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Robert Springer

Robert Springer is a freelance writer based in the small mountain town of Sisters, Oregon. He has written articles for national magazines, online publications, websites and newspapers. Before freelancing, he worked in the banking, television and information technology industries. In addition to writing, he enjoys being delightfully distracted by his school-age twins.
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The ABC’s of VPN Configuration The ABC’s of VPN Configuration The ABC’s of VPN Configuration The ABC’s of VPN Configuration


VPNs are becoming easier to set up than ever before. Here we examine how to set up VPN connections on several of the most popular types of...

How I Got Here: 12 Questions with Writer and Software Engineer David Auerbach How I Got Here: 12 Questions with Writer and Software Engineer David Auerbach How I Got Here: 12 Questions with Writer and Software Engineer David Auerbach How I Got Here: 12 Questions with Writer and Software Engineer David Auerbach


Successful stints at two tech titans weren't enough for this Renaissance man; he’s now a successful writer and editor

What the $#@! Is Bitcoin?! What the $#@! Is Bitcoin?! What the $#@! Is Bitcoin?! What the $#@! Is Bitcoin?!


The virtual currency Bitcoin has had more than its 15 minutes of fame recently. What exactly is bitcoin and is all of the attention it’s...

Cloud Computing and SaaS: Why People Get Them Confused Cloud Computing and SaaS: Why People Get Them Confused Cloud Computing and SaaS: Why People Get Them Confused Cloud Computing and SaaS: Why People Get Them Confused


Seemingly joined at the hip, the technology terms "the cloud" and "SaaS" are really more like parent and child than Siamese twins

5 Things You Need to Know About HTML5 5 Things You Need to Know About HTML5 5 Things You Need to Know About HTML5 5 Things You Need to Know About HTML5


The rapid adoption of HTML5 - the successor to the now long-in-the-tooth HTML4 - is allowing programmers to create some impressive websites...

Why Cookies Are Getting Stale Why Cookies Are Getting Stale Why Cookies Are Getting Stale Why Cookies Are Getting Stale


Cookies are likely to disappear over the next few years as advertisers and tech companies find more effective ways to track users online

7 Reasons Why Smartwatches Are a Dumb Idea 7 Reasons Why Smartwatches Are a Dumb Idea 7 Reasons Why Smartwatches Are a Dumb Idea 7 Reasons Why Smartwatches Are a Dumb Idea


Are smartwatches useful - or just expensive and redundant tech baubles in

Google+ Ripples a Fun, Free Toy for Analytics Geeks Google+ Ripples a Fun, Free Toy for Analytics Geeks Google+ Ripples a Fun, Free Toy for Analytics Geeks Google+ Ripples a Fun, Free Toy for Analytics Geeks


Google+ Ripples is a slick, free analytical tool that allows users to view how their public Google+ posts spread - and it’s a great way to...

7 Reasons Why Google+ Might be the Next Facebook 7 Reasons Why Google+ Might be the Next Facebook 7 Reasons Why Google+ Might be the Next Facebook 7 Reasons Why Google+ Might be the Next Facebook


Called a "ghost town" less than a year ago, Google+ is now a huge, rapidly growing social network that is attracting a lot of attention -...

Why the Consumerization of IT Products Hurts IT Workers Why the Consumerization of IT Products Hurts IT Workers Why the Consumerization of IT Products Hurts IT Workers Why the Consumerization of IT Products Hurts IT Workers


Computing devices are getting smaller, faster and easier to use. It's great news for consumers, but what about those working in