The new iPhones were a topic of conversation among my Singaporean co-workers. I even got to fondle an iPhone 6 Plus.
My thoughts on dealing with Starhub, a mobile phone operator in Singapore.
Credit cards work well, except when they don't. Which happens more often than not when I'm traveling internationally.
Starbucks seems to be in many corners of the globe--at least the ones I've been to. And my Starbucks Card can be used for payments in every one I've been too, too.
The rise of the cheap Android phone has not only claimed global market share from Apple, but is starting to impact Samsung as well--especially in China.
The tech douchebag press gets caught up on Apple's inability to gain market global marketshare when that has never been Apple's game. The problem will get worse with the launch of Android One. Just remember the major difference in how Apple and Google make money.
It's very easy on social media to control the reality we project to our followers. Turns out: mainstream media does the same thing to us using almost the same techniques.
One of the new features in iOS 8 is the ability to use third party keyboards. Most of them require enabling "full access" which shows a rather scary dialog box that (rightfully) prompts some security concerns.
The TextExpander touch custom keyboard requires Allow Full Access to be turned on so that it can:
- expand snippets by sharing snippet data with the TextExpander app
- play sounds for key taps and snippet expansion
The keyboard maintains a small buffer of recent key taps for the purpose of matching a snippet abbreviation. The buffer clears after a limited number of key taps.
The keyboard does not require or use network access.
Twitpic has been around since the early days of Twitter, but recently stated they were shutting down as a result of a dispute over trademarks with Twitter. Right before their planned shutdown, though, they announced on Twitter that Twitpic got acquired and would continue operation.