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Mac Lion: The King of the OS X Jungle?

Apple has this way of making its more devoted fans feel as though the company is giving them some sort of gift whenever it rolls out a new product. It plans a party, makes special invitations, and trots out the new inventions like it's paying tribute to a visiting dignitary. Nobody's giving anyone anything, of course; it's total salesmanship. Not a bad way to go about it, though...

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Facebook Groups: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Perhaps Facebook hasn't quite mastered the art of expectationmanagement the way a company like Apple has. There's a fine balancethat has to be struck between ensuring ample coverage bypre-announcing a big, staged event and overplaying your hand by makinga fuss when what you have is probably more suited to something morecasual. Maybe a press release, a surprise launch, and then time forcake...

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RIM’s Tablet Game Plan

As foretold by the scuttlebutt The Wall Street Journal andBusinessWeek kicked up last week, BlackBerry device makerResearch In Motion came through with a head-first leap into the tabletworld ...

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The FCC’s Great White Spaces Hope

The airwaves -- or really, electromagnetic spectrum -- are everywhere, but they definitely are not free. At least, the legal rights to use spectrum aren't free. In the U.S., those rights are managed by the FCC, and the commission just granted wireless companies the rights to a significant chunk of unused spectrum ...

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Dueling Droids: When 2 Is Greater Than X

Summer was a Droid double-header for Motorola. The company opted to follow up last year's successful original Droid launch by introducing not one but two sequels: The Droid X, followed by the Droid 2. When I first heard this, I started to believe Motorola was having a numerological crisis, unable to find the value of X or unwilling to give it a number lest the world think it's somehow better than 2...

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Microsoft’s Next IE: Ninth Time’s the Charm?

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has had a lead in the Web browser battle for years, and that lead is still alive, but it's not well. IE has been losing some serious market share over the last few years, mostly because of young Turks like Firefox and Chrome. Not helping matters is the fact that the ancient IE6 browser is still tottering around like a sick old dog that won't die on its own, and it seems nobody has the heart to put it to sleep...

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HP’s Wallet-Busting Win

The insane tug-of-war between Dell and HP for enterprise storage company 3Par has finally drawn to a close. We have a winner, if you want to call it that -- the final sale price is more than double the figure Dell initially put forward when it announced its intentions to buy 3Par a couple weeks ago, so who knows how much of that is real value and how much is just financial one-upsmanship...

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HP, Dell and 3Par: The Art of the Hustle

Last week, Dell cranked its wallet wide open and announced its intention to buy up a company called "3Par" for US$1.15 billion. Putting 3Par under the Dell umbrella would buff up the high-end storage and large-scale backup side of its business and give companies like IBM and HP a new competitor to worry about ...

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Where Would You Be Without Facebook?

Facebook already knows what you like, who your friends are, what you're thinking right now, so what the hell does it matter that it knows where you are too, right? The king of social networks has finally revealed its much-anticipated location-awareness features ...

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So Google Thinks It Can Dance With the Devil?

When reports surfaced last week that Verizon and Google were privately working out a deal that more or less flew in the face of what we thought was Google's stance on Net neutrality, the company was eager to issue denials. At least, it denied that things were playing out exactly as they'd been reported in The New York Times ...

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What’s Google’s Deal?

This week, three of the biggest newspapers in the U.S. either exposedGoogle as a two-faced liar of a corporation, or published significantfalsehoods that could seriously undermine the company and itsinvestors. ...

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Droid X: More Athlete Than Aesthete

As much as I'd like to review the Verizon Droid X from a perspective utterly unpolluted by bias, preconceptions and ingrained habits, that's just not going to happen. ...

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The Week of Leaks

Wikileaks this week let fly with a gusher of data, and at 90,000 documents strong, it's being called the biggest informational leak in the history of the U.S. military. The site has published tens of thousands of sensitive reports, memos and files regarding the war in Afghanistan, and analysts are just beginning to pick through them, digest them, and assess their full scope...

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The Social Network Half a Billion Love to Hate

"Incredibly dysfunctional" is not an option you can list as your relationship status on Facebook, but that seems to be the way to describe the site's relationship with its users. It's like an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you hate so much but just keep going back to again and again and again, possibly because you can't find anyone better. ...

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Apple: Happy Now?

What do you call the iPhone 4 antenna ... thing? A disaster? A non-issue? Is it a tiny problem blown way out of proportion, or an embarrassing blunder from a company that's supposed to be known for genius engineering? ...

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Another iPhone, Another Imbroglio

There are worse companies in the world than AT&T. It's not like theymanufacture landmines or refused to recall dangerous cars orsomething. But screw up one little launch of a beloved Apple gadget(or maybe two, or four), and all of a sudden everyone wants you toline up right behind BP and listen to a congressman tell you to killyourself ...

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Thickening iPad Plot Piques FBI’s Curiosity

You'd think that if you were the sole U.S. wireless provider for two of the most talked-about gadgets in the world, you'd be having a pretty good time right now. iPad sales are steaming, and it's iPhone season again, so why doesn't AT&T look like it's having any fun? ...

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AT&T’s New Ultra-Slim Data Diet

AT&T Wireless is going through some rather confusing changes lately,and it's making the word "unlimited" sound more and more old-timeyevery day ...

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The Pushing, Pulling, Dragging and Shoving Over Facebook Privacy

Contrition is not something you normally see from Facebook. What arethey going to do, say sorry for trying to squeeze a profit out of allthat data everyone's willfully throwing at them? ...

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Google Street View’s Wandering WiFi Eye

To create its Street View service, Google sends fleets of cars to drive around cities all over the world and take pictures with the 360-degree cameras they have strapped to their roofs. The result is many things to many people: a convenient source of information, a depressing reminder that your home is ugly, an enduring memento of that time you ducked into an alley and thought nobody was looking, etc...

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