Category: opinion

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Dear CVS CEO: I wouldn’t give up on ApplePay just yet

[This letter was emailed to CVS Caremark CEO Larry Merlo this morning.] Dear Mr. Merlo, According to sources, you’re looking to build a system that allows you to circumvent credit card processing fees. I’m not a betting man, but I promise you that your solution will do no more than waste your company’s time, and money. Over the rest of this letter, I’ll try...




Why Would Anybody Need The NEST Protect? And is it safe?

NEST, famous for their smart thermostats (of which I have two) today  unveiled a reimagined, web-enabled smoke alarm, and while it’s certainly cool-looking, it left me wondering, “What’s the point?” Why would anyone need a $130 smoke detector (link to where it’s sold)? Is it really worth it? And remember, this is coming from the guy with the health-tracking wristband, iPhone cleaning tie, and...




Why I’m Sticking With iOS and The iPhone 5S (And a note to Android users)

Recently, a lot of my Android friends have been hassling me over my decision to stick with iOS. Being the day that I ordered my iPhone 5S (64 GB in Space Grey), I thought now is the perfect time to explain why I’m sticking with the iPhone, and iOS 7. If you agree, or have something to say, share this post on a social...




Dear Blackberry: Don’t Be Stupid

Periodically I will write open letters to tech companies, usually chastising them for interface, or some form of glitch. Now I write to Blackberry to chastise them for a marketing mistake, which really could be corrected. Now, here’s my letter: Dear Blackberry, Rumor has it you’re releasing BBM for iPhone and Android on September 20th. You know what else is being released on September...




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New Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch is a dud

There aren’t many companies with the resources to prove that a smartwatch could work. Samsung is one of those companies that could, but unfortunately, the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch doesn’t deliver, and ultimately deserves that status we’ve given to only a few devices before (like the Nexus Q), dud. Allow us to explain. First, the weak screen, and weak storage Let’s start with the...