This Digitized Society

Jun 09

Daring Fireball: iOS 8 Uses Randomized MAC Addresses When Scanning for Wi-Fi Networks

Jun 06

Safari in iOS 8 uses camera to scan and enter credit card info -

This is a nice evolution of their current gift card code scanning implementation.

Jun 02

Connected Home - the reason for my cynicism. -


I made a smart-ass comment yesterday about my cynicism for all the hype around the connected home. I’d always made the joke that I didn’t want to have to reboot my fridge. If you’re the one who has to be IT Director for a family, you’ll empathize with that sentiment. Though I know it’s deeper than…

Great thoughts about the “connected home” utopia that people always talk about.

LG Heart Rate Earphones review: a fitness wearable with good sound and accurate data -

Kudos to LG. It seems like they are a company who gets that a wearable doesn’t need to be a Swiss Army knife.

Pick one or two logical things for the device to do and the make sure it does them well.

May 16

Samsung rebranding Heathrow's busiest hub to 'Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5' -

Samsung’s marketing juggernaut is reaching new heights today with the announcement that Heathrow’s Terminal 5 will be rebranded for two weeks to promote the company’s flagship Galaxy S5 Android…

The initiative includes all signage throughout the Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5 terminal – at the entrance and drop-off locations, in the lounges, at security and at the gates. In addition, all 172 digital panels in the main terminal, gate rooms and baggage reclaim areas will feature the rebrand ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’ and images of the Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Wow. That is a stretch.

Apple integrates LLVM compiler to boost WebKit JavaScript performance -

Since compilers already make fast code, why not take advantage?

The result is a healthy performance boost. FTL produces code that is more than 40 times faster than the interpreter, with benchmarks taking about a third less time to run than the old three-tier system.

A very interesting solution

May 13

Apple Inc’s iPhone 6 Sales to Beat iPhone 5s Sales by 20 per cent -

*sigh* I thought that the insanity would at least not happen until after WWDC.

May 12


May 11

Google appears to be testing a stunning Gmail overhaul that puts the focus solely on email -

I hope Google is serious about this redesign. I am really sick of their bad idea of introducing categories and subdividing my inbox by email context. That is what labels and email rules are for.

I wonder if this is what the SparrowMail team has been up to.

May 09

Snapchat admits its photos don’t “disappear forever” | The Loop -



Flight Booking iPhone App DesignGoogle+ | Dribbble | Behance | Twitter |

Nice, Simple, and Clean UI for a task that companies tend to over complicate.


Flight Booking iPhone App Design

Google+ | Dribbble | Behance | Twitter |

Nice, Simple, and Clean UI for a task that companies tend to over complicate.

99% of Q1 Mobile Security Treats Were For Android -

The vast majority of the new threats found was on Android (no surprise there), which accounted for 275 out of 277 new families we saw in this period, leaving 1 new malware apiece on iOS and Symbian.

Go Android!