Want some very cool tricks (and helpful tips) for getting the most out of your Amazon Echo? You're in the right place. David Gewirtz details a dozen useful (and not so useful) how-tos in this article.
David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
Sometimes you can smell when it's not going to end well. It started with a routine email message in my inbox. But after reading the first few words, I could tell this was going to be one of those.
Amazon's Echo is something special. It's also rock-stupid. In this hands-on, ZDNet's David Gewirtz explains why, once you understand its limits, you might really want an Echo. Or three.
In the days before Amazon, before supply chain analytics, before FedEx, buying specialty items took a very long time. In this retrospective article, David Gewirtz compares how it was with the IT technologies we use now to streamline access to products.
After waiting more than four months since placing his order, David Gewirtz finally got his Echo. Want to see what comes in the box? Click on in.
Here they go again. Microsoft once again seems to think its lawyers are more important for its ultimate business success than, you know, customers. This one's a fire-breather from our own David Gewirtz.
There has been talk about Apple and TV for years, but in this analysis, David Gewirtz shows why the time is right for Apple to enter the TV business in a big way and why it could be a big win for consumers and a huge win for Apple.
We're all trying to grow our businesses. Why then do many businesses make foolish and easy-to-avoid mistakes? In this edition of Software Business Crash Course, David Gewirtz looks into short-term thinking that can cost you in the long run.
Given recent reports about vulnerabilities in WordPress installations, is it a safe environment to use for hosting your sites? Resident security guru (and WordPress geek) David Gewirtz provides some valuable guidelines.
As we have evolved from packaged-software users to cloud consumers, our expectations have changed. Software providers need to take this into account if they're going to succeed in this arena.
Even if you've never had an interest in smartwatches, David Gewirtz makes a compelling case why a multifactor authentication client app may well be the killer app for smartwatches.
Some of the old-school packaged software providers are having a tough time going "all-in" with cloud services. In Adobe's case, David Gewirtz shows why Creative Cloud has some limitations that don't fit with what we expect from modern cloud licensing.
David Gewirtz shares first impressions from his brand new, recently refreshed MacBook Pro. His primary take-away thought: "Holy Mother of God, storage is fast!"
After waiting for a refreshed Retina-based MacBook Air, David Gewirtz is lusting after Apple's new super-light MacBook. But is it too much show and not enough go?
The entire old-school television distribution system has been rocked by a quake of epic magnitude. Now I can watch whatever I want -- and save hundreds of dollars a year.