If you answered that question by muttering, Windows, obviously, then you are wrong. Instead, look at the little device in your pocket for a clue. All right let me make it easy for you. Unix. Paul McCellan over on the Cadance Community website makes a case for Unix, with a little history lesson. It is worth a read.
About two months ago, I downloaded an app that has become part of my daily life and in fact has earned a place on the first screen of my iPhone. It is not the prettiest app. It doesn’t have the sexiest swipes. Its colors are monastery chic. Instead, it is simply useful. It is called Nuzzel, a social reader that leaves out complexity and makes reading things people share on the social Internet easier and smarter.
It is one of the many new services that have popped up (or will come to fore) as we all struggle with “too much” content on social sharing platforms. Think of these as mods on top of existing social networks — they are needed to scratch every itch, though their commercial prospects remained to be ascertained. (Instagram lovers should check out Chicago-based developer Nicholas Eby’s Dscvry app for iOS, which doesn’t seem to have any reviews.) Smarter algorithms, better design or just plain simple uncomplicated human-powered social discovery — we need it all. Continue reading “Wanna Nuzzel?”
I couldn’t help but notice that Apple announced that it was getting rid of iOS chief Scott Forstall and retail boss John Browett on the day Microsoft announced its new Windows Phone 8 and Google announced a slew of new Nexus devices including a new 10-inch tablet. That is a good way to suck the … Continue reading Apple, Attention & Competition