Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Cheaper LED Bulbs Make It Easier to Switch Lights - NYTimes.com: "People sometimes have trouble making small sacrifices now that will reward them handsomely later. How often do we ignore the advice to make a few diet and exercise changes to live a longer, healthier life? Or to put some money aside to grow into a nest egg? Intellectually, we get it — but instant gratification is a powerful force. Enlarge This Image
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cops: U.S. law should require logs of your text messages | Politics and Law - CNET News: "Silicon Valley firms and privacy groups want Congress to update a 1986-era electronic privacy law. But if a law enforcement idea set to be presented today gets attached, support for the popular proposal would erode."
China's state media attack on Apple appears to have backfired
Monday, March 18, 2013
Feedly Announced that They are Picking up the Slack
Feedly - A Google Reeder Alternative and Possible Replacement | BestAppSite
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Opinion: Why I won’t be buying the Samsung Galaxy S 4 | Electronista: "The Galaxy S 4 is a technical marvel, but I won't be switching from the iPhone 5
So the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has finally launched with nearly all the major leaks and rumors about the device proving true. There can be no question that Samsung has put everything it could possibly fit into its extra-large ‘Galaxy S IIIS’ as some are referring to it, because it looks much the same as the Galaxy S III. However, as much tech as Samsung has packed into its new flagship, it simply doesn’t tempt me to switch from my iPhone 5. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has the iPhone 5, its biggest competitor, beaten in just about every piece of the hardware department. Yet, despite its hardware advantages, Apple will continue to sell tens of millions of its iPhone 5. If buying a smartphone is all about the hardware, Samsung should have Apple dead in the water. But it doesn’t, and it won’t. Not today, not tomorrow and not in the foreseeable future."
RSS Inventor Couldn't Care Less About Google Reader's Death: "The impending death of Google Reader has sparked much wailing and gnashing of teeth, petition-signing, alternative-seeking, and rending of garments. But what about the people who made RSS? Dave Winer, one of the fathers of the both RSS and the blog, couldn't give less of a shit.
He posts on his blog:
I won't miss it. Never used the damn thing. Didn't trust the idea of a big company like Google's interests being so aligned with mine that I could trust them to get all my news.
And besides, I didn't think the mailbox approach to news was right. Who cares how many unread items there are. I like the river of news approach and I have a very fine set of rivers that keep me well supplied with news and podcasts.
...Next time, please pay a fair price for the services you depend on. Those have a better chance of surviving the bubbles.
Interestingly enough, he shrugs off the value of unread counts, the lack of which is why many users claim Twitter is an unworthy replacement."
Cyberattacks a Topic in Obama Call With New Chinese President - NYTimes.com: "Cyberthreats featured prominently in President Obama’s congratulatory call to the new Chinese president, Xi Jinping, on Thursday.
The president used the occasion to discuss the loss of United States intellectual property from cyberattacks. The mere mention of cyberthreats is a step forward for an administration that has been reluctant to confront Beijing on Chinese military attacks even as billions of dollars’ worth of trade secrets have been stolen."
Apple Takes Laptop Magazine’s Top Rating: "Laptop Magazine has awarded Apple the top prize in its Best Brands feature for the fourth year in a row, placing first in five of the eight categories it measures. In addition, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display took honors as the magazine’s top notebook of 2012, with editors praising the screen, performance, battery life, and design. Software and tech support were also highlighted. ‘Apple continues to epitomize the best of the best,’ say the magazine’s editors."
(Via Apple Hot News.)