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. […] continuedRead 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. […] continuedRead 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? […] continuedRead 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. […] continuedRead 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. […] continuedRead 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. […] continuedRead 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. […] continuedRead 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. […] continuedRead more