Apple had a number of announcements during its education event yesterday. They announced an update to iBooks with new interactive books, a brand new authoring tool called iBooks Author, and a new iTunes U app for iOS devices. But we’re not here to talk about what Apple announced at their event today or the other things that everyone seems to be talking about. Instead, we’re going to take a trip back in time to the mid-1980′s when Steve Jobs left Apple and was just 90 days into his next big company called NeXT. Continue reading →
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Today is a day that will go down in history books as the darkest day on the Internet. Legislation has been written by representatives of the United States government that undermine the innovation, free speech, and security of the open Internet that we’ve spent decades building.
This legislation, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), has not been set into law, but lobbyists and government officials are pushing it further and further every day. Today, January 18th 2012, is the day that websites small and large, along with Internet users across the globe, unite to protest these proposed laws. Continue reading →
Although I’m an Android guy through and through, I find myself sitting here and thoroughly enjoying a Windows Phone 7 device. To make the matter even stranger, it’s an AT&T phone! So how did a Verizon-fearing Android lover like myself get caught up in this conundrum, and why am I staying in it for so long? I’m glad you asked. Continue reading →
Google introduced 2-Step Verification a few weeks ago to provide even more security to your entire Google account and all its services (Gmail, Google Voice, Google Calendar, etc.). It’s easy to understand why Google would want to implement 2-Step Verification; It provides another layer of security to its users and prevents accounts from being compromised, but is it worth it? Continue reading →