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(REVISED) TLS, the June 30, 2016 Deadline, Online Payments, and You

You can dive really deep into this, but in general TLS (or Transport Layer Security) is a security protocol used to send data over the internet. You’ve likely seen this in your travels around the web, but you may not have known it. Any website that starts “https” and has that little lock icon next to the URL is using an SSL or TLS security protocol. This basically makes sure that when you enter data into a website, it’s only going to go where you want it to go. 

The Days of Physical Keyboards are Numbered

As we continue to dive deeper and deeper into this post-PC world, I find myself thinking more about what things we used to find essential about computers that are being tossed aside as we hurdle towards the future. With this week’s news that Apple is working on a keyboard with literally no moving parts, it hit me like a ton of bricks: of course physical keyboards are on the way out. Just stay with me though and let me explain.

Better than a “Real Computer”

Federico Viticci has long been expanding on the merits of Editorial, a text editor for iOS. This app plays a big role in his everyday work and enables him to run his business from his iPad. That’s a pretty stunning statement, and one that many people will tell you can’t be done. Meanwhile, Zac Cichy […]

Free Podcast Apps Are Nothing New

There was a bit of chatter online yesterday over Marco Arment’s decision to make Overcast free and only make money on it though a patronage program. Essentially, he’s doing the Radiohead model of “pay what you want” for the app. Marco said he did this as a way to make sure all his users were […]

The Tech That Runs My Life

Am I an Apple fanboy? God, I hope not! In the interest of figuring this out, I started to do a mental inventory of the tech and services from the big three tech companies (Apple, Google, and Microsoft) that I use to manage my life. What I found was that while Apple does dominate the […]