Ken Gagne

Ken Gagne, a former editor for Computerworld, covers gaming, crowdfunding, and retrocomputing. You can see him on the YouTube channel Gamebits and hear him as host of the Polygamer and Transporter Lock podcasts. Learn more about him at KenGagne.com.

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...

10 essential WordPress plugins

WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better.

10 essential WordPress plugins

WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better.

Win an Amazon Kindle Fire!

Computerworld turned 45 years old this month, and to celebrate our birthday, we're giving away an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to one lucky Facebook user.  Just "like" our Facebook page, then use our Facebook app to submit your email...

Best Places spotlight: Miami Children's Hospital workers help kids, grow careers

Ringing in at No. 63 on our 2012 Best Places to Work in IT list, the hospital is committed to helping IT workers advance their careers with challenging projects and interesting opportunities.

Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded

Crowdfunding sites like Kickerstarter are offering both established businesses and entrepreneurs a viable alternative to venture capitalists.

Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded

Crowdfunding sites like Kickerstarter are offering both established businesses and entrepreneurs a viable alternative to venture capitalists.

Ken Gagne

A former senior associate online editor for Computerworld.com, Ken covers Apple, entertainment, emerging tech and WordPress.  He is also editor of the Showbits, Gamebits, Wordbits, and Apple II Bits hobbyist blogs; editor-in-chief...

Techbits

Looking at Apple, entertainment, emerging tech and WordPress.

Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Kristin D. Russell

This IT leader left a successful career in the private sector to follow an opportunity to do meaningful work in the Colorado governor's office as state CIO and secretary of technology.

Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Gonzalez, CIO at San Francisco-based Byer California, is happy to be working at a private company, without shareholder pressure, and with an IT team whose members are all in one location. But Gonzalez also revels in the...

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...

Hands on: Building an MP3 player for an Apple II computer

Retrocomputing fans, take note: You can play MP3 files on an Apple II computer. We follow along as a KansasFest workshop attendee assembles and demos Briel Computers' A2MP3 card.

No. 23 Best Place to Work in IT: Medtronic Inc.

At Medtronic Inc., ranked No. 23 on Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT list for 2011, employees feel a connection to the company's mission and the patients who are affected by their work.

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...

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...

Paul E. Haugan

CTO Paul Haugan builds strong relationships that enable him and his colleagues throughout the region to address shared problems.

Visual tour: Facebook Pages revamped

In March, Facebook will upgrade all pages to look more like personal profiles, while giving administrators new tools for maintaining their pages. Here's a preview.

Fixing Facebook: Tips for handling common complaints

Facebook users have a love-hate relationship with the world's most popular social network. Facebook's community is unmatched in size, providing an unparalleled opportunity to remain in daily contact with friends, family and...

Fixing Facebook: Tips and tricks for handling common complaints

Facebook users are continually faced with privacy issues and controversial redesigns. We offer some simple fixes for most of the current problems.

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