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  • Opinion: Extract essential email data

    It’s not uncommon to receive email messages jammed with important links and addresses. If you often wish you could save these bits of information without having to archive (and search through) the messages that contain them, you'll be happy to hear that Lion’s version of Automator makes it possible.

  • Opinion: Stream Video from Windows Media Center to iPhone or iPad

    One of the limitations of using Windows Media Center as my DVR is that there's no easy way to watch recorded TV shows and movies on my mobile devices. Specifically, Microsoft's WTV files (the format used for said recordings) aren't compatible with my iPhone, iPod, or iPad. And anyway, they consume too much space to be practical for mobile viewing.

  • Opinion: See the whole conversation in Lion Mail

    One of the many changes in Lion's edition of Mail is the Gmail-inspired Conversations view. Conversations combines messages from a thread into a simple chronological view. But those conversations are incomplete: by default, messages that you sent are not included. That can make the thread harder to parse. Though Dan Frakes mentioned that you could tweak the default behavior in his Lion Mail review, it's worth spelling out just how to do it. Hints reader nathanator11 did just that.

  • Opinion: Mozilla Gets to Work on Enterprise Firefox Support

    Mozilla's new rapid release schedule may help the best new Firefox features get to market faster, but it's also caused no small amount of consternation among business users of the open source browser. This week, Mozilla took a big step in trying to address that gap.

  • Opinion: Losing Google Labs Means a More Focused Google

    Last week during Google's quarterly earnings call CEO Larry Page laid out a new vision for the company that seemed to signal that the era of Google Labs was at an end. After years of throwing a lot of projects against the wall to see what sticks, Page said that major priority for the company was focus. Page called the approach "more wood behind fewer arrows."

  • Opinion: Texting While Walking Could Get You Fined in Philly

    Pedestrians have enjoyed the right-of-way for too long, the city of Philadelphia has decided. Now, the city is fining those who text while walking without paying attention to the road ahead.

  • Opinion: Proceed With Caution: Google+ Is Forever

    The world is still gaga for Google+. If you are just getting started, or still waiting anxiously for an invitation, though, take a step back and cool your jets. Think carefully before you get too deep into Google+ because you won't be able to change the email address associated with your Google social network...ever.

  • Opinion: Verizon Gets Greedy About Tethering

    As far as Verizon is concerned, tethering is a privilege, not a right. First it blocked tethering apps in the Android Market, and now the carrier's latest over-the-air update for the HTC Thunderbolt disables the phone's hotspot feature. The Thunderbolt had come with free tethering as part of a special promotion. When the freebie period ran out, Verizon promptly reached into users' phones and shut off the spigot.

  • Opinion: Browser Should Manage Your Online ID, Mozilla Says

    Firefox maker Mozilla wants you to give up all your website logins and passwords for a new online identity management system that sits in your browser called BrowserID.

  • Opinion: Netflix Not Surprised by Backlash Over Price Hike

    Netflix knew that price hikes would lead to outrage and cancellations, and the company is showing no signs of backing down to placate critics.

  • Opinion: How to Protect Your Privacy on Google+

    The founder of the social network decided to get a little antisocial on another service. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin all elected to up their privacy settings on Google+.

  • Opinion: Pandora Unveils Redesigned Site

    Over the past several years, Pandora has built up 100 million users, changed how we think about the concept of Internet radio and even gone through an initial public offering, all without ever doing a major redesign or refresh to the Pandora site. That moment has finally come. Pandora is set to undergo a total transformation that will add new features, ditch Flash for a snappier HTML5 design and be more usable, according to the company and some early reports.

  • Opinion: Netflix Alternatives: Other Places You Can Get Streaming Media, DVD Rentals

    Not thrilled with Netflix's announcement to separate streaming and DVD plans and drastically hike up the cost of monthly plan rates? We rounded up stats for a few Netflix alternatives out there so you can decide if you want to pay up or get out.

  • Opinion: Netflix Users Protest Proposed Price Increases

    Netflix users stormed the streaming video and DVD rental services' blog and Facebook page by the thousands on Tuesday to criticize a new pricing structure that will raise some users' monthly bill by 60 percent.

  • Opinion: 20 Million Google+ Users May Exist by the Weekend

    Most critics believe Google+ is gaining popularity online, but at least one study figures Google's latest social experiment is growing at rates that rival Facebook's. The search giant's two-week-old social network, currently in a limited field test, reportedly grew by 350 percent between July 4 and July 10 from 1.7 million users to 7.3 million. Google+ is also set to hit 10 million by Tuesday and 20 million by the weekend, according to one study.

  • Opinion: 5 Ways Google+ Could Fall Flat

    Google+ is still the darling of the tech world nearly two weeks deep into its field test. The social network has attracted the likes of Digg Founder Kevin Rose, MySpace's Tom Anderson, and even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come by to take a peek.

  • Opinion: Groupon Privacy Changes Reveal More About You

    Groupon's made some changes to its privacy policy that give the company broader latitude with users' personal information.

  • Opinion: Google Street View Cars Help Mend Post-Quake Japan

    Until now, Google's Street View cars haven't been very popular in Japan. Many critics feared that Google's camera-equipped cars that are meant to capture panoramic snapshots of public streets were peeping over private fences and into Japanese homes. But now Google is repurposing its much-maligned vehicles to help with post-quake reconstruction in Japan and, in the process, has found a new ally.

  • Opinion: Google+: 5 Big Developments

    Google+ is not even two weeks old yet and is already becoming a social networking favorite among early adopters.

  • Opinion: Should Facebook Add a Music Service?

    A software engineer on Thursday uncovered references to a music download service called "Vibes" in Facebook's new video chat desktop software.



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