The rise and fall of Android version adoption. Interesting and quite pretty.
(Source: tiemydurag, via psydoctor8)
(Source: itsspookytoremember, via juliasegal)
Droid Life: Android L for the Galaxy S5 Gets an 8-Minute Video Preview -
Curious as to how ugly interesting TouchWiz would make Google’s Android L? We now know, thanks to an 8-minute video preview of Android L running on the Galaxy S5
Touchwiz, Samsung’s terrible, terrible loader/skinning approach, gets an update to/massacres the next version of Android and it’s new design language, Material Design.
I think I just had a Windows ME flashback.
Then, a funny thing happened. One night, a couple of years ago, I was in an Uber SUV in NYC, headed to Penn Station to catch the train to Washington DC when I got a text message from a tech socialite of sorts (I’ll spare her name because Gawker has already parodied her enough), but she’s someone I hardly know, asking me if I was in an Uber car at 33th and 5th (or, something like that). I replied that I was indeed, thinking that she must be in an adjacent car. Looking around, she continued to text with updates of my car’s whereabouts, so much so that I asked the driver if others could see my Uber location profile? “No,” he replied, “that’s not possible.”
At that point, it all just started to feel weird, until finally she revealed that she was in Chicago at the launch of Uber Chicago, and that the party featured a screen that showed where in NYC certain “known people” (whatever that means) were currently riding in Uber cabs. After learning this, I expressed my outrage to her that the company would use my information and identity to promote its services without my permission. She told me to calm down, and that it was all a “cool” event and as if I should be honored to have been one of the chosen. — Can We Trust Uber? — Medium (via iamdanw)
What It's like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class -
Wow. Just, wow.
I’m gonna need a bigger boat.
iOS8 MAC Address Randomization Update -
One of the features of iOS 8 was going to be randomisation of your MAC address (a unique hardware ‘fingerprint’ that is generally being used to track users when they’re wandering through wifi hotspots). Turns out that’s not the case unless you have cellular data and location services disabled.
So, the tracking continues.