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Monday, Dec. 29, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Web surpasses papers as news source
For the first time, more Americans get news online than from newspapers. The Web is a main source for 40 percent of Americans. Thirty-five percent rely on newspapers. TV is tops, with 70 percent.

Newspaper decline hits cartoonists
Syndicated cartoonists are feeling the heat of newspapers’ decline. So, many are exploring alternative distribution methods. Sites like make comic strip archives available online.

Microsoft takes aim at rogue security programs
Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool has cleaned Antivirus 2009 off 400,000 computers. Antivirus 2009 is a rogue program. Once installed, it bombards victims with pop-ups demanding payment.

The iPhone hits Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart began selling the iPhone yesterday. It is the second independent retailer to sell it, after Best Buy. The phone is priced $2 less than at AT&T or Apple. Best Buy discounts the iPhone $9.

DTV converter box coupons running out
The government could run out of digital TV converter box coupons. As the DTV transition approaches, there could be a last-minute scramble. If you don’t have a coupon, find out how to get one!

The truth about text-messaging costs
Text-messaging prices have doubled in the past three years. But the cellular industry is hiding a little secret. Text messages cost them virtually nothing. Want to trim texting costs? My handy tip will help!

Windows 7 beta already online
Microsoft will release a public beta of Windows 7 next month. But copies of the test software are already online. Many users are downloading it from file-sharing sites. Wait for the official release, folks!

Computer engineer to get trial
Terry Childs will stand trial for hijacking the city of San Francisco’s network. Childs is accused of refusing to disclose network passwords. The city spent almost $1.5 million to regain control of the network.

Response time v. refresh rate
Shopping for a TV is tough work. For example, what’s the difference between response time and refresh rate? I have the answer to this question and more in my weekly Q&A column. Get answers now!

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Every day, Team Komando produces some of the best content you'll find anywhere on the Internet. Here is a sampling of what's new on our site today!

Video of the Day: OK, you're good at your job. Not everyone has that happy circumstance. This guy will never be confused with Willie Sutton.

Cool Site of the Day: This year has been a horror show, money-wise. If you have anything left, try this site. Get your finances in order.

Digital Minute, on your radio: You may have heard that HDTV sales are slowing down. Today, find out how that will affect television prices.

Free Download of the Day: You hate it when your Mac looks like all the other ones, right? So, get Deeper. Give your Mac that individual look.

Tip on the site: Here's a computer that runs wild at certain sites. The hard drive really flies. The owner fears his machine will wear out.

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Creating a slide show for a digital frame
Did you get a digital frame for Christmas? In that case, consider creating a slide show for it. It will automatically show off your best shots! My tip will help you create a great slide show.

Getting off Google Street View
Google Street View lets you see street-level images. It’s a great way to explore the world. But you may not want your house in Google Street View. Can you have it removed? My helpful tip has the answers.

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Kim :)

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