From Jim VandeHei, who was one of the co-founders of Politico... In coming years, the revolution will likely demolish much of what we read and watch now. State and local newspapers and TV? Gone. Their models are fatally flawed. General interest magazines such as Time and Newsweek? Gone or unrecognizable shells of their former selves. Traditional … Continue reading Learning From the Current Media Revolution
"On Sunday, March 20, 2016, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking [terrorist Syed] Farook’s iPhone," federal prosecutors said in a filing Monday afternoon. "Testing is required to determine whether it is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook’s iPhone. If the method is viable, it should … Continue reading FBI Looking to Delay Tomorrow’s Hearing on Apple Encryption
From earlier today before Apple's Q1 Earnings call: "When CEO Tim Cook reports Tuesday on Apple's sales for the last three months of 2015, investors will be watching closely for any hints about how Apple's signature smartphone is faring in the current quarter. Sales usually fall somewhat after the holiday shopping season. But analysts say … Continue reading Peak iPhone
I flip back-and-forth between iOS and Android, mostly iPhone 6s Plus and a Nexus device, all the time and enjoy both operating systems (though I do enjoy Android more to be honest... much to the chagrin of my family and friends who all use iMessage on iOS and therefore I'm a "green bubble" when on … Continue reading Apple’s iOS Home Screen Problem
“Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf. It can purchase items, get gifts delivered to your loved ones, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments and way more," Facebook’s VP of messaging products David Marcus said in a Facebook post. Source: Facebook's M Is Here, and Google Should … Continue reading The Future is Messaging and Google Seems Oblivious
I was a huge fan of U2's Achtung Baby, Zooropoa and Pop albums. They are still three of my "desert island" albums that I go to when I need a good listen while grinding out some work. I own a number of b-sides, collectibles, and even vinyl versions of U2 albums that I've collected over … Continue reading U2’s New Album
I've had quite a few people ask me which iPhone 6 (the 6 or 6+) they should buy (money aside). Here's a nice review I'll be pointing to: Big vs. bigger: Which iPhone 6 deserves a place in your pocket? | Cult of Mac.
For all of my pals who say, "How can you use Android? It's just so ugly compared to iOS!"... A collection of screenshots encompassing some of the most beautiful looking Android apps. via Android Niceties. Thanks to Devin T for the link.
One of my favorite (and indispensable catch-all) apps added background syncing today. Yes, I know that's not a big deal to most people, but it's insanely useful because it means I can set up various locations (such as my house) where OmniFocus will automatically sync my to-do items upon leaving. Nifty if you're like me … Continue reading OmniFocus for iPhone Adds Background Syncing
Why Don Draper Shouldn't Be Your Ad Guy - Forbes: "As appealing as Don Draper’s (and your in-house guru’s) perfect instincts are, they are indeed fiction. Even experts often fail to correctly predict which ad will perform better than other ads. Chris Goward, founder & CEO of WiderFunnel and author of You Should Test That … Continue reading The Golden Gut Exists
Impressive stats from Google as reported in a new eMarketer study... Google Takes Home Half of Worldwide Mobile Internet Ad Revenues - eMarketer: "Google earned more than half of the $8.8 billion advertisers worldwide spent on mobile internet ads last year, helping propel the company to take in nearly one-third of all digital ad dollars … Continue reading Google Dominates, Facebook Rises and Apple Snores
Smart piece that highlights some of the reasons we love the new Google Maps app on iOS and why it spells out the future of the (mobile) web... Why Google Just Made iPhone King: Ads | Wired Business | Wired.com: "Google’s willingness to ship iOS apps could look smarter as time goes on. The company … Continue reading Google Maps App and Mobile Discovery
Square Gift Cards from Square on Vimeo. We make no secret of our love for Square and the ability to democratize transactions to the point of making our on-the-go clients very very happy. We even gave them out as stocking stuffers to clients. We couldn't be more excited about Square's new gift card functionality that … Continue reading Square and Disruption
I, for one, love the sound of this… Starting In iOS 6, Apple Might Introduce Paid Podcast Subscriptions | Cult of Mac: "With iOS 6 this may all change. The new Podcasts app that Apple has released today contains a strange ‘Redeem’ button, similar to that found in the iTunes and App Stores, present only … Continue reading Revenge of the Podcast on iOS6?
Vernier Video Physics for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store: "Vernier Video Physics for iOS brings physics video analysis to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Take a video of an object in motion, mark its position frame by frame, and set up the scale using a known distance. Video Physics then … Continue reading Vernier’s Physics App Blows My Mind
Mary Hudson painted a few of the pages on the The Princess and the Frog Read-Along for iPad app and figured out that she could mail them to me... Not bad for a 3 year old.
Below are my/our notes from Friday's visit to Saint Andrew's School iDiscover21c 1 to 1 iPad implementation: iPad Implementation Thoughts The visit was coordinated by Apple, so it was also a great chance to pick their brains on both the technical aspects of iPad deployment in schools as well as broader philosophical questions about what … Continue reading Thoughts on Implementing iPads in a School
Four of us from Spartanburg Day School are headed to Savannah on Thursday/Friday to see how St. Andrew's School is running their 1 to 1 iPad program... Apple - Education Seminars & Events - Digital Learning Environments in Action!: "St. Andrew's School is one of the only K through 12 independent schools that is currently … Continue reading Headed to Apple Seminar at 1 to 1 iPad School
On much less than a whim and much more of a two year deliberation, I decided to take the $99 plunge and buy an AppleTV tonight. After an initial 10 mins, I can say that it's a game changer for how I consume and consider media. Many people like to say that the iPad is … Continue reading Initial AppleTV Thoughts
My pal Scott Jangro had an amazing site in late '06 and early '07 called BUMPzee that I loved. Basically, BUMPzee was an early hybrid of Delicious, Digg, and what would become the Facebook newsfeed. Scott and his team were a little ahead of the curve and the platform should have gone mainstream. So, I'm … Continue reading Why I’m Sticking with AT&T (and Glad to See BUMPzee Back)