It’s not Christmas yet, but I can see it before me. Which is another way of saying that I need to finalize my CES schedule, book my Mobile World Congress flights, and figure out where I’m staying for SXSW.
12/9/2014: 3 Questions to Ask Before Putting Cameras on Cops, Yahoo Tech
This column got a spot on the Yahoo home page, resulting in a flood of comments and a round of e-mails I wish I’d answered already.
12/9/2014: Powering Our Mobile Devices: How to Boost Battery Life, Kojo Nnamdi Show
I talked about what can prolong the time before your phone’s next meeting with a power outlet. My interlocutors: host Kojo Nnamdi and C|Net executive editor Ian Sherr,
12/11/2014: Mistakes made in online publishing, HHS Digital Council
News organizations have often chosen poorly when picking online publishing systems, so I had to accept a friend’s invitation to discuss that history before a group of digital-media managers for various branches of the Department of Health and Human Services.
12/14/2014: Weak Wi-Fi drags down DSL? Try moving the modem, USA Today
This column, like others, started with a call from a friend who had a technical question (in this case, about being able to replace an aging Verizon DSL modem with one that might get a WiFi signal to all of a house). That’s why I’m glad I write a Q&A column: It lets me monetize the inevitable tech-support queries from pals.