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How to Spot Facebook Scams Like 'Dislike'

Like many scams on Facebook, the "Dislike" button succeeded because <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/190278/twitter_phishing_scam_blame_browsers_and_users.html?tk=rel_news">people are gullible</a>. Here's how to not become one of those people.

Twitter launches the Tweet Button

Twitter has launched its Tweet Button, whose goal is to simplify the sharing of Web links on Twitter both for Web publishers and for end users.

In an emergency, would you tweet for help?

If you couldn't reach 911 in an emergency, what would you do? Call a neighbor? Scream for help? Post a plea for <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9172378/Social_networking_addicts_updating_from_bed_bathroom">assistance on Facebook</a> ?

Facebook improves photo album browsing

Facebook has implemented some changes to enhance the experience of browsing through photos, one of the most popular activities on the social networking site, to which people have uploaded tens of billions of images.

Gmail Revamped: A Hands-On Look

Google recently started rolling out a <a href="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/updates-to-contacts-and-slightly-new.html">new Gmail contacts interface</a> that includes new sorting features, keyboard shortcuts, improved labels, and more. There ...

Apple takes orders for pricey Mac Pros

Apple today began taking orders for its most expensive computer, the Mac Pro, but won't ship the tower-style desktop to customers for at least a week and a half.

Microsoft probes new Windows kernel bug

Microsoft on Friday said it is investigating an unpatched vulnerability in Windows after an Israeli researcher revealed a bug in the operating system's kernel driver.

Google Wave failure may help Google Me succeed

Lessons learned from the demise of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138717/Google_Wave_could_threaten_Facebook_Twitter">Google Wave</a> -- Google threw in the towel on its first social networking offering this week -- could provide th...

Windows Phone 7 to excel on speech

Hoping to leapfrog over Google and Apple's successes in the smartphone market, Microsoft plans to use cloud-based speech recognition and natural language processing technology to offer user interface capabilities not found on the iPhone or Android de...

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