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  • An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Torm�

    • 10 out of 10
    • Mel Torm� & George Shearing
    • Of the three men who taught me how to sing, the last was Mel Torme. Apparently, Mel Torme is a joke to anyone more than a decade older than me, a living parody of a Vegas crooner. But I stumbled on th
  • Life's Rich Pageant

    • 8 out of 10
    • R.E.M.
    • In the long series of R.E.M.'s evolution, this album (finally?) showcases their ability to capture on tape what had been happening in the live for years: heartfelt, sweat-filled performances that just
  • King James Version

    • 4 out of 10
    • Harvey Danger
    • The sophomore effort from Harvey Danger, I was really looking forward to this followup to "Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?" Unfortunately, "King James Version" failed to deliver any of the bri

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling

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    • Various Artists
    • Most musical episodes of TV shows frankly stink. They are usually little more than ill-conceived vehicles intended to let the stars show off what musical talent they have. Once More, With Feeling,

  • So Jealous

    • 8 out of 10
    • Tegan and Sara
    • So Jealous is the third album from these sisters, and easily the one to single out for an introduction to their music. Some people may not get on board with their vocal styles, which are slightly

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PC World Reliability Survey Gives High Marks to iPod, Apple Laptops

PC World magazine has released the results of its 2006 Reliability & Service Survey, which showed Apple scoring Average in the desktop category, where no company was rated Better Than Average, and Better Than Average for laptops, where it shared the ranking with Lenovo, which owns IBM's former PC business.

Apple also topped the MP3 player category, where the iPod scored Average in all criteria and Better Than Average for ease of use and satisfaction with reliability. Only iRiver earned a Better Than Average score -- for overall problems -- but that was offset by a Worse Than Average score for ease of use.

Apple's AirPort Extreme wasn't included in the ratings for the wireless router category.

PC World detailed a fair amount of frustration with Dell on the part of its readers, with many complaining about not being able to understand tech support employees who spoke with thick accents. The company has also cut its standard warranty for low-end PCs from one year to 90 days. In contrast, the magazine cited a situation where Apple fixed a problem with an iBook's display even though the machine was out of warranty.

The article also detailed reliability and service results for the makers of many computer peripherals and other devices, such as digital cameras. PC World surveyed 35,000 subscribers between May 1 and Aug. 1, 2005, limiting respondents to discussions of hardware that was three years old or newer.

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