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Co-Executive Editor, Reviewer and Columnist — Re/code
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Co-Executive Editor, reviewer and columnist for Re/code. Find us at recode.net. Email me at walt@recode.net.

How’s the Media Industry These Days? Confused.

recode.net — It's no secret that the media industry has been high on the list of businesses that have been disrupted by the Internet and are struggling to find a new footing. For a few years, things appeared to be settling down a bit, as the music, written word, and video businesses seemed to be on promising digital paths.

Outlook for iOS and Android Offers Powerful Productivity

recode.net — When you think of Microsoft Outlook, you think of a complicated email, calendar and contacts program for PCs that is especially popular in business. But in a mobile-first world, Outlook on the computer has become less vital. So Microsoft has just introduced a free, streamlined mobile version of Outlook - one designed for the platforms of rivals Apple and Google.

A great way to emulate a PC on a phone

recode.net — The smartphone and the tablet have dethroned the personal computer as many people's go-to digital gadget. But the PC remains a necessity for many. Last year, despite yet another sales decline, around 300 million new PCs were sold. All those laptops and desktops contain apps and files that aren't necessarily duplicated on the ubiquitous phones and tablets we carry around.

How to Control Your Smartphone with a Wireless Remote

recode.net — Since the inception of the smartphone, people have been coming up with ways to use it as a remote control. There are smartphone apps for controlling your TV, turning your lights on and off, opening your front door, starting your coffee maker, and even apps for flying drones.

You Don’t Have to Ride the Tech Upgrade Treadmill

cnbc.com — And even though I personally own newer models of all these things, I think she's right. The key rule in evaluating the flood of new hardware and software that's constantly being hawked at you is this: If you're happy with what you already use, if it works well for you, don't upgrade.

You Don’t Have to Ride the Tech Upgrade Treadmill

recode.net — My wife uses her iPhone, her MacBook Air and her Kindle a lot. While nobody would describe her as a rabid techie, she's no Luddite, either. She's open to new things. But she politely yet firmly declines to upgrade any of her three main devices to the latest models.

Review: Can This iPhone Case Boost Your Reception?

recode.net — So you got a shiny new smartphone for the holidays. Great! But your initial joy may have turned to frustration by now if you discovered that, for all the fancy tech built into that new possession, your wireless carrier's reception is lousy in places where you need it to be strong.

Review: Physical Keyboards for the iPhone 6

recode.net — When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, he publicly scorned tiny plastic phone keyboards, like those in the then-popular BlackBerry. Standing in front of a huge photo of the leading keyboard-endowed phones of the day, he bragged that Apple's new smartphone would jettison physical keys.

Walt Reviews Hotel My Phone

recode.net — A solution - at last - to a dead battery phone? Hotel My Phone is a new app that allows you to access your contacts and make phone calls or send texts from another phone - as though it were your very own.

Review: New app lets you use your own number on a borrowed phone.

recode.net — It happens every day. People either forget their smartphones, or discover that their phones' batteries are dead. So, if they have to send a text or make a call, they borrow a phone from a friend.
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For me and many others, both Nimoy and Spock were inspirations. Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 nyti.ms/1EUjTvi

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