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'Screaming deals' for Windows 7

'Screaming deals' for Windows 7 Ed Bott: Microsoft unveils its "special, time-limited offers" for anyone willing to order a Windows 7 upgrade more than three months before the software officially goes on sale. But what happens to pricing when the promotion ends? Here's the bottom line for upgrades and full packaged product.


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Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions

Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions Ryan Naraine: Adobe's Shockwave Player contains a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of Windows computers, according to a warning from the software maker.


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Apple's secret society

Apple's secret society Jason D. O'Grady: It's well known that Apple is one of the most secretive companies in Silicon Valley, if not the world. But at what point does that secrecy adversely affect products, or worse, become illegal?


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HP's new 13-in. ProBook 4310s offers Core 2 Duo, discrete GPU; starts $799

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Blu-ray buzzkill: the death-spiral

Blu-ray buzzkill: the death-spiral Robin Harris: Will consumers upgrade to Blu-ray? The CEO & co-founder of fast growing Netflix believes mailed DVDs shall be replaced by web-sent movies. And a recent poll finds that people today are less likely to buy a Blu-ray player than they were last year.


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WWDC 2009: Apple unveils iPhone 3G S

WWDC 2009: Apple unveils iPhone 3G S At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Apple's SVP of marketing, Philip Schiller, shows off a new, speedier iPhone. The iPhone 3G S features a 3-megapixel camera and can shoot video at 30 frames per second. The phone is available next week in the U.S and some other countries.


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WWDC 2009: Apple highlights Snow Leopard features

WWDC 2009: Apple highlights Snow Leopard features At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, the company's SVP of Mac OS engineering, Craig Federighi, demos the Snow Leopard version of the operating system. For current Leopard users, the new OS--due in September--will be upgradable for $29.


WWDC 2009: New 15-inch MacBook Pro revealed

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