Articles By Edward Albro

Windows 8 to come in four versions

Finally! After years of confusing consumers with multiple, slightly different versions of the same operating system, Microsoft announced today that Windows 8 will come in only four versions: One for home use, one

Published on: April 17th, 2012 Edward Albro

Android tablets, faster Intel chips, 3D tech at 2011 CES

Each year, as the tech world converges on Las Vegas for the giant Consumer Electronics Show, a few common themes emerge. This year, expect those themes to centre on fast laptops and desktops

Published on: January 4th, 2011 Edward Albro

Hands-on with Google’s Chrome OS netbook

Curious about Chrome OS? Try this: Shut down every application on your PC except for Google Chrome. Maximize the Chrome window. Voila! You're now looking at an amazing facsimile of Chrome OS. Add

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Edward Albro

Five innovative features you’ll dig in the new Hotmail

Hotmail and innovation: Those two words haven't been used in the same sentence for years. But when Microsoft launches an update to the online mail service (officially known as Windows Live Hotmail) sometime

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Edward Albro

G-mail’s much touted message sifting doesn’t seem to work

One of the most fascinating aspects of Google's recent announcement of offline capability for Gmail was this: The company says when it stores your messages foroffline viewing,it tries to choose the most interesting

Published on: February 9th, 2009 Edward Albro

Beta Gmail lets users check e-mail offline

If you live in Gmail, but don't always have a broadband connection available, today should be a happy day for you. Google is rolling out a new system for letting Gmail users access

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Edward Albro

12 Promising New Web Sites and Services

Recently we saw the battle of the Web 2.0 conferences, with 70 entrepreneurs presenting their ideas at Demo Fall 2008 in San Diego and 50 more making their pitch at TechCrunch50 in San

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Edward Albro

The delightful dozen — 12 fantastic new Web sites and Services

This week saw the battle of the Web 2.0 conferences, with 70 entrepreneurs presenting their ideas at Demo Fall 2008 in San Diego and 50 more making their pitch at TechCrunch50 in San

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Edward Albro

iPhone 3G improved, but still flawed, say reviewers

Is the iPhone 3G worth waiting in line for? Early reviewers of Apple's new smart phone are mostly positive, but they share some common gripes about battery life and the aspects of dealing

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Edward Albro

Five fabulous features in Firefox 3.0

A couple of months ago, I downloaded a beta version of Firefox3 just to look at the new ideas Mozilla was working on. My intention was to try it for a couple days,

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Edward Albro

SpaceTime still not quite in orbit

I’ve seen so many lousy approaches to three-dimensional Web browsing that I had pretty low expectations when I heard about SpaceTime. Surprisingly, this free public beta includes some interesting and useful ideas, though

Published on: July 17th, 2007 Edward Albro