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Faster Forward: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Amazon's Kindle DX Turns A Page In E-Books

My commute to work this week hasn't left the usual amount of newsprint on my fingers. Instead of grabbing a section of the Post to read on the train (the Metro section usually fills that block of time perfectly), I've taken a Kindle DX loaned by Amazon's PR department. The...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 19, 2009; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Tips For iPhone 3G S Shoppers

Tomorrow morning, as you may have heard, Apple will begin selling its new iPhone 3G S. Prior iPhone debuts have been a bit of a circus. In the hope of making this one a little saner, I'd like to make two suggestions: 1) Don't wait on line to buy the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 18, 2009; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gadgets , Shopping  
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New EFF Site Tracks Terms-Of-Service Changes

Everybody who religiously reads those terms-of-use documents that Web sites and services ask us to accept -- then re-reads them after every announced change -- can stop reading this post now. Now that I've reduced my readership by two, let me tell you about an interesting Web site that debuted...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 18, 2009; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture , Tips  
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Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 Arrives Today

If you have friends who own iPhones, don't expect to get any calls from them for part of today: Apple is releasing the second major update to the iPhone's operating-system software. This iPhone OS 3.0 upgrade, free for iPhone users and $9.95 for iPod touch users, fixes some longstanding defects...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 17, 2009; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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PostPoints tip: Keep your Adobe Flash plug-in current

The Adobe Flash plug-in that runs most of the video you watch on the Web (along with many interactive features and, unfortunately, some of the more annoying ads) is one of the more frequently-updated programs on any home computer, but it's too easy to miss the bug fixes and security...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 16, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Goodbye, Analog TV. Hello, Digital TV.

It's over. Except it's not. On Friday, almost all of the TV stations across the United States ended their analog programming -- though many of them continue to air a series of DTV-transition infomercials on their analog signals -- and switched to digital TV. After covering this story since 1998...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 15, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
Categories:  TV  
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