Category Archives: Technology

Seven magnificent use cases for Android Wear

[Edit – I had Jerry’s “run them off the road” quote on the wrong context earlier – fixed.] You know, I like the Android Central podcast. I drive a lot for my job, hours at a time, so I have … Continue reading

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How Dell sells tablets for NVidia

Or, ‘How Dell annoys its customers and enables its competition’ All I wanted was a mid-sized tablet for hanging out at breakfast & on the couch/in bed — and also take notes with a stylus,  since I hate transliterating my … Continue reading

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Ad blocking and the end of the columnist, Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Who will write in the 21st century? So, if we’re pushing to a new paradigm where the platform is the publisher, who’s doing the writing? We are. The Crowd. Seriously, it’s already happening. CNN and ABC … Continue reading

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Ad blocking and the end of the columnist, Part 1

Ad-blocking in IOS will lead to the end of professional content creation. A bold statement? But follow thorough on Casey Johnston’s vision from The Awl — which I encourage you to read. It’s an insightful article, in which Casey goes back to … Continue reading

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Moto360 – matching band length with SteelConnects

I matched my Moto360 with the black SteelConnect lugs, and it’s a nice upgrade — I can use any 22mm band I want without any hassle or fear of cracking the back. So far so good. But a SteelConnect lug … Continue reading

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Moto360, SteelConnect and Traser band

Just a quick update – I received my SteelConnect lugs yesterday — the ZPJ folks are great international sellers. They keep you informed and offer an expedited shipping option, which I took. I’ll have an ‘unboxing’ post later this week. … Continue reading

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Why I’m an Android guy

Yeah, I’m an Android guy. Android gives you a big screen, widgets, the freedom to customize and pimp your phone. You can get wild. I carry an iPhone for work, and I about tolerate it. Mainly, it’s just heartlessly uncharismatic. Yes, the … Continue reading

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Developing immunity to the Apple Reality Distortion Field

N.B: When I say below I was an early adopter, I mean it. I loved the Mac–I subscribed to MacWorld and MacUser. I haunted MacOrchard in Berkeley and got my first Mac-based consulting jobs there. They were fun when they … Continue reading

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Android Wear 5.1.1: WTF update and why Bubble Cloud Launcher is still needed

The big stream, little pipe problem Android wear is actually version 1.3.0.2166028, but most folks refer to the Android OS version that’s pushing it – currently 5.1.1. In an earlier post about Wear, I complained about the lack of options … Continue reading

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Moto 360 repair report

UPDATE: I’ve had TWO other Motos since this post. The first refurbished Moto would not sync with Google play music — it kept getting a ‘Watch disconnected’ error from the Google Play app on the watch, and the new 5.1.1 … Continue reading

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