Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law

I normally shy away from talking about work, but with the recent announcement by our CEO to reduce Salesforce’s presence in Indiana in the face of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act – that’s worth calling out. Continue reading “Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law”

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Phone Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 4?

Why am I comparing a phone that is nearly 5 years old to a phone that hasn’t even been released yet? Continue reading “Phone Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 4?”

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The 3 key decisions that made Google the company it is today

I was thinking about how Google came to be. The company based out of Mountain View doesn’t just dominate the search engines anymore, their long reach is touching many parts of our offline lives. Continue reading “The 3 key decisions that made Google the company it is today”

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12 ridiculous items from the SkyMall catalog or “I have too much money”

I can’t tell whether SkyMall actually sells these products in their catalog or if it’s some kind of creative¬†marketing move to draw in suckers like me to talk about it. ¬† Continue reading “12 ridiculous items from the SkyMall catalog or “I have too much money””

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Google building own Google car with no brakes or steering wheel

Why are we protesting Google and letting Apple off the hook again? Google just made a big announcement that they would launch plastic Android phones… oh wait, no that was one of Apple’s “big” announcements. Continue reading “Google building own Google car with no brakes or steering wheel”

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Money Talks: No Setting Chrome As Default Browser on iPad

No setting your iPad's default browser

Another reason to dislike Apple – they won’t allow you to set your iPad’s default browser; there isn’t even a setting available so you’re forced to use Safari when opening new links.

I’d like to use Chrome as my primary browser for many reasons, but to use my preferred browser, I have to either manually open the browser app or jailbreak my iPad.

A competitive business move by Apple that doesn’t serve their users. Google isn’t going away just because you’re making it difficult to use Chrome on your devices. This is an example of a short term competitive move that will eventually come back to hurt Apple in the long run. Continue reading “Money Talks: No Setting Chrome As Default Browser on iPad”

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WOW! Apple Announces Affordable Plastic iPhone!

That’s sarcasm.

With their billions of dollars, Google pushes boundaries with augmented reality wearable tech, invests millions into balloons that may bring Internet connectivity to third world countries and rural areas, and has been test running self-driving cars for hundreds of thousands of miles.

What does Apple do with their billions? Their big announcement is a $99 plastic iPhone with cute colors.

It’s only “Google vs. Apple” on the stock market.

I like Apple proudcts; there’s a lot to be said for the quality of Apple’s products, the design, and how well they work, but Apple hasn’t truly innovated in some time. Every quarter, they introduce a feature or two, and people go nutso over curved corners or some other micro-iteration that allows Apple to continue making crap loads of money while creativity crawls at a snail’s pace.

With their resources, both financial and human, it’s kind of pathetic. Thank god for Android, who will continue to force Apple to keep up releasing features to remain competitive (because there’s money at stake).

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