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Ubuntu ushers me out of the Windows XP era
— 11:02 PM on July 7, 2011

Well, it finally happened. Windows XP is no longer the primary OS on any of my day-to-day machines. The last holdout was my laptop,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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The unbearable lightness of whiteness
— 3:01 PM on April 29, 2011

Hey, kids, didya hear the news? Only ten months behind schedule, Apple shipped the iPhone 4 Caucasian Edition into the waiting arms of Anglophiles everywhere....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Rediscovering reading with the Kindle
— 11:37 AM on March 18, 2011

Today, I finished my first book in a long, long time... probably years: On Writing by Stephen King. While King was one of my favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Taking the bait on jailbreaking
— 3:12 PM on March 15, 2011

So, I finally decided that leaving well enough alone was not enough of a barrier to possibly bricking my iPhone, so I jailbroke that mother—just...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
— 11:36 PM on March 10, 2011

For more than a decade, I lugged my notebook in a simple shoulder bag. I suppose you'd call it a messenger-style bag today, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Breaking the broken
— 12:41 PM on February 16, 2011

Last week, Apple updated its iBooks app for all iOS devices. The world, even the book nerd world, did not break out into flash mobs...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech Copyright

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Gloss begone
— 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

There are few things that I despise more than the predominance of polished plastics in today's notebooks. Glossy finishes are the single worst...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The pitfalls of do-it-yourself iPhone repair
— 4:46 PM on January 20, 2011

There comes a point in every man's life when he looks at his $699 (retail) phone and says, "Phone, you are, perhaps, my only friend....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Another column about the Verizon iPhone
— 10:10 AM on January 18, 2011

It seems like only yesterday that we were all hot, bothered, brothered, sistered and in a tizzy about AT&T being the sole, sucktacular wireless provider...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Thoughts on the smartphone revolution
— 12:48 PM on December 3, 2010

I was sitting on the bus the other day, watching at least two people around me playing with their iPhones, and I got to thinking....

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To hell with netbooks; bring on the slates!
— 12:13 AM on October 22, 2010

After wrapping up TR's latest review of a 10" netbook—arguably the nicest such system so far—I've come away with the impression that, well, it's time...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The wild and wonderful world of iOS gaming
— 9:01 AM on August 27, 2010

I think I made my feelings about the iPhone 4 pretty clear two weeks ago. In short, I'm enamored with the device, but I...

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My iPhone 4 is awesome
— 7:58 PM on August 12, 2010

Well, I finally did it. After misguidedly buying what turned out to be a sub-par iPhone clone in 2008, then waiting almost five months...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Wading into the smartphone world with a Palm Pre
— 11:37 PM on July 29, 2010

I severed my last land line about a decade ago, so I probably count as a reasonably early cell-phone adopter. Was I driven by a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Steve Jobs channels Doug Henning
— 12:22 PM on January 28, 2010

So, there you go. The iPad. It's big, yet thin. Sleek, yet functional. A giant iPod touch, yet not a giant iPhone. Shiny, yet without...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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The €40 iPhone: two years later
— 11:04 PM on January 18, 2010

I wrote a post in this blog two years ago extolling the virtues of my LG KU990 cell phone. I deemed the device a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Diggin' out
— 12:39 PM on September 5, 2009

So, yeah. I've been living with Mac OS X 10.6—aka Snow Leopard—for a week now. The short review is this: If you're not reviewing (or...

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So that's why it only costs $29
— 6:01 PM on August 31, 2009

Last Saturday, I decided to head down to my local Apple reseller and grab a copy of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Mac

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