Michael Appleton

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'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might courteously thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but …

Privacy

Apple's new iPad is a total misfire that shows how out of touch the company is with schools and kids

Apple's executives seem to have forgotten anything they ever knew about kids.<p>They also seem to have completely lost touch with what's going on in the education market.<p>At least that's the overwhelming sense I have after reviewing Apple's education-focused announcements on Tuesday. Because from where …

Apple Pencil

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

English county council saves millions switching to G Suite and Chromebooks

A day in the life of an employee at Northumberland County Council in northern England involves everything from running schools, repairing roads or …

The One Simple Google Search Hack That Will Save You A Lot Of Money

Recently my wife, young son and I moved into our new dream home, a pre-construction building that was four years in the making. That left us a lot of time between purchase and occupancy, and as you can imagine, we spent quite a bit of time dreaming and designing. Every free minute I had was spent …

AdWords

Get Creative While Offline With These 8 Amazing Chrome Apps

Advertisement<p>Maybe you travel with a Chromebook or you’re a Chrome user stuck without internet access 13 Best Chrome Extensions and Apps to Work …

10 Google Search Tips That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

Ah, the internet. Some days, we love it. Some days, we just don’t. With the advancement of technology today, we can pretty much find anything on the …

Google's new app lets parents control how kids are using their phones

You can do pretty much anything on a smartphone nowadays. That’s generally a good thing, but it can present a tough balancing problem for parents who want to give young children access to technology while still keeping tabs on what they’re doing.<p>Google’s new Android app, Family Link, aims to solve …

Flipboard on Flipboard

@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Why First-Generation Americans Have a Unique Take on Personal Style<p>Ask us what influences our personal style, …

Web design trends we can expect to see in 2017

Perhaps a different type of web design trend is the increased use of hand drawn elements. These elements include fonts, icons, graphics, buttons and other elements that bring a nice unique touch to websites.<p>Websites have never been a medium that most would associate with drawing out, but the …

9 reasons your next PC should be a Chromebook

Why to buy a Chromebook<p>It's back-to-school time, and for many of you that means running out to buy a new PC. Here's why you should save yourself some …

Google

Why Australia needs an NBN education

Some of the blame for this situation must be laid at the feet of stakeholders who have persistently politicised the NBN build and ongoing polarising …

Australia

Maybe the colonialists were actually a minority

Australia's most distinguished economic historians were Noel Butlin, of the Australian National University, and his older brother, Syd, of Sydney …

Anthropology

The unknown browser with 300 million users that’s breaking your site

Web development isn’t easy. You’ve got to test your CSS, JavaScript and HTML against every browser imaginable, including trying to make it work in <i>Internet Explorer</i>.<p>I’m a Web developer in my spare time, and today I had a revelation when I discovered there’s an incredibly popular browser that’s …