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The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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The $300 ultraportable experiment
— 12:52 AM on February 10, 2012

Unless you've locked yourself into the Apple ecosystem and thrown away the key, laptop shopping can be a daunting prospect. A dizzying array of options...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Welcome, tablet overlords
— 4:16 PM on January 6, 2012

I've never been a big fan of the holiday party circuit. There's always a certain awkwardness attached to hanging out with people you only...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Goodbye, Mr. Jobs
— 9:44 PM on October 5, 2011

About an hour ago, as of this writing, Apple posted this simple statement on their website: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Technology way out in the wild
— 5:18 PM on August 3, 2011

Warning: the following is not, under any circumstances, to be considered an in-depth review or technical article. I've got a rather major one of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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What PC makers think is happening at retail
— 11:57 PM on July 17, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Evolution
— 9:18 AM on June 27, 2011

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A few thoughts on Ultrabooks
— 11:31 PM on June 16, 2011

As a die-hard desktop user, my laptop is more of a sidekick than my primary computing platform. I mostly use it on the couch,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Teaching an old PSU new tricks
— 7:48 PM on April 14, 2011

Years back, while still an angsty teenager, I had a bug in my head telling me that A+ certification sounded like good times. With...

Type: Blog post Tags: Power

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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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Shiny things for the easily distracted
— 1:31 PM on March 10, 2011

In the last two weeks, Apple has announced two major, according to them, revisions of major product lines that the majority of tech pundits have...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Mr. Sheen, your VD is here
— 9:53 AM on February 3, 2011

That's right, iPhone fans and AT&T haters, it's Verizon Day for the iPhone, and today is the day you, yes you, can order an iPhone....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Lamenting the state of laptops
— 9:30 PM on September 9, 2010

I've developed a definite fondness for the Acer Aspire 1810TZ budget ultraportable that has served as my primary notebook for nearly a year. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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Portege R700 sampled briefly
— 10:50 AM on June 30, 2010

Though he might not publicly admit it, I think I could detect some jealousy in Scott's voice when I called to say I was hanging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Where have all the good touchpads gone?
— 10:18 PM on June 10, 2010

As you might've noticed if you read our front page (or my Twitter feed), I flew to Taiwan last week and attended the Computex...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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