Recent Articles By Chuck La Tournous [RSS]
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Now you can use an iPad app to track a deadly asteroid as it hurtles within a hair’s breadth of Earth. Sky Safari’s latest update will let you keep tabs on 2011 MD and if you hurry, you can do it for half price.
On the heels of “Towel Day,” it seemed fitting to title an article on Mac malware after one of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous takes a brief look at the recent outbreak of Mac malware and concludes that it’s still the user connected to the keyboard that poses the greatest vulnerability to the Mac.
Is Apple’s new MacBook Air just a hypocritical me-too answer to the netbooks the company’s mocked in the past? Not quite, says TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous. Apple is answering the net book makers alright. Butwhat they’re saying is “you’ve been doing it wrong.”
Tired of choosing between lousy hotel programming on a big flatscreen TV or limitless content on your laptop? Newer Technology’s Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter gives you the best of both worlds — if you’re willing to pay the price.
It’s the geeks who waited in line to buy the iPad, but it’s the mass market that’s making it a runaway hit. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous realizes that the “killer app” he was looking for on the eve of the iPad’s introduction was there all along: Apple turned a computer into a toaster and replaced technology with magic.
Not only did IDG World Expo achieve what critics said was impossible, they may have created an even better Macworld Expo. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the Cinderella Story of the tech year, and why the exhibitors who sat out this show to play it safe may have made the riskiest move of all.
Are you a fanboy or a hater? The lines have been drawn in the battle of Apple's iPad and what it means for the future of computing -- and Apple. TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the warring factions and discovers that there's room for some thoughts in between the extremes (and as a bonus, tells you how to become a millionaire.)
Is an Apple-less Macworld a slippery slope to doom for the Mac community's biggest event? TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the pitfalls and opportunities of a Macworld Expo without the big booth in the middle.
With the countdown to Apple's presumed "table computing device" announcement drawing to a close, TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous weighs in on what Apple's new "one more thing" could -- and won't -- be. Will Steve Jobs be unveiling something that fills a gap in your tech life you never even knew existed?
Never content to let the rest of the TMO staff get the last word in, Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous chimes in on how he uses his iPhone, and seriously messes with our article numbering scheme in the process. (Part III of II -- what does he think this is, the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?")