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 September 2013
Web designers and marketers now have a free tool for creating animated online content, for ads or otherwise.
Some users blame the new mobile operating system's background parallax effect and app transition animations for feelings of nausea.
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
Google Shopping Express joins a growing list of services for shoppers who demand instant gratification.
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.
Third-generation Kindle sports a Mayday button, to call for tech support.
Apple spruces up its venerable desktop PC with faster processors, faster wireless networking and faster storage technology.
Customers complain after an Apple TV software update fails to function properly.
Apple's latest mobile operating system update is free but it's worth a lot more if you care about a good user experience.
iOS version of Google Wallet could spur acceptance of Google's poorly received electronic payment service.
Apple is more than a hardware company. But it still needs to raise the quality of its software and services.
Vivid graphics and better navigation in Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system give Apple devices new appeal.
Developers and businesses can now analyze data as it gets entered into BigQuery.
Taking a stand against ads lets online companies push back against Google. And users continue to vote with their clicks for ad blocking.
Online storage service looks beyond its role as a repository for files.
Twitter confidentially files an S-1 document with the SEC, preparing to go public. Can it avoid the criticism that followed rival Facebook's IPO?
Open source project provides a starter Web server for aspiring programmers.
Asus and Toshiba are joining Acer and HP to make Haswell-based Chromebooks.
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c show that while Apple's rivals have caught up on the technical side, Apple has continued capacity for design innovation.
With two new iPhone models, Apple aims to entice buyers of premium devices while also appealing to more price-conscious customers in foreign markets.
Facebook wants to give media companies and marketers access to public posts on the social network as they happen.
Litigation in France seeks to require Google to take an active role in policing content rather than just responding to lawful demands.
Smartwatches so far don't seem that bright. We propose 10 ways to make them indispensable.
The use of tablets by Boeing aircraft technicians has boosted safety and productivity. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Websites require a browser. Chrome Web Apps can run on their own, without a browser. Get ready to rethink software.
"This should brighten everyone's day," says coy Apple event invitation -- but probably not for Microsoft and other Apple competitors.
Google announces 1 billion global Android activations and a contest for free Nexus 7 tablets, Google Play credits and Kit Kat candies.