Link: New MacBook Pros and the state of the Mac

Michael Tsai rounded up comments from across the community on Apple’s new Macs. I have quibbles with some of the details, but there’s a strong consensus: Apple missed the mark. Maybe Apple is working on something bigger and these are just a bridge or a...

MobileArt.how – a hub for mobile artists and educators

I'm spending more time on my hobbies of mobile photography and art, and MobileArt.how might be useful. It has tutorials for techniques and some of the popular mobile art apps in video and PDF formats, as well as a blog and forum for the community. Free membership...

Seth Godin: Our software must get better

Seth’s blog: When you can, insist on paying for your software. Our instinct to take the free stuff is often a bad long-term choice. TL;DR: far more often than not, free apps are almost always some mix of crap, abusive, and/or unsustainable. Stop defaulting to...

Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

I have the PDF but haven’t read it yet. I’m glad to see reports like this: The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed the terms of 20 mobile apps. The purpose is to uncover potential threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy...

“Apple’s Elephant in the Room"

Good food for thought on Apple’s supposed software ‘problem.’ I often say tech insiders, writers, and pundits are often out of touch with their actual audiences, and I work towards crossing this bridge and understanding regular consumer and business...