Identifying Bias in Yourself and Others

We all have our our biases. If you read that sentance and thought “not I!” then you’re just fooling yourself. We all have things we believe to be true or to be better than other things, it’s just a fact of life. At best we can resist those

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Can You Get a Genie Back in the Bottle?

Well I sure picked a bad day to spend offline! Apple caused quite a stir in the past 24 hours by posting an open letter in which Tim Cook states plainly that Apple will not comply with the FBI's request to create a backdoor into the iPhone 5C. For a

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The Future of iOS is not OS X

OS X + iOS = AppleOS, one app to rule them all — Apple World Today I do think the two operating systems will merge somewhere down the road into, simply,"AppleOS." The trick for Apple will be to make AppleOS as easy for consumers and newbies as iOS currently is, while still

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Tempering the Free App Outrage

Well, another podcast app has gone free, and with it, the gnashing of teeth has already begun. Here's how developer Supertop worded the decision it in their announcement: Yesterday, Supertop needed an endless stream of thousands of new customers to sustain our business. From today, we can be successful with

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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

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Let's Stop Calling Them "Smartphone Cameras"

Let’s not beat around the bush anymore and start calling the cameras in our phones what they really are, cameras. Yup, they’re just plain old cameras. There’s no longer a need to specify that they’re not a “real camera” anymore. I know it’s semantics, but

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Ad Blocking is the New Pop Up Blocking

Andy Ihnatko on the impact of ad blockers: [T]hank God that the ad industry is finally seeing large-scale pushback. That’s often what’s necessary. An industry (or a business, or even just a person) assumes that you’re OK with certain behavior and policies unless you somehow communicate

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Why Retail May be Moving Away from Truly Insane Black Friday Hours

Image via Business Insider There are many reasons that stores encroaching in on the holidays is bad for employees, and they have been, and will continue to be discussed over the next 2 months. But sadly this discussion in't going to get anything changed. We've been having this same conversation

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Why I’m Okay with Putting My Podcast on Google Play Music

Google made some headlines this week when they announced that they will be providing podcasts as a part of their Google Play Music service. Podcasters can submit their shows today and the feature will actually go live in the coming weeks. The big thing I have seen some people bring

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