know what problems I'd find. Her ex-husband had taken care of computer maintenance until a year or so ago, and her newfound role as single mom...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 6, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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