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Google's open platform for mobile computing is widely misunderstood.  Joe Wilcox pretty much summed up the ignorance of Android's importance by calling it a "FUD announcement".   The iPhone mentality has sunk in too much.  Android is not just about being able to develop 3rd party applications.  Apple's the only vendor...

This week spawned yet more articles about MacOS X "Leopard" vs. Vista. Here's the bottom line: it doesn't matter, both are a scam.Neither of these upgrades provides "must have" features to the end user that couldn't be easily written by a third party. Time Machine? Free backup programs come with...

A friend just mailed that he was one of the people who ran into the disk corruption problem in Leopard. That sucks.I never even think of something like that happening with an OS upgrade. Complete disk corruption!? How does that happen? OS upgrades are just supposed to swap out files...

Last night, around 11pm, I was about ready to leave a flaming bag of dogshit on Steve Jobs' doorstep.See, Apple programmed BootCamp to remove itself from your Mac on the day that Leopard shipped. That's right, it just disappeared from the "Startup Disk" menu in MacOS X. I noticed this...

Most buyer's remorse I've had has come with the purchase of expensive gadgetry. But I've figured out something about buyer's remorse lately: I only experience it when the thing I buy isn't directly used in something I do creatively -- and necessary to achieve that level of creativity. For example,...