Topic: tech
Posts: 87

How I Use Apple News (and still hold onto my RSS addiction)

I'm in my late 20s, and while I'm getting to that age that advertisers no longer care about, I still pride myself on being open to new things. I still voraciously consume new music from artists I've never heard of and I have a general working knowledge of what "

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I Didn't Know I Wanted to Block Ads Until I Found Your Site

Nilay Patel writing for The Verge: You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. Nilay is correct that this is all a big chess match that’s about more than

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First Impressions of CurrentC

NOTE: This piece originally ran on June XX, 2015 but was taken down at the request of CurrentC. One of the perks of working for a big company is that you sometimes get to try new and interesting things before they’re made available to the public. It doesn’t

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Getting a Little Material Design in Your Apple

What happens when an Apple guy explores Material Design? I love this bit exploration of Material Design by designer Matthieu Aussaguel. I for one would be okay with a little more Material Design in my iOS and Mac apps.

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Microsoft Releases yet Another Mobile App on iOS, not Windows

Microsoft just launched a new email app called Push. The app only works with Office 365 email accounts, which makes it useless for most people, but I do find it to be an interesting new app. Anything that makes email quicker and easier is okay with me. This line caught

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On Apple's Supposed "Planned Obsolescence"

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: “Apple just releases updates to make your phone obsolete so you have to buy a new one.” I get this statement more often than I feel is reasonable. There are a surprising number of people out there who seem to think

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Facebook Doesn't Fit on Your Wrist

Apple Waits as App Developers Study Who’s Buying Its Watch - The New York Times Facebook was not persuaded [by the Apple Watch as a platform]. Three months after the watch’s release, there is no Facebook app tailored for it. Adam Mosseri, who oversees Facebook’s news feed,

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97% of Early Apple Watch Owners are Satisfied

Apple Watch Satisfaction - Techpinions Given the current customer satisfaction of the iPhone is at 99%, the first version of the Apple Watch ranks closer to the current generation iPhone than the first generation iPhone or iPad in terms of satisfaction. These are very impressive "customer sat" (channeling my inner

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The Official Twitter App is Better Than You Think

What if we nerds used Twitter the way it's meant to be used and not like we used it 5 years ago? This is the question I aimed to answer when I switched Tweetbot off on my Mac, iPad, and most critically of all, my iPhone. I love Tweetbot, and

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Who's Actually Buying iPods These Days?

With this week's update to the entire iPod lineup, many have been asking "Who are iPods even for these days?" Well, I worked the last 3 years managing an electronics department for Target, and have sold a lot of Apple devices over that time. Since Apple doesn't break down demographics

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