Articles By Harry McCracken

Smartphone OS showdown – What mobile platform reigns supreme?

Remember when a phone was just a phone? You'd no more give thought to its operating system than you would to the one that your microwave oven ran. Boy, have times changed. Today's

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Harry McCracken

15 ways Microsoft can thrive in the years ahead

A computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software. That, Bill Gates has often said, is the vision on which he and Paul Allen founded their software company in 1975.

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Harry McCracken

21 foibles with Mac OS 10.5 Leopard

First, a disclaimer: I like Leopard, aka OS X 10.5, the Apple operating-system upgrade that hit stores on Friday evening. True, Apple's list of 300+ new features includes several dozen I'll never touch.

Published on: November 1st, 2007 Harry McCracken