Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

Apple Kills Latest Jailbreak

iOS 6.1.3 Update Kills Evasi0n iOS 6 Jailbreak

While we had heard that Apple was going to be plugging up the exploits used by the iOS 6.1 jailbreak, created by the Evadr3s jailbreak team, today’s release confirms the bad news. Apple has confirmed the bad news, even giving credit to the Evadr3s team for four of the six exploits that were patched up with the update.

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Filed under Apple: The Company, iOS

The Greatest Advice That Should Be A Book

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

If you want to know why society seems to shun you, or why you seem to get no respect, it’s because society is full of people who need things. They need houses built, they need food to eat, they need entertainment, they need fulfilling sexual relationships.

That was published on December 17, 2012 and has so far gotten 7,824,172 views.

I didn’t come across it until today (hello, Long Tail?).

The trouble with a lot of self-help stuff is that it’s genteel. Soothing stuff made for bunny rabbits who really don’t want to be other than cute and fluffy and liked.

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R.I.P. Henry Bromell

R.I.P. Henry Bromell

Veteran TV writer-producer Henry Bromell has died of a heart attack. He was 66. Bromell went to the hospital yesterday afternoon after not feeling well, and suffered the heart attack there. At the time of his death, Bromell was an executive producer on Showtime/Fox21′s acclaimed series Homeland. He had been a member of the hit CIA drama’s all-star writing-producing staff since the beginning, first as a consulting producer, and shared in Homeland‘s best series Emmy win last year.

Bromell’s name should be familiar to fans of AMC’s late series, Rubicon.


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Google Me-Too Minus

Why I left Google

As it turned out, sharing was not broken. Sharing was working fine and dandy, Google just wasn’t part of it. People were sharing all around us and seemed quite happy. A user exodus from Facebook never materialized. I couldn’t even get my own teenage daughter to look at Google+ twice, “social isn’t a product,” she told me after I gave her a demo, “social is people and the people are on Facebook.”

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Google has become the new Microsoft. A Me-Too company.

Google Plus? Hahaha. The Real Names fiasco. The weird Circles that never made any damn sense to me. Having to read too-long shit from people I don’t know and don’t want to read. The bizarre UI that never made any damn sense to me. The “Let’s All Play Nice” policy.

I left and haven’t been back and will probably never go back.

If I want “social,” I’ll go to Twitter.

Being a Me-Too company is death.

And Google Search has turned into shit.

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Android To Surpass Microsoft Windows

Preview of the Smartphone Wars: Bloodbath Year 4: Smartphones Galore. This year will be pretty ‘stable’ within the context of this industry

Note, this year Android will replace Windows globally as the OS powering most computers in use (when smartphones and tablets are included in the calculation). That will be a nasty wake-up moment for Microsoft investors and owners and partners. That the ‘impregnable’ Windows PC desktop space ecosystem has been conquerred, by Google’s Android? No wonder Google already released a laptop/netbook running Android. Google intends to power the vast majority of all computing platforms from our desktops and tablets to our eyeglasses, televisions, clothing, cars etc. Yes, Google and Android have won the IT platform war of the century, beating Windows like a rented mule, just like I wrote last year.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

But there’s more to it than just that. There’s an opportunity here for an overthrow and even a rout.

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A Billion Dollars Isn’t Cool

Peter Thiel Talks About the Day Mark Zuckerberg Turned Down Yahoo’s $1 Billion

The most successful businesses have an idea for the future that’s very different from the present–and that’s not fully valued.

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Filed under Digital Overthrow, Pricing, Reference