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.
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.
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.