Friday, December 05, 2008

Apple pulls antivirus advice from its Web site

After much brouhaha, Apple has pulled the 2007 81-word document which advised:

"Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus-writing process more difficult,"

Apple, in the same document, recommended antivirus programs from McAfee, Symantec and Intego.

According to an Apple spokesman, "The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box,"

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What is the best Smartphone?

What is the best smartphone? I am probably one of the only people, if not the only one, in NYC who doesn't own a smartphone. Still, when conformity finally sinks in I want to ensure I make the best decision. To wit, what is the best smartphone?

Is it any of these major players?

  • iPhone (do I even need to say 3G?)
  • BlackBerry Storm (or, perhaps, the Pearl, Curve or Bold?)
  • Treo (yes, they are still around!)
  • HTC G1 (AKA, the Google phone)
  • Nokia E71
  • AT&T Tilt
  • Samsung Omnia
What is the best smartphone?
Did I miss any?
Should I even bother with a smartphone?

What do you think?