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!

Apple is not as good as its bottom line

Windows 10 S comes to an undignified — but not unexpected — end

Windows 10 S comes to an undignified — but not unexpected — end

Well, that didn’t take long. While Microsoft claims that Windows 10 S is now a Windows 10 “mode,” the truth is that this attempted counter to Google Chrome OS has floundered.

Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Apple’s battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it.

Rotten Apple

Rotten Apple

The iPhone battery ripoff shows Apple for what it really is: a company determined to make bucks at your expense.

Pixel 2: The year’s best smartphone

Pixel 2: The year’s best smartphone

I checked them all out and then paid cash money for Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone.

Thanks, Microsoft, but I’m still saying no to Windows 10

Thanks, Microsoft, but I’m still saying no to Windows 10

The OS does have its fans, but Win10 is merely good, not great.

Firefox Quantum: A leap forward, or a fatal trip?

Firefox Quantum: A leap forward, or a fatal trip?

Firefox Quantum is faster, but users will lose all their rich extensions.

eSIM: No more roaming fees, ever!

eSIM: No more roaming fees, ever!

Look, ma! No SIM card! With the new eSIM, you can change carriers without prying out your physical SIM card.

Don’t be the fool in the cloud

Don’t be the fool in the cloud

Is it really that hard to keep from making a security idiot of yourself?

You WILL pay a grand for the iPhone X

You WILL pay a grand for the iPhone X

You’re being unconsciously manipulated to do so, a trick Apple mastered years ago.

Bugs? What bugs? Microsoft sees no evil.

Bugs? What bugs? Microsoft sees no evil.

Surely there are still bugs in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update beta release. Just don’t expect Microsoft to tell you about them.

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