This week was the annual Google developers conference: Google I/O 2019. Here are a few quick thoughts and comments about Google's announcements. Lot's of stuff With AI / AR Google AI seems limitless but at the cost of your privacy. Very impressive but let’s be honest here, Google talking about privacy is smoking mirrors. This... Continue Reading →
Windows with Linux kernel Following the announcement of a full blown Linux kernel on their upcoming Windows update, is Microsoft the new kid on the block? I think so. I admire them for what they do in a lot of areas. Windows 10 is mostly enjoyable to us. Azure is a big cloud player. Office... Continue Reading →
The starting point This is where it all started for me. The Commodore 64 was my first computer. This wasn't the first computer that I wanted though. The Apple //e was the one. But this machine was way more expansive and I didn't need those expansion slots that came with it. I'll always remember one... Continue Reading →
Apple's AirPlay and Apple TV Well, this is surprising: while Apple opens up, Netflix does the opposite. As reported by MacRumors, Netflix drops support of Apple's AirPlay technology because of technical issues. What technical issues? Is this just temporary? Or is this just a marketing decision? AirPlay no longer supported by Netflix Just a few... Continue Reading →
Apple's promise on services has become clearer recently. I'm still thinking about the impacts of the last Apple keynote on services. Not easy to wrap my head around all the consequences and meanings. But some real analysts get it way more than me. Here is Benedict Evans on Twitter recently (emphasis is mine): The old... Continue Reading →
As I recently wrote, I’m now using Ulysses for my writing needs. Before that I was using WordPress.app. For To-do, I’m using Things on the Mac and on iOS. I recently read an article from The Sweet Setup on how you can combine Ulysses with Things in order to help you manage your writing tasks.... Continue Reading →
Look who is writing this "objective" piece on Forbes (warning, web site full of ads popping up everywhere, all kind of ads), Billy Bambrough, a believer in cryptocurrencies according to his disclaimer at the end of the article: Disclosure: I occasionally hold some small amount of bitcoin and other cryptocurrenciesBilly Bambrough Now, on the article... Continue Reading →
The Google Graveyard: A list of dead products Google has killed and laid to rest in the Google Cemetery. — Read it here killedbygoogle.com/ So many deaths in Google's land.