This week in technology has been dominated by the iPad Pro. It is essentially Apple's response to the Microsoft Surface and an attempt to lay out their idea for the future of computing.
Like the original iPad before it, this device is introduced under a cloud of questions.
I knew Facebook was a battery hog, but this is over the top.
Recently, I have told several friends and family to turn off background refresh for Facebook. It was well known that Facebook drained battery life because it was constantly collecting data and caching the news feed for the next time you launched the app.
Most people have some level of trepidation regarding their privacy. They will keep their passwords locked away, they are very careful about who they shop through, and they try not to send or post any information they deem as confidential. Unfortunately, those are a small piece of a much larger picture.
If and when you are ready for a new phone and Android is your preference, the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X are really the only choice.
Yesterday, Google announced their latest Nexus phones. If you're unfamiliar with the Nexus line, these are the phones that get the full blessing of Google. This means that they will not have anything extra installed by the phone manufacturer nor will they have a customized version of the Android software. These phones are released to function as designed by the Android team.
A couple years back every single wireless carrier made you sign a 2 year contract in blood with your first born as collateral. Of course we were cool with that...we need our iPhones afterall.
Along came John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, and the launch of their UnCarrier initiative. In short, over the past couple years T-Mobile has taken every piece of the mobile carrier market and flipped it upside down.
What may be the most talked about feature in iOS 9 is a new class of application called a Content Blocker. These apps work within Safari to block ads, tracking scripts, comments, adult sites, etc... Generally all the crud that slows down and gums up our web browsing experience. I won't try to tackle the ethical implications of blocking legitimate ads that pay the bills for many of our favorite blogs. Everyone else can determine that for themselves. Instead, I'll focus on the positive aspects for all us parents.
Maybe you're unaware of Apple Pay?
Maybe you've seen Apple Pay, but don't really know what I'm talking about?
Maybe it all just freaks you out?
I needed to stop. I needed to take my own inventory. I needed a deep breath.
I have this tendency to take on project after project until I don't actually have the bandwidth to do any of them up to the level of excellence I desire. A couple months ago I had a new website to write for, an iPhone app I was building, social media content to create...
When the App Store first opened in 2008, it brought with it an exponential increase in usefulness for users and an enormous opportunity for entrepreneurs. The exponential increase in usefulness has continued it's rise, but that opportunity is shrinking.
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