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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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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.

Why Twitter is obsolete

Trying to figure out which of the social media services are worth your time? Mike Elgan thinks Twitter won't be for much longer. Here's why.

Why Facebook Places is going nowhere

Reports claim that few Facebook users are trying the Places location-based feature. Computerworld's Mike Elgan explains why Places hasn't taken off.

Opinion: Why HP's Slate isn't anything like the iPad

HP released its Slate 500 tablet this week. Immediately, everyone started comparing it with Apple's iPad. But the two devices have nothing significant in common.

Why book publishing needs the Silicon Valley way

The book publishing industry is in trouble and Computerworld's Mike Elgan thinks Silicon Valley thinking is just what the doctor ordered.

Dude, where's my Apple iCar?

If Apple really wants to make a splash at this week's press event, it should forget about updating the Apple TV and instead turn its attention to in-car entertainment, Computerworld's Mike Elgan argues.