That the word Privacy is used in a policy does not mean you have any; it only outlines what little you can expect in return for giving out your Name, Age, Marital Status, what you like, what you eat, drink, what you watch and what you wear, what banks and other institutions you “like”… and [...]
It’s no secret, website, domain and other technical products bought online these days may need a bit of support. Today though, the term support is as loosely splashed about as the term sexy; it leaves everything up to interpretation and is always painfully subjective (and sometimes liquor helps). More worthy of note this year is [...]
Grocery Superstores in most areas of Canada have, by now, introduced their latest “pitch” to the consumer; Convenient and Quick Self Check out. What makes me step back though, is the surprisingly large volume of people using it. I’m not sure what’s so convenient about doing the cashiers work for free, it seems to me [...]
The other day, I got an advertisement encouraging me to revisit an account I once created at Freshbooks. It was a pretty attractive invite too, nice looking and offered good visual incentive to get back with their program. This ad, and its distribution, was obviously costly.
I logged into the derelict account and took a look around. Much had improved and it was motivating me to click that upgrade button. Eventually I just had to review pricing, I was damn near sold and needed very little to push me to go ahead.
About 22 years ago I was a cub reporter, the new kid covering provincial politics from the Press Gallery at the BC Legislature. Computers, being in their infancy, were pretty rudimentary. My PC blinked at me each morning from within its CRT Monitor, the kind with orange text on black backing. The text was what [...]
The other day I received an interesting email from a friend. He was leaving for the Orient and took the time to let me know this would be his last email, and from this point forward all his communications would be on Facebook. “Incase you are wondering why your email has gone down, it’s because [...]
RIM (Research In Motion, maker of Blackberry) Needs to rediscover it’s roots in security. They need to do so with certain haste. Having been thrown for a recent loop, RIM was reported to have had to lay off masses of it’s people (although none in it’s maritime head offices). What the media neglected to include [...]
Devices have taken the computing scene by storm, it started with the little iPod Touch from Apple, which everyone loved… but it’s main user turned out to be people who wanted it for far more than tunes. As a result, a multitude of apps came out from FTP and other cool tools, to word processors [...]
Have you avoided purchasing items online out of fear of identity theft and credit card fraud? According to a 2010 report from the US Better Business Bureau, online identity theft is less severe, is quicker to be detected, and on most occasions the amount of financial damage to the victim of offline identity theft is [...]
Software is today’s method of interactivity, be that guest books, flip books, shopping carts or blogs. Interactivity or “cool stuff” is all run by software. One of the more concerning things I’ve seen in web business development is the dog pile of costly mistakes that come with the addition of software. Mistakes are often compounded [...]