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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 15 declined, 4 accepted (19 total, 21.05% accepted)

Submission + - Best Resource for Identifying Legit Applications?

bjb writes: While helping a somewhat computer illiterate person figure out a problem recently, they pointed out that their PDF files stopped working. Upon investigation I found something installed called "PDF Suite". Never hearing of it, I googled it with "malware" and other key words, but nothing turned up though my suspicion remained (and WOT somewhat confirmed.) So my question is where can you go to find if something is legitimate? Given the person's dial-up connection, downloading malware detection applications (and updates) is too heavy and I don't maintain a USB stick with such apps since I don't do this kind of thing often. Where can you quickly find information?
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Submission + - New touch screen Palm Pre ditches old PalmOS

bjb writes: Just received an email last night from Palm that a new touch screen device, the Palm Pre, is going on sale shortly. A quick google found a two reviews: engadget and gizmodo. First look is that they ditched the legacy PalmOS (aka Access) for a new "Palm webOS". Is this going to save the company? Can it compete with iPhone, Android and Blackberry again? I've always loved my Palm devices, so hopefully they've done something right here.

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