It’s easier when the world is black and white. In that world, all adware/spyware is easy to identify, it’s always bad, and the people distributing it should be jailed.
And in fact, those things are true. But recently a rash of news stories have made it clear that we will not always be able to count on help to eradicate the scourge of adware/spyware from our lives. […] continued “STRANGE TALES FROM THE WORLD OF ADWARE/SPYWARE”Read more
Napster has been reborn as a subscription service. Here’s an article about the new Napster. It might not be quite the right service at the right time but you are seeing a glimpse of the future, where our relationship to our music and movies will change dramatically.
The “Napster” name was purchased by Roxio in 2003; Roxio proceeded to sell its Easy CD Creator business (and the Roxio name) in order to focus on the Napster service. […] continued “NAPSTER AND THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT”Read more
Remember how stupid those documentaries were that painstakingly explained that “maryjane” and “weed” were slang terms referring to (gasp!) marijuana!
Well, Microsoft has put together a web page that explains some online jargon and it’s . . . (redfaced, shuffling feet) . . . actually kind of useful. Hey, d00d, what can I say? […] continued “PARENTS’ GUIDE TO COMPUTER SLANG”Read more
Microsoft had a dilemma. If it sold the antispyware program, the media would howl that consumers should not have to pay to solve a problem that was “Microsoft’s fault.” If it gave the program away, competitors would complain that it was a monopolistic bully trying to put them out of business. […] continued “FREE SECURITY TOOLS FROM MICROSOFT”Read more
Dell has just released a beautiful new flat-panel LCD monitor at a price that will challenge competitors to begin another round of price cuts.
The new Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW has a 24 inch diagonal display, in the widescreen format best suited for movies. Dell has set the price at $1,199; the cheapest competitor is several hundred dollars more, and most monitors in this class are over two thousand dollars. […] continued “FLAT-SCREEN GIANT FROM DELL AT DISCOUNT PRICE”Read more
FOLLOWUP: Wow, those are some gorgeous maps! You’ll be completely astonished when you click and drag on the map and discover that it scrolls freely. […] continued “GOOGLE MAPS”Read more
I like Macs. I think they’re fine computers that do some things pretty well. Personally, the much-vaunted Apple design choices leave me cold, so it’s hard for me to understand why people would pay a premium for an Apple computer, but I’m happy to respect those who feel differently.
I like Firefox. […] continued “PHISHING FLAW IN ALTERNATIVE BROWSERS”Read more
Microsoft has finished its work on MSN Search and will now begin a blitz of marketing in an attempt to dent Google’s brand identification. To enhance search results, Microsoft has added full access to the contents of Encarta, which is a reasonably nice thing to do. Search results look good but personally I still prefer Google’s page layouts. […] continued “MSN SEARCH”Read more