David Berlind

David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.</p>

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On the Acela Express from Boston to NY, a MotoQ/PDANet cocktail is just the ticket

On the Acela Express from Boston to NY, a MotoQ/PDANet cocktail is just the ticket

Right now, I'm aboard the Acela Express train from Boston's South Station to Penn Station in New York City and I've had connectivity to the Net pretty much the whole way thanks to my Motorola Q and an awesome little app that I've written about before called PDANet from JuneFabrics. PDANet takes the Motorola Q (and other smartphones) and turns them into wireless broadband modems that can be used by your PC.

December 19, 2006 by in Networking

Betwixt and between ODF, OO-XML, and Google, Corel discusses Wordperfect roadmap

Betwixt and between ODF, OO-XML, and Google, Corel discusses Wordperfect roadmap

Until very recently, if you or your company wanted to buy a "productivity suite" -- a package of software that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet, Powerpoint-like presentations, and a few other helpful utilities -- there were relatively few choices and none of them played well together. In other words, while you may have been able to open documents that were saved in one suite using another suite, that "interoperability" was never quite perfect.

December 18, 2006 by in Microsoft

The Top Ten differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

The Top Ten differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

I'm not a big believer in Web 2.0. Your opinion may differ, but the word "Web" is a fancy catch-all phrase for the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP, the protocol used for transferring information between a Web server and your Web browser) and the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, the markup language that tells your browser how to display whatever text, graphics, etc is coming through the HTTP "pipe").

December 15, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Another nail in the coffin for the Baby Bells? Skype offers unlimited annual calling for next to nothing

Another nail in the coffin for the Baby Bells? Skype offers unlimited annual calling for next to nothing

Perhaps signaling the next phase of extinction for the Baby Bells, Skype today released a new pricing strategy for using its software or Skype-certified hardware to make outbound calls to just about any phone number in the US and Canada. For consumers and businesses that sign up for the service by the end of January 2007, they'll be able to make unlimited outbound calls to any number for a flat fee of $14.

December 13, 2006 by in Hardware

Help! My OPML has fallen down and it can't get up!

Help! My OPML has fallen down and it can't get up!

Last week, on the Dan and David Show, although the service is still an early prototype, my colleague Dan Farber heaped praise on Google's RSS reader (imaginatively named Google Reader). I decided to finally give Google Reader a look but wanted to save myself the trouble of having to manually reload everything I'm currently subscribed to through the RSS reader that I currently use: Newsgator.

December 13, 2006 by in Google

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