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MoSoSo 101: Checking in With Foursquare, Yelp and Location-Based Apps

What's it good for? Like most new technologies, MoSoSo seems silly and unnecessary... until you and a bunch of your friends start using it. If you already status update or tweet your social life, many MoSoSo apps make it easier by both pushing updates to other networks and tagging the location....

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MoSoSo 101: Checking in With Foursquare, Yelp and Location-Based Apps

What About Privacy? MoSoSos can be as revealing or discrete as you choose, but, by default, most of them report nothing. If your phone has GPS, any of the apps will find your location from a list created by users, or will allow you to register a new spot in the system (for example, your...

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MoSoSo 101: Checking in With Foursquare, Yelp and Location-Based Apps

The social media fast lane is heating up with real-time location updates. Apps now tap into your cell phone's GPS to track where you and your friends are, and, more importantly, what's happening nearby. Now that the world can finally say "tweet" with a straight face, there's a new term to learn:...

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Rebel, Rebel, How Could We Know? Canon T2i, We Love HD Video So

Share Canon's elegantly executed Digital Rebel T2i is one of those rare gadgets that inspire admiration and affection in a way usually reserved for humans. The T2i is a big upgrade from its predecessor, the Rebel T1i, which lost out to Nikon's D5000 when Switched recommended a beginner SLR...

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What's the Best Android Phone on Each Carrier?

Share A reader writes: These Android smartphones look pretty hot. It seems they can do everything the iPhone does, but they come in more flavors, from more companies. So what's the best one to get? Dear Reader: The Android operating system may be the first serious competitor to the iPhone...

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What's the Best Digital SLR Camera for Beginners?

Question: I see more and more people carrying digital SLRs these days. And when I look at the great photos, I understand why. I'd like to upgrade from my point-and-shoot, but the choices are overwhelming. What's a good beginner SLR that can also grow with me if I want to get more serious? ...

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Sony Brings New Low-Light Tech to Cyber-shot Pocket Cams

"After Midnight...We're gonna give an exhibition," promised Eric Clapton in his famous goodtime-party song. But if you bring your digital camera, you probably won't get any good pictures of shows that take place in backstage lairs, smokey clubs, or other dark, dusky hep-cat hangouts. Until...

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14 Facebook Ills (and How to Cure Most of Them)

From tracking the Jonas Brothers to organizing the Iranian democracy movement, Facebook is the most powerful network -- at the moment -- for linking people up around town or around the world. Love it or hate it, you really can't avoid it. Which is what makes the site's various bugs, glitches,...

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Do You Play RPGs? (We Asked These Fantasy Fans)

Don't get us wrong. If you make the trek out to E3, the mecca of video game conventions, you're already a hardcore gamer. But, no matter how seriously you take your 'Halo 3,' there's still a class of gamer that takes it all to a whole other level: the role-playing gamers. We asked these...

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Switched Splurge: McIntosh 60th Anniversary Audio System

At the risk of sounding like a crabby old man, let's just say that you kids -- with your little white iPod headphones and cheapie home theater systems -- have no idea what you're missing. And as for MP3s, oh, don't even get us started mister (or missie). Okay, you can find top-notch audio gear...

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