Microsoft Xbox One unboxing video

Hot on the heels of last week's Sony PlayStation 4 is the Microsoft Xbox One. The console got off to a rocky start earlier this year when Microsoft announced unprecedented and seemingly draconian DRM that would limit the ability to...

11/22/13

Sony PlayStation 4, the unboxing video

The next generation of video game consoles may've officially started last year with the release of the Nintendo Wii U, but with the console's underpowered tech specs and unimpressive market performance, some say the next generation...

11/15/13

Indie games win big at BostonFIG

On September 14, MIT hosted the second annual Boston Festival of Indie Games, or BostonFIG. The event, free and open to the public, had more than doubled in size since its 2012 debut, when all exhibitors were crammed into a few...

09/16/13

Steve Wozniak on Apple's founding

In the 16 years I've been attending KansasFest, an annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer, I've met some brilliant, passionate quirky programmers, developers, and enthusiasts. This year, I profiled several of them by...

08/16/13

Steve Jobs movie trailer is meant for the masses

In January, we caught our first glimpse of jOBS, the first theatrical feature film based on the life of Steve Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role and Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The one-minute excerpt of...

06/24/13

Nintendo Wii U FAQ video

The Wii U video game console was supposed to be Nintendo's first all-in-one media center, a system designed to be a hub for family entertainment right out of the box. But some contents may have shifted during packaging, as a newly...

11/26/12

Nintendo Wii U unboxing video

This holiday week, take a break from enterprise IT and play with the consumer electronics that will be big this holiday season: the Nintendo Wii U. Nintendo's latest system released in the USA today, November 18, 2012, in two...

11/18/12

Securing WordPress against hacks

I've been using the WordPress content management system for six years. In that time, I've installed it two dozen times on two hosting companies, have experimented with and configured hundreds of different plugins, and have...

09/10/12

Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs' resignation

Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple has prompted many reflections on his greatest hits at the company. From the iMac to the iPhone, the company's products with Jobs at the helm have redefined personal computers and mobile...

08/26/11

Mom's first iPad: An unexpected reception

For years, I've been trying to get my mother online. Rather than give up, I bought her an iPad.She's never even used a typewriter and has always been reluctant to try using anything with a keyboard. Nothing I'd tried worked to...

05/27/11

Making a parent-friendly iPad for Mom

Working at Computerworld, even as an editor, has earned me the role of my family's go-to person for tech support. My older brothers and father all turn to me for purchasing advice and troubleshooting. Despite that, my suggestions...

05/03/11

Where's the tech in The Social Network?

With last week's release of The Social Network, Facebook has become, to the best of my knowledge, the first social networking site to be adapted to film. It's a well-deserved honor, as Facebook is an unparalleled technological feat...

10/05/10

Fixing iTunes 10's interface

Yesterday, Steve Jobs unveiled iTunes 10 -- the only Macintosh product announced during an hour-long media event. You'd think we traditional Apple customers would be happy for anything Mac-related from a company whose focus is...

09/02/10

The Apple iPad belongs in every kitchen

The Apple iPad, released this past Saturday, is already being hailed for its potential to revolutionize multiple industries. For professionals, the iPad has a niche in a lot of professions; and for consumers, it threatens to make...

04/05/10

Google's Slope View of the Winter Olympics

Google Buzz is only the latest example of Google refusing to rest on its laurels. In 2006, Google introduced an API for Google Maps, which let developers implement the mapping tool in original ways and contexts. Some resulting uses...

02/12/10

Yahoo GeoCities closes on Oct. 26

GeoCities, once the Internet's third most visited domain, will be shutting down on Oct. 26, taking with it thousands of user home pages and decades of data. All that information will be history.... Fortunately, some historians are...

10/23/09

Use Firefox's address bar for quick keyword searches

Smart keywords have been around since Firefox 1.0 and are a powerful but overlooked feature of the browser. They practically turn the address bar into a command line, allowing you to quickly access bookmarks and search favorite Web...

10/19/09

Gene Roddenberry's Mac to be auctioned

Every now and then, something will pop up in an auction that sets geeks drooling. Whether it's an undiscovered Macintosh prototype or a famous movie prop, the chance to own a piece of history can drive us to extremes. But the...

09/17/09

Losing legacy data to Snow Leopard

When Apple transitioned the Mac to Intel CPUs, we lost the ability to run Classic/OS 9 software. Now, with Snow Leopard, we no longer have support for older PowerPC hardware. There's one more handicap that hasn't been widely...

08/31/09

What good are LinkedIn recommendations?

In this economy and job market, it pays to be proactive in keeping your professional profile up-to-date. On LinkedIn, this means seeking out recommendations from your supervisors, direct reports, and co-workers. The article...

05/12/09

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