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The Great Versus The Accessible

This morning I stumbled upon this story in Wired about the game Threes on iOS, and it struck me as yet another iteration of a great tech debate that is still ongoing today: What is more valuable to us, a great product that was painstakingly designed, or a good-enough product that is much more accessible? As the Wired story illustrates, Threes was a game that took an entire year of ongoing development with continuous iteration and loving care ...
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Facebook Announces Imminent News Feed Cleanup

Facebook today announced plans to clean up the News Feed, through reducing stories that users are reporting as spammy or simply that they don’t want to see. This update will hit three specific post categories: Like-baiting posts: which explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment, or share the post. In other words, the goal is to go viral. Facebook says it has surveyed its users and found that they rate the quality of these stories ...
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Is Our Mind Made for QWERTY?

We use keyboards everyday. Laptop keyboards, desktop keyboards (the wired kind), smartphone keyboards, even soft keyboards on our tablets and more. We always see the ability to have and use a QWERTY keyboard as a huge advantage, especially when on the move. We even feel relieved to know we have a full QWERTY keyboard in our pocket, at the very reach of our fingers. This very moment I am typing this article, I feel inner security and empowerment knowing ...
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The Benefits of Going Back to The Past

Here's a point of view, strictly personal though. I love going back to using my old mobile phones from time to time. I spent the last few years cycling through the latest devices, and cycling through pretty fast. When I say fast, it means that I switch mobile devices every week. Yes, every single week for the last four years. It is true that sometimes I go back to using a mobile phone I've already used before. This switching/cycling habit is not ...
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