After seeing what passes for "tech journalism" today, I have decided to put together a set of rules to help prevent me from wasting my time reading garbage. I invite all those who are as tired of reading crap to take this article and add their own rules to it.
I don't care which smart phone/tablet/computer/operating system you use and why. Use whatever works the best for you and your situation. Everyone's use case and situation is different; they will not always match yours. Get over it. The market is certainly big enough for many platforms to thrive and does not even remotely reflect a Highlander-type mindset ("There can be only one...").
I don't care about the latest tech rumor from [name of tech company]. Until the product is officially announced, it doesn't officially exist yet. Should you report on nonexistent products like they are real ("The iPhone 8XL is going to be delayed because..."), I block your site from my machine's hosts file.
If at anytime on your site I read "My sources tell me..." or "Our inside sources confirm...", I block your site, especially when your "sources" turn out to be wrong.
If you invoke a past CEO (i.e. - "This would never happen under Steve Jobs."), I block your site.
Writing that a company is doomed for failure when they make billions of dollars in net revenue and are top in their respective markets makes you look like a partisan hack. And I block your site.
If you write anything resembling "10 Reasons Why [Name of Company] Should Do [X]", I will stop what I am doing and make it a point to block your site immediately.
Reviewing a product dictates that you hold it in your hands and use it for a considerable amount of time. A product that you can not touch, can only see through glass or use but for only a couple of minutes does not a review make.
When you quote an article from another author or website, give credit where it is due. You wouldn't like it done to you, so don't do this to your fellow writers.
When you make a mistake, own up to the mistake and state it clearly in your article. If someone should call you out on your mistake in your comments or in an email, treat that person with respect (i.e. - don't edit/remove their comments or act like a dick to them).
Calling other writers or a company's user base names ("fanboy") just makes you look like an immature douche. Grow up.
When you write glowing reviews about a company's product, bash their competitors in obviously biased reviews and just happen to be a paid consultant for that company, you give up any credibility of being objective, so stop pretending you are.
The Internet has a very long memory. If you think that deleting your work doesn't mean it can't be found, think again. Bear that in mind for everything you write.