Opinion
Mobile

Why smart consumers make dumb decisions on smartphones

Are you lining up for the iPhone 5 because it’s tailored to your needs better than any other phone, or because it’s the new iPhone?
Apple

The biggest problem with Apple Maps? Our overreaction

Have we learned nothing from the “Antenna Gate” circus? Despite all the grobbling, Apple Maps just isn’t that big of a deal.
Computing

Are we evolving tech, or is tech evolving us?

We may be the masters of the devices we create, but as we become more and more dependent on them, we are literally rewiring our brains.
Opinion

How social media is sinking Mitt Romney

Love or hate his politics, Mitt Romney’s recurring social media slipups show how technology is changing the campaign game, and steepening on the learning curve.
Opinion

Why are we all so terrified of Google?

Google’s data-hoarding reputation may be well deserved, but is helping users connect the dots really such a bad thing?
Cool Tech

The ‘Internet of Things’ needs to empower people, not machines

Sensors embedded in everything you buy in the future could radically change what computers are capable of, but ultimately, they’ll need to save you time, money and annoyance to be worth their weight in silicon.
Opinion

Sharing is not caring: How social networks ruin amazing secrets

Social networks encourage spreading everything you encounter far and wide, but sharing can actually destroy the very things you want to promote.
Mobile

Has 4G become meaningless?

A cesspool of acronyms, overoptimistic marketing claims and incompatible technologies has made 4G incomprehensible to the average consumer. Now carriers will suffer for the mess they’ve created.
Apple

How Apple missed the rise of the mini tablet

Google and Amazon have stolen the show with 7-inch tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD 7, leaving Apple uncharacteristically behind on the season’s biggest trend.
Cool Tech

How Miracast could finally make your smartphone run your home theater

AirPlay and WiDi made big promises of screen mirroring made easy, but both were too closed to succeed. New Miracast technology could finally give consumers an easy, wireless way to stream content from a laptop or smartphone to a TV.
Mobile

Does tech grant us more time away from work, or less?

Mobile technology has the capacity to liberate us from the punch clock, but instead, most of us elect to drag on our work days voluntarily. When is enough enough?
Apple

Why it’s good for the iPhone 5 to be ‘boring’

Apple's reluctance to reinvent the wheel with every new iPhone is its greatest strength, not a detriment.