The end of the Apple dynasty?

applecemetary_tc Apple is misplaying the hand Steve Jobs left them, making themselves vulnerable to competition for the first time since iPod. The company has always been at least one step ahead of the competition in hardware advancements and software experience. It used to be that to switch to Android or Windows, you’d have to give up functionality, user experience, and access to the latest and… Read More
Android – TechCrunch

SocialBooks turns your social media into a lasting memento of your horrific year

scaled-5987 If you’re anything like me you hate social media with a white-hot passion yet you feel oddly compelled to put garbage into it on a regular basis, to your great shame. Thankfully there is now a service that can create a book about your year in social media, allowing you to seethe both offline and online, a boon to this plugged-in generation. The service is called MySocialBook and… Read More

Gadgets – TechCrunch

This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office

animated_dot_v0-3 Look, it’s 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren’t enough to get a young programmer’s guts boiling. You need something unique. You need a flip disk system. This system, created by a BreakfastNY, is basically a modern version of those massive analog-digital signs you used to see in airports. Each pixel flips from dark to light (or dark… Read More

Gadgets – TechCrunch

Amazon said to plan Alexa speaker with 7-inch touchscreen for 2017

amazon-echo Amazon could follow-up the early success of the Echo and Echo Dot with a new Alexa-powered premium speaker that includes a 7-inch touchscreen that can be tilted to different viewing angles for easier use in the kitchen, according to a new Bloomberg report.
The speaker would include voice-based assistant Alexa, just like the existing Echos, but the inclusion of the screen is designed to make… Read More

Gadgets – TechCrunch

Jolla’s Sailfish OS now certified as Russian government’s first ‘Android alternative’

Sailfish The future for one of the few remaining alternative mobile OS platforms, Jolla’s Sailfish OS, looks to be taking clearer shape. Today the Finnish company which develops and maintains the core code, with the aim of licensing it to others, announced Sailfish has achieved domestic certification in Russia for government and corporate use. Read More
Android – TechCrunch