Apple iPhone 7: Are You F#$king Kidding Me?
Let me get right to the point. The new iPhone 7 is a fantastic, awesome,
incredible, spectacular iteration of the iPhone 6. Great processor (a
quad-core, 64-bit A10 Fusion), outstanding rear-facing camera (12 MP), a new
wireless chip (W1) to facilitate Bluetooth connectivity, iOS 10, a
pressure-sensitive home button, and taptic feedback. Oh, yeah, there’s one
more thing …
There’s no headphone jack.
Calm down, fanpeople – I’m going to make my case.
It would have been fine to replace the 3.5 mm jack with an additional
lightning port. If the iPhone 7 had two lightning ports, you would be able to
do all of the following:
Listen to Music While Charging Your iPhone Talk with Wired Headphones While
Charging Your iPhone Use a Payment Dongle While Charging Your iPhone Do
Anything Other than Charge Your iPhone While Charging Your i... (more)
Rich Data, Poor Data: What the Data Rich Do - That the Data Poor and the Data
Middle Class Do Not!
Generally speaking, there are two kinds of companies in the world: data rich
and data poor. The richest of the data rich are easy to name: Google,
Facebook, Amazon, Apple. But you don’t need to be at the top of this list
to use data to create value. You need to have the tools in place to turn
information (data) into action. That’s what the data rich do that the data
poor and the data middle class do not.
The Data Rich Treat Data Like Cash
First-party data (the data collected directl... (more)
Apple CarPlay lets your car display a familiar, iOS-like interface. So too
with Android Auto and its Google Now-ish display. But your new car has a
built-in set of similar features that are ergonomically and technologically
integrated. Should you plug your smartphone into the Apple CarPlay or Android
Auto USB port and connect it to your car’s infotainment system, or just
car-mount your smartphone, plug it into a charger and use it separately?
I recently picked up my new car, which features a very high-tech, dual-screen
multimedia interface. I was forced to purchase the top-of-the-... (more)
Ultra HD (aka 4K) televisions have been widely available (at reasonable
prices) for only a couple of years. The sets have four times the pixels of
good old-fashioned HDTVs (aka 2K) and come in practical sizes up to 7′
diagonal. That’s all great, but with the advent of 4K HDR (high dynamic
range), about 10 million first-generation 4K sets may experience an
Like its Ultra HD predecessor, 4K HDR (aka Ultra HD Premium) has 3840×2160
pixels. But collectively packaged under the HDR specification, 4K HDR sets
feature several enhancements for your viewing pleasur... (more)
A video of today’s segment will be posted soon.
Here are some useful links from this morning’s segment on Fox 5. The three
toys I mentioned are:
Cozmo Toy Robot $179.99 on amazon.com
Tin Can Robot $13.75 on amazon.com
Tech 4 Kids 3D Magic Imagi Pen $19.99 on amazon.com
Check for recalled toys at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s
Please note: These are links to amazon.com. I’m not an affiliate of theirs
and I don’t make a commission if you purchase at Amazon. I have not been
paid by Amazon to post links to their site. I am not suggesting that you ... (more)