Apple’s 2013 Christmas ad: a story with a twist
Dec17

Apple’s 2013 Christmas ad: a story with a twist

Apple’s holiday ad via @gruber : https://t.co/ke7SqHKv9J #nicelyDone #promoForVideoRotateTools — Kathy E Gill (@kegill) December 17, 2013   I almost added #kleenex to that tweet. I probably should have. Without revealing the plot twist in the 90-second clip, I’ll simply say that I thought it was an effective reframing that makes the title, “Misunderstood,” resonate. Effective: yes or no? We don’t have...

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Problems with iCloud Sync reported
Sep26

Problems with iCloud Sync reported

[updated]I just discovered that my newly upgraded-to-iOS7 iPad4 is not syncing calendar or notes entries to iCloud. Yet my not-upgraded iPhone5 is syncing in both places. I checked GoogleNews without success, but I found an entry in the Apple Forums from September 20: Since installing iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 and iPad mini, I’ve noticed that my iWork documents have stopped syncing across devices (those 2 mentioned and my MacBook...

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Microsoft and Nokia seal mobile deal worth $7.2 billion
Sep03

Microsoft and Nokia seal mobile deal worth $7.2 billion

[Updated] In 2001, I was a usability tester for a Windows Phone. I don’t remember the details very much, but I do remember that it was hard to use. This, of course, was pre-smart phone but not pre-mobile-phones-connected-to-the-Net. Flash forward 13 years later. The Microsoft mobile global market share during the first quarter 2013 was only 3.2%. But that was enough to put it in third place, far behind the pack led by Android...

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Twitter responds to complaints, will make it easier to report abusive tweets
Jul27

Twitter responds to complaints, will make it easier to report abusive tweets

There’s been a firestorm on the other side of the Atlantic as men in the UK and around the world have exhibited misogyny and typed language peppered with sexual violence — all directed towards a feminist who led a campaign to have bank notes celebrate accomplished women, not just men. One of the calls has been for an easy way to report abusive tweets — as well as response PDQ. Earlier tonight I learned that Twitter...

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The Best Apps For Educators

These eight applications will make it easier for any educator looking to integrate an iPad into her life; some apps also function on iPhones and other mobile devices. And a few also integrate with that “real computer” sitting in the background, be it a laptop or desktop. At PBS...

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