Saturday, March 25, 2017

Taylor Swift, Indies and the Cost of Streaming — Thinking about Apple Music’s Recent...

Taylor Swift’s highly publicized tumblr post accomplished something that’s happened a few times in Apple’s history — she made the company change course. You’ve probably heard about the Tweet storm by Apple’s...

Who Blocks the Blockers? A Mad Man

In another life, Ben Barokas would have been the sort of smoking, drinking advertising man that sells slide machines on the back of nostalgia and popsicles by referencing Catholic imagery. But in...

LastPass Prompting Users to Change Passwords Due to Hack

With the recent federal government hack, online security’s taken center stage. At some romproint, someone may have suggested to you that a password manager is a good idea. However, LastPass, one of...

Twitter Wants to be Your New Messaging App

In a post on its developer blog, Twitter announced it's doing away with its 140 character limit on direct messages. The change will take place in July. The change in policy...

New iOS Developer Guidelines Point to Ad Blockers on Apple’s iPhones and iPads

Apple’s unveiled the possibility that ad blockers would be coming to mobile Safari, iOS’ browser, keeping with their WWDC keynote theme of advocating for consumer privacy. While ad-blockers are now fixtures on...

Interesting things that weren’t — and were — at the WWDC Keynote

As experienced Apple watchers know, the WWDC gives hints as to what to expect from the company for the coming year. After any Apple event, there’s all sorts of breakdowns as...

Cops and Local Governments Demand Privacy when it comes to Cell-Sniffing Stingrays, While Ignoring...

If you’re a stickler for online privacy, you know the trick isn’t to find a VPN or other privacy provider that won’t turn over their records to law enforcement — it’s...

Amazon Snapping up the Gaming Industry’s Top Talent for its In-House Studio

You know Amazon because of, well, stuff. You probably also know them because of drones. If you’re in online development, you also know about their web services division. But Amazon also...

Apple Watch Dev Kit a Go at WWDC, but No New Apple TV According...

Unlike the iPhone introduction, Apple got the message that what people really want for their Apple Watches are native apps. It about a year for the company to get the message...

Google I/O Roundup: Google Photos, Android Pay, Android M and More

Google previewed what next year’s devices are going to bring at its annual developer get-together, Google I/O. Though the company's plate is full of projects like Chrome and the Chrome operating system,...