Azadeh Ensha

Azadeh Ensha, The New York Times

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Azadeh Ensha is a personal technology writer for The New York Times.

E-mail: azadeh at nytimes dot com

There's Lots of Tech Help, Yes, on the Internet

Sites with moderators are a plus because they will help weed out irrelevant or duplicate answers and keep the discussion on topic. There are also good fee-based sites like Experts Exchange (, but I've limited the below list to free help. PCs One of my favorite tech support sites is (

Rings Blog
'Iranian Hercules' Withdraws From Games

Weightlifter Hossein Rezazadeh, the two-time gold medalist from Iran, has pulled out of the Beijing Games because of medical reasons, state television reported Thursday. Nicknamed the "Iranian Hercules," Rezazadeh was told by doctors not to engage in any "heavy and stressful activity."

The Lede
Face of Iran's '99 Protests Arrives in U.S.

Update, Monday, 10:37 a.m. Many, many more details on Mr. Batebi's escape from Sunday's New York Times. As thousands of students demonstrated against the Iranian government in July 1999, Ahmad Batebi was among them, holding a blood-stained T-shirt of a fellow protester high above his head.

The Lede
Interview With an Iranian Blogger

In July, during our coverage of Iran's disputed presidential election, The Lede interviewed Mojtaba Saminejad, one of Iran's leading bloggers. Mr. Saminejad, whose bilingual Twitter feed continues to be an invaluable source of information on what is happening in Iran, is a human rights activist and journalist.

Wheels Blog
Zipcar Licenses Car-Share System

Zipcar, the car-sharing service that lets people rent by the hour, is now sharing its proprietary car-management technology with the public sector. Officially unveiled in Washington on Tuesday after a pilot run that began last year, FastFleet allows fleet operators, like those from governments and universities, to license Zipcar's technology to help them adopt a shared-car service system.

Green Blog
Dell Calls 'Green' MacBook Ads Misleading

As my colleague Joe Hutsko has previously written, consumers want, but remain skeptical about, eco-electronics. Turns out they're not alone. The electronics manufacturer Dell recently took its competitor Apple to task for advertising that its Macbook line was "the world's greenest family of notebooks" (see video above).

Gadgetwise Blog
Spotify Finally Comes to the iPad

After many, many requests, popular music streaming service Spotify finally introduced its iPad app Wednesday. The new app, free during a trial period and $10 thereafter for a premium subscription, offers more features than its iPhone counterpart, including a newly created "Now Playing" full-screen viewing option.

Gadgetwise Blog
Apple Updates iOS 5.1

After releasing iOS 5.1 back in March, Apple has released a minor software update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The update, iOS 5.1.1, largely addresses bugs including an AirPlay video bug that affected playback for some users.

It Comes in Beige or Black, but You Make It Green

Finally, download a free power-management tool. These applications will show you how much energy you can save by adjusting various settings and will make those adjustments for you in a few clicks. Google's Energy Saver ( ) will, in addition, show you the collective energy savings of everyone using the product; it also integrates into Google's own Desktop application.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Tool Kit Ah, those online relationships. First you're smitten by a social network or Web service and can't stop spending time on it. Then it starts asking how you're feeling, what you like, where you are, with whom, and why you don't share as much anymore. Pretty soon, you're ready to call it quits.