Can Qualcomm Bounce Back from the Snapdragon 810?

Can Qualcomm Bounce Back from the Snapdragon 810?

At the beginning of this year, I wrote a three part series of articles called “State of the Platform”. I wrote one for Android, one for iOS, and one for Windows Phone. I wrote that the state of Android was strong. Android was at its highest market share ever and was showing no sign of slowing down. Not only that, but there was nothing on the market that could feasibly replace Android. No matter how…

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Please Turn Off 4K Video on your iPhone 6S

Please Turn Off 4K Video on your iPhone 6S

Earlier this week, Apple introduced the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. They with both feature higher resolution cameras than their predecessors, which will record 4K video. I’m begging you, just don’t. We don’t know yet if 4K video recording is going to be on by default or not. If it is, please turn it off.

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Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Plan is Great, but Still Not the Best Way to Buy an iPhone

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Plan is Great, but Still Not the Best Way to Buy an iPhone

On Wednesday, Apple announced the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, alongside a new Apple TV and iPad Pro. With this, they showed off a number of ways to pay for the new iPhones, which included the usual contract pricing and payment plan pricing for your AT&T Next, Verizon Edge, and T-Mobile JUMP plans. Apple also introduced a brand new way to pay for your iPhone, which is similar to that AT&T Next plan,…

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Another Argument Against Ad Blockers, or AAAAB

Another Argument Against Ad Blockers, or AAAAB

Before we go any further, yes, I realize that this article is going to be completely self serving. In fact, anyone who you’ve heard talk about it is self serving. You know what? It’s about fucking time. Ad blocking has been in the news lately. You’ve heard that ad blocking is up by whatever percent. You’ve heard that ad blockers cost content creators $21 billion in revenue. You’ve heard that iOS is going to have…

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Don’t Be Tech Crunch

Don’t Be Tech Crunch

Let’s make one thing clear here. I have no problem with Tech Crunch. I do, however, have a problem with their article, Don’t Be Apple. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s biased criticism. I always tend to take the devil’s advocate position and defend whomever is being attacked, whether it’s Apple, Microsoft, or even Google. The fact is that we live in a world with choice. For the most part, if you don’t…

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It’s Not OK to Look at Leaked Ashley Madison Data

It’s Not OK to Look at Leaked Ashley Madison Data

I’m usually the last person to start the “it’s wrong to look at this” argument. You have the right to look at whatever you want. When someone puts data online, stores photos in the cloud, etc., they’re taking a risk. That stuff is in the public now, so you have every right to look at it, right? Well, there seems to be a group out there that thinks that data coming from the Ashley Madison…

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The Issue with Pirated Games on Windows 10

The Issue with Pirated Games on Windows 10

I wasn’t going to write about this. You’ve probably heard that there’s a new stipulation in the Microsoft Services EULA that states that it “may automatically check your version of the software and download software update or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorised hardware peripheral devices.” Like I said, I wasn’t going to write about it. To me, it’s not interesting. After all, just…

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Why Your Car Is Insecure

Why Your Car Is Insecure

You may not know this, but most of you drove into work today in a computer.  Don’t believe me?  Oh, maybe because you commonly refer to it as your car.  For the past 40 years car manufacturers have been making cars with computers that typically are located in proximity to the automobiles engine.  The on-board computer controls many things including fuel injection, the anti-lock braking system (ABS), gear shifting, and diagnostics (you know, the infamous check engine light)…

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Moore’s Law: Its Days are Numbered

Moore’s Law: Its Days are Numbered

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous computer observation known as Moore’s law.  Moore’s law is named after the co-founder of Intel, Gordon Moore, which predicted that the number of transistors that you can print on integrated circuits (or ICs) doubles roughly every 18 months.  This law has been consist with the industry trend over the past five decades and as a result we have enjoyed the outcome of faster, smaller, and less…

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