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!

Kiss Apple networking goodbye

Kiss Apple networking goodbye

Maybe Wi-Fi and backup hardware just isn’t sexy enough for a company with its headquarters in a flying saucer.

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.

Why not the best? Why not Linux Mint?

Why not the best? Why not Linux Mint?

All of your arguments against desktop Linux are outdated and irrelevant.

iOS 11 is Apple’s Vista

iOS 11 is Apple’s Vista

How can the iPhone and iPad operating system keep going so wrong?

Apple is not as good as its bottom line

Apple is not as good as its bottom line

Apple’s quarterly report may look golden, but there are fundamental problems behind its billions in profit.

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.

Microsoft gets sloppy with Surface

Microsoft gets sloppy with Surface

Consumer Reports can’t recommend Microsoft Surface laptops, and neither can I.

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.’

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