Updated Monday, October 19, at 2:40 p.m. PDT: Due to the popularity of the poll, we've extended voting until Friday, October 23 at 5 p.m. PDT. We've also added two questions for current Mac and Linux owners.
Have you been eagerly tracking Windows 7 since the beta release? Or have you had enough of Microsoft? Tell us how you plan to handle Windows 7 in this weekend poll. Voting ends Monday morning at 9 a.m. PDT.
Twitter apps are like candy bars: everybody's got a favorite. For me it's Milky Way and TweetDeck.
Of course, there's always room for change. For instance, the Take 5 bar is increasingly my go-to treat (better hide your Halloween stash, kids), and I might just jump ship to Tweetie 2, which debuted in the App Store over the weekend.
Priced at $2.99, Tweetie's the top-paid app in the Social Networking section of the store.
New features in version 2 include an offline mode, new-message indicators, full landscape support, video uploads (for 3GS users), and faster … Read more
We aren't sure how Palin's name gives a game console cachet, as from what we can tell she isn't much of a gamer (looking up SaraccudaAK as a gamer tag turned up nothing).
Nonetheless, the starting bid on eBay for this thing makes us wonder more broadly about the Xbox. Is it magic now? Enchanted? Cursed? Or is this just about the name recognition? It's certainly a one-of-a-kind item (… Read more
Mail-in rebates are a pain in the neck. I'd stop short of calling them a scam, but I really don't like the fact that they seem to rely on consumers' forgetfulness and/or laziness.
And there doesn't seem to be any oversight--as far as I can tell, there's nobody watching to see if a company happens to "lose" a few rebate forms.
But I also know people who've had incredible luck with mail-in rebates and save money often. I even know one person who filled out one rebate form and got two checks … Read more
Music is everywhere, so we're curious about where you do the bulk of your listening.
We have a hunch very few people listen at home over a hi-fi or home theater system. It might be the best place to really listen, with the best sound quality, but is that enough to keep you on the couch? Or do the distractions at home thwart any chance of concentrated listening?
Here in New York City, it seems as if everybody is listening to iPods and Zunes, and we assume that out there in the rest of America, most people listen to … Read more
Microsoft has made a few forays into hardware--notably the Zune and the Xbox--with varying degrees of success. What kind of gadget might Redmond try next?
Vote in our poll, and if you have any other predictions, be sure to share them in the TalkBack section below.