Al Fasoldt's reviews and commentaries, available online and in Syracuse's daily newspaper from 1983 to 2015 —
the world's longest continuous newspaper coverage of computers, software and consumer technology


Windows 10: Tuesday 9/29, 5-7 pm (new time)

Apple's 'Siri,' Microsoft's 'Cortana,' Google 'Now' voice assistants: 10/22, 3-5 pm

Become an iPad Expert: Part 1 and Part 2 -- 11/5 & 11/12, 5-7 pm

Transferring photos: 11/23, 10-11 am

iPad settings: 12/1 & 12/8, 3-5:30 pm

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Al and Nancy Fasoldt
Technology writer and photographer Al Fasoldt is a photographer and retired technology writer. He founded Technofile Online in Syracuse, New York, USA. He and his wife, Nancy, host workshops in computers and photography.

More than 2,150 articles, reviews, photos and essays on computers, photography and consumer technology

By Al Fasoldt

Technofile is retiring

You can still read my blog, but the world's longest running tech column is going out to pasture. Archived aticles will still be available.

Nancy and Al

Photo by Al Fasoldt. Copyright © 2015 Al Fasoldt. All rights reserved.

MY LONGTIME partner, muse, helper, fellow traveler and loving wife, Nancy, playfully tweaks my eyeglasses in this early webcam capture from 1991. Nancy was my editor at the newspaper for many years, fact-checking and grammar-fixing column after column. Technofile started as the name of my BBS (Bulletin Board System) in the early 1980s while simultaneously launching as a weekly print column at the Syracuse newspapers. Before long the BBS became a website, predating the newspaper's own pioneering site by a couple of years. The Technofile column holds the record as the world's longest running continuously available print and online tech column. A separate opinion collection, the Technofile Blog, is being resumed on an irregular schedule. Read the blog here.

The links below show my final articles and columns. Use this link to find articles in reverse chronological order from 2015 to 2006. Use the Search or Topics menus to find any of thousands of my earlier articles.

  • Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 (2015)
  • Lumix DMC-ZS40 camera breaks the mold for features and price (August 16, 2015)
  • Windows 10, Part 3: Bringing Microsoft back from the brink (August 9, 2015)
  • Windows 10, Part 2: Fastest Web browser and much more (August 2, 2015)
  • Windows 10, Part 1: At last, an outstanding effort from Microsoft (July 26, 2015)
  • Get a TV that's as smart as you are (July 5, 2015)