Tech war coming in 2012

Writing at Fast Company, Farhad Manjoo sees a big battle involving Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon in the coming year: The four American companies that have come to define 21st-century information technology and entertainment are on the verge of war. Over the next two years, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will increasingly collide in the […]

How Apple became a music company

In a short time Apple has changed the music industry and become the largest distributor of digital music. At Gizmodo, Donald A. Norman discusses how Apple achieved this through the integration of its products, design and service. There were many different threads that had to be tied together and here is an excerpt from the […]

Tips for using Windows Media Player

Personally, I don’t use Windows Media Player much but others do. MaximumPC has put together a list of 14 tips for using Windows Media Player.

Microblogging with Tumblr

Somewhere between the very short 140-character messages of Twitter and full-blown posts on a regular blog are the microblogs like Tumblr. While short of a conventional blog post, the messages on these sites may contain graphics. The distinction is a little blurred but, whatever they are, microblogs are becoming more popular. In fact, some well-known […]