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Faster Forward: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Personal-Finance Apps Fade On Disk, Flourish On the Web

Today's column may look a little familiar to regular readers. In it, I try out the same three Web-based personal-finance applications--Mint, Quicken Online and Wesabe--that I tested last May. Why return to this topic so soon? Since last spring, three things have changed. First, these three applications have all seen...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 17, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Productivity  
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Verizon Adding Widgets, Web Video To Fios TV

Two hundred and fifty-plus TV channels not enough to keep you entertained? Verizon announced two new Web-connected additions to its Fios TV service this morning. Starting today, subscribers will be able to choose from an expanded set of free Internet widgets, accessible through any Fios receiver or digital video recorder....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 15, 2009; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  TV , The Web  
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Microsoft Previews Office 2010--Including Free Web Version

Yesterday, Microsoft announced some important details about Office 2010, the successor to its current, Windows-only Office 2007 due to ship sometime in the first half of next year. Half of Microsoft's news constitutes what you'd expect out of any update to its widely used, perennially profitable productivity suite. Office 2010...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 14, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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PostPoints tip: Wikipedia on your phone

If you wanted to read Wikipedia in your phone's browser, for years you had to rely on third-party sites that repackaged the Web encyclopedia's content in a phone-friendly format. A few months ago, however, the site rolled out its own mobile-phone version, and at the end of last month pronounced...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 14, 2009; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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HD Radio To Go, Or Just Going, Going, Gone?

Have you, unlike what seems to be the majority of electronics customers, been pining for a cheaper way to try out HD Radio? A new portable model on sale now in Best Buy stores brings the entry-level cost for HD Radio to its lowest point ever, $49.99. But somehow, I...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 13, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Music  
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