Windows 7 vs Windows 8

Windows 8 is not for everyone. Should you upgrade, or should you stick with Windows 7? Here are 10 reasons to stay with 7, 10 reasons to take the leap to 8. Ten reasons to avoid Windows 8 The learning curve. Windows 8 is an entirely new experience. There’s no gentle...

Distraction-free web reading

Apple has just released a new version of its web browser, Safari. Apple claims it’s the fastest browser around, but then Opera makes that claim, too, and Google’s Chrome 5 is certainly a contender for the title. Whether Safari is the fastest browser is not...

The Kindle is better in bed

It’s incredibly easy to fall in love with the iPad, even for one who, at first, was resistant to its blandishments. Its luscious interface, exquisitely responsive touch and app-powered flexibility are enough to win over even hardened Apple cynics. But,...

Second Life makes me sick

Second Life makes me sick. Literally. When I enter its 3D environment, my brain can’t believe what my eyes are seeing and, within seconds, I start to feel woozy. By the end of 10 minutes, I have the start of a nasty headache. If I stay longer than that, the vertigo...