It has been 10 years since Steve Jobs stepped to the stage and changed the world. Is that hyperbole? Sure, but this is an Apple article after all. Just drinking the trillion dollar Kool-Aid. Anyway, like Apple or not, the iPhone changed the conversation in mobile technology for the next decade. At the time the iPhone was a killer device in a field where Blackberry, Palm, Microsoft, and Nokia were the big fish in the pond. And where are they now? So, you can be an Apple hater, but even the staunchest hater has to admit what the iPhone did to the industry.
So here we are, ten [...]
We live in a wonderful – or frightening – world, depending on how you look at it. We have gotten to the point where most real money is made of 1’s and 0’s in a computer, rather than wallet sized pictures of Presidents, or kings, or whatever face your currency bears. Are we better for this? I’ve asked myself this question over and over for the three years since I last carried cash with me. The benefit of not carrying money is it’s pretty much anywhere you need it to be. But in practice, how practical is it?
Actually, let’s take it a step further, shall we? Are we at the point [...]
Bleep bleep. Hey there. It’s time to get the latest and greatest. That’s right, just swipe on down and I’ll give you all the goodies. Want some bug fixes? Done. Want some UI improvements? Yours! Want some…well, some more bug fixes. Boom baby. You are all familiar with the periodic notifications we all get when software updates come in. Either your phone’s OS, or a few apps here or there, you’ve gotten a few notifications in your time about the latest software to roll out of the developer’s GitHub.
Updates are one of those double-edged sword kinds of deals. One the one hand, [...]