Week in review: End of an era at Apple, new Facebook privacy controls, HDTV shopping tipsMore upheaval in the tech world this week as Steve Jobs steps down as Apple’s CEO. Also: Facebook revamps its privacy and sharing controls, rattled East Coasters turn to social media after a quake, and a guide for first-time HDTV shoppers.

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO
After years of battling cancer, Apple’s visionary CEO handed over the reins Wednesday, with Steve Jobs (who had already been on medical leave since January) stepping aside in favor of acting CEO Tim Cook. Read more…

How Steve Jobs changed my life, and yours too
I don’t know any other CEO whose gadgets changed the world—or my world, anyway—at least six times. Read more…

After East Coast quake, wireless carriers urge customers to text, not callWireless networks snarled after East Coast quake—but not Facebook or Twitter
The crush of callers following Tuesday’s scary earthquake here on the East Coast soon jammed the airwaves, leading AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to urge subscribers to text, e-mail, or tweet their friends and family—just please, don’t call. Read more…

A cheat sheet for first-time HDTV buyers
Do you really need 3D on your very first HDTV? What about those new-fangled Internet widgets? And is 240Hz better than 120Hz—whatever that means? Help is here. Read more…

Do I really need a new iPhone? (reader mail)
Nope, you don’t need to give up your old iPhone, but don’t be surprised if you think twice after taking the speedy, eye-popping iPhone 4 for a test drive. Read more…

Facebook gives privacy, sharing controls an overdue makeoverFacebook gives privacy, sharing controls an overdue makeover
The wide-ranging changes to Facebook’s privacy controls should land on your profile within the next few days—and yes, they’re for the better. Read more…

A fold-up, full-size keyboard for the iPad
Logitech’s new, honest-to-goodness keyboard for the iPad 2 promises the best of both worlds: a full-size physical keyboard that fits into an iPad-size case. Read more…

How to connect your old VCR to a new HDTV
So, want to hook up your old VCR to a new HDTV? Yes, it’s possible, even if your VHS deck doesn’t have an HDMI video output. Read more…

Quick iPhone tip: How to zip back to the top of a web page
Dreading having to flick your way all the way back to the beginning of a web page on your iPhone? Here’s a quick and easy shortcut. Read more…

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