The best 100+ Mac tips from 2018

The best 100+ Mac tips from 2018

I don’t just write about how iPads can replace computers, I also spend a lot of time trying to figure out useful tips and thought it might be useful to pull together some of the best Mac tips I published across the last year. Mojave essentials Apple introduced an all-new … Read more

IDG Contributor Network: ARM, OpenPower, X886 were just joined by TX2:  Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

IDG Contributor Network: ARM, OpenPower, X886 were just joined by TX2: Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

Right now, there are three primary processing platforms in the smartphone, tablet, PC, and server space.  ARM is mostly smartphones, tablets and moving to Always Connected PCs (ACPC). X86 is tablets, PCs, and servers. OpenPower is servers.  But I was at an NVIDIA launch event recently, and one vendor, Gameface, … Read more

Ambient computing is in the air

Ambient computing is in the air

Everybody’s talking about ambient computing. And there is so much to talk about. But with all this chatter comes confusion. People disagree on what ambient computing is, how it works and what it’s for. So let’s bring clarity to this muddled and confused concept. Ambient computing: Both hype and happening … Read more

Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

Yesterday, Microsoft’s “B Week” Patch Tuesday, we saw a fairly small set of patches — “small” being a relative designation. There are 194 December updates in the Microsoft Catalog, with 39 separately identified security holes (CVEs), and with every supported version of Windows, Office and .Net getting a dose. We … Read more

Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero … Read more