Tag Archive for Computing / Tech

What Are Your Favorite iPhone Apps?

In no particular order for me (other than the Apple default apps): Pocket Mailbox Fantastical Overcast Vesper Forecast.io Google Maps Flickr Starbucks Foursquare and now maybe Swarm (just figured out how to adjust LS on the latter)

On The Net-Neutrality Dust-Up

A couple good columns on this one. Dvorak gets to a point I’ve been wondering about but he expresses it much better. What if some traffic really is more important than other traffic? We prioritize packets and data types on…

It’s Data, And Knowing What to Do With It

Amazing. The Trick That Makes Google’s Self-Driving Cars Work – Madrigal – Atlantic: ” Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores. … The key to Google’s success has been that these…

I Worry The iPhone/iOS Has Lost Its Edge

Up until maybe last summer I would have argued that iOS was much better than Android in nearly every way. But in the last two revision Android has made up a ton of ground. It’s nearly as good in a…

Sent From My iPhone

I love this.   Why I Include ‘Sent From My iPhone’ — Even When It’s Not: On more than one occasion, I’ve opened up an email on my MacBook, typed out an answer and then, against my better judgment, typed…

App Review: Vesper for iOS

I have a little problem with weather apps for the iPhone. Every time a new one comes along I grab it, convinced it’s the ultimate and the final one I’ll buy. Until the next one comes along a few weeks…

The Newest Manufacturing Revolution

Absolutely wonderful little column from The Economist via Mr. Jeffrey Tucker. It starts out good, there’s s nice comment about the fetish of manufacturing, and the hits a slam dunk with the final two paragraphs. Manufacturing: The third industrial revolution…

To Be A “Lifelong Pigeon Fancier”

Fascinating, and fun, story. (pic via WSJ) But I do hope never to be known as a “lifelong pigeon fancier.” Pigeon Defeats U.K. Code Breakers – WSJ.com: LONDON—Britain’s world-renowned code-cracking intelligence experts have admitted they’ve met their match—in a dead…