Archive for April, 2011

This Just In: GPS Tracks Location

On Apr 20, two researchers presenting at the “Where 2.0″ conference disclosed that Apple iPhones (and 3G iPads) were found to contain accessible location tracking histories. The “Apple is tracking you” meme spread like wildfire on the Internet and by nightfall had made its way to the evening news, complete with overly simplified technical hand-waving and obligatory man-on-the-street outrage.

In the clearer light of day, some revelations: (continue reading…)

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Has The iPhone Peaked?

Business Insider ran what I thought was a very interesting Android vs iPhone survey asking users why they chose one platform over another. I agree with their “takeaway points” from the resulting data, but I was particularly intrigued by two of their extended conclusions in regard to the Android onslaught:

  1. “It increases the pressure on the iPhone 5 to be a humdinger of an upgrade.”
  2. “App selection is not as important as most people think.”

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Vendor Cold Calling: Familiarity Breeds Contempt

I hate it when new vendors approach with the “we talked awhile ago and want to know if anything has changed” ploy. Don’t play the familiar card on me. I know we didn’t talk awhile ago because I never take vendor cold-calls – not even to say “no thanks”. (That would be a full time job in itself!)


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