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Faster Forward: October 25, 2009 - October 31, 2009

Google's recipe: to serve man?

The odds are pretty good that many of you found this article with the help of a large technology firm based on the West Coast. The odds also suggest that many of you will move on from this page to sites or services operated by the same company -- and...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 30, 2009; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Digital culture , Policy and politics  
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Cutting costs by cutting the cord: an experiment with free TV

Every time I've written about the annoyances of subscription TV services--like expensive, inflexible programming packages and expensive, inept tuners and recorders--I've seen readers post comments to the effect of "You don't need to put up with that: Ditch your pay service and switch to free, over-the-air TV and free Internet...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 29, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  TV  
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Verizon Wireless unveils Droid smartphone

Verizon Wireless may finally have a phone that can win some respect from iPhone fans. This morning, it unveiled the Droid, a Motorola smartphone running the new, 2.0 release of Google's Android software. This device -- shipping Nov. 6 at $199 for new and renewing customers who sign up for...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 28, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Answers to more of your Microsoft Security Essentials questions

The state of computing security in Windows is anything but clear for a lot of home users. So I guess I should not have have been surprised that one column and blog posts at the start and end of this month did not suffice to explain Microsoft's new, free Microsoft...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 27, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Feedback , Security , Windows  
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PostPoints tip: Facebook friends' photos aren't for everyone

Halloween's arrival this weekend will result in Facebook accumulating more than a few photos of people looking and acting silly. Since the 300 million-plus people now on the social-networking site probably include bosses, relatives or other potential authority figures, you should block them from seeing pictures other people may take...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 27, 2009; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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Microsoft to open Outlook data format

Microsoft announced Monday that it plans to pry the locks off the closed, proprietary format of its Outlook e-mail/contacts/calendar/tasks/notes application. By documenting the workings of Outlook's Personal Storage Table (PST) format--one of my least-favorite locked formats--Microsoft would make it far easier for developers to write Outlook-compatible software to complement or...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 26, 2009; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  E-mail , Windows  
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Facebook updates home page, irks users (again)

Stop me if you've read this before: Facebook just revised its home page, and many users of the popular social-networking site are confused or annoyed by the results. That happened in March, when the Palo Alto, Calif., company swept away its home page's modular design to present a single column...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 26, 2009; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  The Web  
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