November 20th: WITHOUT an Apple a Day

This weekend, I took my phone to the Apple Store to get a new battery. I didn’t realize it going in, but I was required to hand over my phone for a 90 minute procedure, only to come back and find that they hadn’t been able to get the old battery out, and that they…

May 16th: How our Tech Companies Rule Our Lives, and Why We Let Them

In a New York Times article last week, Farhad Manjoo posed the question: which of the five biggest tech companies do we depend on most? We all can agree that technology plays a significant role in our day-to-day lives. But, as Manjoo points out, five companies have a stranglehold on the market for personal computing…

May 4th: An Incomplete Circle

Several months ago, I read a book, The Circle, by Dave Eggers. In it, a young woman begins to work for a social media technology company, and she begins to see the extent to which our devices and our profiles can take over our lives. While I didn’t particularly like the book, I appreciated the…

February 13th: No Tweets for the Wicked

I love Twitter. It is one of my favorite sources for news and commentary. Sports, politics, pop culture, and beyond are all discussed and reported by anyone with an email address, one of the only places the public and the professional get the same freedoms to put something out there and be read and judged…

October 27th: Apple’s Diverse Convergence

A little over a week ago, Apple sent out invitations for their latest tech launch. CEO Tim Cook took the stage today and announced exactly what most had speculated for the past several months: the newest edition of the MacBook Pro. As predicted, the new Pro device is not only thinner, lighter, and brighter than…