National Labor Relations Board Trashes James Damore

You could be forgiven for forgetting infamous sexist James Damore. Damore published a 10 page sexist (and slightly racist) screed against women and minorities at Google, making the claim that perhaps they just weren’t as fit for engineering. As a result, he was fired. You know, for being sexist, but also making an unprofessional and...

Twitter Mac App Discontinued

The Twitter Mac app disappointed long before it was discontinued. It had only 1.7 stars on the Mac App Store before it was discontinued, one of those 1 stars from yours truly. The app was less featured than even the Android App (no offense, Android), and, due to neglect, couldn’t even tweet more than 140...

Apple Will Withhold iOS 12 Features to Focus on Stability

An old iOS concept showing iOS widgets on the home screen.
iOS 12 won’t be the radical departure from iOS 11 it initially could have been, thanks to poor reliability and performance in iOS 11. Survey iOS users on their interpretations of iOS 11, and you won’t receive many positive responses. A majority of the revolutionary changes came for the iPad, which gained new—albeit awkward—multitasking features....

Some FBI Agents Hate Tim Cook

Tim Cook shrugging impishly
The FBI might not be anti-Trump (and even assisted him in win the election), but they’re certainly anti-Apple. At least, a two members are. That’s because, while the FBI can be trusted to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation, they certainly can’t be trusted to defend civil rights. The FBI has tunnel vision in one...

Apple Watch Detects Diabetes in Study

Screenshots from the Cardiogram app for iOS
You can use the Apple Watch to detect your heart rate during exercise. People have been relying on heart rate monitors in fitness trackers for years to help aid in cardio workouts. Keeping a sustained elevated heart rate can improve heart health, leading to a longer life and more energy. Naturally, people like to keep...

Android Sees More Downloads, but iOS has the Profits

Good news, fellow app developers, we’re in the right business! Bad news, fellow Android developers, we’re developing for the wrong platform. AppAnnie is a name many developers will recognize. They help mobile app developers for both iOS and Android track the usage habits of their users. Did a particular design increase user’s enjoyment of your...

Interest in iPhone at Historic Low

Did the price point of the iPhone X hurt interest in Apple’s iPhone? The iPhone has been Apple’s main source of profitability for nearly a decade. Customers upgrade their smartphones far more often than computers or tablets, and iPhones have massive profit margins, so while the Mac might have made Apple, the iPhone made it...

PayPal, Apple, and Others Expose Your Passwords

Today I discovered a security flaw in PayPal’s mobile website and Apple’s autocomplete on iOS. This bug also exists in many Android device keyboards. Many mobile websites show your password as you type it in, to help ensure you haven’t created a typo. I especially use this feature on my Android devices, which often are...

CES 2018 Excluded Women

Was the lack of women keynote speakers at CES 2018 due to a lack of women in the industry, or does it make the problem worse? Women are woefully underrepresented in the tech industry. That wasn’t always true. For decades, people saw computer programming and math as jobs for women. The first computer programmer was...