3 Free App for the Citizen Scientist

4:30 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

All science isn't done in a lab by white coated professors.You can do scientific field work where ever you are with these three free iOS app featured in this week's Free on iTunes. Project Squirrel, Project Noah, Merlin Bird ID.

Apple Should Have Bought Time Warner When it Had the Chance

4:42 PM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

It's a challenge, from the outside, to figure out just what Apple wants.  For example, just like the original iPhone deal with AT&T, Apple appears to want to leverage off the Comcast network and then create its own relationship with the customer. AT&T benefitted from that, but Comcast is not that desperate. That puts Apple back at square one.

3 Free iOS Note Apps

7:38 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

Need a better iOS note app? Vern Seward points out 3 that might fit the bill in this week's Free on iTunes: DraftPad, Squarespace Note, and SwiftKey Note.

Google Glass is on the Ropes. Could be Finished

4:35 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Google Glass May be on the Brink

Google Glass has been an inspired product. Along the way, however, Google forgot one important thing: to create a thoughtful and beloved product, support it, and develop a considered path to market. That's why Glass looks to be history according to one of its strongest supporters, Robert Scoble.

It’s Far Too Late for MS Office on iPad

4:05 PM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Microsoft has had a version of MS Office ready for the iPad for some time now. What's held it up has been the attempt to entice business users over to the Surface tablets instead.  John Martellaro thinks it's too late now, far too late, for Microsoft to reverse its strategy.