Apple’s Success: Going to Extremes and Out of Control

3:50 PM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

The Rot in Apple

Apple was a hungry, underappreciated company for many years both before and after the return of Steve Jobs. Now that Apple has achieved unconstrained, unabashed, tumultuous success—that often treads on customers—what exactly is Apple going to do about it?

How the iWatch Could Completely Catch the Competition Napping

4:15 PM, Sep. 5th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

Particle Debris

The iWatch could radically change our personal security in ways that haven't been discussed.  John Martellaro takes to flights of technical fantasy and finally reveals what he hopes the iWatch will do that would completely catch the competition off guard.

Apple’s September 9 Event Won’t be What we Expect

3:44 PM, Aug. 29th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

Particle Debris

Apple's September 9 event won't be about techy things that bloggers want. It won't even be about what the best minds of the Mac Web think Apple needs to deliver. Rather, it'll be about delivering a remarkable, convincing vision that captures our imagination and enthusiasm for a better future.

No Sooner do we Secure Our iPhones Than the Home Invasion Begins

3:10 PM, Aug. 15th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

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.

Apple Goes Back to the Future to Fight Google

4:50 PM, Jul. 18th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

This week's edition looks at how, in one case (Google), forgetting the past can have a negative impact on our perception of a company. In another duo of stories, John Martellaro looks at how denying change (by advertisers) can be a modern weapon against consumers. It all seems to fit together in TV land.
 

Poke a Used and Reset Android Phone: it’ll Spill its Guts

4:45 PM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · · Particle Debris

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With our rapidly advancing smartphone technology, there is much turn-over, and millions of smartphones are sold to refurbishment companies or to strangers. The original owners often assume that when the phone is reset that their personal data is gone forever.  But is it?  Maybe not if it's an Android phone.