Stories by Dan Rosenbaum

  • LG G5 review - with Australian prices

    Despite being available around the world for many weeks already, LG's G5 has finally been announced in Australia. This is actually an improvement as some of its predecessors arrived so late as to be End of Life (globally) when they got here. But is it worth the wait? And how does it fare in a market with a still-impressive ​iPhone​, ​Samsung S7​, ​Nexus 6P​ and imminent ​HTC 10​?

  • Outlook for Mac 15.3 review: Almost as good as the Windows version

    The latest surprise release of Outlook for Mac 15.3 is largely what you'd hope to get in an Outlook refresh: At long last, a version that looks and works almost identically to the Windows version. This is great news if you live exclusively in an Exchange environment, but you may want to mute your celebration if you also deal with other calendars and contact lists created elsewhere.

  • Motorola Droid Razr is razr sharp

    Motorola Mobility, once king of the cellphone business, is apparently tired of being treated as an also-ran. First impressions of the new <a href="http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/DROID-RAZR-BY-MOTOROLA-US-EN">Droid Razr</a> smartphone, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220961/Motorola_compares_new_Droid_Razr_to_iPhone_4S">introduced Tuesday</a> and available next month from Verizon in the U.S., are pretty sweet.

  • HTC ThunderBolt 4G smartphone: Hefty but fast

    Even by the new standards of cell phone advertising, the run-up to the HTC ThunderBolt -- Verizon's first 4G LTE smartphone -- was elaborate and expensive. Gatefold ads in mass-market magazines and high-profile TV spots on the Oscars, NASCAR and college basketball all proclaimed that there was a new 4G phone coming from Verizon, but not much else. Inquiries made of HTC and Verizon were met with official shrugs. The company spent many millions of dollars advertising a phone and didn't tell anyone when it would be on the shelves.

  • Google Nexus S: Gingerbread in an unlocked cupboard

    Because of the way the U.S. mobile phone market is structured, it's next to impossible to find an unlocked phone that isn't loaded with bloatware. For those who want a carrier-independent smartphone, an enticing option is the Nexus S, a very nice successor to Google's Nexus One, which did so much to popularize the Android operating system.

  • Windows Phone 7: Groundbreaking interface on great phones

    Good writers borrow, great writers steal, or so the saying goes. Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system borrows heavily from Apple's iOS and Google's Android but then takes the interface and navigation in an intriguing new direction, offering a user experience that at least equals and in some ways surpasses them.

  • The eLocity A7 tablet is set to go up against the iPad

    Starting Wednesday, September 1, if all goes according to plan, you will be able to order one of the first in what will surely be an avalanche of Android -based tablet computers. That's the day the eLocity A7 , running Android 2.2 and based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, will be available for pre-orders at Amazon.com.

  • A stick of RAM, a can of air, and wow

    Ever more computers are carrying ever more confidential data -- trade secrets, personal information of clients and constituents, and national security information. Encrypted hard disks requiring hardware keys or passwords are supposedly the way to keep that information safe.