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Apple Wants My iPad To Die. Yours Too.

This is the first of four columns about an important transition taking place in personal computing that will, over the next 2-3 years, completely change this half-a-trillion dollar industry. We’ll use computing devices differently, the way we buy software will be completely changed, and device …

Congress Secretly Voted Themselves a Cromnibus Luxury Car Perk

Over the weekend, the Cromnibus budget deal passed the Senate by a 56-40 margin after narrow approval by the House. The outcome is a win for big corporations and wealthy campaign donors, and a huge letdown for 99 percent of Americans, who once again have been shafted by back room negotiations and …

Companies Want One Thing From iPads — And They're Not Getting It

Apple CEO Tim Cook AP<p>Apple is revitalizing its iPad division to target companies, but it may not have what they're looking for, according to a source with knowledge of Apple's enterprise strategy.<p>In July, Apple announced a huge partnership with IBM with the express goal of selling iPads to …

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Is McDonald's the World's Most Endangered Brand? | Inc.com

For decades, McDonald's has been one of the world's most recognizable and respected brands. Today, however, while it remains recognizable, it's screwed up its PR so badly that it makes you wonder whether Ronald isn't the only clown working there.<p>I'm not exactly a McDonald's watcher, but the last …

Welcome to Smerconish.com - Smerconish

Politics<p>Now that the March for Our Lives is over, one wonders what will happen to the coverage of these...<p>My wife and I recently took a short trip to …

The Race To Zero Is Awesome

It’s Sunday, so let’s stretch our legs a little bit. Earlier today Julie Bort of Business Insider wrote an interesting piece detailing the rapidly approaching end game of the storage wars: The prices consumers and businesses pay for cloud storage are racing to zero, and that’s forcing new jockeying …

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always …

Check Out The Earliest Work Of Apple's Design God, Jony Ive

At one point, he was just a young British designer trying to get by.<p>However, Ive was a precocious design talent, and from a young age, he was racking up awards for his design work.<p>Leander Kahney's, <i>JONY IVE, The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products,</i> which is now out in paperback sheds new light …

Apple Watch Price, More Details Revealed

When the Apple Watch was made official, the company announced that prices for the device would start at £349, this is for the Sport model, and now it …

Evangelical Myth Won. Wall Street Won. The Banks Won. America Lost.

<b>The Republican Party base is white evangelicals.</b> So no wonder the GOP lies about the country, the economy and the president worked. The folks who base their lives on religious mythology have spent lifetimes being trained to believe lies. And if you point that out then they kick into victim mode and …

Is the 16GB iPhone 6 useless?

While browsing Reddit early last month, I came across an interesting thread in the Apple subreddit. In the thread, Reddit user “kidha” stated quite …

Google Nexus Player review

The story of the Google Nexus Player isn’t really about a set-top box. It’s about Google, about the fact that no tech company has yet figured out the perfect way to insert itself into the four-plus hours a day we spend watching television. It’s about Android TV, a new direction for Google’s …

Google has an all-new Calendar app for Android, and it's coming to the iPhone too

Google has totally reworked the Calendar app for its new version of Android, making the app smarter, more colorful, and all-around more helpful. The new version of Calendar takes on the playful Material Design style that's working its way across all Google apps. That's going to make browsing your …

9 Weird, Hidden Design Quirks That Show Apple's Incredible Attention To Detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user, or are only useful to a relative handful of people using the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic.<p>But Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

12.2-inch iPad Pro could be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple is expected to announce a huge iPad in early 2015, and a new report details some of the tablet’s specs.<p>According to the reliable Japanese site Macotakara, the larger iPad (or ‘iPad Pro’, as it’s been dubbed by the press) will feature a 12.2-inch display and improved stereo audio. The device …

Boob Tube to YouTube: 5 Financial Philosophies That Separate Boomers and Millennials

From the Boob Tube to YouTube, in the span of three generations, Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, and Millennials have each come to understand money management through starkly different prisms. Even our foundational understanding of wealth accumulation differs.<p>Born into the post war economic boom, Baby …

It's Always 9:41 on the iPhone 6

In ads for the latest version of Apple's phone, it's always the same time. Here's why.<p>The image above, currently running on Apple's U.S. website, depicts the iPhone 6 in its now-familiar grande and venti sizes. It is, you may notice, similar to other images of the phone that have run in marketing …

iPad Pro rumored specs: smaller 12.2-inch display, 7mm thickness, Left/right stereo speakers

According to a new report by <i>MacOtakara,</i> the iPad Pro will represent a change over previous rumored specs. A list of publications including the Wall St. Journal and Bloomberg had pegged the display of the iPad Pro at 12.9-inches but today’s report says it is a smaller 12.2 inches (remarkably close …

Don't Be A Rude Networker!

I was writing a story in my office with one ear tuned to the conversation around me.<p>My colleague Catherine said to our Operations Manager, Michael, “Here is a strange message in Liz’s LinkedIn Inbox.”<p>“What does it say?” Michael asked her.<p>“It says <i>Half-price tickets are available to next week’s Cloud</i> …

Facebook's software architecture

I had summarized/discussed a couple papers (Haystack, Memcache caching) about Facebook's architecture before.<p>Facebook uses simple architecture that …

Apple slaps suppliers with a $50 million fine for leaking secrets

Apple’s bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies might have stayed quiet about its reasons for the bankruptcy, but a few details are nonetheless starting to emerge.<p>Two of the most intriguing tidbits concerning the case regard the cost of sapphire production for GT Advanced Technologies, …

The Four Leadership Lessons Millennials Really Need

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>I wish someone had given me this advice sooner. So much of the advice I did get was impractical or didn’t match my reality. This is why I wanted to bear-hug Shonda Rhimes for bluntly revealing in her …

The Best Jobs For Every Personality Type

Does your job fit your personality?<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the …

How the tech elite teach Stanford students to build billion-dollar companies (in 11 quotes)

Stanford is offering a class in startups taught by some of the most successful tech founders in the valley. The class was packed on day one, as famed investor Sam Altman revealed some of the secrets he teaches aspiring startups at incubator Y Combinator. You can watch the full lecture with Altman …

There's Something Wrong In Android Land

<i>Answer by Glyn Williams, Started using smartphones when they were dumb, on Quora</i><p>There’s something wrong in Android land.<p>The idea behind Android was simple. Google would make its own software version of Blackberry, encourage everyone to sign up to the free software.<p>This would suck mobile eyeballs …

10 Huge Time-Wasting Mental Habits | Inc.com

All of us seem to feel as though we don't have enough time, but few of us consider that we're indulging in behaviors that suck up our time for no possible purpose. Here are 10 common time wasters that we can all live without:<p>1. Wondering what other people are thinking.<p>Until such time as we invent …

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3 Truths No One Tells You About Running a Business | Inc.com

We all know the grim statistics about small businesses. One example: Ninety-five percent of the businesses that launch this year will not exist by 2019. I am convinced that this stat is caused by far more than a lack of money on the part of some unfortunate business owners. It's not business debt, …

A 3D Printed, Wifi Enabled Medical Marijuana Inhaler

The world of 3D printing shows no signs of stopping. From 3D printed guns and medical implants to food and shoes, it seems that just about anything can be 3D printed.<p>An Israeli company, Syqe Medical, thinks it has a way to make medical marijuana more accepted with the help of 3D printing. The …