You probably heard last week's news about Apple launching a watch, a cool way for iPhone users to access their device from their wrist. That news overshadowed something else the company launched the same day, something I think is even cooler because it could save and improve lives.
Humor me because you know that anyone over 50 knows that the trusty Blackberry with its keyboard makes life so much better.
Much of the world tuned in this week to see the highly heralded unveiling of the Apple Watch. But another, less anticipated Apple announcement has generated a great deal of excitement and may in fact be an even more transformative tool -- launching a new era for breast cancer patients.
Apple's smartwatch will likely be popular but is a few generations away from being the Dick Tracy fantasy we are all waiting for.
It amazed me to discover how often I reached for my phone; it was almost a tic. My mind would come unglued from whatever I was doing; my hand would move toward my bag. I had to check myself at least five or six times before my brain started to register the reality of the situation.
How are you tracking your progress toward your goals? Make it easy on yourself by using passive data collection. Look at that data regularly, holding yourself accountable to the metrics. Then you'll be living the Socratic dream - a well-examined life.
Our world is sprinting forward while we are asleep at the wheel (bug zapper), into one where our tech is consuming us. Where we are all becoming more shackled and imprisoned by the innovations to which there seemingly is no escape. Are you OK with that?
Not only has Instagram changed the way we dine, dessert and approach a sunset, but it has also changed the way people view professional photography. Instagram has turned everyone with a smartphone into an artist.
Everyone who contributes to Facebook or Instagram or Youtube or Twitter -- anyone who contributes content to the vast and ever growing sprawl of the information media matrix is a journalist. Today, we are ALL journalists -- and that is no bad thing.
Going forward, consumers who buy a new iPhone will necessarily either own an earlier iPhone, or own an Android and choose to switch platforms.
Look up from your phone, engage with the people around you and you maybe be surprised at the connections you will make! Even if your not looking for love being constantly on your phone makes you seem unavailable to people around you.
So there is mounting hard evidence that children are learning from these educational games on tablets. That said, I still restrict the amount of time my kids are allowed to play each day, as they would play until they become agitated if I didn't.
Whether we want news or music, we can program our smart devices to deliver exactly what we want, when we want to hear it. Yet, somehow the allure of the portable transistor radio endures for me, perhaps because it's one of the few things in my life that is still simple.
Occasionally a man will fall for a girl who is outside of his wheelhouse. Wouldn't it be great if you could be that woman who could attract ANY GUY (within reason of course)?
Nobody said it would be easy. It takes a lot more than the "find my iPhone" app. It takes persistence, determination -- and a willingness to be quite disagreeable.