Where Does Microsoft Want to Go Today?

Where Does Microsoft Want to Go Today?

I’m a little worried about the future of Microsoft. This one story detailed how Delta Airlines, starting in early 2018, plans to replace all of their Windows smartphones and Microsoft Surface tablet devices with iPhones and iPads for their 23,000 flight attendant...
Cryptoheisting: Or Press ENTER to Continue

Cryptoheisting: Or Press ENTER to Continue

Butch Cassidy: What happened to the old bank? It was beautiful. Guard: People kept robbing it. Butch Cassidy: Small price to pay for beauty. –  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid One of my all-time favorite movies is “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. Paul...
Why UI / UX Matters

Why UI / UX Matters

Most of you have already read or heard about the recent false alarm incoming missile alert that happened in the Hawaiian island chain. In a nutshell, most residents and tourists with cellphones received an emergency SMS text message on their phones with the following...
2018 Tech Trends

2018 Tech Trends

Sheesh, 2018 is right around the corner, where has the time gone? Ok, maybe we’re still not quite in the age of the Jetsons, with flying cars, and regular shuttle rocket buses to the moon and beyond, but that doesn’t mean we’re not living in an age of amazing...
Evolution of Distributed Computing

Evolution of Distributed Computing

As a professional software programmer, I often have to force myself to not get jaded about the rapid advance of technology. I know, I’m going to go into one of those anecdotes you used to have to listen to, as a child, when your crusty grandpappy used to boast about...
The Cookie Crumbles

The Cookie Crumbles

Apple recently stepped on some toes — of course, when your company is on the verge of being the world first trillion dollar company, you’re naturally going to make enemies on the way. After all, it’s the nature of business. So what exactly did Apple do, and to whom?...
The Subscription Pay Model Question

The Subscription Pay Model Question

A funny thing happened to my favorite text editor, Ulysses. It’s my go-to text editor I use these days to write my freelance articles … a slick, no-nonsense and distraction-free text editor that helps you concentrate on one and only one thing, getting your thoughts...
Cybersecurity Staples for the Home

Cybersecurity Staples for the Home

By Mat Bradley-Tschirgi Online security is more important now than ever. In early October 2017, Yahoo disclosed that all 3 billion of their user accounts had data stolen from hackers way back in 2013. The Identity Theft Resource Center reported that in 2015 over 177...
Why Every Company Needs Hackathons

Why Every Company Needs Hackathons

I had lunch recently with a former coworker and colleague, and we got into a discussion about the topic of hackathons. For those unfamiliar with the term, a hackathon is an event where a team of software developers and others, come up with a project idea of their own...
The Power of Tech Standards

The Power of Tech Standards

I saw a recent article, about Amazon getting onto the instant messaging app bandwagon. My excitement level was about as high as seeing my monthly utility bills arrive in the mail. Honestly, my first gut reaction when I read this was, WHY? That is, WHY did Amazon feel...
Stranger (Internet of) Things

Stranger (Internet of) Things

If you haven’t lived under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably heard about something called “IoT”, short for Internet of Things. Let’s go to a formal definition: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and...