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Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs — Benedict Evans
Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs — Benedict Evans
When we say 'mobile' we don't mean mobile just as when we said 'PCs' we didn't mean PC. This isn't about the screen size or keyboard or location or use. Rather, the ecosystem of ARM, iOS and Android, with 10x the scale of Wintel, will become the new centre of gravity throughout computing.
·ben-evans.com·
Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs — Benedict Evans
Braven Balance Wireless Portable Speaker
Braven Balance Wireless Portable Speaker
We first saw Braven's Balance ($130) at CES, and we recently got our hands on the company's latest portable Bluetooth speaker. Balance is an IPX7-waterproof speaker which means it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The speaker has a 4000 mAh battery that can be used for recharging an iPhone. Braven also claims Balance can run for 18 hours of playtime. The speaker includes a "Boost Mode" setting that lets Balance hit higher peak volumes in larger spaces. A built-in speakerphone is also included, and Braven comes with an audio cable and its own proprietary power adapte...
·ilounge.com·
Braven Balance Wireless Portable Speaker
Want to do PR right? Here’s what not to do
Want to do PR right? Here’s what not to do
In recent years, the pressure for page views has transformed online journalism. No longer can writers spend a day, half a day, or even much more than an hour (if that) to get a story researched and posted. In that environment, journalists depend to a disproportionate degree on contacts in the industry — generally PR people […]
·thenextweb.com·
Want to do PR right? Here’s what not to do
Facebook is making Windows 10 apps for Messenger and Instagram
Facebook is making Windows 10 apps for Messenger and Instagram
Microsoft's big goal with Windows 10 is to encourage developers to create universal apps that run across PCs, tablets, and phones. The software giant now has a big ally: Facebook. At Microsoft's...
·theverge.com·
Facebook is making Windows 10 apps for Messenger and Instagram
Apple Blows Up The Concept Of A Privacy Policy
Apple Blows Up The Concept Of A Privacy Policy
Three years ago, a common human being interested in the privacy policy of a gadget or service it was using was a rare bird. With the revelation that a large amount of the communications and private data of both foreign nationals and native residents of the U.S. were being collected and scrutinized by the government, all of that prototypical fine print came home to roost.
·techcrunch.com·
Apple Blows Up The Concept Of A Privacy Policy
Publishers That Say No to Automated Ad Sales
Publishers That Say No to Automated Ad Sales
Some Web publishers are eschewing automated ad placement, on the belief that the middleman system not only takes a big cut of revenue but that the technology is to blame for ad clutter and obnoxious tracking mechanisms.
·wsj.com·
Publishers That Say No to Automated Ad Sales
Booq Shadow Messenger Bag
Booq Shadow Messenger Bag
Booq’s new Shadow messenger bag is made to fit MacBooks from 12” to 15”. The bag comes in two variations — a black nylon bag or a gray fiber bag.…
·ilounge.com·
Booq Shadow Messenger Bag
The iPhones 6S
The iPhones 6S
Storage capacities and battery life are unchanged from last year’s iPhones. Everything else — the materials it’s made from, the performance of its custom CPU/GPU, the quality of the cameras, the smoothness of the user interface — is noticeably, tangibly improved.
·daringfireball.net·
The iPhones 6S
My joyless time with the digital sherpas of Destiny
My joyless time with the digital sherpas of Destiny
"Go stand behind that rock. When you can, pop out and hit him with your heavy weapon." These were easy instructions to follow, and the other person on my Destiny fireteam knew what he was talking...
·polygon.com·
My joyless time with the digital sherpas of Destiny
Adblockers Hit Another Market: Video
Adblockers Hit Another Market: Video
According to a new SecretMedia study, because of ad blocking software, one quarter to two thirds of video time ends up un-monetized. While broadcasters begin to grasp the full vibrancy of the…
·mondaynote.com·
Adblockers Hit Another Market: Video
What I learned this week about Tim Cook’s Apple
What I learned this week about Tim Cook’s Apple
No winning streak goes on forever. But it would be hard to tell that from this week’s announcements from Apple. Even though the latest iteration of the company’s main product, the iPhone, didn’t change much externally, its gigantic annual fall event
·theverge.com·
What I learned this week about Tim Cook’s Apple