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Faster Forward: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

Latest Facebook frontier: Your dashboard?

Facebook will follow you on the road if you buy a GM vehicle equipped with an upcoming version of the automaker's OnStar system. As multiple stories have outlined--see, for instance, those from the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News--OnStar subscribers would be able to update their status by voice...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 10, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Mobile , Social media  
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Apple offers App Store review guidelines (and updates iPhone software)

Apple gives in on two key iPhone-software issues: allows developers to port other smartphone programs to the iPhone, posts App Store review guidelines.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 9, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Digital culture , Gadgets , Mobile  
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Google debuts 'Instant' search

Google's new Google Instant tries to show search results before you can finish typing them. Is that something you've been waiting for?

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 8, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Digital culture , Search  
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Another day, another goofy Google logo

For the second day in a row, Google's home-page logo doesn't just sit there. Today's version changes color from gray to its usual hues as you type a query, one letter at a time. The reason should be apparent at 12:30 Eastern today, when the Web firm has scheduled a news conference in San Francisco to announce something new in search technology.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 8, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Digital culture , Search , The Web  
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DirecTV opens NFL Sunday Ticket to non-subscribers

You no longer have to subscribe to DirecTV to watch one of the satellite broadcaster's most-touted exclusives--its NFL Sunday Ticket package. Starting with this season, football fans who pay another company for TV service (or don't pay for TV at all) can sign up for a broadband-only version of Sunday...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 8, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  TV , Video  
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Google bouncing-balls logo amuses, bemuses visitors

Google's latest logo--an animated, interactive graphic of bouncing balls that you can chase around the window with your mouse--is entertaining and puzzling Web users this morning.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 7, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Digital culture , Search , The Web  
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PostPoints tip: Sites I like: MacInTouch

In a week that featured major news from Apple, it was a safe bet that I'd again consult one of the first tech-news sites I ever read: MacInTouch. This Mac-news site combines updates about software and hardware releases with its own in-depth reviews and readers' reports of their experiences with...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 7, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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