Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!

Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Apple’s battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it.

Firefox Quantum: A leap forward, or a fatal trip?

Firefox Quantum: A leap forward, or a fatal trip?

Firefox Quantum is faster, but users will lose all their rich extensions.

Windows 10 is making too many PCs obsolete

Windows 10 is making too many PCs obsolete

Windows 10 will be supported until Oct. 14, 2025 -- unless your computer has a Clover Trail CPU. Then, you’re out of luck.

The Internet of messy things

The Internet of messy things

How much damage can a ‘smart’ toaster do? Lots, and not just burning your bread.

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Senate Republicans think it’s fine and dandy for your ISP to sell your private data.

I’m going to say no to the new MacBook Pro

I’m going to say no to the new MacBook Pro

Many of the design choices are likely to add up to user frustration.

Clueless CIO cloud confusion continues

Clueless CIO cloud confusion continues

Top CIOs are still puzzled about what the cloud is. What rock have they been hiding under for the last decade?

Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?

Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?

Microsoft finally issued a patch that released Windows 10 PCs from reboot hell. So why is ungrateful me just bracing for the next awful thing to happen?

Cortana: The spy in Windows 10

Cortana: The spy in Windows 10

Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy.

Is Oracle cooking its cloud books?

Is Oracle cooking its cloud books?

It has always had trouble getting customers to buy into its cloud, but the scope of the problem may have been badly underestimated.

Oracle’s API stance would be silly if it weren’t so dangerous

Oracle’s API stance would be silly if it weren’t so dangerous

Google won the most recent battle in the war over fair use of application programming interfaces, but the fighting will go on.

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