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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Why Microsoft Resurrected A 15-Year-Old Mouse

Co.Design--Microsoft tried to kill its familiar corded IntelliMouse Explorer years ago. But the most discerning pointing device users on the planet weren’t willing to give it up.
January 17, 2018 Go to story on Co.Design

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13 Useful New Features Hidden in the iOS 12 Beta

Field Guide--You may have heard that there’s a new version of iOS on the way, bringing with it Group FaceTime and a bunch of other cool stuff. Each iOS update ushers in more new features than Apple can cover in a keynote though, so we took a dive into the first iOS 12 developer preview to see what else is coming down the line.
June 05, 2018 Go to Field Guide

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

The Nation--The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.
June 04, 2018 Go to The Nation

F.B.I.'s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

NYTimes.com--Hundreds of thousands of home and office routers have been infected by the malware, which was created by the same group that hacked the Democratic National Committee.
May 27, 2018 Go to NYTimes.com

150 Million Users Of The MyFitnessPal App Had Their Data Stolen By A Third Party

BuzzFeed--Under Armour, the owner of the food and nutrition application and website, recently learned that an unauthorized party acquired users' usernames, email addresses and passwords.
March 29, 2018 Go to BuzzFeed

People are really worried about IoT data privacy and security

Network World--Despite rising spending on IoT security, consumers and businesses are right to worry about how data will be used and protected.
March 28, 2018 Go to Network World

Facebook's Privacy Problem Isn't Just Likes: It's Phone Calls and Texts

Inc.com--Can you trust having the Facebook app on your phone any longer?
March 28, 2018 Go to Inc.com

The Most Cost-Efficient Inkjet Printers

Consumer Reports--Looking for a printer that performs all sorts of tasks without drowning you in ink costs? Consult this Consumer Reports list of the most cost-efficient inkjet printers.
March 16, 2018 Go to Consumer Reports

How to use the Magnifier on iPhone and iPad

iMore--How can you use your iPhone to more easily see the world around you? With the all-new magnifier!
March 08, 2018 Go to iMore

New documents reveal FBI paid Geek Squad repair staff as informants

ZDNet--A freedom of information request revealed that the FBI used the Best Buy division's repair staff to flag illegal content.
March 07, 2018 Go to ZDNet

iOS 11.2 power user tips and tricks | ZDNet

ZDNet--Here's how to get the most from iOS 11.2 on your iPhone and iPad.
March 03, 2018 Go to ZDNet