A little something I wrote for Digital Trends…

It looks like I now have a weekly column at Digital Trends, and my first post is all about the (unspoken) connection between cable channel bundling and show quality. The more click-baity headline would be something like “How à la carte cable is going to destroy the golden age of television,” so I’m very happy they went… Read More A little something I wrote for Digital Trends…

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Apple To Announce A New Product

Congratulations! You’re due for a new Apple product! Any day now, Tim Cook is expected to birth something revolutionary and magical. Or not. You never know with Apple. What pops out of the largest uterus in Cupertino — and when exactly it will pop — might be a mystery, but here are some things to definitely expect when you’re expecting… Read More What to Expect When You’re Expecting Apple To Announce A New Product

Did your new computer come with free packaged software? Here’s why you shouldn’t open it.

Earlier in the summer, I bought a new MacBook Pro at Best Buy.  That’s all I bought, just the laptop.  Before the sales rep rung me up, though, he grabbed a retail box of software off the shelf, told me it’s included for free.  I said “no thanks, if I wanted to use anti-virus software, I wouldn’t be buying… Read More Did your new computer come with free packaged software? Here’s why you shouldn’t open it.