Wednesday links

The Internet Is BurningOnline security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse—Jon Evans at TechCrunch Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics’ Worst […]

Monday links

How to Get the Best Amazon Deals and DiscountsPCMag gives 12 tips for finding the best products and prices on Amazon The Move Toward Computing That Reads Your MindMy phone is trying to anticipate my needs based on what it knows about me — the context of my life. And what it knows seems like […]

Monday links

Writing in a Nonstop WorldWe give time a hard time. We take it, steal it, spend it and waste it. Thanks to computers, now we’re chopping time up into ever-smaller fragments—At the New York Times Bits blog, Quentin Hardy writes about how we are interacting with personal computing devices in shorter and shorter but far […]

Monday links

Those Crazy Web Words And Phrases ExplainedAt MakeUseOf, James Bruce explains some web jargon How I Ditched My Laptop for an iPad with a Few Apps and AccessoriesIf you have been thinking about using your iPad as your primary computing device, you’re not alone. Tablet computers have become so powerful and practical that you can […]

What’s the best computer for the masses?

I have been saying for years that Windows was not a suitable operating system for the majority of the world’s home PC users. Unfortunately, the Windows monopoly and its giant ecosystem were totally pervasive and there was no real alternative. Apple confined itself to the high end and Linux was fractured into a bewildering assortment […]