Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 4491
Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
Articles by Thomas Claburn
posted in January 2014
$129 Cloud Connect, a wireless network card, turns any modern display into a computer; use with Android apps, virtualized PC desktops, and Dell cloud services.
Google software lets developers package Chrome Apps to run on Android and iOS devices as if they were native mobile apps. Move helps bridge the gap between web and native development.
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo can now publish more of the details on user data that the government demands, but startups might suffer.
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters have collected data from smartphone apps for years, says new report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
The right to free speech isn't a license to threaten, harass, or intimidate.
Motorola Mobility updates Android data migration app with ability to handle iPhone data.
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
NSA's controversial bulk collection of phone records will end, but businesses may be asked to retain data in case the government needs it.
Glassdoor characterizes these actual job interview questions as "oddball." We give these questions the answers they deserve.
A maddeningly reasonable and readable new book by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argues that while a robot may take your job, the economy will prosper.
Agreement calls for $32.5 million in refunds for in-app purchases made without parents' OK.
FCC must draft new rules or rely on the intervention of lawmakers if it's to regulate Internet broadband service providers.
Firefox is trustworthy because its source code can be verified, says CTO Brendan Eich.
The $3.2 billion deal represents one of Google's largest acquisitions
The cost of surveillance has served as a natural privacy protection, but today's mobile technology changes the equation and begs for updated privacy laws.
Concerns about NSA surveillance driving some Canadian and UK companies to take their cloud computing business abroad.
FLIR says its thermal imaging attachment for iPhone 5 and 5s has camping, home improvement, and security applications.
To avoid besieged buses in San Francisco and Oakland, Google begins transporting employees by boat.
CEO Marissa Mayer launches new products, showcases a media company emerging from years of rudderless leadership.
iOS developers earn $7 billion, while Apple keeps $3 billion.
Automaker alliance will let cars be recognized as Android devices, seeks to dim Apple, Microsoft influence in automotive tech.
2013 proved a great year for Google. Will 2014 be even better?