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Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

The Best Apps in Life Are Free

What, you're not using Microsoft Speed Launch? It's a free application that lets you instantly launch any application, Web site or document using any word or...

5 Big iPhone Rip-Offs

Got an iPhone? Here's how some companies charge you something ... and give you nothing.

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Google Me: Facebook-Killer or Another Johnny-Come-Lately?

A rumored new and/or improved social network by Google could hit Facebook right where it hurts.

Google Gmail Is a Double-Edged Sword

I've been increasingly using Gmail for just about everything. It's all fun and games... until somebody gets hurt.

Why Bookmarking Is Obsolete

A Parisian company offers a new way to organize Web sites in your browser.

Bookmarks: Soon Obsolete?

Analysis: A tiny start-up in Paris has come up with a better way to save, view, organize, and share online content.

Why You'll Use Foursquare

Location-based social networking has created fans and haters. If you're a hater, get ready to switch sides.

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Are You a Social Networking Mutant?

Have you ever tried to get an older person to use Facebook?

Report Indicates Google Has Sterling Reputation

The company came out on top in a survey that measures how much companies are liked, trusted, and respected. Do you agree?

Stress Test: Will Apple's iPad 3G Crash AT&T?

AT&T's 3G cellular data network will be put to the test in the days and months ahead with Apple's data greedy iPad 3G.

iPad's Challenge to the Microsoft

Analysis: Times have changed and mobile devices rule; Microsoft has shown it can reboot when necessary.

Google Paints Chinese Government into a Corner

Google redirects mainland Chinese traffic to the Hong Kong version of Google — and leaves the Chinese government with three unacceptable options.

Apple Eyes Social Nets with iGroups

Analysis: A recent Apple patent application shows the company's interest in mobile social networking.

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When It Comes to the iPad, Less Is More

The truth is that people don't buy consumer electronics for the quantity of features. They buy it for the quality of experience.

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Why iPad Is the 'Children's Toy of the Year'

Have you ever seen a 4-year-old play with an iPhone? It's actually kind of shocking. Kids take to the iPhone's multitouch user interface like they do trucks or dolls.

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