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eBay tries to prevent iFraud

Friday, June 29th, 2007
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The iPhone has been hyped to the point that buyers looking to get an iOrgasm iPhone on eBay need protecting from themselves and potential scammers.  Because of this eBay has put restrictions in place on the sale of iPhones .  Here are the restrictions (my thoughts in italics):

Apple iPhone Pre-Sales are prohibited.Sensible precaution that prevents customers [...]

DigiGuide is great!

Thursday, June 28th, 2007
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Unless you live in the UK, feel free to look away because this doesn't apply to you ...
I don't watch much in the way of TV but there are shows and movies that I will sit down and watch.  In order to better schedule my TV viewing I got a DVR (a digital video recorder) [...]

I’ve had enough of Safari for Windows

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Begone buggy Safari .  I won't miss you.

OK, I gave Safari 3 for Windows beta a good chance, but after two updates in less than a week I’m declaring it a leaky bucket and it’s banished from the PC Doc HQ for the foreseeable future.  It’s only installed on a few systems so getting rid of [...]

Will Sony drop the price of the PS3 soon?

Thursday, June 21st, 2007
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Will Sony drop the price of the PS3 soon?  Probably ? 

I have no doubt the PS3 is currently overpriced and I know that Sony is begging everyone to see it as more than a games console. But that doesn’t change the fact that in the end it is still a games console – and an expensive games [...]

Using rice to dry out soaked gadgets

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Interesting idea :

A Washington Post reporter who accidentally dropped his Blackberry in the toilet was able to retrieve it and dry it out to working order again: by leaving it turned off in a bowl of uncooked rice.

Never tried it myself but it feels like a long-shot to me because most gadgets are sealed so [...]

How does crapware get onto PCs

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
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Yesterday I linked to a post by my ZDNet colleague George Ou on how to remove crapware off PCs.  This resulted in me getting a few posts from people wanting to know how crapware gets onto PCs in the first place.
Well, thanks to another of my ZDNet colleague Ryan Naraine , we get to see how [...]

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