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Tip: Use custom headers to expand rule options in Mail

While Mail has a built-in junk filter and also has support for third-party junk filters, there are times when certain spam will continually get by these filters. Usually when this happens you can create a special rule for the offending messages to automatically move them to the junk mail folder or trash, but sometimes junk mail may do a good job at hiding its origin. Despite this, you might be able to find a common feature among similar junk mail messages by looking at the message's extended header information, but then have no way to isolate it in a … Read more

Rhapsody bites back at Apple

With Apple officially sharing the details of its new App Store subscription plan, which lays the groundwork for Apple to take a 30-percent cut from publishers who sell content within their apps, we were waiting for some reaction from content providers. Well, one, Rhapsody, has finally braved Apple's wrath and issued a statement saying Apple's new arrangement was "economically untenable." And while it didn't threaten legal action, it certainly hinted at it.

Here's the full statement from Rhapsody's President, Jon Irwin:

Rhapsody is the leading digital music subscription service in the U.S.,… Read more

Virtual farm games absorb real money, real lives

Last century's cash crops included tobacco, cotton, and sugar cane. Now we have magic cauliflower and super berries, too--and even though they can't be sold at market, some people still toil from dawn to dusk cultivating them.

People spend not just real time but also real money growing these crops in virtual farming games that combine the allure of both games and social networking in what is usually a cute and deceptively simple package. They can be addictive: many users come back at least once a day to micromanage their farms and deal with other users' requests.

On … Read more

Does Verizon's new ad make you laugh?

One should always believe in good intentions. For, though they may be rare, they can move people to heights they thought previously unattainable.

So when I look at Verizon's new ad campaign, I seek the nobility within what I fear is something that might attract a touch of venom.

Verizon, should you have lived lately far beneath the earth's surface, is the company that might have the finest wireless network. It is also the company that some say might, together with Google, have some intention of bending the idea of Net neutrality in order to satisfy loftier, if … Read more

Crave giveaway of the week: official rules (1)

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A game show app and a real-time kingdom: iPhone apps of the week

The big news this week was Apple's special event to announce the coming release of iPhone OS 4. Among the more than 100 new features in the updated operating system, Apple announced some big changes that both iPhone users and app developers will appreciate. According to Apple, the OS upgrade will be available to iPad users this fall.

Perhaps the biggest announcement of all was the addition of multitasking. This long-awaited feature will let you run multiple apps at a time so you can, for example, run Pandora to listen to music, while you play your favorite game or … Read more

Relevant Results giveaway: official rules

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FCC closes cable programming loophole

The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday voted to close a "loophole" that allowed cable operators to withhold local sports programming from competitors.

In a 4-1 vote, the commissioners ended the "terrestrial loophole," which prevents satellite TV providers and new TV providers, such as AT&T and Verizon Communications, from offering some live sports channels in certain areas of the country. These companies say they have had a competitive disadvantage, because they have not been able to offer this content.

Cable companies are required by federal law to offer access to channels that they own to competitors … Read more

Doomsday Clock has good news for human race

Congratulations, people of Earth. We've pushed back our mutual destruction by one metaphorical minute. On Thursday morning, members of the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists turned the minute hand on their Doomsday Clock back one minute to 11:54, or six minutes to midnight.

This is a good thing, as we discussed Tuesday, since the clock is supposed to be a metaphor for human devastation. Ostensibly, the closer the hand gets to midnight the closer we are to total annihilation. Gaining a minute indicates that we as a people have collectively acted to delay our inevitable … Read more

Digital City Podcast Giveaway: Official Rules

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