How do we know if mobile apps are secure? – Scott Hanselman I download a new 99 cent app and perhaps it wants a name and password. What standard UI is there to assure me that the transmission is secure? Do I just assume? Scott links a sobering example: a study of 40 banking mobile […]
App.net is becoming interesting in so many more ways than “a Twitter clone,” and this week it introduced what is probably its most intriguing and far-reaching feature yet: Broadcasts. I’m going to experiment with a Finer Things in Tech Broadcast for featured articles (yep, you heard me) and tips, and you can subscribe to it […]
Google’s been shutting down services in an effort to focus, and one clearly not long for this world is FeedBurner, the service I (and many, many publishers) have used to power my RSS feeds. I’m going to get ahead of the game and bring the main Finer Things in Tech feeds back home where they […]
As you may know, I make Finer Things in Tech available in a number of places, so you can follow your favorite sections on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and RSS. I also have accounts for Finer Things in Tech itself on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, and I’m looking for ways to make them more useful. Right […]
One day soon I will finish up my draft about the evolution of Finer Things in Tech. It really has gone through a few major platform changes—Tumblr, WordPress, Squarespace, and back to WordPress—that readers regularly ask me about. I plan to share the experience and what I’ve learned, but today is not that day. As […]
I didn’t want to go through all this and write another one of these posts, honest. But after a switch to Squarespace 6 earlier this year, I decided it just was not the right service for me or Finer Things in Tech. So back I am on WordPress, and this is where I’ll keep the […]
I love the tips you Finer Readers submit—thanks a bunch! Be sure to include a link to your website, Twitter, or whathaveyou so you get full recognition for your keen eye. I should probably clarify something about unreleased products, though. If you submit a Finer Thing for, say, OS X Mountain Lion (which hasn’t landed […]
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