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.
Apple makes a little black box that hangs out on your network and waits for you to need it. Kelly explains how Apple TV + HomeKit = Crazy Delicious, and is likelier than you may think.
The original Apple iPhone started out with a 3.5 inch display. That worked great for a telephone in 2007 that could also run a few Apple apps, but in 2014 we do so much with our iPhones that a larger display is a must. John informally compares three smartphones: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 5s, and an Amazon Fire Phone.
This week's Free on iTunes features four fabulous freebies. Digg, Uncrate, Meetup and NPR Music.
How do you launch a brand new product, one that's beautifully integrated into your own infrastructure and one that no company has ever conceived of and make sure that it's a runaway success? Answer: very carefully.
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TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-21
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Copying isn't the same as innovating, but it seems plenty of people are confusing the two with Xiaomi. Jeff and…