Word counts. Headers and footers. Mail. Scrolling. Accessing servers. Using USB drives. This stuff isn't new. If it's not working, you're plain just not ready. Period.
Part mad scientist, part celebrity author, and part shadowy government advisor, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
I manage a lot of gear, and it's nice once in a while to have a machine that doesn't automatically spawn to-do items.
Mavericks refuses to talk to my NAS even with work-arounds. That's a deal-killer. So it's back to Mountain Lion for now. Share my pain and read along.
Not all Macs sold and shipped by Apple are being shipped with Mavericks. Even when the order page says they are. We know because we got one.
ZDNet's very own mad scientist, David Gewirtz, attempts to push an iMac to the limits. Four screens, maxed out RAM, maxed out everything, in fact, and Windows 8.1. Are four screens even possible? Stay tuned.
If it works for you, you didn't make a mistake. If you like it and it gets the job done, it's good. If it makes you crazy and you want to throw the thing at a wall, then it's time to rethink what you're using. Plus, vanilla is gross.
Imagine if Microsoft somehow managed to make a $249 machine (after all, if Acer and Samsung could do it, so could Microsoft), And imagine if Microsoft called it the Officebook.
We dive into each major product category and take a look at what Apple might have up its sleeve.
We've asked these sorts of questions before, but now we have (or are about to have) a new crop of even more capable hardware. ZDNet's David Gewirtz put it to the acid test: could either serve as his main computer?
ZDNet's David Gewirtz decides to upgrade a "dog-slow" Atom-based PC from the nearly dearly departed Windows XP to Windows 8. In the process, he learns a lot and shares some of those lessons with you in this article.