Aggressive Android ransomware spreading in the USA

Aggressive Android ransomware spreading in the USA: Fortunately, you can’t download this application from the official Google Play Store. This Trojan can be delivered to users from third party markets, warez forums or torrents. The most effective way to avoid getting infected and being locked out from your device is by proactive preventative measures. (Via…

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name: “Good design should be attractive, pleasurable, and wonderful to use. But the wonderfulness of use requires that the device be understandable and forgiving. It must follow the basic psychological principles that give rise to a feeling of understanding, of control, of pleasure. These include discoverability, feedback, proper…

Keynote Day

I have a little travel ritual. The night before a trip, when I’m pulling clothes out of the dryer and rounding up cables and chargers and finishing up the writing I need to do before I go and pulling together the files I need so I can continue to write once I’m there and trying…

Hey, wonderful: there’s a location-tracking file on my iPhone.

What sort of data does your phone log to a file…and why? That’s the most annoying mystery of these superphones that we carry everywhere. It’s a master key to pretty much everything we’ve got going on in our lives: where we’ve been, the people with whom we associate, what we say, and all of the…

An Exciting Announcement from iTunes tomorrow?

Interesting: this image appeared on Apple.com’s front page today. It was also the standard top-page banner in the iTunes app (which is where I first saw it a moment ago.) At 10 AM tomorrow (Eastern time) Apple will announce…OK, something. I haven’t any firm idea of what it’s going to be. But it’s a Monday…

Apple’s Magic Trackpad – Just the start of the magic trick?

Photos of Apple’s new Magic Trackpad leaked a while ago. If it were any other company’s product, it’d have been a slam-dunk sneak peek. But this is Apple; nothing’s released until it’s released. Or at least officially announced. Compare and contrast this with PC makers who indiscriminately spray new products into crowds of terrified consumers,…