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Faster Forward: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

iPod Nano Adds FM, Video; Zune Tunes Into HD Radio

Thanks to Apple's new iPod nano, I know that walking from my porch steps to the top of the escalator at my Metro stop involves 949 steps and burns 41 calories. And thanks to Microsoft's new Zune HD, I've listened to some old '80s alt-rock songs that I never thought...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 18, 2009; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gadgets , Music , Video  
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Ten Years Of Tech Columns

Ten years ago today, I started writing a consumer-tech column for The Post's Business section. And here I am, still doing the same thing (along with a Q&A column, a blog, and Web chats, and Twitter... but that's not important right now). I'd say I've been stuck in a rut,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 16, 2009; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Intuit to Buy Mint, Collecting a Competitor

Two of the bigger competitors in the growing category of Web-based personal-finance software will become properties of the same company: Intuit announced yesterday that it planned to buy Mint.com, perhaps the best-known provider of these services -- and my own favorite among them. Intuit's press release outlined the basic terms...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 15, 2009; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Productivity  
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PostPoints tip: Don't fret about fixable photo flubs

Ever-cheaper memory cards make it all too easy to take picture after picture of the same scene, in the hope that one of them will be perfect. But if you think about what mistakes are trivial to correct in a photo-editing program--and which ones are difficult or impossible to fix--you...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 15, 2009; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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What I Uploaded for My Summer Vacation

Summer isn't over yet, but the summer-vacation season is. I know this because I'm no longer getting updates about your travels when I log into Facebook and Twitter. This isn't the first year that I've been able to follow friends' vacations online; tech-enthusiast types have been uploading pictures and composing...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 14, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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