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Bad Web Sites can be Silly, Ultimately Dangerous

There’s little doubt that our new web distribution systems often fail to do the best job in protecting information. Sometimes, as in the case of the massive loss of federal government information and the theft … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 29th, 2015
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Waste Less Time on Apple Reports

It’s been an interesting week for those who spend their time paying attention to Apple’s third quarter earnings. The fun started last week with an analysis from Slice Intelligence that claimed a 90% drop in...

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Steve Wildstrom / July 24th, 2015
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Windows 10: Microsoft’s New View

In 1995, Microsoft introduced its first really popular operating service, Windows 95, which was so attractive customers stood in store lines to buy it when it became available at midnight, and was a bargain when … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 22nd, 2015
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The Slow, Slow Pace to Improved Retail

Starting this summer, it is possible you can pay your Open Table check at a restaurant with Apple Pay or Android Wallet instead of a credit card. True, it’s simple. But in the Washington, D.C.,...

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Steve Wildstrom / July 17th, 2015
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What’s Wrong with Twitter

I love Twitter. I hate Twitter. Twitter has become, for me, more important than even email, a regular report for the things going on in the world. It is also overwhelmed by junk that makes … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 15th, 2015
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Everyone Gets Some Internet

There has been a tendency in the U.S. to believe the internet provides significant access to citizens but that leaves out many, especially the old and the low income. But as shown by the latest...

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Steve Wildstrom / July 2nd, 2015
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The MacBook: A Top Laptop Worth Every Penny

The new MacBook is most definitely not for everyone. But I absolutely love it. If you need portability more than maximum power, if your need is for a small, excellent quality display with a great … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 1st, 2015
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Experience Shows Why Apple Music Has Been Just a Little Problem

The fight between Apple and music star Taylor Swift was clear knockout for the singer in her challenge to the not-quite-started Apple Music and one of the big stories of the week. It showed Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 26th, 2015
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A Virtual Nurse to Improve Your Medicine

Many of us have dealt with prerecorded treatment voices at medical centers. And many of us have found it frustrating, and worse if the situation seems bad, before you get to talk to a skilled … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 24th, 2015
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No Wonder Microsoft Is Very Different

It’s hardly a surprise Microsoft has finished off the job of replacing its top managers. The company has been changing leadership considerably for the past year as a big sign of a company finally moving...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 19th, 2015
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Health Care: Internet Use is Good, but Much More Needed

For those who have been following me (mostly on Facebook) you know I have had a lot of experience with the health care system. In addition to what has generally been very good treatment, I … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 17th, 2015
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We Need Ways to Make Video Better

I’ve been messing around with internet video creation going back to the days of cameras recording on digital tape. It was hard and slow. Today, changes have made it more straightforward for almost anyone. Smartphones … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 10th, 2015
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Xiaomi Phones: Headed for U.S., but Some Wait to Come

Xiaomi’s Hugh Barra is ready to bring the hot growth of its Chinese phones to the the U.S. But, in a presentation at Re/code’s Coder conference, Barra made it clear there is a whole lot of...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 2nd, 2015
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RealNetworks: They’re Still Here

A lot of new consumer apps that present a big variety are the work of developers fresh out of Stanford or MIT. And then there’s Ron Glaser (by the way, from Yale). Glaser’s RealNetworks has been...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 22nd, 2015
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The IoT and the Needs of Business

In a recent column, Bob O’Donnell took a look at the rapid growth of the Internet of Things. The IoT is a large variable collection, from heartbeat monitors on your wrist to a camera watching … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 20th, 2015
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Windows Phone Bids for iPhone and Android Apps

You have to give Microsoft credit for its efforts to get just about any app on the Windows Phone. The need is obvious. Microsoft is selling to a small part of the phone market at a...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 15th, 2015
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AOL RIP: Where The Net Was Born for Many

A RIP announcement often gives us word of a celebrity who has passed away after they have left the public mind. The death of AOL, with its purchase by Verizon for $4.4 billion, is certainly the end of a company that … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 13th, 2015
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Failure Often Ends: Online Groceries Return

Way back in the early days of the internet, one of the great ideas of web-based retailing was shopping for groceries online and having the order dropped at your home. Peapod, the first online service, actually...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 8th, 2015
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Why Phones and Pads Cannot Replace PCs

The other day, I wanted to take a photo that had been sent to me attached to an email and make it a feature in a Facebook post. Now, if I had been working on … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 6th, 2015
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Why Politicians Don’t Understand Technology

I think Senators Claire McCasgill (D-Mo.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) are typical of the lawmaking world when it comes to thinking about technology. McCaskill, a second term member, has shown little interest in tech issues, though...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 1st, 2015
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Getting Apple Watch Apps Right Will Take a While

The good news: Beyond the first apps, the Apple Watch’s software will certainly come along. Consider heart rate sensors and other features that will turn the watch into a useful tool that can contribute to medical uses and … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 29th, 2015
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TV’s Future: A Nasty and Growing Fight

It has been regarded as a sure thing that the cable TV system is approaching the end as television distribution moves onto the internet. Many reports say it’s going to happen soon. But the the latest evidence … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 24th, 2015
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Netflix: A Lot More than “House of Cards”

Netflix has become a big star by moving from its successful business of lending DVDs to streaming to the even greater success of its own productions. What’s less known is that Netflix has become a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 22nd, 2015
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Apple TV, Roku, and the Future of Television

 Apple hasn’t made it a secret that the Apple TV will be a key element of the World Wide Developers Conference in June. We can only hope Apple has some major improvements developing. Today, Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / April 17th, 2015
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Killing Tools Before They are Ready to Die

Before the iMac appeared in 1998, the back of a Mac was crowded with ports. Among them was an Apple Desktop Port for the keyboard and mouse, a Local Network Port to connect with printers, … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 15th, 2015