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Here Comes Vista

October 22, 2006

Like it or not, Windows users are going to have to adapt to a new version of the ubiquitous operating system. Of course you’re not required to upgrade your existing PC to Windows Vista when the operating system comes out early next year, but if you get a new PC, chances are it will come with [...]

No computer? Device just prints e-mails

October 18, 2006

PUTS MESSAGES ON STATIONERY By Larry Magid Special to the Mercury News October 18, 2006 Everyone in my wife’s extended family uses e-mail to keep in touch except my mother-in-law Lucy. Like many fellow octogenarians, Lucy hasn’t gotten around to buying a computer and getting online. But, thanks to Hewlett-Packard and Presto Services, she’s now receiving e-mail from family [...]

Navigate with your cell phone

October 9, 2006

by Larry Magid Ever wish you had a GPS navigation system, perhaps when you’re out of town driving a rental car or walking around an unfamiliar city? As it turns out you may already have a GPS in your pocket. Federal law requires new cell phones to have a GPS location finder so emergency personnel can find you if necessary, but the technology can also be used to help you find your way [...]
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