Kindle Touch review: A dramatic improvement over the Kindle 3

This article was updated to include initial impressions of Amazon's "lighted" case for the Kindle Touch, which arrived November 23. The Kindle Touch was all I had eyes for. When Amazon announced a whole new line of Kindles, it seemed...

11/23/11

A love-hate relationship with iPad and iOS

From the moment I downloaded my first app for Apple's iPad, I was addicted. I spent hours and hours the first couple of months downloading and trying apps, and testing different ways to work with Apple's tablet.I still use it every...

09/21/10

Fast first impressions of Windows 7

I’ve got to eat a little crow on this one. When Windows 7 RC1 came out, I began to detect a trend I’ve seen with many other Windows development cycles — the layering on of bloat. RC1 was noticeably slower to me on several machines....

09/14/09

Windows 7 Pre-Beta Early Reactions

I was on vacation last week and finally got a chance to install Microsoft's Windows 7 pre-beta and play with it a bit. Like Preston Gralla, my first reactions were positive.Installation went off without a hitch. I cloned the drive of...

11/18/08

Eating My Words on the MacBook Air

For those of you who take joy in such things (and I would if I were you), it looks like I'm going to have to eat a good many of my words from my initial analysis of the MacBook Air back in January. I finally got around to requesting...

04/20/08

An Object Lesson

Today was a tough day, but one that drove home an important object lesson.A mistake made by a third-party service company that manages some of Computerworld's research projects created the potential for some company data, supplied by...

02/29/08

MacBook Air: Ethereal or Unrealistic?

The day is coming when Apple learns that creating a big splash with new product is not entirely about surprising your prospective customer base. Wowing people is a good thing. But making a product they can live with is what it's...

01/19/08

Windows XP or Vista?

There are two main types of Windows users in the world. Which kind are you: Windows XP or Windows Vista? The recent news that testers at Devil Mountain Software found Microsoft's beta of Windows XP Service Pack 3 to be 10% faster...

12/06/07

Fatal mistake? Microsoft's cavalier disregard for its customers

When Computerworld reporter Gregg Keizer broke the story over the weekend that Microsoft had a 19-hour server outage that caused the WGA validation of many Windows Vista and XP users to fail, resulting in WGA Notifications accusing...

08/27/07

EHarmony living out a storage-project dream

Hey, storage pros! What if you were given a blank slate upon which to create a storage system for a rising, successful dot-com heavily involved in supporting user-generated content? What storage solution would you design? That was...

04/17/07

Microsoft Places Its Vista Anti-Piracy Concerns Above User Security

There was a time when Microsoft was an honorable company. It's getting more and more difficult to resolve any such notion with the 2006 version of the software giant. In its latest bad decision, detailed in the Computerworld story,...

10/05/06

Truth and Distortion About Microsoft's WGA

More than five years ago Microsoft debuted its first anti-piracy measures, Windows Product Activation (WPA) and Office Product Activation (OPA). Now the company is rolling out Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) and Office Genuine...

07/20/06

Running Windows from a Mac

The smartest thing Steve Jobs has done in a long time was committing to Intel's CPUs to power the Macintosh line of desktop computers. That made possible Apple's Boot Camp software, which lets you install and run Windows XP natively...

04/21/06

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