Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the ‘Minivan’

I’ve been using this tiny 40% keyboard for a week to see how well I adapt (if at all).

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How to stay private on public Wi-Fi

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you’re safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major liability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/20/how-to-stay-private-on-public-wi-fi.html

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Pinky torture: Why the iPhone SE is a one-handed wonder, and the iPhone 6s is not

Article Image I can’t really say I’ve ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.

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Best 'Wheel of Fortune' player ever?

I’ve seen a lot of very impressive Wheel of Fortune contestants over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone quite as good as Robert Santoli, a recent Wheel contestant who started the game by solving an entire puzzle with only one letter and then went on to crush any and all opposition on his way to victory.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/30/man-completely-destroyed-wheel-fortune-and-internet-is-in-awe.html

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Lighting Up Process

I’ve been saying for a while that we’re heading toward an era when process dominates and traditional transactions become just one part of those processes. Now, you might say that’s the way it’s always been, and I won’t disagree. Historically, however, processes more or less were managed by employees who used information systems to inform their decision-making, and the result was recorded as a transaction. Today we increasingly are asking our machines to run the show.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82608.html?rss=1

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Processing Customer Loyalty

I’ve had to do a lot of thinking about customer loyalty lately, both for my book and more recently for client engagements. What’s interesting is how chaotic this market is and how many people are writing about it with very little data. There isn’t even strong agreement on the similarities and differences between rewards programs and loyalty. Are they the same? How? We’re all familiar with rewards programs such as frequent flier offers. You collect miles for your trips and eventually cash in the miles for free travel and upgrades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82597.html?rss=1

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Bridging the Front and Back Offices

I’ve written many times about how conventional, premises-based ERP seems to be evaporating. CPQ — configuration, pricing and quoting — are business processes that illustrate the point. First, let’s all agree that enterprise resource planning isn’t going extinct as it evaporates — it’s too valuable — but it is getting a haircut. Many of the functions leaving ERP are condensing back into the front office, and to me that’s what’s exciting, because it brings back-office data closer to processes that consume it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82253.html?rss=1

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6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/0HCPHeZkI1Q/index.html

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Capitalizing on the Cloud

I’ve been traversing North America keynoting a series of cloud events hosted by Oracle. At every stop of the roadshow my comments regarding the opportunity to transform traditional product businesses into powerful information services via cloud-based alternatives has generated the greatest interest among enterprise decision-makers and software developers alike. This idea is especially compelling in the context of the unprecedented opportunities being created by the rapidly evolving Internet of Things marketplace.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81775.html?rss=1

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Windows 10: The best hidden features, tips, and tricks

Windows 10 Technical Preview, turquoise wallpaper and Start menu
After using Windows 10 for almost a week, I’ve discovered some neat little changes and features that Microsoft hasn’t yet discussed — smart tweaks that, if you’re a mouse-and-keyboard user looking for a reason to upgrade from Windows 7, you will be very pleased with. Let’s dive straight in with my favorite secret/hidden features of Windows 10.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191541-windows-10-the-best-hidden-features-tips-and-tricks

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Windows 10: Familiarity breeds contempt

Windows 10 Tech Preview Start menu and desktop
Microsoft’s unveil of Windows 10 yesterday was one of the most humble, apologetic things I’ve ever seen in technology. After years of defending Windows 8’s weird mashup of new Metro and old Desktop, there wasn’t a glimmer of hubris or righteousness on the face of Microsoft’s Myerson or Belfiore as they showed off an early version of Windows 10. Windows 10 is basically the upgraded version of Windows 7 that we’ve always asked for — but is that a good thing?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191255-windows-10-familiarity-breeds-contempt

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Welcome to the nation of Googlestan, please enjoy your stay

The flag of Googlestan (USA flag with colors changed)
Over the past few years, I’ve spent quite a lot of time discussing Google’s foray into non-search technologies: Wearable computing, robotics, home automation, indefinite life extension, green energy generation — you name it, if it’s a technology that even has the slightest chance of blossoming in the next decade or so, Google is all over it. Most observers have explained away these acquisitions and research efforts as having a tangential connection to Google’s primary product, search, but I would argue that there’s another possibility: Google is gearing up to become its own nation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/178985-welcome-to-the-nation-of-googlestan-please-enjoy-your-stay

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