Given that Microsoft has left so much other traditional functionality in Windows 8, the removal of the Start menu is a marketing decision only. It's not like it's hard to code.
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.
David needed to combine audio from a telephone conversation and video from a screen meeting into one recording. It took some hoop jumping, but with the help of some nifty software, he got his recording.
We learn about what happens when the year runs out, plus we recognize our first Official DIY-IT Helpie McHelpypants Acknowledgement recipient.
Let's consider this an intervention and let's try to save you from iPhone 5 phone-ageddon.
You may find that you want to move off GoDaddy as a knee-jerk reaction, but in the long term, you probably won't be buying yourself a whole lot more than extra hassle.
This is totally NOT the simple choice you might think it would be. There are a lot of reasons why you might choose either device. If you really want to make an informed decision, read this guide.
If you're a developer, do us all a favor, willya? Follow David's advice and try to make the process easier. It'll save us all a lot of time.
WordPress.com is one of the largest sites on the Internet. It handles 115 million page views a day and responds to 2.6 billion requests a day. Here's how they do it.
An entire folder of document scans -- over 600 individual documents -- was now empty. It hadn't been empty last week, but now, for reasons still to be definitively discovered, it was empty. Here's how we recovered it.
This is the environment many IT managers are stuck working in. No wonder many sites run out-of-date software. The updates break too much.
It's hard for a manufacturer to design a product, produce it, bring it to market, support all its employees, and make a success. PR professionals on its team should be doing everything to help make that success happen, not tear it down.
As of last Wednesday, I am officially no longer an iPhone developer -- which frees me up to tell you about my sordid experiences as an iPhone developer.
While consumers are ready for post-PC, and while vendors are kinda-sorta offering solutions they say are suitable for average consumers, the system is still very flawed.
Opinions are often formed by many subtle factors. Can your email address sink you in the eyes of the tech glitteratti?
The flaw is right there, right on the first page that IE launches, the default page as it's shipped from Microsoft.