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Apple’s MacBook Pro Touch Bar changes everything

In a previous entry I imagined a new family of MacBook Pro that switches from laptop to tablet as the big announcement Apple had in store Thursday. We didn’t get that. I’m not convinced we won’t someday but that day wasn’t today. What we did get was glorious. We got …

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New York state of mind — in New Jersey

There’s no shortage of spots to take beautiful photos in New York, but the view you see above can only be seen from New Jersey. Somehow I managed to find the PATH train during rush hour and go from 33rd St. to Hoboken in time for sunset. The ride took …

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Ice cream in Chinatown

If you haven’t been to Chinatown in New York City, you are totally missing out. Such a crazy cool place where you instantly feel transported to Asia.

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Apple is right to not hack iPhone for FBI

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The story about the FBI, and now the Department of Justice, wanting Apple’s help in hacking the iPhone used by one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino, Calif., attack has gripped America over the past week. And what a story it is. The FBI says it wants Apple to …

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Apple Watch wish list

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According to the latest rumors, the Apple Watch 2 or whatever it ends up being called is due out this fall. Earlier reports indicated March, but I’m actually hoping it’s pushed back to fall or winter. Why? Because I think Apple needs all the time it can get to improve …

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Social media 101: This is no time for clickbait

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I’m posting this now because seeing a third Facebook post talking about a major East Coast snowstorm this weekend was the final straw for me. I think I speak for everyone when I write enough of the clickbait. I’m in the social media business, so I completely understand the importance …

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10,000-character tweets won’t fix Twitter

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You know what you call a 10,000-character tweet? An email. In case you haven’t heard, it appears Twitter is considering lifting the 140-character limit that defines it in favor of a 10,000 character limit. The tweets, according to these reports, wouldn’t necessarily be seen in their entirety in your feed, …

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The problem with Apple Watch alerts

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There are many things Apple could improve on the Apple Watch, and alerts are high up on the list. But not all of this is Apple’s fault. It’s up to the content provider to know what kinds of alerts work on what device. It’s not good enough to repurpose content …

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