Apple Christmas 2013 Ad

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

Apple’s holiday ad via @gruber : #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.

broken iCloud

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 […]

Nokia 2013 phones

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 […]


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 […]