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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

Google Latitude: a stalker's wet dream
— 10:35 AM on March 11, 2009

Geolocation is already one of the next big trends in mobile devices. Most premium cell phones have GPS capabilities, and those that don't can use...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Can you hear me now?
— 8:49 PM on October 23, 2008

I recently found myself in the biennial* position of needing a new cell phone, and that reminded me of an aggravating fact: buying a cell...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

Slow Vista SP1 file copies: no fix yet!
— 12:21 PM on April 29, 2008

After my post about slow file copies with Windows Vista SP1, some of you offered potential fixes and asked for an update once the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Networking

Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

The €40 iPhone
— 6:03 PM on March 12, 2008

When Apple first unveiled the iPhone last summer, my first reaction was, "Yes. This is what cell phones are supposed to be like." Looking at...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

David Lynch on the iPhone
— 11:28 PM on February 28, 2008

I've never quite understood how some folks can stand to watch movies and other video content on the tiny little screens that permeate portable media...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

The Vista nerd rage feedback loop
— 3:46 PM on October 1, 2007

Ask anyone in the techie community about Windows Vista, and they'll tell you the same thing:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Apple jacks early iPhone adopters
— 4:13 PM on September 5, 2007

When Apple first introduced the iPhone, the device was criticized for being too expensive. $599 for a phone? Surely you jest. But...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech