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The phrase I saw and heard over and over again while talking to other journalists and security researchers about the Def Con hacker convention was "hostile environment." Not physically hostile; the attendees and staff were extremely nice. The hostility was digital. The hackers and security researc...

August 11th 2015 at 5:34pm 0 Comments
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On the surface, StoryPress looks like any other photo journal app, but its unique mix of audio, visual and written storytelling is far more captivating. The oral traditions of storytelling are a lost art. These days, we tell all of our stories on social media, pictures and texts. While I'd rather...

October 7th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Your iPhone or iPad can make remarkably handy devices to chronicle your life with. Diary and note taking apps can make the process easier and perhaps even fun. But not all diary apps are equal. Menote is YADA-Yet Another Diary App. It's free, relatively good looking, but awkward to use and has lim...

September 4th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Samsung could become the latest company to jump aboard the lifelogging bandwagon with its new "Life Times" app. Judging by leaked screenshots shared with SamMobile, Samsung wants to automatically log phone and app usage on Galaxy smartphones, cataloging photos, emails, location, music, messages an...

January 30th 2014 at 11:01am 0 Comments
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Neverwinter's launch isn't so much a launch as a gradual roll-out that's happening in several phases and operating under the code-name of "open beta." While the doors won't be open for the general public until April 30th, purchasers of the founder's packs are able to get in a few days early. Cryp...

April 26th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been a brisk and mostly enjoyable two weeks since the launch of Windows 8 and the start of this diary. Whereas my last entry was all about productivity, there's now been ample opportunity to relax with the new OS, play a few titles in Steam, and run some general performance benchmarks. These...

November 9th 2012 at 2:01pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to my own version of post-holiday letdown. Just like last year, PAX is over and I'm a little sad. I'm dead tired, my feet are killing me, and I'm dreading trying to organize and pack the chaos of my hotel room, but I wish it were last Friday morning again. I had meetings that took me all...

August 29th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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My Wonderful Days is a US$0.99 journaling app that makes recording your thoughts incredibly easy. It's designed to let you quickly jot down your activities and rate your feelings using a happiness meter. There's no pressure to write long passages on your iPhone or iPod touch. It's all about cap...

June 30th 2011 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Have you ever wished you could get that private dear-diary experience in a digital form? I'm not talking about the kinds of things you share with the world on a blog or the schedules you keep in iCal, but the old-fashioned diary into which you poured your life experiences? Diarie attempts to...

May 24th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments