Google takes one big step closer to creating the worldâ��s largest digital library, while Microsoft announces plans to step back from Vista. The Computer Guys & Gal offer their take on the day’s tech news and answer your questions.

Guests

  • Allison Druin WAMU Computer Gal; and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland
  • John Gilroy WAMU Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
  • Bill Harlow WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.

Apple sold more phones than RIM last quarter
“The Phone Company” on Daring Fireball

Danger lurks behind social networking
Malware disguised as social networking tops new list of emerging security threats.

The Future of Google Book Search
Google’s agreement with authors and publishers

View Windows Media video on Mac
Digital media tools for Mac

The Hamster Revolution
Listen to author Tim Burress on The Kojo Nnamdi Show from June 6, 2007

Microsoft Introduces Windows 7, Ending Vista Brand
Microsoft introduces slimmer, more responsive Windows

Stop sending email you later regret
Amusing releases from Google Labs

Backup data online
John suggests online storage as an alternative to backing up on CD’s and external drives

Ben Bederson returns his Apple TV
Just in time for the Netflix partnership with TiVo

PC Decrapifier
Remove adware and more

Apple’s new MacBook is a stealth business notebook
ComputerWorld opinion piece by Scott Finnie

Undercover for Mac
Recover your stolen Mac

US Army warns of Twitter dangers
Terrorist ‘tweets’?

Microsoft promises new search ‘instant answers’
Helping the “Tell me now!” search personalities
Connecting to Google: Redirecting to another country domain
How to reset your Google default search domain (particularly useful for Kojo fans in Russia!)

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