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Faster Forward: May 2, 2010 - May 8, 2010

The iPad's missed market opportunity: The computer for the rest of us

Back in January, when I spent part of a morning in a crowded auditorium trying to resist a Reality Distortion Field during the Apple iPad's debut, I had a somewhat wistful thought: What if you could buy the 3G mobile-broadband version of this thing to use as your only computer?...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 7, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mobile  
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FCC chair outlines regulatory foundation for broadband providers

The Federal Communications Commission will write some net-neutrality rules after all. Only days after liberal tech-policy groups had been worrying that the FCC would go wobbly on them, commission Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined a foundation for limited regulation of Internet providers that could stop some of the worst abuses--but would...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 6, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Policy and politics , Telecom  
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Google tweaks search pages and logo

Google's search results should look a little different today. The Mountain View, Calif., company is rolling out a redesign of its search pages that includes a freshly scrubbed version of its logo. The most obvious change, as outlined by Google representatives in a briefing yesterday evening and explained in a...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 5, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Search , The Web  
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Internet Explorer market share keeps eroding as Chrome's grows

The odds are lower than ever that you're viewing this in a version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, according to the latest market research. Net Applications' widely-cited statistics, based on data collected at tens of thousands of clients' sites, now show IE's share of the browser market dropping to 59.95...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 4, 2010; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  The Web  
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Do I need to revisit Facebook privacy settings *again*?

In Sunday's paper, I attempted to clarify advice I gave in the prior Sunday's paper. Now I'm afraid I might have to clarify it further, and for the same reasons as the first time around: Facebook's changing, confusing and sometimes outright cryptic privacy settings. To recap, two Sundays ago I...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 4, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Privacy , Social media , The business we have chosen  
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PostPoints tip: Try rebooting a cranky router

There's an old joke about "shut up and reboot" being the first thing you'll hear from anybody in tech support, but sometimes that recipe works. And it seems to work particularly often with wireless routers. So if you find that your laptop's Internet connection has mysteriously slowed or stopped, even...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 4, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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Mint morsels: Site adds cash/check transactions, Android app

Intuit's Mint.com personal-finance Web site has had a reasonably busy spring. Last month, it added support for entering cash and check transactions; a week later, it announced that it could download data from 16,000 financial institutions supported, or "nearly all U.S. banks"; and this morning, it shipped a new application...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 3, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Mobile , Productivity  
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