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Alexander Wolfe is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in July 2007

Post Pokes Pogue Over Positive iPhone Press

7/30/2007
A tabloid tempest in a teapot may be brewing, following an item in Page Six of The New York Post, which is shocked (shocked!) to discover New York Times tech columnist David Pogue praising Apple's iPhone within the pages of the Old Gray Lady while writing a book on the side about how to use the device.

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AMD Promises Aggressive Quad-Core Road Map

7/27/2007
Promising quad-core processors soon and an aggressive technology road map aimed squarely at beating back Intel, AMD chairman Hector Ruiz yesterday positioning himself as the calm at the center of his company's recent financial storm, which saw $600 million in second-quarter losses. But AMD's commitment to ship Barcelona and Phenom this year, coupled with an aggressive processor road map, could put the scrappy

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Quad-Core Processor Buyer's Guide 2007

7/22/2007
With Intel's Core 2 Quad family here, and AMD's Phenom desktop quad-core chips coming later this year, here's a handy guide to processor choices and specs, as well as hints on where to find bargains.

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Forget Harry Potter: Books We'd Really Like To See

7/20/2007
Can you tell a book by its cover? In a post-literate society, the wrapper's beside the point. Indeed, if the prerelease Web leak of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" proved anything, it's that a little bit of content is king (or wizard). Whether most people actually read complete books anymore is a separate question.

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That 'Hallmark' E-Card May Contain Malware Tidings

7/5/2007
"Recieved" was the giveaway; one of the few spelling rules I've retained is "I before e, except after c." So when I my e-mail read, "You have recieved A Hallmark E-Card," I was immediately suspicious. The random capitalization made me wary, too.

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Top 8 iPhone Videos Reveal Apple's Inside Secrets, More

7/4/2007
Maybe you can't get ahold of an iPhone, because 700,000 customers got in line ahead of you. Or perhaps you don't want one, put off by the hefty price tag and lack of a hard keyboard. Still, you're curious, right? So join me in viewing the following collection of videos, which reveal not only the detailed innards of the iPhone, but also--yes, it's a Conan O'Brien parody--how the iPhone can double-duty as an electric shaver with a Web interface.

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July Fourth Is Time To Hail America's Tech Heroes

7/4/2007
Independence Day typically revolves around fireworks, beaches, and picnics, with a little patriotism thrown in for good measure. It strikes me that nothing affirms the truth about the freedoms we enjoy more than the realization that the vast majority of technological innovations we enjoy--from radio and television to computers and the Internet--came to us by way of talented Americans, people who weren't always recognized in their own time for the heroes they were. So let's honor them this July F

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Universal iTunes Dispute Spotlights Better Ways To Sell Online Music

7/2/2007
It's shaping up as a good news, bad news kind of week for Steve Jobs. On the plus side, he's launched the most popular modestly featured smartphone ever. (I can't say I was surprised that the iPhone we were ogling at my office today feels heavier than my trusty BlackBerry.) In contrast, it couldn't have come as good news that the world's biggest record company, which has been selling its songs through the only online music store that matters, finally told Jobs to take the metaphorical gun away f

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