The Delusions of a Surface Phone

The Delusions of a Surface Phone

I’ve been hearing about it for as long as I can remember, or at least since Microsoft launched the Surface brand. The Surface Phone would be Microsoft’s entry into smart phone hardware. I suppose it’s only natural. When Amazon launched Kindle Fire, people asked for a Fire Phone. When Microsoft launched Surface tablets, people asked for a Surface Phone. Of course, that was 2012 when Surface Phone only meant Microsoft’s entry into mobile hardware. Surface…

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Apple May Kill the Headphone Jack, but I Don’t Mind

Apple May Kill the Headphone Jack, but I Don’t Mind

We’ve all heard the rumors by now. The iPhone 7 may be lacking a 3.5 mm audio jack. Do you like how my source link is a Google search? Seriously, one guy writes a story citing the omnipotent “people familiar with the matter” and a thousand other sites copy it, so there’s all of them. I want to start by saying that we all should have seen this coming. If you look at the trends…

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Beware of Scam Emails from Patreon

Beware of Scam Emails from Patreon

This morning, I woke up and checked my email, as I always do. I had received an email from sharingservices@aol.com. It stated: Unfortunately your data has been leaked in the recent hacking of the Patreon web site and I now have your information. I have your tax id, tax forms, SSN, DOB, Name, Address, Credit card details and more sensitive data. Now, I can go ahead and leak your details online which would damage your…

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Forbes for Tech News

Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Forbes for Tech News

It’s a saying that I’ve been using for months: friends don’t let friends read Forbes for tech news. You’ve probably heard the story. The terrorists in Paris used Sony’s PS4 to communicate and plan the attack! Well, no. That was the story you read over the weekend. Starting on Monday, you started reading stories about how that’s simply not true. I’m not here to talk about how the Paris attackers communicated or how it’s untrue…

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Why I Think Microsoft Killed Project Astoria

Why I Think Microsoft Killed Project Astoria

It’s the normal news cycle. On Friday, we found out that Microsoft might be killing the Project Astoria bridge. On Monday, everyone writes about why they think it happened. I felt like I should throw my hat into the ring, as I have a theory that no one seems to be voicing. First, a little backstory. Microsoft announced four “bridges” to help close the so-called “app gap” and bring more apps to the Universal Windows…

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Microsoft Could Invade your Privacy with Windows 10

Microsoft Could Invade your Privacy with Windows 10

Before you read on and leave me angry comments, note the title. I didn’t say Microsoft is invading your privacy with Windows 10. I said that they could. Ever since July 29 when Windows 10 was released, I’ve been hearing about the privacy concerns over and over. The Linux fanboys never stop. They always show up with some article from Forbes to show that yes, Windows 10 invades users’ privacy. First off, trying to prove…

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T-Mobile Introduces the First LTE Cell Spot

T-Mobile Introduces the First LTE Cell Spot

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is excited for Uncarrier X on November 10, but as he says, they “won’t stop”. Today, T-Mobile introduces the first ever LTE Cell Spot. Now, there’s no real name for the product that they’re announcing. T-Mobile calls it a Cell Spot. AT&T calls it a Microcell. It’s the same thing. It’s a mini cell tower that hooks up to your Wi-Fi router.

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Facebook is Finally Doing Something about Candy Crush Invites

Facebook is Finally Doing Something about Candy Crush Invites

Have you ever received a Candy Crush invite on Facebook? Of course you have. Have you ever unfriended people just for doing it? You probably have. Have it ever been a friend that’s too good a friend to unfriend send you one, so you fantasized about driving to their house and beating the shit out of them instead? Me too. Personally, my strategy is to totally blow them up on Facebook when I get a…

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Seriously HTC? WTF?

Seriously HTC? WTF?

The world of smart phones around us is rapidly changing. You might not see it, but it really is. It was only three years ago that Phonebloks was first heard of. Everyone was super excited at the concept of a modular smart phone. Why? Because all of the phones at the time left something to be desired, whether it be the display or the camera or the processor or the battery life. There was just…

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