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The reality of Macs and Malware
Friday, September 11, 2009
Much has been written about the state of Macs and malware. Are Macs more secure? Do Mac OS X viruses exist? Read this article to learn more.
Ballmer’s “Apple Tax” campaign
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This post takes a look at Microsoft’s $300 million advertising campaign, including the most recent “Apple Tax” commercials. Has this campaign been effective for Microsoft or has this campaign been a disaster? Read this blog post and decide for yourself.
Enderle: Exposing a Fraud
Monday, November 3, 2008
Rob Enderle is the most quoted “industry analyst” by non-technical publications. Yet, within the IT industry, he’s generally considered a misinformed, biased, boob. Read this article to find out why.
Thurrott on browser advice
Monday, July 7, 2008
“Windows Supersite” pundit, Paul Thurrott, gives his take on web browser advice. I’m always amused by Paul’s blog posts.
McCracken’s 15 Ways Microsoft Can Reinvent Itself for the Post-Gates Era
Friday, June 27, 2008
PC World’s Harry McCracken gives his advice on how Microsoft can reinvent itself. He makes a few good points, but I have my own take on the matter.
Linux: The desktop explosion that never happened.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
What ever happened to the promise of Linux on the desktop? It seems to consistently be “just one year away” from breaking out and gaining significant market share. That hasn’t happened yet and this article takes a look at why not.
The Perfect Set-Top Box
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
If only someone made the products we actually want to buy! This article is more of a rant about good products that fall short and how I believe they can be fixed. If youíre frustrated by todayís set-top box offerings, then please, read on.
Universal’s Doug Morris is a “shmoo” in need of a clue
Thursday, November 29, 2007
This article looks at (Universal) Doug Morris’ view of the music industry. Unfortunately, Doug’s own comments make it clear that he’s a dinosaur and doesn’t have a clue on how to run his business in the digital age.
Music Industry: Going to war with consumers
Tuesday, November 28, 2007
This article looks at (Warner) Edgar Bronfman’s half-hearted admission of guilt for going to war with consumers.
History of the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Monday, November 12, 2007
This article looks at the evolution of the graphical user interface. In doing so, I debunk myths such as “Apple created the GUI” and “Apple stole the their GUI from Xerox”, etc.
Leopard, Vista and Thurrott, oh my!
Monday, November 5, 2007
This article provides a reality check to Paul Thurrott’s Leopard review.
Have the record labels become the new dinosaurs?
Monday, October 15, 2007
This article takes a look at the problems the music industry is facing and offers a common sense strategy for the record labels to consider.
Subpixel rendering: A difference in philosophy.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
This article takes a look at the difference in both philosophy and implementation between Microsoft’s Cleartype and Apple’s Quartz rendering systems.
Leopard vs. Vista: An uphill marketing battle for Apple.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
This article takes a look at the uphill marketing battle Apple faces when considering some of the coverage coming from a few journalist “hacks”.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
A view of how the Greenpeace organization used a misleading smear campaign to generate media attention.
Photography: A look at digital sensor technology.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
This article is meant to augment my previous article on photography, ìDigital vs. Film and what really mattersî by taking a look at the state of digital sensor technology and looking at the features which impact image quality.
Is Vista really that bad?
Thursday, March 14, 2007
Since Microsoft Vistaís public debut in January, Iíve read many articles about Vista ñ most of which were not complimentary. This article will take a look at the public’s reaction to Vista and try to examine why the reception has been so cold.
Tablet PCs: Doomed from the start?
Warning: If a rant about Microsoft offends you, do not read this article!
Thursday, March 1, 2007
In 2001, Bill Gates shared his vision of the Tablet PC at the Comdex trade show. At the time, there were big hopes and predictions for this product segmentís success. In fact, Bill Gates personally predicted ìwithin five years, I predict that it will be the most popular form of PC sold in Americaî. Itís now well more than 5 years later, so this article will take a look at the Tablet PCís progress to date.
Thoughts on DRM: Part II
Macrovision and Sandisk’s recent open letters to the entertainment industry are an embarrassment to the technology industry and an insult to consumer’s intelligence.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Fred Amoroso, CEO & President of Macrovision has responded to Steve Jobís open letter to the music industry. While I respect Macrovisionís desire to protect its business model, I can’t help but view Amorosoís open letter to Steve Jobs and the digital entertainment industry as an embarrassment.
Thoughts on DRM
Why the record industry just doesn’t get it.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is used for many things, including music, video and even some software purchases. DRM has received much attention in the music industry lately, so this article will be focused on the music industryís use of DRM.
Photography: “Digital vs. Film” and what really matters.
Another view on the great “Digital vs. Film” debate. This article explores the issue from a practical matter and discusses what really matters.
Friday, January 5, 2007
The Digital vs. Film debate has been on-going since the advent of digital photography. Early in the debate, there was a question as to which medium was better. That debate isnít really the issue anymore. Rather, what I find most amusing are the discussions regarding the 35mm film equivalent to digital in terms of megapixels (MP). Iíve seen wild ranges of values and talks about a general consensus, etc. This article attempts to explore the ìmegapixelî issue in more detail.
Zune: Why Microsoft is challenging Apple’s iPod.
The Microsoft Zune. iPod killer or just another iPod casualty?
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Just in time for the holiday season, Microsoft has entered the mobile music player market with its product, Zune. In order to understand Microsoft Zuneís chances for success, itís important to understand the history of the market Zune is competing for. This analysis is based around the pivotal moments in the market.