28 September 2014

About that word “Pro”…

« Website security is a complicated subject and you don’t want to go at it alone, especially if you’re not quite sure how everything works. iThemes Security Pro customers get 1 year of ticketed support, so you know our support team is ready to help you when you need it. […] iThemes Security shows you a list of things to do to make your site more secure with a simple way to turn options on or off. ... Read more

27 September 2014

ello again

Someone on ello writes: The problem with insisting that idealist things can’t be funded by VCs is to adopt a narrow view of the relationship between finance and invention. To decry venture capital as inherently corrupt, without proposing a viable alternative to create major organizations from nothing seems as naive as any idealism about it — that social software can be built without real money. Ello and its investors asks a favor of its users, to trust in their idealism. ... Read more

25 September 2014

No, I am not interested in joining your proprietary social network

I don’t care whether it’s ello or sgrouples or FriendFace or app.net or whatever, I am not joining another walled-in social network owned by a single organization. I already have enough of those. I don’t care if it has a strong privacy policy, I don’t care if it has good security, I don’t care if it has no advertising, I don’t care if it will let you remain pseudonymous, I don’t care if the people who own it are really cool. ... Read more

17 September 2014

iPhone design trends

« All of these rumors about the iPhone 5c being a failure are flawed for one simple reason: They misunderstand the purpose of the 5c. […] the point of introducing two new iPhones was not to improve Apple’s market share in developing markets. Instead Apple appears to be using the older iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S handsets — and even used phones it is collecting through trade-in programs — to bring in new lower-income customers. ... Read more

10 September 2014

About mobile phones as wallets

So, congratulations iPhone users, you’ll soon have the kind of mobile phone wallet functionality I’ve had for a couple of years now. Actually, to be fair, Apple have done one thing better than Google: Apple are promising to stay out of your business and not record where you shop and what you buy; whereas Google suck up all your purchase data and store it so they can target ads at you. ... Read more

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