I had a relaxing week after CES… no, that’s not right.
1/11/2016: Best Wi-Fi Hotspot, The Wirecutter
My overdue update to this guide to LTE hotspots endorsed a Verizon model and gave a secondary endorsement to an AT&T hotspot with lesser battery life. We then revised the update after it posted to note that the Sprint reseller Karma had downgraded an initially-promising unlimited-data option.
1/12/2016: Techdirt Podcast Episode 56: The CES Post-Mortem, Techdirt
I ran into Techdirt’s Mike Masnick at CES, and on our respective ways out of town he suggested I appear on his podcast. I said that would be a great idea.
1/13/2016: State of the Union’s Technology? What Obama Didn’t Say, Yahoo Tech
The tech-policy story about this SOTU address is how little attention tech policy got. I’d still like to know what led Reuters to think that self-driving cars would get a mention in the speech.
1/14/2016: Tip: How to Make Sure Someone Can Access Your Passwords in an Emergency, Yahoo Tech
1/14/2016: Afternoon Learners SIG, Washington Apple Pi
I stopped by a meeting of this Apple users’ group to share my thoughts about CES–and to hand out some PR swag and USB flash drives.
1/16/2016: January 16 2016 — John Martellaro and Rob Pegoraro, Tech Night Owl
I talked to Gene Steinberg about what I saw at CES, from UHD TVs to the Internet of Insecure Things.
1/17/2016: What to do after Microsoft ends support for older browsers, USA Today
The easy answer to Microsoft’s end of support for older Internet Explorer versions is “install IE 11.” But that browser isn’t the same app in Windows 7 as it is in Win 8 and 10, and updating your browser doesn’t end your Web-security chores.