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Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

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Security tips from a super-hacker: Kevin Mitnick's advice on protecting laptops, smartphones, and more

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, the one-time fugitive hacker who is now a security consultant. Mitnick has a wealth of security advice for the public.

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7 smartphone rules changed this week

The FCC and FTC have been on a roll lately, using their power to side with smartphone users. Here's what you need to know.

Opinion: The timeline's time has come

Facebook will soon foist its new Timeline feature on users as part of its plan to update its interface.

Five New Year's resolutions to change the world

Computerworld's Mike Elgan thinks more people should emulate Steve Jobs in 2012 and take advantage of new technology to change the world.

Why wait in line for an iPhone?

Computerworld columnist Mike Elgan camps out in front of an Apple store in Silicon Valley to wait in line and be among the first to buy the new iPhone 4S and discovers it's a surprisingly enjoyable social event.