Mel BeckmanInfoWorld

Mel Beckman is a software engineer and network technology consultant. He’s written hundreds of articles about networks and software development for InfoWorld, Macworld, PC World, and many other publications.

FireWire's demise: Here's how to cope

There are solutions, but all have drawbacks, which you must carefully weigh before buying

What the app store future means for developers and users

Apple's iOS and Mac app stores have popularized the concept, but Microsoft, Google, and others are now adopting it.