July 2012 Archives
Monday, 23rd July 2012
The proposed Copyright Alert System, in which U.S. Internet service providers would identify customers who download music or movies without authorization, has been roundly criticized as abusive. At first glance, the "six strikes" plan may seem scary, but the program's sponsors insist that the rhetoric has been overblown. Is the plan as worrisome as…
The Best App Is the One You Don't Have to Use
Apps are reaching an inflection point. Now that zillions of apps are available to serve every imaginable purpose, there are two ways for them to keep us interested. They can either melt into the background and do their jobs with minimum fuss, or they can force us to pay attention to them. Which option sounds better in the long run?
Saturday, 21st July 2012
Weekly Wrap-Up: There's a New Evening Edition, the Mac Retina Display Disagreement and Twitter's Credibility Problem
A Web design firm, not a newsroom, has built a stellar Evening Edition of the top stories from across the Web. Our writers are at odds on the MacBook Pro's Retina Display. Twitter has a credibility problem. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - plus highlights from…