Are those smartphone protection and replacement plans really worth an added fee tacked on to your monthly bill? We ran some numbers, created some spiffy charts, and came up with a few surprising answers.
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.
My iPhone lies there like a dead fish, telling me nothing. If you believe the weather and clock icons on my iPhone, the temperature and time of day haven't changed for 18 months.
We need to insist on quality from our vendors. There is absolutely no reason packing has to be this shoddy. Frankly, I expect better from Amazon. I'm disappointed (again).
Given all of David's criticisms of Apple over the years, he's often asked if there are any Apple products he actually likes. We were surprised to find out the answer is "yes." Here are five products he says he quite likes.
This is the final article of a three-part series where David Gewirtz tests and installs a full-perimeter, Internet-centric, mobile-enabled video surveillance system. In this installment, David reviews the pros and cons of the Logitech Alert system.
This is the second of a three-part series where our own David Gewirtz tests and installs a full-perimeter, Internet-centric, mobile-enabled video surveillance system. In this installment, David spotlights a neat new technology.
This is the first of a three-part series where our own David Gewirtz tests and installs a full-perimeter, Internet-centric, mobile-enabled video surveillance system. In this installment, he details the approach that didn't work.
If retailers don't change their ways, retail will be a wasteland. Retailers have nobody to blame but themselves. It's not consumer behavior and it's not Amazon's fault. It's bad management. And, of course, it's the smell of failure.
Google today broke Google Chat by forcing Hangouts on all of us. David Gewirtz gets all cranky about the change. It's not pretty.
Email-based mailing lists may be here to stay, but so are the systems they're mailing from. This is lock-in and you're pretty much stuck with what you were doing back in 2005.
Do you like this software-package-as-a-service model, or do you wish we'd return to the days when we bought what we bought and vendors stayed out of our wallets until we let them back in?
Can anything save Microsoft's Surface product? Rumors are that a next-gen Surface will be announced in June and our own David Gewirtz speculates on five factors that might give the Surface renewed life.
Objective-C popularity has dropped more in the past few months than ever before. Another sign of the applocalypse?
If you're one of those Palm people who still won't let go, this article provides a link where you can get 64-bit drivers for your hand-cranked PDA.
Nothing it seems is more confusing than the differences between public and private clouds, and beyond that, the safety and security implications of using either type of service. So in this article, we run through some of the basics.