Articles By Philip Michaels

How to buy the right iPad 2 model

Maybe last year, the iPad seemed too new and exotic to be on your holiday wish list. Maybe you were hesitant to buy the first generation of a new type of device. Maybe

Published on: November 28th, 2011 Philip Michaels

StumbleUpon extends personalized Web experience to iOS

The StumbleUpon Web discovery service has carved out a big presence for itself on the Web, with a reported 15 million users and 1 billion personalized recommendations each month. Last month, in fact,

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Philip Michaels

iPhone apps for a sensational Super Bowl experience

Fans of the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints were obviously pulling for their teams in this past weekend's Super Bowl XLIV contest in Miami, hoping that their team not only triumphs but

Published on: February 9th, 2010 Philip Michaels

Debut of Seinfeld ad for Microsoft bombs

I wasn't anywhere near a TV last Thursday night, so I missed the debut of Microsoft's much-ballyhooed ad campaign featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld.The US$300 million series of ads--for which the eponymous

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Philip Michaels

Twenty per cent solution works wonders at Google

Amit Singh thought something was missing from OS X. The Google engineer--and author of Mac OS X Internals--took a look at what the Mac operating system didn't have that Linux and Solaris did.

Published on: May 20th, 2008 Philip Michaels