John BrandonComputerworld

John Brandon is a technology writer and car enthusiast. After leaving the corporate world in 2001, he embarked on a solo writing career and never looked back (except for that one time). He's tested thousands of products and reported on everything from 50 Cent starting a headphone company to BMW building a data center in Iceland. He lives outside of Minneapolis.

Six Business Security Leaks You Should Plug Now

Deal with these all-too-common dangers to your data and critical business operations before it's too late.

6 Cool Innovations for the Data Center

Sure, consumer gadgets are getting most of the attention these days, but data centers are getting some love too.

Should Fuel Cells Power Your Data Center?

Fuel cells are highly reliable and environmentally friendly, making them attractive to companies that want a greener data center. But they aren't for everyone.

Summer Gadget Guide

From a solar-powered watch to a speaker for your bike helmet and a nifty geocache finder, these 10 high-tech toys are perfect for summer.


New Life for Old Computers

Yes, your old PC can be born again. Here are some tips and examples of creative, practical applications for aging hardware.

How the iPad Works

Behind the magic: Apple's tablet reveals clever technology, mysteries, and room for improvement.


IZotope Music & Speech Cleaner 1.0

Every once in a while, you find a tool that solves a real-world problem and you wonder how you got by without it. IZotope Music & Speech Cleaner 1.0 is a...


Why You Need a Smartphone Application Strategy

It's only a matter of time before employees want to use their smartphones for everything. So CIOs need to start thinking about smartphone apps as part of their enterprise application strategy.

SuperGlued for IPhone

SuperGlued is a promising utility that lets you track nearby concerts. Tied to the Website, the mobile app shares many of the same features for...


Snood for IPhone

Snood is a "match-three" puzzle game from Electronic Arts. First released in 1996, the colorful puzzle game has graced multiple platforms and has become arguably...

PatternMusic for IPhone

Music apps for the iPhone fall into a few distinct categories. Air, for example, is a freeform tool for creating random sounds, while JR Hexatone Pro is an...


Song Sift for IPhone

The App Store offers a wide array of single-use apps designed to carry out one simple function on your iPhone or iPod touch. I've found apps that just show much...