Category Archives: Apple

On Apple, Love Letters and Educators – Oh My Pizza Blog

Article pretty much nails it.

Buy kid a Chromebook – one login via setup and everything done. My son has google docs, some storage and what this article also misses is with his google login he had easy access to the other tools that he might use. Apple doesn’t have that since they are nowhere near the scale in logins that are used to login to other sites.

This article also doesn’t cover the other tools – recently I noticed the Singapore classroom switch from Edmondo over to Google classroom.

Which of course just sits over the top of google drive and google docs.

Apple makes great hardware but the student version of the laptop I bought my soon was 300 bucks. No pencil needed.

On Apple, Love Letters and Educators – Oh My Pizza Blog

Panic Blog » The Future of Transmit iOS

This is a bummer but makes sense given the revenue numbers. I have to admit I use it mostly on the macOS since I don’t use my iPad Pro much anymore but when I did I relied heavily on Transmit for iOS. I also have coda but don’t do that much with it now.

I also moved over to WordPress hosting and use MarsEdit which means I don’t need server level type access.

Apple needs to sort out upgrade pricing and come up with a way for these type of app models to not just survive but thrive.

Panic Blog » The Future of Transmit iOS

Breaking up Big Tech

Such a great video – check it out first:

I think a lot of what he says is terribly true and I wonder if most of the world’s governments have simply bowed down to Big Tech assuming that it will always do the right thing for everyone. Sure – these companies are doing amazing things but some of their success feels like it is coming at the cost of meaningful things.

I don’t have the answers but I think government and the people must remain vigilant and not always assume Big Tech has all the answers or always means well.

This is also why I feel conflicted about bitcoin or crypto – on the surface the ideas are amazing but at the same time it is for the moment creating another way to generate wealth that is concentrated mostly with the tech elite and creating a sense of moving away from central management of capital. This could be good or it could be bad, all depends on how you see it or benefit from it.

I think this post is slightly sensationalist but does make some meaningful points :: https://hackernoon.com/ten-years-in-nobody-has-come-up-with-a-use-case-for-blockchain-ee98c180100

All in all I am pro-tech and crypto is here to stay but the world still feels like it continues to bifurcate into the have’s and have not’s and I am sure that is a bad thing.