Recent Articles By Ricky Spero [RSS]

Grow Up, Turn Off Your Phone

11:25 AM, Jun. 15th, 2010 · Ricky Spero · Editorial


Ricky Spero takes a look at the social impact of portable tech gear and smartphones, including Apple’s iPhone, and offers up his advice on balancing on the go technology with your life.

A Luddite Reacts to iPhone 4

10:30 AM, Jun. 8th, 2010 · Ricky Spero · Editorial


I’m the only TMO writer who doesn’t own an iPhone. Believe it or not, I actually don’t own a smartphone at all. But Apple’s iPhone 4 is the first phone that has me rethinking my prior always-get-the-free-phone-with-the-contract policy.

The New, Smarter Apple

4:00 PM, Sep. 3rd, 2007 · Ricky Spero · Analysis


Think you know Apple? Think again. The Apple of today is way smarter than it used to be, and so is Steve Jobs. The smarter Apple is a story about better ads, clever partnerships, and multi-touch iPods.

Testing the HP Way

5:00 PM, Jun. 19th, 2005 · Ricky Spero · News

As HP strives to become a one-stop shop for imaging, TMO considers whether the company has what it takes to create a user experience that would impress even a Mac Observer.