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Now it’s time for an iPhone rant

April 11, 2014
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In the spirit of contrasting views, the following is a guest post by a former colleague. The iPhone sucks For starters, the out-of-the box email client sucks horribly compared to blackberry (I used bb for almost 15 years, now forced to iPhone). The battery dies 5 times faster than my Galaxy Note II, and in…

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This one article accidentally explains the biggest practical difference between iOS and Android in a nutshell

April 9, 2014
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For all the improvements to the Android end-user experience, and there have been big strides, there’s still a lot of practical differences in usability between the two platforms for everyday average-Joe users and this recent GottaBeMOBILE¬†article inadvertently highlights one of the biggest real-world problems facing…

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I won’t shed a tear for Microsoft

February 21, 2014
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I won’t shed a tear for Microsoft

People have told me they feel sorry for Microsoft these days, that we should be thanking them for all they have done for the industry, that Bill Gates should be praised for “placing a PC on every desktop.” I see what you did there. You…

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Secret decoded

February 11, 2014
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Secret decoded

The Secret app is a new iPhone app for sharing photos and text anonymously. The sharing model of Secret is unusual and intriguing to me. ¬†According to their FAQ: Your…

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The Twitter times they are a-changin’

February 3, 2014
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The Twitter times they are a-changin’

Back in 2010, when Twitter was changing their API from Basic Auth to oAuth (the first Twitter-pocalypse) we had various conversations with the Twitter dev team regarding challenges that micro-controller…

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Microsoft Office for iPad, will they or won’t they?

October 3, 2013
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Microsoft was hoping the exclusive availability of “real Office” would be enough to give their Surface tablet an advantage. It turned out that wasn’t enough and, after a year of…

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