Category Archives: Google

Daring Fireball: Morgan Knutson on Working as a Designer on the Google Plus Team

This is fantastic stuff. Being bribed to work on stuff is so comically embarrassing. That would be a clear Jump the Shark moment for Google.

Daring Fireball: Morgan Knutson on Working as a Designer on the Google Plus Team.

— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/15/knutson-google-plus

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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Keep telling yourself Google isn’t evil.

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not:

An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.

Asia Tech Review: August 6 2018 | Revue

Totally agree with Jon on this. Let’s wait to see what they ship but doesn’t make one feel any better about Google.

Asia Tech Review: August 6 2018 | Revue:

As I said on Twitter, Google has done a lot more than most to help increase internet adoption in India, Southeast Asia and other markets through initiatives such as free WiFi, data-friendly apps, and even ‘lite’ versions of Android. Arguably this all serves the purpose of widening the market it can monetize, but the impact is positive for all. However, its seemingly financially-motivated return to China – and 180-degree flip on opposing censorship – threatens to remove any positive sentiment about its business and progress in Asia.

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