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Netgear CEO Lo slams Jobs, Apple and Microsoft

Netgear CEO Patrick Lo told a lunch crowd in Sydney over the weekend that Apple's closed culture will not change as long as co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs lives and that Microsoft is "over."

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 31, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Apple, Gripes, Mac  
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Google says Reader link coming back

Google said in a tweet on Friday that removing the Google Reader link from the top of the Gmail homepage was a mistake and Tech Crunch reported that the company plans to restore the link some time Monday morning.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 24, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Digital culture, E-mail, Gripes  
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Google Chrome innovates to help charities

Using tech to give to charities this holiday season.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 17, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gaming, Gripes  
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Cablevision-Fox spat sure to draw sequels

As the Fox-Cablevision hostage drama grinds into its fourth day, there's no sign of a resolution -- but plenty of hints that we'll see a sequel on other TV providers. Since Friday, about 3 million Cablevision subscribers in parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut have lost access...

By Rob Pegoraro  | October 19, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Gripes, TV, Video  
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Things I know about the 'Verizon iPhone' story

Because so many of you have asked, here is the total of what I know about the odds of a Verizon iPhone. That perpetual rumor subject is once again in the news, courtesy of a Wall Street Journal story that declares upfront: "Apple Inc. is making a version of its...

By Rob Pegoraro  | October 7, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Gripes, Mobile, The business we have chosen  
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Foursquare latest social-media site to stumble

What's worse than having an extended site outage that merits a lengthy, apologetic blog post? Having another site outage hours after you've confessed your site's sins. Foursquare spent about 11 hours out of action Monday, then swooned again for several more hours Tuesday.

By Rob Pegoraro  | October 6, 2010; 7:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Digital culture, Gripes, Social media  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Chase Web site breaks down. But why?, Rob Pegoraro , September 14, 2010
Microsoft Office 2010: A cry for help?, Rob Pegoraro , June 18, 2010
No HD for Strasburg: Pay TV as usual, Rob Pegoraro , June 9, 2010
Tax-prep software vendors look for a lock-in, Rob Pegoraro , March 12, 2010
Tax Prep Software Must Die, Rob Pegoraro , March 12, 2009
Virus Infection For Dummies, Rob Pegoraro , January 23, 2009
Online Invitations Still Broken, Rob Pegoraro , December 5, 2008
Netbooks Need A Little More Work, Rob Pegoraro , December 4, 2008
Apple's DRM Breaks MacBook Movie-Download Viewing, Rob Pegoraro , November 21, 2008
Baby Got Backup , Rob Pegoraro , October 30, 2008
DVR Dilemma: Where Are Your TiVo Alternatives?, Rob Pegoraro , October 7, 2008
Wal-Mart Latest Music Store to Deactivate DRM, Rob Pegoraro , September 30, 2008
Fine-Print Gotchas: Which Ones Actually Hurt?, Rob Pegoraro , September 24, 2008
Electronic Voting Follies Continue, Rob Pegoraro , September 12, 2008
"Deep Packet Inspection" Means Deep Trouble, Rob Pegoraro , August 21, 2008
Music Biz *Still* Trying to Kill Web Radio, Rob Pegoraro , August 18, 2008
Apple's Communication Breakdown, Rob Pegoraro , August 7, 2008
Self-Healing Hardware: Not Always A Good Thing, Rob Pegoraro , August 4, 2008
A Tech-Support Request: Map Out Phone Trees, Rob Pegoraro , April 23, 2008
A Couple of Tax-Prep Tidbits, Rob Pegoraro , March 28, 2008
The Taxing Task of Tax Prep, Rob Pegoraro , March 10, 2008
Password Pain Persists, Rob Pegoraro , March 3, 2008
Following Up: a PayPal Payoff, an Evite Error, Rob Pegoraro , December 18, 2007
Bluetooth Blues, Rob Pegoraro , October 15, 2007
Where Did Your Tech-Support Call Go?, Rob Pegoraro , August 31, 2007
"Immediately"? Not So Fast..., Rob Pegoraro , August 7, 2007
Evite's Inertia, Rob Pegoraro , August 6, 2007
How Dumb Can a "Wizard" Get?, Rob Pegoraro , June 20, 2007
Dumb Quote of the Day, Rob Pegoraro , June 15, 2007
A Fix For One Java Annoyance?, Rob Pegoraro , May 18, 2007
Software Updates (Still) Need An Upgrade, Rob Pegoraro , April 23, 2007
Tax Follow-Up, Rob Pegoraro , April 16, 2007
A Phone That Makes You Feel Powerless, Rob Pegoraro , April 9, 2007
Pet Peeve: Sharing-Proof Web Addresses, Rob Pegoraro , March 26, 2007
More Tax Talk, Rob Pegoraro , March 15, 2007
Tech-Support Travails, Rob Pegoraro , February 27, 2007
When An Install Stalls, Rob Pegoraro , February 24, 2007
How Does Yahoo Spell "Spam"?, Rob Pegoraro , February 21, 2007
 
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