Which lesson should the technology field take from architecture: modernist efficiency or ‘living structure’?
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The late Christopher Alexander’s groundbreaking work on patterns has informed the development of technology for decades, but it’s the architect’s later work that holds the key to a healthier digital life.
Apple is positioning itself as a global education expert. It’s providing not just computers to classrooms, but also professional learning for teachers.
Our GoPros tend to fare relatively well submerged underwater — so why isn’t it the same with our smartphones?
Despite its ‘innovator’ status, Apple usually wasn’t the first one to offer groundbreaking new features. But it knew how to adopt existing features in groundbreaking ways.
New EU rules will establish a common charger for all devices.
EU rules often have significant effects beyond its borders. The new USB-C charging standard is a great example.
Activist workers have successfully formed unions at 135 Starbucks since they began organizing in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2021.
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Starbucks Workers United has already organized 146 locations in about six months. While that’s a fraction of Starbucks’ 9,000 US stores, it’s one of the most successful labor campaigns in decades.
Apple’s emphasis on innovation, couples with its customer-centric vision, has enabled it to become a “way of life” in the modern world. This gives it an edge over its fin-tech competitors.
App stores set the rules on privacy but there is another way.
One of the recent shifts in podcasting has been the introduction of paywalls and exclusive content.
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By implementing paywalls, making exclusive content deals and incorporating ad tech, big media companies have reshaped what was once an entirely free and open ecosystem.
Muscovites rushed to buy furniture and other goods from IKEA before it closed its Russian stores.
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Over 300 companies so far have closed stores, reassigned staff or halted sales in Russia in the two weeks since the invasion began.
Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have each taken some form of action against Russia — but the actual impact it will have isn’t clear.
A group of migrants crossing the Channel in a small boat headed in the direction of Dover, Kent.
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Perhaps the best way to understand the reasons why people embark on these journeys is to put yourself in their shoes.
Intel Inside no longer means what it once did.
The story of how America’s great chipmaker’s main strength became an albatross around its neck.
About one in five Aussies currently own a wearable fitness tracker of some kind. Yet many people doubt their effectiveness. Let’s see what the research suggests.
The latest system updates are not written to make your device slower. But because they’re written for new hardware, there’s a good chance they will end up running slower on an older device.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
The iPod was a marvel: a sleek device that let you pocket your favourite tunes and roam around town. Today it’s more or less obsolete — but its impact has been evident.
Big labels are making big money from streaming.
Warning labels seem like a good way to keep kids from sharing risky photos, but research data suggests otherwise.
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Studies about warning labels aimed at protecting privacy raise red flags about Apple’s efforts to keep kids from sharing sexually explicit material.
Apple has developed the means to scan images on your phone. Can you trust the company to protect your privacy?
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Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.