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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

KELLNER: Apple's new desktop has almost no shortcomings

There are certain truths that are supposedly settled, among them the notion that anything Apple Inc. produces is not only better than its competition but also more expensive, sometimes almost prohibitively so. Published May 25, 2011

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KELLNER: FiOS' super-speed Internet service (largely) thrills

Verizon's FiOS service is often advertised as an "express lane" for computer users, versus the traffic-jammed other services from competitors. While I've had nominal FiOS service for the past three years, at a cost of $39.99 per month, the firm recently offered a test of its super-speed service, something that, if purchased, would add about $250 per month to my bill. Published May 18, 2011

KELLNER: It's the post-merger, folks, after deal for Skype

Tuesday's announcement of the $7.7 billion acquisition of voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) phone service provider Skype by Microsoft Corp. has set off all sorts of alarm bells. Aping the old grade-school game of "Telephone," rumors are flying thick and fast as to What It All Means for consumers, developers and investors. Published May 11, 2011

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KELLNER: A complicated and incomplete PlayBook

If tablet computing is as hot as the analysts say — tech research firm IDC says 50 million units will be sold this year — then Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook, priced at $499, should have a good chance of picking up a slice of the market. (The same IDC analyst also says that Apple Inc. will remain king of Tablet Mountain.) Published May 4, 2011

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KELLNER: Deciding next computer purchase

So, my Facebook friend pings me — that's how the cognoscenti speak, it seems — and asks, should he get the Dell laptop with the screaming Intel chip and backlit keyboard, or should he go for the Hewlett-Packard model with an AMD processor? Published April 20, 2011

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KELLNER: Safe and secure on multiple fronts

One of the essential things in computing is security. That seems obvious, but as recent (and not-so-recent) events suggest, it's a lesson users get to relearn often. Published April 6, 2011

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KELLNER: It's a Pad, Pad, Pad, Pad world

Two weeks in with the iPad 2 from Apple Inc., and I'm still quite happy. And you, if you didn't order early, might be out of luck still, since delays are reportedly still with us. (Earlier this week, some 500 Radio Shack stores, reportedly, got some to sell.) Published March 30, 2011

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KELLNER: Browers sprout updated versions

It's spring, and this new season seems to signal the arrival of new and potentially new (i.e., Beta version) tools with which we can surf the Internet. Published March 23, 2011

Personalized music anytime, anywhere

Just when you thought it was safe to hunker down for some entertainment, a battle is brewing between digital music in your home and money in your wallet. Published March 22, 2011

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KELLNER: Apple iPad 2 a good upgrade, a good value

I wasn't planning to write about the Apple iPad 2; I wasn't even anticipating getting my hands on one for a while. But a combination of circumstances led me to the Apple Store at the Columbia Mall on Friday afternoon. There, along with, I'd estimate, 300 of my closest new friends, I stood in line for about three hours just to buy one. Published March 15, 2011

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KELLNER: Traveling with a tablet

Question: Could I spend five days on the road working with a tablet computer and not a notebook PC as my primary data system? Answer: "Kinda sorta," and therein lies a tale. Published March 8, 2011

Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, assailed a "public-value test," as proposed by an FCC commissioner, as "the 'Fairness Doctrine' in a dress." (Mark A. Kellner/The Washington Times)

Christian radio, TV wary of 'Net neutrality'

The nation's Christian broadcasters admit they face a challenge appealing to a new generation of listeners, but many say a more immediate threat is coming from an administration in Washington that many worry is trying to limit their right to express their beliefs. Published March 3, 2011

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KELLNER: Verizon's iPhone outshines AT&T's

In theory, there should be little difference between the disparate versions of Apple's iPhone that work on the wireless networks of Verizon and AT&T. As I said, that's the theory. I was pleasantly surprised by the reality, however. Published March 1, 2011

Boehner rips bid to regulate Internet

House Speaker John A. Boehner lashed out against efforts to regulate Internet traffic before an audience of evangelical Christian media leaders and pointedly responded to President Obama by comparing the challenge of the burgeoning national debt to the Sputnik-era space race. Published February 28, 2011

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KELLNER: HTC Inspire 4G is nice, but no iPhone

In many ways, the HTC Inspire 4G phone is a solid competitor to the Apple Inc. iPhone 4. But go with the iPhone, even though the upfront cost is a bit higher. Published February 8, 2011

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KELLNER: Easier access to converging media

The rapid-fire events of the past two weeks, first in Tunisia, then in Egypt, next in — where? — give some indication of the need to stay in touch via technology. Published February 1, 2011