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The New Apple Watch and Why We Need to Stop Over-Sharing Our Lives

On a day when the spoiled-rotten First World exults in the premiere of Apple’s latest overpriced fashion accessory, I suppose someone has to be the cranky old man, so here goes. While reading about the rollout of the new iPhone 6 and something called the Apple Watch, I stumbled across the following line via The [...]

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Bezos’s bozos: Report shows Amazon has sold no more than 35,000 Fire Phones

Amazon’s Fire Phone is a disappointment. Reviews of the device all pose a question Pando has been asking since the device first became something more than an oft-repeated rumor: Is this really something that consumers need — or even want — to spend hundreds of dollars on? If the latest report from the Guardian is to be believed, [...]

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CA smartphone “kill switch” law shows the government’s increased understanding of tech

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill requiring smartphone manufacturers to include anti-theft features with all devices sold after July 15, 2015. The bill will make it easier for consumers to protect their personal information by allowing them to activate a so-called “kill switch” after someone steals their smartphone. It’s also meant to discourage [...]

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Thanks Obama: China works to improve its operating systems to reduce dependence on Western companies

China is poised to become the world’s most important smartphone market. Pando reported in May that more devices will be sold in China than in the United States this year. And, despite the low-cost devices offered to Chinese consumers, revenues will also be higher than in the US. But now it seems that the market’s wings [...]

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Skype Just Fixed the Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin, or digital service you use: When you’re actively Skyping, the app’s notifications will only go to the device you’re currently using. Why didn’t this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago? Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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