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Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner is a religion columnist for The Washington Times. He can be reached at mkellner@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Mark A. Kellner

Reports: Reagan slated for 2011 stamp

Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, is expected to "three-peat" as the subject of a U.S. commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of his birth's centennial next year. Published May 10, 2010

KELLNER: Apple's iPad is setting a new sales mark

On May 3, Apple Inc. reported an interesting, if not amazing, statistic: The firm had "sold its one millionth iPad on [April 30], just 28 days after its introduction on April 3. iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million app[lication]s from the App Store and over 1.5 million e-books from the new iBookstore," a statement indicated. Published May 5, 2010

KELLNER: Program update includes glitches

Here's a little secret of computing: You don't really have to type your name, over and over again, when writing letters, reports, memos or whatever. You can, using a macro program, type a combination such as "btw" and have it expand to "by the way." Published April 21, 2010

KELLNER: IPad wants to know how you'd like your content

The anticipated April 3 launch of Apple Inc.'s iPad will bring throngs to many Apple retail stores and Best Buy outlets (even if the latter is rumored to only get 15 iPads per store), while others will await the arrival of the FedEx driver as if they were kids on the lookout for another "Harry Potter" novel. Published March 31, 2010

KELLNER: WordPerfect returns with new version

In a move that might draw comments such as, "They're still publishing WordPerfect?" I can testify that, on March 23, Ottawa-based Corel Corp. launched a new version of the word processor that first saw commercial sales some 30 years ago. Published March 24, 2010

Study: D.C. area 3rd riskiest for cybercrime

The Washington area, home to some of the most tech-savvy people on the planet, is the nation's third-riskiest cybercrime city, trailing Boston and Seattle, according to a survey released Monday morning by Norton from Symantec and independent research firm Sperlings BestPlaces. Published March 22, 2010

KELLNER: New database version crosses platforms

If there's anything in computing that's the antithesis of "sexy," as in "attractive" or "exciting," it's probably the humble database. Sure, there are more than a few propeller heads out there who are excited about what a database can do, but most of us are rather blase about it. If we absolutely must use such an application, let it be over quickly and painlessly, kind of like sedation dentistry. Published March 10, 2010

KELLNER: Quicken's half-loaf for Mac needs work

One month ago — to the day — I noted the difficulty users have with handling personal finances on their Apple Macintosh computers. Unless a modern-day Mac user either is very patient with applications such as iBank or iFinance, or unless they are willing to trust an online service such as Mint.com, it is tough sledding. Published March 3, 2010

KELLNER: Windows projection system falls short

Best Buy has a very good idea: Sell specially built notebook computers and accessories at a reasonable price, and the customer should be quite happy. Published February 17, 2010

KELLNER: Parallels lets Mac, Windows peacefully co-exist

I am sitting in front of an Apple Inc. iMac computer, equipped with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 Gbytes of RAM, not to mention Mac OS X Version 10.6.2, also known as "Snow Leopard." So why am I also running Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on this machine, not to mention OpenOffice.org's productivity suite? Published February 10, 2010

KELLNER: Accounting for personal finances on your Mac

This shouldn't be a problem, but it is, and on more than one level: Getting a handle on your personal finances via the Apple Macintosh platform isn't the easiest thing out there. Published February 3, 2010

KELLNER: Making the 1040 less taxing

Less than three months remain until April 15, and last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service declared its electronic filing system "open for business," allowing taxpayers the chance to get their refunds quicker. If you're receiving W-2 forms and other statements in your mailbox, you might be itching to begin. Published January 20, 2010

KELLNER: Decoding tech hype

The winds of tech hyperbole blew fast and fierce in Las Vegas the past few days at the just-concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and, tempting though the news is, not all of it has immediate promise. Published January 11, 2010

New-age workers

With unemployment at 10 percent, it seems that Stephen R. Covey's timing couldn't be better. Published December 31, 2009