Articles By Dan Tynan

7 IT superheroes and their weaknesses

IT superheroes can't fly -- at least, not without an airplane. Theydon't possess X-ray vision or super strength. They won't be foundwearing capes or spandex (at work). But the geeks who save the

Published on: September 13th, 2011 Dan Tynan

How to quell IT turf wars

IT pros do battle every day -- with cyber attackers, stubborn hardware, buggy software, clueless users, and the endless demands of other departments within their organization. But few can compare to the conflicts

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Dan Tynan

21 dead giveaways that you’re spoiled by tech

We are living in a geek's paradise. We are so spoiled by our gadgets and the Internetthat we expect everything to be automated, digitized, and customized, not to mention responsive to the swipe

Published on: August 13th, 2010 Dan Tynan

Top 10 obsolete technologies still used today

Got an urgent message you need to transmit immediately? Sending a telegram is likely not the first option that comes to mind. And when it's time to boogie down, you probably don't shove

Published on: July 6th, 2010 Dan Tynan

10 topics the Web has tarnished and 5 that remain untouched

For some people, the Internet is the killer app -- literally. From newspapers and the yellow pages to personal privacy and personal contact, the Net has been accused of murdering, eviscerating, ruining, and

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Dan Tynan

21 hidden tech threats and how to handle them

Yes, the truth is out there. But they don't want you to know about it. Who's "they"? It could be Google or product manufacturers, your boss or your wireless carrier, Hollywood or Uncle

Published on: March 31st, 2010 Dan Tynan

10 tech tangles that need to be unravelled

Enough with bickering cell phone technologies, messaging systems that won't talk, incompatible file formats, and TV remotes that spread like kudzu across your coffee table. We've been dealing with some of these problems

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Dan Tynan

Lame and Lamer: 10 Dumbest Viral Marketing Campaigns

Sure, it looks easy enough. Post a video of yourself wiggling your butt on Wii Fit, dancing your way across the globe, or practicing your Jedi Knight moves, and--presto! You're the next Web

Published on: September 21st, 2009 Dan Tynan

10 of tech’s biggest missed opportunities

Some of the biggest high-tech deals never happened. Some of the most promising products and services never came to be. Why? Because the people and companies involved didn't realize what they were letting

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Dan Tynan

Dumber and dumbest – The 10 stupidest tech products to date

New Coke. Chia pets. Ashton Kutcher. All are bad ideas that should have been snuffed out before they emerged into public consciousness. All are things that make you scratch your head and say,

Published on: June 11th, 2009 Dan Tynan

Great online sites that help you easily recycle your old tech gear

Downturn or no downturn, it's nice to upgrade your tech gadgets now and again, especially when they are so old that your colleagues are looking at you sideways. But once you've bought -

Published on: April 23rd, 2009 Dan Tynan

The 10 most embarrassing tech flubs that could happen to you

Call it the "oh-no second." You know--the interval between clicking the Send button on a private e-mail and realizing you just cc'd the entire universe. But it's not just e-mail. Thanks to the

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Eight signs it’s time to abandon ship and find a new job

If your company is headed for a fall, it's usually better to jump than to be pushed. Don't let yourself be blindsided by quickly dwindling company prospects. These eight signs are surefire indications

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Seven strategies to survive these tough times with your job intact

Working in today's cutthroat economy has become a lot like the old joke about two guys being chased by a grizzly bear. One guy stops to take off his work shoes and lace

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Dan Tynan

Eight tantalizing Twitter tips

It seems that everyone is atwitter about Twitter. Yes, other microblog services with insufferably cute names, such as Pownce, Jaiku, and Plurk, are around. But Twitter has quickly become the de facto choice

Published on: October 30th, 2008 Dan Tynan