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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

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite personal devices, in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

KELLNER: C’mon, Kindle, light my fire (in HD)

Let's stipulate, at the outset, that Amazon.com's $199 Kindle Fire HD is not — I repeat, not — a "mini" version of Apple Inc.'s iPad. If you buy the new Amazon-produced tablet expecting an iPad, you are going to be disappointed, much as if you bought a Mazda expecting a Maserati. Published September 19, 2012

KELLNER: Whatever device, it’s all about content

A few hours after these words first see the light of day in print Thursday, Amazon.com will take to a small airport hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., to announce something. Quite possibly, it will be the next iteration of the Kindle Fire tablet, of which the first generation has sold out. Published September 5, 2012

KELLNER: Evernote’s data-managing features can induce swoon

I'm not sure whether my reaction is the first stirrings of a huge crush or more the zeal of a fresh convert from demon rum who has claimed a spot "on the wagon," but Evernote (www.evernote.com) is the kind of service that, properly understood, can induce the kind of heart pounding usually observed along the rail at Pimlico. Published August 29, 2012

KELLNER: Digital photo offerings of the past stand the test of time

Tons of new technology is out there, and more is coming all the time, it seems. Both Canon and Nikon have new models rolling off the assembly line and into stores, while other camera makers also are planning to crowd shelves this fall. Software, too, is keeping up with plenty of releases. Published August 15, 2012

KELLNER: Listen this year for jingle bells and Zookas

It was either physicist Niels Bohr or baseball's Yogi Berra — take your pick — who declared, "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." That said, I'm going to make a prediction anyway: the Zooka Speaker Bar, priced at $99, will be a runaway hit this holiday season. Published August 8, 2012

KELLNER: Apple’s Mountain Lion upgrade worth $20

In its first four days on the market, Apple Inc.'s OS X 10.8 operating system release, also called Mountain Lion, was downloaded more than 3 million times, the firm announced Monday. That makes it "the most successful OS X release" of the nine major OS X versions, Apple said in a statement. Published August 1, 2012

KELLNER: Live from New York: Aereo mobile TV

It was during a late Sunday evening dinner recently when I realized the value of a service, not yet generally available outside New York City, called Aereo. Published July 25, 2012

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Monday, July 16, 2012. Microsoft unveiled a new version of its widely used, lucrative suite of word processing, spreadsheet and email programs Monday, one designed specifically with tablet computers and Internet-based storage in mind. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

KELLNER: With new Office, Microsoft aims for the cloud

Apparently forgetting what happened when a certain soft drink company rebranded its flagship product as "New Coke," Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced "the new Office,” as a press release called it, an applications suite that will respond to your touch on a screen, a keyboard or a stylus glided across a screen. Published July 18, 2012

**FILE** Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," attends a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2003. (Associated Press)

KELLNER: Stephen R. Covey transcended his time

Of the millions who have traveled on New York City's subways, perhaps none had as transformative a journey -- for himself and, later, for millions around the world -- as Stephen R. Covey did one Sunday morning decades ago. Published July 17, 2012

**FILE** Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," attends a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2003. (Associated Press)

Stephen Covey, '7 Habits' author, dead at 79

Stephen R. Covey, 79, a onetime management professor at Brigham Young University who burst into global prominence with "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died Monday at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 79 years old. Published July 16, 2012

KELLNER: Be prepared, disasters will happen

Writing to French physicist Jean Baptiste Leroy some 223 years ago, 83-year-old Benjamin Franklin reported that the young American republic was under way: "Our Constitution is in actual operation. Published July 11, 2012

KELLNER: Utilities' Web smarts could have helped powerless

One day after having electricity restored at home, it's beginning to seem like a very bad dream: About 81 hours without power, with sweltering temperatures and the contents of a refrigerator-freezer relocated to the trash. Published July 4, 2012

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Flat-file database Bento won't leave users flat-footed

Simplicity and software are words not often found together: A glance at the toolbars for, say, Microsoft's Word or Excel programs will confirm that. Even working with something as relatively simple as a portable document file (PDF) document can become a little intimidating as Adobe Acrobat pops into view. Published June 27, 2012

KELLNER: When traveling, resourcefulness helps

In the evening, a cooling breeze blows onshore from the Sea of Galilee, or the Kinneret, as it's known in Hebrew. During June days, temperatures can top 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Published June 13, 2012

KELLNER: The last Windows operating system?

Here's a thought: Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, available as a free "preview" now and due in stores this autumn, might be the last operating system to bear the Windows name. Published June 6, 2012

KELLNER: Shopping tips for dads, grads and you

Although Mother's Day is just behind us, the spring-summer gift-giving season is by no means over. For graduates and for dads, a tech gift might loom large. (And if Mom wasn't happy with the "Hunger Games" book set you presented, something tech-oriented might get you out of the doghouse.) Published May 16, 2012

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Business cards via Internet a small, vital part of revolution

The humble business card may seem truly old-fashioned, even out of place, in a digital epoch where we can share our contact information via email, Facebook or LinkedIn. But there's still a place for something printed with one's name, title, company and address on it. Until a few years ago, the options for buying those cards usually involved investments of time and money - often a fair amount of both. Published May 9, 2012