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Sharon Machlis is online managing editor at Computerworld, where she works on data projects and tools in addition to writing and editing. Her tech interests include data visualization and analysis as well as the intersection of journalism and technology. She holds an Extra class amateur radio license.

Time to Nix Government-Funded iPhone Apps

Should taxpayer money really be supporting development on a platform where parties can't even talk about the relationship between a government entity and its technology partner?


CEI Wants to Your ISP to Censor Your Net Sessions

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is sort of like China, but instead of a repressive government censoring your Internet, it'd be your ISP.

Apple: the Microsoft of Smartphones?

Apple is touting how many people use its mobile software, and is blocking smaller competitors from using its products. Sound familiar?

10 Fixes the Palm Pre Needs Right Now

From its sleek design to its multi-tasking webOS, there's a lot I like about my new Pre. However, there are some fixes I wish Palm would get cracking on.


5 Free Web Apps to Help Organize Your Holidays

Tips and tech tools to help manage the kitchen, the shopping, the mailing and more.

One-Click Holidays: Free Web Apps Make It Easy

Whether you're planning a big holiday meal, buying gifts or sending out greeting cards, help is just a click away.

Google Chrome OS Will Reshape Desktop Landscape

The Google Chrome operating system will make serious waves in the desktop space. Here is how.


How to Map Where IT Jobs Are — Literally

Analysis: Slick, interactive map gets data from calculating advertised job openings compared with existing employment for those categories in major metro areas.

Blogging Is Over With

Analysis: Online trend chronicler says blogging "feels old" -- says he's moving from a blog to a "lifestream."

Will Your Vote Count Tomorrow?

Are voting machines easy enough to use so that anyone -- and I mean anyone -- can operate them properly?

Let's Impeach E-voting

Without paper ballots, fraud becomes far too easy.