Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

Latest Posts

Frugal Friday: RIP Crunchpad, Apple/Psystar Settlement, Comcast/NBC, Chrome OS, Google DNS, Microsoft Forefront TMG and UAG

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the untimely death of the CrunchPad, the Apple vs. Psystar Settlement, Comcast's new controlling interest in NBC, recent advancements in Chrome OS, Google's new public DNS service and talk with Bill Jensen, Senior Product Manager in Microsoft's Identity and Security Business Group about the newly announced Forefront TMG and UAG 2010 threat management and user access gateways.

December 4, 2009 by


Storm 2: The Misfit BlackBerry

To say that the BlackBerry Storm 2 frustrated the hell out of me would be an understatement. During my evaluation of the product, there were frequently times when I wanted to throw the expensive $500 device at the nearest wall, or reach for a bottle of Xanax.

December 1, 2009 by


Stupid DROID Tricks, Volume 1

Android 2.0 on the Verizon DROID Smartphone is indeed sophisticated, but for a new user can also be daunting or even overwhelming. Here's my first installment in what I think will be a series of Tips and Tricks posts related to Android.

November 22, 2009 by


Messing around with the DROID camera

As you may be aware, one of the earliest complaints from new DROID owners is that the camera under performed when compared with other smartphone cameras, such as the iPhone's or the BlackBerry Bold's, particularly as it related to sharpness and focus.Apparently, it has been discovered that this problem was related to a strange firmware bug that only manifests itself during a specific time cycle.

November 19, 2009 by