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    Android security progress

    In a somewhat “click-bait”-y title1 on Motherboard, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai quotes the Director of Security for Android: “For almost all threat models,” Adrian Ludwig, the director of security at Android, referring to the level of security needed by most people, “they are nearly identical in terms of their platform-level capabilities.” In a short interview after a […]

    Microsoft announces that the Xbox is coming to the PC.

    From the Guardian’s piece called, “Microsoft to unify PC and Xbox One platforms, ending fixed console hardware“:  During a press event in San Francisco last week, Spencer said that the Universal Windows Platform, a common development platform that allows apps to run across PC, Xbox, tablets and smartphones, would be central to the company’s gaming […]

    Will the Internet of Things be the next green field?

    I’ve been looking at the MEAN.io stack technologies (it seems like the new hotness) and I can see this being the underlying the language for the “Internet of Things”.  IoT is a term that has slowly crept up into the consumer marketplace displacing the “home automation” trend, but its been in use in many other […]

    Ad-Blocking: users are revolting

    There has been a lot of great writing across the Web regarding advertising and the ethical nature of ad-blocking software with the recent release of iOS9 and its new Safari Content Blocking features.  Unsurprisingly, ad-blocking software quickly rose to the top of paid apps on iOS. Content providers quickly responded: I’ve been running ad-blocking software for years. […]

    Product management fundamentals: The next feature fallacy

    Joshua Porter writes: The Next Feature Fallacy: the fallacy that the next feature you add will suddenly make people want to use the entire product. — Joshua Porter (@bokardo) May 14, 2015 When your product is growing and ramping up new customers, it’s easier to focus on new compelling features that increase engagement.  It’s also […]

    Hackintosh thoughts

    File this under the the First-World-Problems Dept. I have owned and used Apple computers since 1996. Here is the list: 1996: The first was shared with my brother, an Apple Performa 6400. 2002: iBook G3 600 MHz 2007:  15-inch MacBook Pro, Core 2 Duo (Santa Rosa) 2009: Late-2008, 15-inch MacBook Pro, Unibody I’m generally happy with […]

    Thoughts on 2014 and 2015

    So I’m starting to see end-of-year wrap-ups and predictions for 2015.  It’s always good to take a look a back on what is happening in the industry, epecially at Kobo. Largely, a lot of the stuff I am citing is predicated on Mary Meeker’s “State of the Internet, 2014 ed” that she puts together for […]

    Forbes.com reviews the Kobo H2O

    Jordan Shapiro writes 3 Reasons Why Kobo’s Aura H20 is the Perfect Luxury E-Reader:  Kobo is the quiet Kindle competitor–the underdog in the eReader market. They released their most recent premium eReader at the beginning of October. I’ve been reading on the Aura H2O ever since. I sometimes use my Kindle Paperwhite when I have […]

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