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  • Why is Google wrong to target users and Apple isn’t?

    “Better understand and identify your audience with rich consumer insights available exclusively from Apple. Use any combination of our 400 targeting options to find the people you’re looking for, or create a custom segment to re-engage groups of your own… Read More ›

  • PayPal’s robo-calls

    “The payments company is rolling out an update to its user agreement that threatens to bombard you with “autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages” — and worse, by agreeing to the updated terms, you’re immediately opted in. PayPal can… Read More ›

  • God knows what advertising purpose

    “Tim Cook is trying to carve a division in the industry by once again taking shots at Google, this time singling out its new Google Photos service. Casey Newton already dissected the speech but one quote is worth repeating here… Read More ›

  • Alzheimer’s: waiting for my father to die again

    ‘Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also known as Alzheimer disease, or just Alzheimer’s, accounts for 60% to 70% of cases of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. The most common early symptom… Read More ›

  • Winnie Blagden turns 100

    Lots of people just see the negative side of social networks, but from time to time they really can help do good. “A woman who received 16,000 birthday cards from around the globe after an internet appeal went viral has… Read More ›

  • Android M

    So, what did you think of the Android M announcement? I must say I was rather impressed with what is in store for Android users. “Google Vice President of Products has kicked off the annual Google conference in San Francisco… Read More ›

  • The reality of Pebble Time and the Apple Watch

    Wired has reviewed the Pebble Time and it has not done well. I can’t say I am surprised either because it already looks behind the times and it hasn’t even been released fully yet. “These limitations are so frustrating because… Read More ›

  • Halo Back

    “Halo Back is the first smart screen protector in the world. The invisible back button let your iPhone go back easily. With this little magic, you can operate your phone with a single hand… ” Clever stuff. More at Kickstarter.

  • Apple Watch and Nato straps do work

    Just in case you haven’t already become extremely bored of my Apple Watch stories… One thing I did not expect to work with an Apple Watch is a Nato strap, but with a quick and dirty hack, mine is capturing… Read More ›

  • Losing the signal

    I’m not sure if Losing the Signal will be able to tell us anything we don’t already know, but I may pick it up anyway. For a while, the BlackBerry was my perfect mobile device until it became an angry… Read More ›