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+ - Symantec Support Gone Rogue?->

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DigitalDame2 writes "PCMag Security Analyst Neil Rubenking has always praised Symantec's tech support. Lately, though, a number of readers have reported problems with chat support, so he investigated. Rubenking was trying to install Norton 360 version 3.0 on a malware-infested system when the computer crashed with a blue screen error. He connected with Symantec tech support and was told that they could fix the problem, but for a fee of $100! (Here is the transcript and screen-captures of the chat.) Even more, Symantec support suggested that he use a malware-removal tool that wasn't even made by Symantec!"
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Displays

+ - 3D Tech: Present and Future->

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DigitalDame2 writes "Much like what happened with high-def video technology, there is a 3D format war in progress. At least five content-encoding formats and more than 20 display technologies are fighting for the lead in bringing stereoscopic 3D to the home. Besides 3D movies, manufacturers have been focusing on other 3D-branded products for the home, such as 3D-ready HDTVs, 3D digital cameras, and 360-degree 3D scanners. Check out these and other amazing 3D products, from the present to the future."
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Software

+ - The Best Free Software of 2009->

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DigitalDame2 writes "Why pay for software and Web apps when you can get them for free? PCMag.com presents a look at 173 of the best programs you can download or access online at no cost. All are worthy replacements for your ancient and sometimes forgotten applications for networking, launching apps, synchronization, entertainment, and more."
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Portables (Apple)

+ - Uncovering the iPhone Mystery

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DigitalDame2 (908772) writes "The iPhone may well be the most hyped tech launch ever. There, we said it; we said it because it's probably true. And, as always, Apple brass is being cryptic and guarded about details of its new baby — especially about its software and applications. Pulling together clues from countless news reports, executive statements, and comments from the man Jobs himself, we can get a faint picture of what might be ahead. From the phantom twelfth app that may have slipped into a teaser ad, to the big questions of whether or not the phone will be open for third-party software, we're just a bit closer to getting answers."
Intel

+ - Intel Debuts New Centrino Duo Chipset

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DigitalDame2 writes "Intel's latest Centrino Duo chipset, released today, gives you GMA X3100 graphics, support for Draft-n Wi-Fi, better battery life, and front-side bus speeds of up to 800 MHz. Along with the release, of course, comes a host of new laptops sporting the chipset, including offerings from Dell, Fujitsu, HP, and Lenovo. PC Mag has complete coverage of this new technology with reviews, news, and more."

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