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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 [email protected].

Articles by Mark A. Kellner

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about Facebook Graph Search at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The new service lets users search their social connections for information about their friends' interests, and for photos and places. (Associated Press)

KELLNER: With 'Graph Search,' Facebook will commoditize you

Facebook's announcement Tuesday that it will offer a way to search its "Graph" of information — a galaxy of data points gathered from, well, you and me — has, I believe, significance beyond the surface. Published January 16, 2013

**FILE** The Apple logo is seen  Oct. 4, 2011, during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. (Associated Press)

KELLNER: The new Apple iMac is great — just try finding one

Despite continuing predictions of gloom and doom, Apple Inc. continues to roll out amazing new products. A good example is the iMac computer, starting at $1,299, and available — well, sort of — in 21.5-inch and 27-inch display models. Published January 9, 2013

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KELLNER: More-or-less fearless tech predictions for 2013

Three weeks ago, your columnist noted some of the "good" that came along in the tech world in 2012. With very little to lose — you don't think I'm wagering actual cash money here, do you? — here are some more-or-less fearless predictions for 2013: Published December 26, 2012

**FILE** An Apple customer returns a 21.5-inch iMac computer to an Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif. (Associated Press)

KELLNER: Last-minute gift ideas for that beloved techie

Tick tock, baby, Christmas is hurtling toward us faster than the "fiscal cliff" deadline, and not even the (nonexistent) threat of the Mayan apocalypse can stop Dec. 24 from melting into the 25th. Published December 19, 2012

KELLNER: Last-minute gifting, part one

Only four days remain for Hanukkah, which ends on the evening of Dec. 16. After that, it's only nine days until Christmas (except for many Orthodox Christians, who will celebrate on Jan. 7). Kwanzaa begins Dec. 26. Published December 12, 2012

KELLNER: Tech year’s good, bad, and, well, confusing

Come back next week if you're looking for last-minute buying advice; today, your humble correspondent would like to recap some of the good and bad the soon-ending year has brought. Published December 5, 2012

KELLNER: What Google’s new Chromebook says about the future

Along with those hyperannoying Target ads, holiday weekend viewers got a flashy, almost Apple-esque spot touting Google's new Chromebook, a portable device starting at $199 that is neither a PC nor a tablet, certainly not in the traditional sense. Published November 28, 2012

Zig Ziglar (Courtesy of his Facebook page)

Motivational maestro Zig Ziglar dies at 86

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar, the man of a million motivational maxims who bucked up and cheered on three generations of American business strivers over a 40-year international speaking career, died near his home in Plano, Texas, on Wednesday after a brief battle with pneumonia. He was 86. Published November 28, 2012

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Plug into a very techie Christmas

Whether you're shopping on Black Friday or next week, there are plenty of items worth getting for the techie on your gift list … or even for yourself. Published November 22, 2012

FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2012, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer comments on the Windows 8 operating system. The PC industry is in a slump, as consumers show more interest in tablet computers and smartphones. Officially, PC makers say they expect Windows 8, which launches Oct. 26, 2012, to get buyers to open their wallets, but industry watchers and analysts are skeptical. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

KELLNER: A second look at Windows 8: Proceed with caution

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system, which debuted at retail at the end of October, is, at best, an acquired taste. Should you chow down until you like it or should your response be the same as the famous toddler confronting a plate of greens in an old "New Yorker" magazine cartoon: "I say it's broccoli and I say the hell with it!" Published November 21, 2012

KELLNER: The case of the $450 headphones

Life in a "cube farm," as I encounter it daily, can be exciting. I'm in a large enough building, with an atrium, no less, that construction noise and even other people's conversations drift over from upper and lower levels. Published November 14, 2012

KELLNER: Improved medium for a timeless message

Even in a nation where 1 in 5 people, reportedly, claim no spiritual affiliation whatsoever, the Bible and its words continue to have an impact in the lives of millions — and on the society in which they live. Published November 7, 2012

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Is SaneBox, well, sane?

For nearly $90 a year, claims it will tame the flood of email that comes into the inboxes of two of your email accounts and make it all manageable. You can "train" the Web-based software to send messages from the most important senders in your life straight on through, while filing others in a "later" folder for you to deal with, well, later. Published October 31, 2012

Mark Kellner

KELLNER: Apple’s small wonder is worth the upgrade

Apple Inc.'s newest small wonder is, well, just that: It's small (albeit larger than expectations), it's light and it performs marvelously. If you don't have one, you might seriously want to consider buying soon. Published October 24, 2012

KELLNER: Seemingly bleak PC future has bright spots

It's over, gang. Might as well pack it in. Personal computer sales are in decline, falling to an avalanche of tablet devices. There's nothing new under the sun. "Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated." Published October 17, 2012

50 years later, Vatican II still divides

Fifty years ago Thursday, the fourth child from a family of Italian sharecroppers convened a epochal meeting of Roman Catholic Church leaders designed to "open the windows" of the nearly 2,000-year-old institution and let some of the modern world's "fresh air" inside. Published October 10, 2012

KELLNER: A tech company need — Meaningful customer service

The Sept. 28, 2012, passing of former Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO James E. Burke may seem to have little to do with consumer technology some 30 years after the Tylenol crisis for which he is best known, but I think there's a lesson for today's tech titans in Mr. Burke's experience. Published October 3, 2012

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KELLNER: First impressions of iPhone 5 are positive

I had to give it back, darn it. For some odd reason, Verizon Wireless didn't want me to hang on to the iPhone 5 it loaned me Sept. 21, kickoff day for the new device, which went on to sell more than 5 million units the first weekend. Published September 26, 2012