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.

Articles by Robert Springer

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...

The ABC’s of VPN Configuration

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

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

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...

What the $#@! Is Bitcoin?!

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

Cloud Computing and SaaS: Why People Get Them Confused

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

5 Things You Need to Know About HTML5

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

Why Cookies Are Getting Stale

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

7 Reasons Why Smartwatches Are a Dumb Idea

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 -...

7 Reasons Why Google+ Might be the Next Facebook

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

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