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GOOGLE’S ABANDONED LIBRARY

The Google Book initiative is a huge undertaking. Google is digitizing tens of millions of books and promising to make them available to the world forever. Sergey Brin, the...

DANGEROUS SEARCHES

McAfee released a study a few months ago that illustrates the importance of being careful online. Most malware is installed now when you visit a rigged web site that takes...

SPEAKING OF UPDATES

Your computer should restart tonight after installing this month’s critical updates for Windows and Office. It’s a particularly large batch of updates and some of them are for...

WALTER MOSSBERG ON WINDOWS 7

Influential (and frequently cranky) tech columnist Walter Mossberg weighed in on Windows 7 today in the Wall Street Journal. His article is typical of the media blitz that you...

WINDOWS 7 PRESENTATION MODE

Here’s an example of a Windows 7 feature that has two interesting characteristics. It’s increasingly common for a laptop to be hooked up to a projector for a presentation – a...

PHONE EXPLOSION

This week it’s all phones, all the time. On Tuesday, Microsoft formally presented Windows Mobile 6.5 to the world. It’s a lightly modified version of the Windows Mobile software...

BROKEN BLOGGER

Blogger is a free service for setting up and hosting blogs. It was one of the earliest web-publishing services and it remains very popular. The bruceb news page has been hosted...

BRUCEB NEWS: IT’S BACK

It’s as if I never left, isn’t it? This is a more formal test of the email system. The test a few minutes ago was a bit of a mistake, but let’s not dwell on the past, shall we?...

READING BLOGS

There’s an easy way for you to keep up with web sites you visit regularly. If you’re not using some kind of a news reader or feed reader to keep up with blogs, news sites, and...

THE GOOGLE BIZ KIT SCAM

Desperation leads to scams. Here’s one that turned up today after an investigation by my loyal staff. The “Google Biz Kit” has been around for a while, promising money for...