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Faster Forward: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

Gmail Makes Labels Act More Like Folders

Before I take leave of this computer for the long weekend, it's time to attend to one of the most contentious issues on the Web: the Gmail folders-versus-labels controversy. Since Google launched its free Web-mail service on April Fool's day of 2004, it has insisted that Gmail's labeling system--in which...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 2, 2009; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  E-mail  
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Post-Review Thoughts On Palm's Pre

It's been almost three weeks since my review of Palm's Pre smartphone ran, and so it's due--um, overdue--to return to Palm's PR department. Since that story and its accompanying blog post, I've learned a few new things about this $200-ish smartphone. One is that keeping its system software and add-on...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 1, 2009; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Tuesday Tidbits: Remote DVR Gets Court OK, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Ships

The past 24 hours have brought news that a lot of tech enthusiasts have been waiting to see--no, not Apple's report that chief executive Steve Jobs is back on the job after a successful liver transplant. One item comes courtesy of the Supreme Court, which yesterday let a lower court...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 30, 2009; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  TV , The Web , Video  
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PostPoints tip: The 'unsubscribe' link works with real companies

Spam may never go away, but you can do something about the commercial mail sent to you by real, non-fraudulent companies. Every few months, take a little time to see if the newsletters, updates and other dispatches they send your way remain worth reading. Odds are, many of them don't:...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 30, 2009; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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Facebook Adding Overexposure Options

Extroverted Facebook users will soon have a new way to share their thoughts with passerby--an option to publish status updates not just to friends, but to everybody online. A post on the Palo Alto, Calif., company's blog explained the rationale behind this new feature: You may have some posts you...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 29, 2009; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Digital culture , The Web  
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