Stefan Nowak

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Evernote to change premium price as CEO says 'it was the wrong price'

Cloud service Evernote is preparing to raise the price of its premium subscriptions in early 2015 from its current $5 a month, according to chief executive Phil Libin.<p>“We’ve never changed our price: we launched seven years ago at $5 a month, but we realised a couple of years ago that it was the …

Open Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin Tech

To those who are only marginally familiar with bitcoin, the world’s leading digital cryptocurrency, the idea of adapting the tech into a type of globally accessible passport may seem odd. But Christopher Ellis, a hacker that specializes in privacy and decentralized security, sees them as a natural …

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …

The Rise of the App Director

<i>“I’m just a storyteller, and the cinema happens to be my medium.” – Federico Fellini</i><p>As Apple’s App Store nears its five year anniversary, a new kind of storyteller is rising in importance: The App Director. This isn’t an official title, but it’s definitely a state of mind and an important trend to …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Tears in rain: how Snapchat showed me the glory of data death

A case for fading data in the age of media immortality<p><i>"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."</i><p>Anyone who's …

Children and apps: Should we fear the iNanny?

It's Saturday morning and my children bunch together on the sofa, limbs entwined but minds very much elsewhere, hurled into their several worlds …

Young appmakers can't count on a job for life

The most effective lies bear the ring of truth. Consider the current dogma that for youngsters to earn a good living is to brain up, get IT skills …

Twitter Cards for apps, products and photo galleries unveiled

Twitter just wrapped up a developer shindig at its San Francisco HQ and trotted out three new content preview cards. When a user links to a page with Twitter-specific markup, a tweet will feature an application's name, icon, description, rating and price within the freshly unveiled App Card and …

If Twitter Plays Its Cards Right, App Developers Could Pay It A Lot Of Money

The pitch isn't subtle, either: "More downloads for your apps," Twitter's developer site promises.<p>At an event for developers at its San Francisco headquarters Tuesday evening, Twitter unveiled an update to its Twitter Cards technology designed to push users to either download new apps or use the …

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