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 October 2011
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
While you wait for Apple's engineers to pinpoint the source of iPhone battery problems, take these steps to save power.
Some iPhone 4S owners report that their devices lose power too quickly.
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
'New Tab' page showcases Web apps in the way that mobile phones showcase native apps.
Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system includes 200 new features and more than 1,500 new APIs. Here are 10 great examples of how iOS developers used them to create cool apps.
Monthly fee model expanded to allow customers to purchase the Web-centric notebooks outright.
Compare updates to the two leading mobile operating systems and you'll find key improvements for developers eyeing new kinds of apps.
Mary Meeker tells Web 2.0 attendees: It's a global, mobile, e-commerce-enabled world. See what other key trends she's watching.
If Facebook has a weakness, suggests Facebook investor Sean Parker, it's alienating power users with too much data.
Prices aren't going down, but at least you'll be warned how much expensive data you're using.
Data acquisition and analysis have come to define the focus of Web companies and marketers, says
John Battelle, Web 2.0 Summit co-chair. The conference opens Monday.
Code Search and iGoogle's social features are also among the Google products getting the axe.
Google posts almost $10 billion in revenue for quarter, says 550,000 Android devices being activated daily.
Reportedly negotiating with movie industry representatives to let consumers buy movies from iTunes and access them via streaming from any Apple device.
Google's designated e-commerce allies can help businesses deploy mobile shopping sites, maybe in time for the holidays.
Apple has added more than 200 new features to iOS 5, many of which are designed to help iPhones and iPads catch up with Android.
Security engineers in Germany propose a way to create separate personal and business areas on Android devices.
Native iOS application arrives for the device that generates more than 97% of tablet Internet traffic. But Apple wins an ecommerce victory.
In only 24 hours, a million people signed up to buy Apple's latest iPhone.
CloudSQL service is free, for now.
For Steve Jobs, the term 'visionary' doesn't go far enough. Consider these acts of vision--and the will that it took to make them real.
A look at where the iPhone has come from and where it's going.
The leaders of Google and Microsoft are among the many expressing sadness at Jobs's passing.
There's no iPhone 5 yet, but meet the iPhone 4S--including Siri, your new voice-activated personal assistant.
Catching up to the software industry shift toward cloud, Adobe announces new services and tablet apps for creative pros.
Google aims to shine a spotlight on high-quality online stores to help shoppers find ones that offer compelling shopping experiences.