Uber is not having a good week. Betweensurreptitiously tracking journalists' trips inside 'God View'and anexecutive implying the company should dig up dirt on reporters critical of the service, the company has been on a pretty bumpy road. However, they're still one of themost popular ride sharing services.
I let Apple's iCloud manage my contact information, but I understand that not everyone does. If you live on the Google side of contact management, check out FullContact . It's a service that keeps all relevant information in sync between devices, while pulling info in from external sources like LinkedIn and social tools. Here's a look at FullContact.
Jon Taffer took the business of bar consulting to a new level when SpikeTV decided to run the show Bar Rescue , featuring Taffer as the irascible host. Since then he's had season after season of showing the public how sharp he is at turning around even the most hopeless bars (when the owners actually take his advice, anyway).
If you've never been, MacTech Conference is an event for IT Pros, consultants, and techs. This annual event has been fantastic each year since its 2010 inception - and I and others on the TUAW team have been a part of it first hand as media, attendee or speakers.
Slices of Apple is a documentary series exploring the success of Apple as a company. It seeks to educate business leaders, entrepreneurs and laypeople about how Apple keeps delivering consistently great products.
In this episode of Slices of Apple, I'm talking to Brett Murray, who worked at Apple from 2003-2006.
Uber has at last responded toSenator Al Franken's questionsabout its controversialvehicle trackingand privacy policies... and if you were hoping for clear answers, you'll be disappointed. The ridesharing outfit'slettermostly reiterates the company's practices and its top-level responses to recent privacyincidents involving journalists.
On this date in 2004, a new website devoted to Apple officially went live. The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - at that time a property of Weblogs, Inc. - had two bloggers at that point, Laurie Duncan and Barb Dybwad . The co-founders of Weblogs, Inc. were Brian Alvey and Jason Calacanis , both of whom have gone on to bigger and better things.
While some might contend Google 's dominance in certain markets, like smartphones and tablets, there is one sector where Apple 's products usually reign supreme: education. Initially a source of controversy because of price, iPads have become the gadget of choice for schools upgrading to current technology. But apparently, not anymore.
I was lucky. My mom and dad had me while they were finishing up their graduate work in the 1970's at North Carolina State University. My dad was, at the time, a bit of a gadget nut. Of course, back then "gadgets" were more commonly found in the kitchen and came from companies like Ronco.