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 July 2013
Businesses that dismissed Google Chromebooks should now reconsider the devices, Forrester report concludes. Forrester CEO George Colony had a different view in 2011.
Forthcoming iPhones may authenticate valid users via a fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
Coming soon: A less-expensive, plastic-backed iPhone, made by workers who earn $1.50 an hour.
Comparing the mini-tablets? Here are six reasons to embrace Google's latest 7-inch tablet.
Google reveals its Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast wireless TV device, capable of streaming content from any mobile or desktop device to an HDTV.
It may be a multi-screen world but Google's new Chromecast streaming TV hardware brings it all together. Android 4.3 debuts for Nexus tablets.
Despite the absence of any major new product releases this year, Apple's business is thriving.
Gmail Sponsored Promotions look like regular Gmails but are ads in new format that pushes the boundaries of ad placement.
Google invites some users to try the new version of Google Wallet that lets you send money via Gmail.
With Locationary's crowdsourced business listings, Apple hopes to make local data on its maps more accurate and timely.
Google's online ad business is getting paid less per click, but CEO Larry Page is optimistic about the multi-screen mobile era.
New version of Chrome for iOS promises better integration with other Google apps and, soon, savings on cellular data costs.
Apple's iPad, the device that put tablets on the map, finally has its own version of Google Maps. Here's what it can do for you.
There's never been a better time for developer-entrepreneurs, rising industry leaders argue.
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and other online ad companies agree to policies that aim to starve rogue websites of ad revenue.
Government investigators now face a few more hurdles when seeking reporters' records.
Hangouts is the future of Google Voice, Google says, though not everyone is sure that's a good thing.
Recent changes prompt user criticism and a rapid damage control effort.
U.S. Department of Justice prevails in its antitrust claim against Apple, which vows to appeal.
With the Dropbox Datastore API, developers can sync structured data not normally accessible for file synchronization. Dropbox is clouding the distinction between app, device and OS.
Developer creates Glass Tesla, a Google Glass app that communicates with your Tesla S electric car in case you forgot where you parked it.