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99. The House Judiciary Hearing on SOPA was a Messy Show

[Article first published as House Judiciary Online Piracy Hearings Frightening on Blogcritics.] Thursday was a, well let’s say, interesting day, for those who have any sort of stake in, or connection to technology, politics or the horrific relationship between the two.  Over…

98. Computer Professionals Update Act Targets Overtime for American Nerds

[Article first published as Computer Professionals Update Act Targets Overtime for American Nerds on Blogcritics.] Somehow tech and politics mix together about as well as oil and water.  Look at the current state of technology politics – the FCC took forever to…

97. Smartphone Spy – Mobile Carriers Caught Secretly Skimming Android User Info

[Article first published as Smartphone Spy – Mobile Carriers Caught Secretly Skimming Android User Info on Blogcritics.] While I enjoy the increasing number of things I have been able to do with each iteration of mobile technology on the market, I’ve always…

96. Common Damn Sense: Does the Facebook Spam Wave Reflect Deeper Issues with User Habits?

[Article first published as Does the Facebook Spam Wave Reflect Deeper Issues with User Habits? on Blogcritics.] It’s been a while since I jumped into a good old-fashioned rant.  As there is, as the kids say these days, no time like the…

95. Apple’s Newly Awarded Patent Shows Cracks in a Broken System

[Article first published as Apple’s Newly Awarded Patent and a Broken System on Blogcritics.] If you read my stuff with any sort of frequency then you know how I feel about the current state of the American patent system as it’s applied…

94. Hacking, Social Engineering and RSA

[Article first published as Hacking, Social Engineering and RSA on Blogcritics.] More than occasionally people will come to one of my tech friends or me with a computer problem.  No longer an uncommon occurrence with the ever-present digital influence in our lives,…

93. Remembering Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

[Article first published as Remembering Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 on Blogcritics.] In my scribblings over the years, I’ve occasionally taken the pen to Apple on certain topics, namely mobile wars and the iPhone.  Make no mistake, though I do from time to time…

92. App Ninja Sneaks one by Apple with Fake Ninja Turtles Game

[Article first published as App Ninja Sneaks one by Apple with Fake Ninja Turtles Game on Blogcritics.] Apple prides itself on their strict guidelines and screening process for the apps that can be sold in their App Store.  They have a number…

90. Amazon’s Tablet Poised to Take a Bite out of iPad Sales?

[Article first published as Amazon’s Tablet Poised to Take a Bite out of iPad sales? on Blogcritics.] OK we’re going to do a little bit of word association.  I’m going to say a word and then you tell me what the first…

89. Windows 8 Hands-On: A Mobile OS that Still Has Love for the Desktop

[Article first published as Windows 8 Hands-On: A Mobile OS that Still Has Love for the Desktop on Blogcritics.] ** UPDATE: This article is on the Windows 8 Developer Preview from September 2011 – for more info on the actual release version,…