Commentary

Lenovo Laptop with 2nd Screen – Please Don’t Do That

From the “No body needs that, so please don’t” department: At CES 2020 Lenovo announced a new ThinkBook Plus with a 10.8-inch E ink display on the lid. This is a really really bad idea that is a very bad User eXperience (UX) design. This is what happens when tech companies do something just because they can, even when they shouldn’t.

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Apple Will Attend CES To Promote HomeKit – This Is A Huge Deal

Apple having an official presence at CES 2020 is the first time in decades that they have attended is huge. And for it to be about HomeKit makes it doubly huge.

As reported by Bloomberg, Apple will make a rare official appearance and an Apple executive Jane Horvath is scheduled to speak on a consumer privacy panel Jan. 7. But don’t expect any new hardware announcements.

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New Home Automation Alliance Should Benefit From Apple HomeKit’s Focus on Security

On Dec 18 Apple announced that Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices. That should be very good for home automation by promoting open standards, and Apple’s focus in HomeKit on security, among other things, should benefit every company and customer invested in home automation.

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Apple Platform Security Guide Defines Good Practices

Speaking of your security and privacy, Apple last week published its Apple Platform Security Guide that sets the standard for security good practices. I’ve just written 3 blog posts about security and privacy and noted how much better Apple is then pretty much every other tech company in the same product areas.

The 3 blog posts I just published over the last several days are:

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Your Privacy is Being Violated – YOU Are The Product

Your location is being tracked right now by hundreds of apps and web sites. They are violating your privacy. Once again, proving the adage that if you are not paying for a product, then… YOU are the product. In other words, your privacy is being violated by collecting and selling your location and other personal information.

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Fight to Protect your Security & Privacy Against Clueless Politicians

Last Tue, Dec 10, in a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing clueless politicians once again attacked the security and privacy of every human on earth, by trying to fundamentally and fatally undermine encryption. We all must FIGHT BACK against these CLUELESS politicians that don’t understand technology.

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Apple Rumors of Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Seem Wrong

There have been many rumors about Apple shipping an iPhone with a fingerprint sensor under the display, and they are missing some big things that cause the whole idea to make NO sense.

Adding up to – That’s just not how Apple does things. And these rumors seem like more proof that some reporters and analysts still do not understand how Apple works.

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Google’s Stadia Gaming “is so unreliable its cost seems outrageous”

Just last week in Google Stadia Streaming Gaming is Having Troubles: Bigger Problem – Usage Caps I pointed out that the problem with streaming gaming is its dependency on Internet infrastructure and its architecture. Gizmodo’s bottom line is… well, not great. YouTubers too.

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Google Stadia Streaming Gaming is Having Troubles: Bigger Problem – Usage Caps

Color me surprised !!! Google’s Stadia streaming gaming platform is running into some troubles.

Wouldn’t be the first time that Google has stumbled with products old and new. They kinda have a history of shipping half baked products. Basically their product strategy seems to be to throw stuff on the wall and see if it sticks. Google’s Stadia will be in some good, and some bad company. Can anyone say Motorola acquisition ?

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Apple’s Knee Jerk Reaction to Ban Vaping Apps

It’s totally fair to say that Apple has a very spotty record with its App Store management. Especially with app approval and rejection. And here’s another one that’s beyond the pale. Not as bad as the HKmap.live app embarrassment. But it is in the same knee jerky, dumb assery, short sighted, premature moves, ill informed department.

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Imagine If Apple Did THAT !!! Samsung Epic Fails

Samsung has been havin’ a time of it !!! What with the colossal, calamitous, jaw dropping, really just awe inspiring disaster that has been the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Boy, yikes…. there was the epic fail of a launch back in April. Then the relaunch in Sept. and the “it’s all good now” but full of warnings to, like, not use it like normal stuff, or ELSE !! Then the, awe so sad, still doesn’t work – that immediately followed. Well, at least Samsung doesn’t let that keep them down.

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