Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mike Elgan

Mike Elgan is an American journalist, blogger, columnist, and podcaster. He is a columnist for publications including Computerworld, Cult of Android, Cult of Mac, Forbes, Datamation, eWeek, and Baseline.

Three Things You Should Always Fake

In general, I like to "keep it real" as much as the next guy. But there are three things you should never keep real: Your e-mail address,...

Clickin’ It Old School

The slowest part of any PC is always the user -- and as Moore's Law continues to drive faster processors, memory and disks, the performance...

Camera Phones: Ten Ways to Use Them

A camera phone is more than just a camera and a phone, much more than the sum of its parts. Camera phones are the "Swiss Army Knife"...

Three Laptop Tricks For Better Presentations

Some guy in a generic suit with a fake smile and a clicker stands uneasily in front of a room full of people who would rather be...

The 12-Step Program For News Addicts

The first step in dealing with addiction is to admit you have a problem. In the spirit of that cliché, allow me to fess up: "Hi, My...

Save 5 Hours a Day, the Geek Way

Are you too busy to spend more time with family, read books, cook, take classes, exercise, or do other things you'd really like to do? I'm going to...

Finally: Cheap and Easy (and Bullet-Proof) Backup

If you had an unrecoverable hard disk failure -- right now -- what would you lose? E-mail? Family photos? The report you've been working on? Your job? I'm...

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From My Flight Instructor

If you travel on commercial airlines, and are still alive, thank a pilot. It's a myth that airplanes are safer than cars -- in fact, airplanes are...

Bots Surf the Web (So You Don’t Have To)

I love search bots. They cater to both my info-lust and laziness. A search bot is a service that does the kind of Internet-based search you might do...

‘Getting Things Done’ In 60 Seconds

If you're like most educated technical types, you've heard of David Allen's "Getting Things Done" (GTD) productivity concepts, but don't use them. And I think I know...

Finally, Email and Voicemail have Merged

Pop quiz, hotshot: You're driving down the highway. Suddenly, you remember that you made a commitment to your boss. If you don't make a note to yourself...

Manage Your Personal Data Flow

We spend a lot of time and energy learning how to find information -- how to improve our Google searches; data-mine our own PCs and company networks;...

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