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Win 10 in my neighborhood not taking a bite out of Apple

Tweet   I visited Microsoft and Apple stores this afternoon to comparison shop Windows 10 PCs against MacBooks. Could Windows 10, which has garnered decent reviews, siphon off just a fraction of crowd that usually packs into this the nearby […]

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Alan Turing’s deserving tribute

The Imitation Game is mind blowing on several levels, but at the end I could not help but think how much my wife Ann and I owe

My first drone: I returned it

My wife nicely got me the Parrott Bebop drone for Christmas. Admittedly, it is a toy that would likely gather dust after the novelty wore off. I never

Verizon Wireless tireless and not always above board in trying to lengthen contracts

Anyone reading my rants knows I've been railing against Verizon Wireless (VzW) phone contracts, and why not? The carrier just keeps giving me more ammunition. Here's two more little

Three way video interview over the Internet, thanks Oovoo

This is very cool. A three-way interview with one person in Brussels, another in Toronto and yours truly in West Newbury, Mass. I was using a MacBook

Verizon Wireless bandwidth, call minutes limits: there has to be a better way

I have been on a work vacation in Florida this week and have used my iPhone hotspot for Internet access. Since that costs $20 a month and it

WiFi can make you famous

"Of, so you're John Dodge," the person next to me at lunch said as if he knew me. Well, he did a little even though I had never met

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Cable clutter reflects a tethered world (wireless not so much)

In this `not as wireless a world as we like to think,' I am being strangled by cables. I trip over ones around my desk and just organized


The iTunes Hairball

Among Sun Microsystems (now Oracle something or other) founder Scott NcNealy's favorite potshots at Microsoft was calling Windows a "hairball." Know what? iTunes is a bigger

Verizon iPhone announced, arrives early February

The Verizon iPhone arrived at 11 a.m. ET this morning, but Verizon's Wireless (VW) site is very clearly being bombarded with requests. So I grabbed a VW photo

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