Editorials

Should you uninstall Java now?

It’s a black time for Java. There was a time when Java was an essential part of the World Wide Web experience. It was so pervasive it showed up in unlikely places: Blu-ray disc players and…


Here’s why Microsoft needs to be nervous

Because after all these years, Apple is still stealing their lunch money. Google is too. The figures are in from Christmas day device activations and surprise surprise… Apple and Android did very well. In their annual study…



EDITORIAL: Windows 8: Day 1 fail?

With recent articles saying that 85% of users promptly ignored the Windows 8 Start screen and sought the relative refuge of the desktop, many pundits have been proclaiming Windows 8 a total failure. It certainly doesn’t help that Stardock’s…


A Return to Designer Colors?

Say “Green Appliances” and most people think of energy savings. That wasn’t true forty years ago when avocado green was a hot color for the kitchen and laundry room. It didn’t take long for the collective…






Will HDMI soon be the only choice?

It’s the most common connection for TVs and it’s almost as popular for computers. But is it the best choice? HDMI’s history has been one of compromises and confusion, but today it’s everywhere and most of the time…


EDITORIAL: Surface RT — bag of suck?

When the original iPad came out, I said, “pass.” Not enough productivity for me. No Flash animations, no printer support, no front-facing camera. In fact, I thought it would be a total turkey. Well, I admit…



A la Carte – Has the Time Finally Come?

A la carte programming. Everyone talks about it. What if you could pay for only the channels you actually watched, or even just the programs you actually watched? Most people watch only about 10% of the…