Articles By Harry McCracken

Smartphone OS smackdown

Smartphone OS smackdown

Does the world need another smartphone operating system? Apple's iPhone OS is still booming; Google's Android is increasingly promising; and...

June 4th, 2009 Harry McCracken
Updated iMac is an energy saver

Updated iMac is an energy saver

Making fun of messy PC desktops, Steve Jobs at an Apple event this week explained the iMac's neat-and-tidy one-piece design...

August 7th, 2007 Harry McCracken
Crystal gazing – After Vista what?

Crystal gazing – After Vista what?

It all starts with vague rumblings of a cryptically code-named operating system upgrade. Next come multiple beta versions, accompanied by...

December 18th, 2006 Harry McCracken
PC World contributing editor and Internet Tips columnist

PC World contributing editor and Internet Tips columnist

Scott Spanbauer, our veteran watcher of all things WebBloatware. It's an ugly term for an ugly phenomenon: the tendency of...

January 3rd, 2005 Harry McCracken
Get organized: PDAs for any budget

Get organized: PDAs for any budget

Palm or Pocket PC? It's a question that anyone in the market for a new palmtop must face. Today, new...

November 5th, 2001 Harry McCracken
Microsoft Office 10

Microsoft Office 10

PC World.com (US)Microsoft Corp. may have won the suite wars by market share, but the feature fights continue.Microsoft Office has...

September 13th, 2000 Harry McCracken
Can Compaq’s iPaq thrive?

Can Compaq’s iPaq thrive?

When Compaq Computer Corp. unveils a new line of consumer and business-computing devices, you might assume that at least some...

August 18th, 2000 Harry McCracken