BLACK SCREEN (WITH CURSOR)

Spent a few hours chasing down a problem with my office computer last night. It’s just remarkable how many ways our computers can go wrong, isn’t it? Honest, I would gladly give up much of my job security if it meant our technology would work more...

TALES OF WOE: HARDWARE DEPT.

My stick doesn’t work. The Dell Latitude D630 is my favorite laptop, just the right combination of light weight and computing power and screen size, with nothing left out – a full complement of USB ports and an integrated DVD drive and a hefty battery. The...

VISTA & WEAK HARDWARE

More evidence confirms that poor decisions by Microsoft played an important role in creating the public perception that Vista is a failed operating system. Vista may never recover from the last year of relentless criticism and the lack of support from the computing...

BLACKBERRY – THE ENVY & THE REALITY

Blackberry is making some very appealing phone/mail devices. They don’t work the way you think they do. Some of you won’t have any fun with them at all.Businesspeople have made Blackberries into corporate icons, as omnipresent as iPods on 24-year-olds....

SHOPPING AT BEST BUY

Sonoma County has a serious shortage of places to buy technology. It was a little upsetting when CompUSA announced it was closing, since it had a better inventory of network equipment than anywhere else nearby for those days when things have to be bought on short...