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The Rise of the Wearables

Third Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
The eyes of the tech world were focused on Cupertino, on September 9, as Apple unveiled its latest collection of gadgetry.

Online Data Breaches: Bigger, Faster & Costlier

Third Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
In the aftermath of arguably the largest online data breach ever, new data shows consumers underestimate the likelihood and impact of having their personal information compromised.

Social Media and “Pump and Dump” in the 21st Century

Third Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
While it is hard to argue with how much technology has made investing easier, there are always two sides to every coin.

New Beginnings

Second Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
Computerized Investing loses a staff member, gains a new one and takes over AAII’s Best of the Web Guide.

Windows XP: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Second Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
It’s time to put your Windows XP system out to pasture and slam the door on would-be cyber-attacks to the now unsupported operating system.

Protecting Yourself From Heartbleed

Second Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
In the aftermath of the Heartbleed bug, there are several steps you can, and should, take to protect yourself online.

Welcome to the New CI

First Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
We embark on a new path for this publication, and for AAII as a whole, with an entirely electronic service that embodies all that CI has stood for over the last 30-plus years.

Big Changes Ahead for CI

First Quarter 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp
Since its inception in 1982, Computerized Investing has been at the forefront in the trends of computing and investment-related software, websites and apps. Reflecting on the changes taking place in the marketplace today, the time has come again for more changes; albeit, this time with a bit of melancholy.

Witness to Computer Evolution

Fourth Quarter 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp
Twenty years ago this month, the editor headed to Chicago with a Brother word processor to begin college. At that time, few could have imagined the computing power we would be carrying in our pockets or purses today.

Tech Valuations Belie Market Heights

Third Quarter 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp
The S&P 500 index hitting a new all-time high has some fretting that the market is becoming overvalued. When looking at technology stocks, however, the story is very different: Tech stocks are trading at their lowest valuations since 2006.

Tips for Thwarting Hackers

Second Quarter 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp
How to devise strong passwords.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

First Quarter 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp
A review of the trends of 2012 and what might be in 2013.

Apple: Innovator and/or Corporate Bully?

Fourth Quarter 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp
For many years, Apple was the anti-establishment company. Now, the company has come full circle. Emboldened by their latest legal victory, how far is Apple willing to go to secure its position in the marketplace?

Password Strength Across Age Groups

Third Quarter 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp
Why it may be time to update your user passwords.

When “Unlimited” Really Isn’t

Second Quarter 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp
Thoughts on AT&T's redefining of unlimited data plans by throttling the speeds of its top data users on mobile devices and tablets.

Why I Love Apple, But Run Windows

First Quarter 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp
The reasons why CI's editor has always worked in Windows, as has an overwhelming percentage of AAII members. However, CI does cover as many Mac programs as possible.

Building AAII Stock Screens

Fourth Quarter 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp
How the spirit of a stock-picking approach is reflected in the screen that AAII constructs and tracks.

New Weekly Email

Third Quarter 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp
Recently, we launched a new weekly CI email to give our readers more timely and frequent reviews of useful websites, software and tech gadgets.

Reader Benefits

Second Quarter 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp
A reminder of the many extra benefits CI subscribers may be overlooking.

'Tis the Season

First Quarter 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp
Musings on the year that was and the year ahead.

Online Crime

Fourth Quarter 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp
New survey results show that computer users are still very complacent about protecting their systems from online crime in spite of the number of virus and malware attacks.

The Dot-Com Turns 25

Third Quarter 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp
Thought on the evolution of the Web on the 25th anniversary of the registration of the first dot-com domain name.

Making the Most of Your Subscription

Second Quarter 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp
A valuable benefit of subscribing to Computerized Investing is the CI E-Newsletter. This monthly e-mail has recently been redesigned to offer you more, including an interactive Discussion of the Month.

Investor Tools Change With Economy

First Quarter 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp
Thoughts on the consolidation of investment software and Web services due to the troubled economy, and how it affects investors.

Making the Most of Twitter

Fourth Quarter 2009 by Wayne A. Thorp
Whether or no Twitter is just another in a long line of Internet fads that rise and fall in the blink of an eye, there is a wealth of information you can glean from those 140-character messages.

Retooling CI for Expanded Coverage

Third Quarter 2009 by Wayne A. Thorp
We altered our print schedule and expanded each print issue of CI with more pages and more regular columns, and we added exclusive on-line content, allowing us to provide our readers with more in-depth and useful information on a more frequent basis.

The Pitfalls of On-Line Tax Preparation

Mar/Apr 2009 by Wayne A. Thorp
As my recent experience attests, you cannot blindly rely on the output of tax services.

Looking Beyond the Present

Jan/Feb 2009 by Wayne A. Thorp
While it will take years to see the true impact 2008 will have on the financial well-being of millions, I am confident that the system, while shaken, is not broken.

Editor's Outlook: Apple: Then and Now

Nov/Dec 2008 by Wayne A. Thorp
Despite Apple's continued strong growth, it has yet to crack 10% market share in U.S. PCs. As a result, the historical dearth in investment analysis and tracking programs continues.

Editor's Outlook: When Technology Strikes Back

Sep/Oct 2008 by Wayne A. Thorp
While I am not proud to admit it, I am cursed when it comes to technology, specifically computers. What happened when I decided to upgrade the router on my home wireless network.

Editor's Outlook: The Bear Days of Summer

Jul/Aug 2008 by Wayne A. Thorp
Notes on portfolio trackers, BeeSoft's ProTA techincal analysis & charting program, and Windows XP.

Editor's Outlook: Apple Pulls a Microsoft

May/Jun 2008 by Wayne A. Thorp
Apple's surreptitious inclusion of the new Safari Web browser as a default "update" choice is a good reminder to be vigilant whenever responding to automatic prompts--it's all too easy to accidentally install unwanted programs.