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Backwards Compatible: Ultrabooks vs. Laptops vs. Tablets Smackdown 2012

Will Podlewski, Columnist

November 15, 2012

As a college student and journalist, my laptop is my life. From pulling up dry art history readings to booting up the latest bargain-bin games for “Insert Coin,” almost everything I do in some way relates to my trusty, if...

Backwards Compatible: Windows 8 fails to answer Apple’s simplicity challenge

Will Podlewski, Columnist

October 31, 2012

If you’ve read Backwards Compatible before, you’re probably familiar with my opinion of Apple — its substandard technology, lousy business practices, questionable ethics and borderline-cultish following. But there is one...