With 3D Secure on its way out it’s time to reimagine the future of online card payment security. In my 3D Secure is Dead post I described some of the pitfalls of the existing system. This post outlines what the future should look like.
I have been enjoying iOS7 beta since the WWDC back in June. While I planned to update to the official version, the last beta release was pretty stable so I didn’t feel any particular urgency.
I figured I would do it soon and if I didn’t, apple would prompt (or even force) me to update over-the-air. What I did not expect was to find my device deactivated. Thanks Apple.
This post outlines the steps I took to get my phone working again. Continue reading
For the brave souls out there who trialled iOS seven beta and haven’t yet updated to the official release, today is a bad day. The beta has just expired and Apple has deactivated devices still using it.
Unfortunately, following device prompts to activate does not currently work. If you had Find my iPhone switched on you may struggle to restore without doing a complete device wipe first.
Lately, I have been plugging in an ASUS Nexus 7 Android tablet to charge and while it has powered up, its battery has continued to sit at a very sad 0%.
We have a few test gadgets lying around at work and they can get a little neglected, with their batteries sitting empty for longer than is healthy. I had presumed that this had taken its toll on the Nexus and prematurely killed its battery.
Today I found myself discussing the likelihood of mini projectors replacing physical screens on mobile phones.
Imagine if you had a tiny mobile which allowed you to:
- project onto any surface including a notebook, bag, wall, whiteboard
- change screen resolution and size according to your needs, for example the size of a novel when reading or the size of a wall when watching wide-screen movies
- interact directly with the projected images Continue reading
It’s been two years since I made my loud, bold proclamation that I would shun all tablets until I could have a hybrid display.
You see, in my mind, the perfect tablet would combine the rich, bright vibrant media consumption capabilities of AMOLED screens with the kind-on-the-eyes reading experience provided by something like Kindle’s eInk. Continue reading
Mobile eBook Readers
About two years ago I tried Stanza on my iPhone and was pleasantly surprised to find myself devouring tons of classic novels. These days I use Android and read with Aldiko (it is similar to Stanza) for its features and fancy interface and fbReader when I need a clean interface that renders eBooks at lightning speed.