Category: Hardware

Writings on computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones

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Why Apple Should Revive the NeXT Computer

Here’s what I’d like to see. A new NeXT Computer. For those of you who don’t know, NeXT was computer company founded by Steve Jobs after he was fired from Apple. The NeXT computer...

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Going to College with a Blueberry iMac

I’ve owned a number of computers over the years. Growing up we had an old Tandy 1000HX, a Frankenstein 386 and an Apple Performa 6200. All of these were family computers. Though I was...

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The Neglected Mac

Back in the 1990s, the Mac was on its way out. Apple was failing as a company, and the future of the platform was in jeopardy. 20 years later, Apple is one of the...

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The Future of Android

Android is the most popular operating system for phones and tablets. It might not seem that way when your hanging out at Starbucks, but Android beats out Apple’s iOS in terms of sheer numbers....

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When In Doubt, Reboot

Some folks just “get” computers and some folks don’t. I’m not entirely sure why that’s the case. To some extent, it seems to be a function of age, but that’s far from universal. I...

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Nobody Wants a Facebook Phone

For the last couple of years, Facebook has toyed with the idea of its own smart phone. Last week, they took the first real step toward that end. However, instead of spending gazillions of...

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The iPhone and the Tricorder

When Apple debuted the latest iPhone a couple of weeks ago, many tech pundits were disappointed that it was an evolution rather than a revolution. Realistically we know that not every product can be...

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iPhone Annoyances

It’s that time of year again: time for Apple to introduce its next generation of iPhone. Soon there will be a huge market for the older models, like the iPhone 4 and the iPhone...

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Death to Caps Lock

I’m not the first person to complain about this, and I certainly won’t be the last, but Caps Lock really needs to go. Since the advent of the Internet, typing in all caps has...