Stories by Robert X. Cringely

Geek week in review

IPhone mania is finally over, thank Jobs. Here are some stories you might have missed in all the fuss:

iPhone or die hard

The dust has settled, the news crews filming the crowds camped on the sidewalks outside Apple Stores have gone home, the iOrgy is over. And now it's time for the body count.

Is Microsoft ready for people?

"People-ready business." That's Microsoft's latest slogan from hell, and it probably would have passed quietly into the dustbin of marketing history had it not been for a recent blowup in the blogosphere.

Quicken's secret backdoor?

Here's one thing I bet the millions of Quicken users probably don't know: Intuit has a secret back door that allows it to access your password-protected financial files -- or so says Elcomsoft, a security software vendor based in Moscow. Elcomsoft cl...

Is Google 'hostile to privacy'?

Privacy International has released preliminary findings of its <a href="http://www.privacyinternational.org/article.shtml?cmd347=x-347-553961" target="_blank">study</a> of privacy practices at 20 major Net companies, and has named Google the worst of...

The geek in review

<b>Goocha libre:</b> Google and SalesForce have announced that they are joining up to battle Microsoft, but the deal is going to look less like a merger and more like tag team wrestling. Look for Marc "Boogeyman" Benioff and Eric "the Undertaker" Sch...

Pirates of the paranormal

Remember spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller? The cutlery-abusing 70's icon got bent out of shape recently after a video clip debunking his paranormal abilities surfaced on YouTube. Geller sent a DMCA take-down notice to YouTube, claiming the clip infri...

iTunes fans out of luck

The Cupertino crew may have [[ArtId:1815919753|settled its differences with the Fab Four]] , but apparently not with the Redmond horde. Apple has <a href="http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305042" target="_blank">warned iTunes fans to av...

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