Tuesday , September 22 2020

Rita Macfarlane

I write blogs about smart telephones and mobile games. Please contact me about these issues from the contact page

Rethinking PCs and smartphones in a world based on COVID-19

Disclosure: Most of the companies mentioned are customers of the author. Personal technology started with terminals, typewriters, and wired analog phones. Security was a simple matter, mobility was science fiction, and we leased pretty much everything. In other words, everything was a service. From the 1960s to the present, we …

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Why the Pixel 5 has just become interesting

Allow me to distract you from more pressing, serious matters for a moment to consider something of little global consequence here in the country of mobile technology. Every month, Google is likely to launch its next homemade Android phone, the mid-range Pixel 4a. And then, later in the fall, we …

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The mess behind Microsoft’s torn UEFI patch KB 4524244

Do you remember the warning about how sausage is made? This is an electronic sausage making story with lots of dirty little things. First, the chronology. On Patch Tuesday in February, Microsoft released a bizarre standalone security patch, KB 4524244, which was then referred to as “Security Update for Windows …

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