Why Websites Still Rule
In 1999, the first website went live. You can still see it here. Fast-forward about two decades, and Wired magazine has declared "The Web Is Dead," stating "one of the most important shifts in the digital world has been the move from the wide-open Web to semiclosed platforms that use the Internet for transport but not the browser for display." The article asserts that internet-accessible apps will supersede the web - essentially, the website is obsolete!
The Olympics started this weekend, which means our collective Twitter feeds are suddenly inundated with Olympics-from-every-angle coverage. Not so into it? Check out the new "Twitter Doghouse" app, which allows you to unfollow fellow tweeters for scheduled periods of time. You can use Twitter Doghouse to (a) jokingly call out obnoxious behavior (and, if you want, ping said tweeps to let them know you've "doghoused" them) or (b) seriously avoid Twitter-centric events of limited interest to the non-involved (Think "SXSW").
Capturing Iceland One Photo App at a Time
Segja ostur! That's "Say Cheese" in Icelandic - a phrase I never said on my recent trip because A) everyone in Iceland speaks English and B) Icelandic is REALLY HARD TO PRONOUNCE CORRECTLY.
But that didn't stop me from taking an inane amount of photos - and testing the creative boundaries of my iPhone when combined with the free wireless on the tour busses. So, while I'd spent $500 on a nice new camera, it turned out I could have gotten by with just these photo apps:
Google+ App For Your Mac
Lover of Google+? Now you can run it as a dedicated app on your Mac!
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