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Faster Forward: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Apple's iPhone 3GS: A Next Step, Not A Next Generation

I don't want to call Apple's iPhone old, but it is maturing. The new iPhone 3GS just doesn't bring the kind of groundbreaking improvements delivered by its predecessors--the original iPhone's gesture-driven touch screen, auto-correcting onscreen keyboard and Safari Web browser, or the iPhone 3G's App Store and Global Positioning System...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 26, 2009; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Microsoft Names Its Price(s) For Windows 7

This morning, Microsoft revealed the last major missing ingredient to Windows 7, the upcoming replacement for the flawed Windows Vista: what it will cost. A post on the Redmond, Wash., company's Windows Team Blog outlined four possible prices home users can pay in the United States: * Starting tomorrow, if...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 25, 2009; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Windows  
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Comcast, Time Warner Announce "TV Everywhere" Initiative

Comcast and Time Warner said this morning that they're working on plans for a big increase in the amount of TV shows watchable online for free--but only by people who also subscribe to their regular TV services. This scheme goes by the name of "TV Everywhere." The idea is that...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 24, 2009; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  TV , Video  
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The Bad News Network: Twitter, Facebook and Liveblogs

Yesterday was not a good day for the District of Columbia and its neighbors. And, like on many other bad-news days, the Internet was there to tell the story of Metro's two-train collision in real time. Somewhat to my surprise, nobody seems to have been Twittering from either train. But...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 23, 2009; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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PostPoints tip: Bring the "real" Web to not-so-smart phones

The iPhone 3GS may be getting all the headlines this week, but Apple's new gadget and such competing smartphones as the Palm Pre aren't the only way to read full-sized Web pages on the go. Even a considerably dumber phone can benefit from the automatic page reformatting offered by the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 23, 2009; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Smartphone News: A Million-Plus iPhone 3G S Sales, One New Android Phone

Apparently, this iPhone thing isn't getting old: Apple announced this morning that it had sold more than one million units of its new iPhone 3G S through Sunday. The lines to buy an iPhone may not have been as long as in the previous two iPhone launches -- the Apple...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 22, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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