| May 30, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Last week Steve Buttry posted an article at The Buttry Diary on the ways in which copy editing, if it is to survive, must change from copy editors' accustomed attitudes and practices. I urge you to read it; no, I implore you to read it. Mr. Buttry, though...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Microsoft led off the lineup of developers and publishers who will be showcasing everything new in digital entertainment at this week’s E3expo in Los Angeles.
While the news out of Redmond was very heavy on the Xbox’s capabilities as a...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Microsoft thinks consumers aren’t viewing their favorite games, movies and television shows on enough screens.
That’s the premise behind “SmartGlass,” a feature debuting later this year that is designed to enhance the...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The worldwide entity that acts as a traffic cop for Internet domain names, ICANN, today released a list of hundreds of proposed top level domain names that could supplment the current 20+ suffixes in use, such as .com, .org., .net, .org, and .xxx. ICANN...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Microsoft on Monday unveiled a nice looking tablet computer called Surface, or rather, a pair of devices that are targeting the tablet market currently dominated by Apple and Android.
Surface looks pretty cool. I like the thin tactile keyboard that...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Microsoft wanted a tablet done right, so the company figured it’d give it a try.
CEO Steve Ballmer announced the Microsoft “Surface” family of tablet devices Monday in Los Angeles, a move that sends a clear warning shot across the Apple...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Has Apple gotten lousy at keeping secrets these days?
The tech press is abuzz with speculation that the company which birthed the iPhone and the iPad will be coming out with an in-between device, an iPad mini. The mini is expected to be smaller than...
| Jun 21, 2012
Hey, did you hear the joke about the world leader who had the answer to the global economic crisis? Well, there you go -- now you have.
Remember the old days, when leaders of developed nations would hold summits to decide how to solve the plight of the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Another portion of Wheel Road near Bel Air will soon be affected by the relocation of Verizon facilities.
At their meeting July 12, members of the Harford County Board of Estimates approved a contract of $186,726 with Verizon to relocate poles and...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Today is a big day for Microsoft. The company is introducing its Windows 8 operating system, it's biggest makeover, some say, since Windows 95.
Computers have changed dramatically since 1995, of course. Mobile devices, i.e. smartphones and tablets,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Today could be a big day for Apple -- or it could be the first sign of a chink in the armor.
Consumers are eager to see the next iteration of the iPhone. They want something new to look at, after seeing the iPhone 4 and, its doppelganger update, the 4S,...