So, got any favorite Super Bowl ads? I guess all of us, even crestfallen Atlanta fans whom nobody can rightfully expect to show up for work tomorrow, can take some comfort that no advertisers sank to a Nationwide-kid level of awfulness.
1/30/2017: 5 Things to Know About Switching From Mac to Windows, Consumer Reports
Interesting thing in the comments on this: Readers defended Apple’s software but didn’t mention its hardware, which is one of my primary gripes with the company these days. This explainer got republished on Yahoo later on Monday.
1/31/2017: Comcast now lets you watch cable on your Roku, Yahoo Finance
What I thought was going to be an overwhelmingly positive development turns out to be much less attractive, entirely thanks to Comcast’s Kafkaesque pricing. I didn’t even realize how bad it was until a last round of fact-checking e-mails–with the result being that we didn’t have this story up when Comcast’s 1 p.m. embargo expired, but we did have the numbers right in it.
1/31/2017: Malware study shows people still falling for old tricks, but there’s hope, Yahoo Finance
The most surprising and dismaying part of this Malwarebytes study: That Microsoft Office macro viruses have made a comeback.
2/3/2017: Why the NFL makes companies call the Super Bowl the ‘Big Game’, Yahoo Finance
The NFL’s control-freakery about not just the trademarked name “Super Bowl” but even variations of it is something I should have covered a long time ago.
2/5/2017: How safe are Chromebooks from malware?, USA Today
A reader asked about this on my Facebook page, and I thought it was a good question… especially after my editor passed on a couple of other column ideas.