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The PC is booming—just not the PC we know
— 11:05 PM on April 18, 2013

So, you heard the news: PC sales are tanking. Apparently, nobody wants to buy Dells or HPs anymore; nobody cares about clunky laptops and bulky...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cupertino funk, part I: O Captain, where art thou?
— 10:02 AM on April 12, 2013

On October 5, 2011, the vultures returned to One Infinite Loop. Having once taken up what seemed like permanent residence in Cupertino during the Sculley...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Trolling for C&D's with Mac System 1
— 1:42 PM on April 8, 2013

If you're unfortunate enough to be like me, you'll find the impending release of iSteve to be frightening and confusing to your caveman brain. Produced...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Go Go Jobzilla
— 11:15 AM on March 29, 2013

First, to those of you who wondered if I exhausted six months of pent-up wordplay in the last MacHole, I'm afraid you'll be rather...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Dispatches from the Nexus
— 5:16 PM on March 28, 2013

This past summer, the power button my Palm Pre started misbehaving. At last, I had an excuse to replace the aging handset with something...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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18 days of hottish Pebble love
— 11:50 AM on March 22, 2013

It's true. I have in my possession the mildly mythological Pebble watch. More...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The problem with Windows convertible tablets
— 10:56 PM on March 13, 2013

I've been spending a fair bit of time with Windows convertible tablets lately. I reviewed the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T last week,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Smartphone forecast: Reflective, with a chance of water damage
— 9:27 AM on February 22, 2013

Smartphones are true marvels of modern technology. Although inherently limited by their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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On the marginalization of consumer laptops
— 12:33 AM on January 18, 2013

You probably saw that Gartner report earlier this week about the sluggishness of PC shipments last quarter. Shipments were so sluggish, according to Gartner,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Oh dear...
— 3:09 PM on November 8, 2012

Well, I've done it now. Like a mistreated spouse returning to his abuser, I've crawled back into Apple's aluminum, glass, and white polycarbonate arms—I've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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My smartphone conundrum
— 10:46 AM on October 12, 2012

We're on the outs, my iPhone 4 and I. Oh, we had a long and beautiful honeymoon. The iPhone 4 was my first proper smartphone ever,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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A preview of the reviews for the iPhone 5
— 5:59 PM on September 10, 2012

This Wednesday (September 12, 2012), Apple will announce the new iPhone. Probably called the iPhone 5, but possibly the iPhone Rambo: 4S Part II. Note...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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A tale of two iPads
— 7:00 AM on August 9, 2012

About six weeks ago, I managed to sell my MacBook Air three days after the new MacBook Air models were released and one day before...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The new OS X, same as the old OS X
— 3:18 PM on August 2, 2012

This past Monday morning, Apple reported that their latest version (10.8) of OS X, called Mountain Lion for those still running System 7, had been...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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I, Cyborg
— 10:54 PM on June 28, 2012

The big news out of Google's I/O conference in San Francisco was, of course, the $199 Nexus 7 Tablet. We all knew it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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The obligatory Surface blog post
— 10:26 AM on June 20, 2012

Greetings, hippies. To be honest, I was going to simply ignore Microsoft's unveiling of the Surface tablet. I mean, tablets. As much fun as it's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Keep calm and buy old tech
— 10:26 AM on June 15, 2012

In my mind, I've always been an early adopter. In my mind, I'm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A touch of the bloat
— 7:00 AM on June 11, 2012

When I say "bloatware," which Microsoft Office program springs to mind? Are you even wondering why I narrowed your choices to Office modules? Of course...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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