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  • Opinion: How to organize, showcase, and share your out-of-control photo collection

    I’ve amassed more than 30,000 digital photos over the years. I shot most of them; others I scanned from prints gleaned from photo albums and family archives. I’d wager that 95 percent of them are junk—poorly composed, badly lit, over- or underexposed, people with their eyes closed, you name it.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Deja vu all over again

    Apple may be having a busy month as it reportedly ramps up production for the iPad mini, supposedly marshals its retail store employees to fix maps, and maybe even has to take on Samsung all over again. The remainders for Wednesday, October 3, 2012 are going back ... to the future.

  • Opinion: My day with Siri

    I admit it: I love Siri. It helps that I work from home, so I can talk to my phone without inhibitions. It doesn't hurt that I generally crave pseudohuman contact. But the real reason is simply that I find Siri so useful. And in iOS 6, Siri has become even more useful than it was before.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Nothing but the truth

    Apple adds a totally non-controversial stipulation to its iOS developer rules; European citizens don't need anything more than a one-year warranty; and everybody's cool with the new Maps, especially Canadians. The remainders for Monday, October 1, 2012 are the god's honest truth.

  • Opinion: Recording your iPhone calls

    Reader Simon Concannon is interested in pursuing an activity that's considered illegal in many quarters. He writes:

  • Opinion: The Rolodex, fax machines, and other things that may soon be extinct

    Evolution is a harsh reality of technology. There is constantly a "next best thing" on the horizon, and brand new gadgets often seem obsolete by the time you get them out of the box. There are some concepts and technologies, though, which have outlived their usefulness years ago, and should probably be extinct but refuse to die.

  • Opinion: NexPhone concept: an Ubuntu-based, Android 'brain in your pocket'

    Canonical generated significant excitement earlier this year when it announced its Ubuntu for Android plans, which included dockable smartphones that can launch the full Ubuntu Linux desktop.

  • Opinion: Seven benefits of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 for business

    Apple unveiled a variety of new products and features at its media event yesterday. While a veritable rainbow of iPod Touch options, or re-engineered headphones might be exciting news for some, they're irrelevant to businesses or business users.

  • Opinion: Do I have to worry about viewing angles when buying a HDTV?

    Dhiren11 is considering buying a 3D HDTV, and asked the HDTV & Home Theater if a family of six can sit around it and all have a good view.

  • Opinion: Control Windows Media Center from your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device

    Regular readers know of my fondness for Microsoft's red-headed stepchild, a.k.a. Windows Media Center.

  • Opinion: RIM in trouble thanks to BlackBerry 10 BES chaos

    The main advantage RIM has—and arguably the one thing that has kept it in the game up to now—is the existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) infrastructure. But, if the new BlackBerry 10 (BB10) devices don’t work with the current BES platform, it could make BB10 dead on arrival.

  • Opinion: Nokia's 920 Windows 8 smartphone: Early returns are in

    The early returns/opinions are in on the Nokia Lumia 920--expected to reach retailers in November--and they declare the new flagship smartphone for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system a winner.

  • Opinion: Nokia Lumia 920 announced, but when will it ship?

    Although Nokia announced its next flagship phone, the Lumia 920, before all its competitors, the actual release date may still be two months away.

  • Opinion: Android hits 1.3 million daily device activations

    Just a few short months ago, back in June, Google executive Andy Rubin trumpeted the fact that more than 900,000 Android devices were being activated every day.

  • Opinion: Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Phone

    Nokia followed up the unveiling of its new Windows 8 phones on Wednesday with a demo session providing some hands-on time with the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Getting up close and personal with these phones gave me the chance to see some of the advances Nokia touted during Wednesday’s press event.

  • Opinion: The only thing the iPhone 5 really needs

    The iPhone 5 is coming! The iPhone 5 is coming! In case you’ve been in a coma the last day or two, Apple has sent out invites to the media for an event next week, which is all but guaranteed to be the official unveiling of the highly anticipated iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: SlideShark Puts PowerPoint in Your Pocket

    If slide decks are part of your daily routine, you know what a hassle it can be to show them from a laptop.

  • Opinion: Lessons from the road: Don't expect mobile hotspots to save you

    I spent much of August on a 7,000 mile road trip that took me from Texas, to Colorado, to South Dakota, to Montana and Wyoming, back down through Utah to Nevada, then across Arizona and New Mexico back to Texas. The plan was for it to be a "working vacation", but getting connected to the Internet proved to be much more challenging than anticipated.

  • Opinion: Samsung allegedly threatens to strand bloggers in Berlin

    You may have read the story that broke over the weekend about two mobile bloggers from India who accepted a trip to Berlin from Samsung. If you missed it, in a nutshell, the story serves as a cautionary tale for tech bloggers who do not believe in the adage "there is no such thing as a free lunch" and companies seeking creative ways to boost positive online buzz.

  • Opinion: Russia Yanks Google From Android Tablets

    If you're not happy with your Android phone or tablet collecting your data and sending it to Google, you're not alone. The Russian defense ministry announced a stripped-down and encrypted version of Google's operating ssytem, destined for government and military devices, will also be on sale to the public.

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