Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!

Microsoft gets sloppy with Surface

iPhone vs. Android: Which is better for you?

iPhone vs. Android: Which is better for you?

Choosing between the two main players in mobile depends on what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make the right decision.

Windows 10 is making too many PCs obsolete

Windows 10 is making too many PCs obsolete

Windows 10 will be supported until Oct. 14, 2025 -- unless your computer has a Clover Trail CPU. Then, you’re out of luck.

Kill it! Kill Windows XP now!

Kill it! Kill Windows XP now!

Or are you OK with leaving yourself open to something that can kill your business?

Microsoft, please stop doing things for our own good

Microsoft, please stop doing things for our own good

Kaspersky claimed Microsoft has been disabling its antivirus software in Windows 10. Microsoft replied it was its duty to make sure antivirus protection was ‘always on.’

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Windows 10 is infamous for having snooping baked in, but one government stood up for user privacy. Oh, the irony!

WWDC: Apple plays catch-up

WWDC: Apple plays catch-up

Yawn. Wake me up when Apple announces something new and innovative.

Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?

Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?

Google introduced many neat new Android features at the conference. Moving forward with Android on Chrome OS wasn’t one of them.

Windows 10 S is crippleware

Windows 10 S is crippleware

We now know more about Windows 10 S — and the more we learn, the more idiotic it looks. No Chrome? No third-party browsers at all? Rewrite all apps? Ha!

The Internet of messy things

The Internet of messy things

How much damage can a ‘smart’ toaster do? Lots, and not just burning your bread.

Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Microsoft wants to control your Windows 10 desktop. Now are you ready to try a Linux desktop?

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Senate Republicans think it’s fine and dandy for your ISP to sell your private data.

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