David Pogue is the gadget writer for The New York Times. His job is to try new technology, and I've been reading and relying on him for years. But in the last few days, he has been bitten in the a— by that same technology.
In just five months, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart attracted over 1 million followers on Twitter (she's
now nearing 2 million). Even more remarkable is how little time she
spends on the service. "I only tweet five minutes a day," Stewart told the
audience at TwtrCon this week, explaining that it's a rule she rigidly follows. "It's too
Those slightly amusing Mac vs. PC Apple ads are getting a bit tired now, but when the PR guys dream up the successors, they might need a rethink on the strategy. Because the new "Mac vs. PC" battle might be "Apple vs. Google."
David Pogue's got a fascinating new campaign underway: Under the rallying call of "Take Back the Beep!" he's trying to force cell-phone networks to stop ripping us all off with those annoying 15-second voicemail intro messages.
With the arrival of Apple's [NASDAQ:AAPL] new iPhone 3G nigh, the big three tech reviewers of the print journalism world — Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal [NYSE:NWS.A], David Pogue of the New York Times [NYSE:NYT], and Ed Baig of USA Today — have weighed in early on their thoughts about their test devices. Each one of these guys individually has the power to make or break entire gadget companies, so their combined advice will account for a sizable percentage of sales (or not-sales) at AT&T and Apple stores this Friday. So what'd they say?
We trust mavens to recommend movies, restaurants or even dry cleaners. We fear incurring the wrath of evangelists who contend that it's a huge mistake (or worse) not to drive a Volkswagen, buy an iPhone or skip reading The Kite Runner. (It's on my list of things to do, really.)