Kelly asked around TMO Towers to discover what everyone keeps on their home screens. Like a rainbow, the home screens show the full spectrum of personality types.
China is going to stick it to those Western tech giants dominating the Chinese desktop and mobile platforms, according to a local report. The country's communist government is backing development of a homegrown, though Linux-based, operating system to compete with Apple, Microsoft, and Google.
Need a note or writing app? Vern Seward points out two in this week's Free on iTunes. Matcha and FetchNotes.
The evolution of technology often results in frustrating corporate pratfalls. Companies, desperate for growth, perhaps survival, make decisions that annoy, even alarm us. Why doesn't that happen to Apple? John explains.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced Tuesday that he was quitting the company's board of directors, effective immediately. In a letter to new CEO Satya Nadella published by Microsoft, Mr. Ballmer said he was leaving the board because he saw, "a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking a lot of time."
China's Xiaomi. It's the Apple of China, or so some would have us believe. This company has been called China's Apple, and its CEO has been called China's Steve Jobs. It's a bunch of crap, of course, and this weekend Xiaomi demonstrated its commitment to proving it. Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on the subject.
Ever wonder what workflows look like around TMO Towers? Kelly asked around for what everyone keeps in their menu bar, and here are the results.
Love Paris? Vern Seward points out three iOS apps that will make you fall in love all over again in this weeks Free on iTunes. Ulmon Paris Travel Guide, Triposo Paris Travel Guide, Walking Tours.
The pace of personal security continues to accelerate. First, we spent years learning how to secure our routers and Macs. Then we focused on our iPhone security. Now, a new wave of devices is poised to enter our homes, and they're not made by Apple. Danger is lurking once again.
Push notifications may have grown up on mobile apps. But now the Web is making a comeback because of a push notification innovation introduced by Apple through Safari Mavericks. Warring standards are already beginning to emerge, though Apple holds the early lead.
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