Speed Matters

I just watched an ironically-long lecture by Google’s Ilya Grigorik who is part of their Make the Web Faster initiative. Most fascinating lecture I’ve heard, maybe. You might want to watch it too; but if not, let me try to give you the takeaways. You could have guessed the gist of this, but not its severity: The [...]

Having Issues Installing Here Drive Update

I have read several blogs saying people are having issues installing Here Drive's update. Here is the manual fix.....READY Uninstall Here Drive on the device, then go to the store and install the...

China Looking at Cell Phone Lanes for Sidewalks

We have all the culprits or victims of walking down the street bank getting bumped into by someone looking at their cell phone.  The main issue I have is when people...

Do Not Track = Baloney

DNT epitomizes bullshit. Making money on the Internet is a thin-margin operation, and data on what you’re likely to do or want based on how you and everyone else has behaved helps widen that margin. It’s extremely valuable information and the likes of Google and lately Microsoft and Facebook are getting quite good at mining it. But enough people have read 1984 [...]

We Should “Take” Snowden Now

Put aside your position, please, on whether or not celebrity whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero, a traitor or both, and consider this: a scofflaw military dropout spook with privileged access...

We Don’t Need a Mobile Theme, Right?

Seems everybody’s got a rather different-looking website when you visit on your phone. Many take it an annoying step farther and prompt you to install an app just to read their...

Will Windows 10 Lead To The Demise of Live Tiles?

Or, at least render them insignificant. Back in the Fall of 2010, Microsoft introduced the all new Windows Phone 7 OS with those fruity tiles. Live tiles, they called them....

No Audio on Chromecast with Allcast? [Protip]

If you pirate bootleg torrent borrow movies or every House of Cards episode in 1080p and beam it directly to your Chromecast-equipped TV using either your computer or directly from your Android phone using Allcast, you may have been dismayed... [Read more!]

I’m tired of hearing about snapchat.

I am.  I am totally sick.  There is no legitimate reason for this app to garner so much interest.  It's an app to send pictures.  You all act like this is...

For the Love of God, Twitter!

Well, the latest high-profile Twitter hacking incident went down Friday by the Syrian Electronic Army which compromised multiple sites including The Onion and the Financial Times, including the FT’s website and...