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posted in October 2007

Broadband Providers Nix Sticks

Testimony before a House subcommittee last week reiterated what we already knew: fewer people in the United States have broadband Internet access than in several other countries, and rural areas of the United States have even less access to broadband than urban areas. They're called "the sticks" for a reason: rural America gets this one stuck to it, too, as it does on a lot of other social, economic, and technical issues.

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Vista Problem? Fill Out This Form

So let's say you're running Windows Vista and you copy some files. You get an error message: ""Out of memory There is not enough memory to complete this operation." So this is exactly why Microsoft created Windows Update and a fix is coming, right? Well, no. There's a hotfix, but you have to ask for it. What's wrong with this picture?

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Do You Use Vista Or Does It Use You, Continued

Open the pod bay door, HAL. There are stories from a couple of sources about Windows Update automatically updating and rebooting users' systems even when they thought they'd disabled automatic updates. And Microsoft hasn't said anything much about why.

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The OTHER Apple Phone

The bloom may be off the iPhone for you, like it is for me -- it was pricey, then it was suspiciously cheaper, it was locked, it was unlocked, it was bricked, whatever. But along comes a guy with ANOTHER Apple phone that's just plain coolness -- he's making calls on his Newton. His what?

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An Upgraded Opera For Mobile Browsing

The Opera Mobile browser is preferred by many to Internet Explorer Mobile for Web browsing on Windows Mobile-based equipment. So it's good news for lots of people that there's an incremental upgrade just out, Opera Mobile 8.65. And Version 9 is on the way. And if you're a BlackBerry user, Opera wants you as well.

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