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Faster Forward: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

TomTom, Navigon iPhone GPS Apps Seem Lost

I guess I was a little too optimistic. Back in April, when I tried out a TomTom GPS receiver that used a wireless-data modem to fetch traffic data, look up nearby gas prices and find local establishments, I expected that we'd soon see something better. And when in June, Apple...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 21, 2009; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Southeastern Conference To Fans: Shut Up And Watch

If it's Wednesday, it must be time for another exhibit of Establishment cluelessness about digital technology. Today's villain: the Southeastern Conference, which is indulging in a particularly absurd bout of control-freakery over what fans in the stands might do with their smartphones. Yes, fans. The St. Petersburg Times' Michael Kruse...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 19, 2009; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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Apple Lead Barely Shrinks in Customer-Satisfaction Survey

Computer vendors can only wish they made their customers as happy as Detroit's car-manufacturing dinosaurs. That's my takeaway from the latest results of the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, a project of the University of Michigan's business school. The survey, based on lengthy interviews conducted with a randomly chosen sample of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 18, 2009; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Computers  
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PostPoints tip: Read me online for more details

Far be it from me to discourage people from subscribing to the print edition of The Post--I do so myself--but if you've read a story of mine and are curious about some of the details discussed in it, have a look at its online version on our site. Since March,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 18, 2009; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gmail Edges Past AOL, Still in Third Place

News flash: Google's Gmail is not the most popular Web mail service. Or even the second-most popular option. It is, however, now the third-most popular Web e-mail application, according to new figures from ComScore covered by multiple sources on Friday. Gmail's 37 million visitors a month badly trail the 106...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 17, 2009; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  E-mail  
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