We all have blind spots. In technology, we get excited about them too very often. Opinionated. Most times it doesn’t matter. People buy what they want to buy and find ways to convince themselves it was a good choice. Especially if it costs more than a thousand bucks. My partner was an iPhone user. Not… Continue reading World “adopt an iPhone user” day!
I never cease to amaze how wrong tech writers get some things. For years now I read about how Google has failed with Pixel phones, “never quite got it right”, “hasn’t got market share” and other such comparisons with companies that are nothing like Google. Pixel phones were never meant to sell a lot. That… Continue reading Why do Pixel phones exist? (and how they just hurt Apple in revenge big time)
I am pretty sure that word gets all politically correct bells ringing so let me explain: it took Apple users almost a decade to figure out how useful wireless Bluetooth is. They are permanently retarded in their adoption of technology, always waiting for Apple to tell them what to do, like well schooled, but ignorant,… Continue reading The retards over at Apple
You just don’t get it, do you? The tech world also has cliches. And if you have been around long enough they stand out. Apple as an opponent is a big one. When Microsoft ruled the world, they made it look as if a company with less than 7% market share was the opponent. That… Continue reading Huawei ban is a joke and so is the cheap Pixel
Sometimes as I tidy the house or while looking for something else, I find something the kids have made. These days it is mainly my ever creative daughter. It is often touching. So I might stand there with a little “i love u dad” note in my hand crying. It isn’t the joy of parenthood… Continue reading The incredible power of not seeing what you don’t like anymore
As I watched the champions get annihilated by the Raptors this morning over breakfast I had yesterday’s Senate hearings in mind. Steph Curry only got 3 out of 12 but didn’t look worried. Much like Sundar Pichai yesterday. Here’s what happened NBA-side in summary: The Warriors gathered not one, not two but five All Stars. … Continue reading Google and the Golden State Warriors: similar approach
“So, seriously Alex, do you think Apple has a problem?” Financial analysts call me up some times for “insights”. It is usually when their job is on the line and/or they have to handle a really really big investor. The guy was worried and wanted me to give him something new to say in the… Continue reading Apple is not about tech so stop judging it as if it was
As an experiment, I decided to ask Google to remove all my contributions to the Google Maps Local Guides scheme. For those of you not aware, Google Maps uses volunteers to improve maps. And we do a lot. They have gamified the process, which makes me a Level 9 guide (of 10 levels) thanks to… Continue reading Here is your first class action suite for GDPR (and why it is stupid)
As the world watches him flip flop over major topics like migrant families and trade war threats, I have to grant Donald Trump a point. Take all the nasty stuff he said about China on the campaign trail (before he started sucking up to Asian dictators) and apply it to the European Union. Obviously GDPR… Continue reading This is a coup! How does Europe get the right to tell the internet what to do?
That is what the headlines ought to be. Not “A Facebook bug changed suggested sharing settings to ‘public’ for up to 14 million users“. Think about it. Assuming Facebook is telling the truth (and we have absolutely no way to know if it was 14 million, 140 million or all of Facebook affected) out of the… Continue reading Facebook killed 14 people in May