• How to Sell Your #ipad Online With The Best Offers And Quick Cash

    The modern world tends to buy products, and use them to the point of satisfaction of their wants, then sell them if it they’re in a reusable condition. iPads and other Apple products are pretty expensive, and hence these are often the best products for resale. Used Apple products also have good demand, because some people can’t afford the firsthand products. Through the domain of iGotOffer, you can sell your iPad and get the right amount of money out of it.Process of SaleThere are three simple steps to sell your iPad quickly. These steps are explained below.● Find an Offer for Your Product: This is the first step and is a hassle-free process. You can get great prices for your iPad from the domain of iGotOffer. It will help you have a peace of mind that you have an offer in hand before you (...)

    #ipad-online #sell-your-ipad #quick-cash #selling

  • Microsoft rät indirekt vom Office-2019-Kauf ab | heise online

    Microsoft essaye de vous décourager d’acheter Office 2019 - afin de vous vendre Office 365 . La raison est évidente : Pour Office 2019 vous ne payez qu’une seule fois alors que pour Office 365 vous payez tous les ans. Les arguments ressemblent ceux des vendeurs d’automobiles et n’ont d’intérêt que pour les utilisateurs les plus dépendants et les moins flexibles.

    On se demande pourquoi quelqu’un voudrit encores utiliser un MS-Office payant en dehors des grandes entreprises qui obligent leurs employés à apprendre l’utilisation du monstre. Après tout il y a

    Free Microsoft Office Online, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Which browsers work with Office Online - Office Support

    Desktop and laptop computers

    Use the most recent versions of the following browsers for the best experience with Office Online.

    Windows 10 : Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome

    Windows 8, 8.1, or 7 (SP1): Internet Explorer 11, Firefox or Chrome

    Windows Vista (SP2) : Firefox or Chrome, but some features may not be available. We recommend updating to at least Windows 7 (SP1).

    Mac OS X (10.10 and later) : Apple Safari 10+ or Chrome

    Linux : Office Online works in both Firefox or Chrome on Linux, but some features may not be available.

    If your organization is dependent upon Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 to access older web apps and services, you may want to consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 and evaluating Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This update helps provide better backward compatibility for legacy web apps.

    iOS Devices

    iPad : If you’re using at least iOS 10.0 we recommend using the Office for iPad apps instead. You’ll find them in the Apple app store.

    If you’re using an older version of iOS then Safari is the best browser for Office Online on iPads, but some features may not be available.

    iPhone : If you’re using at least iOS 10.0 we recommend using the Office for iPhone apps instead of the browser. You’ll find them in the Apple app store.

    If you’re using an older version of iOS then Safari is the best browser for Office Online on iPhones but some features may not be available.

    Note: Not sure which version of iOS you have? See Find the software version on your iPhone, iPad or iPod (Apple Support)


    There are currently no browsers on Android that are officially supported with Office Online. We recommend using the Office for Android apps instead. You’ll find them in the Google Play store.

    Other devices

    Most Office Online features will work in the Microsoft Edge browser on Hololens or XBox One.

    #software #Microsoft #lock-in #marketing #publicité

  • How Cartographers for the U.S. Military Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa

    The visits came in waves, sometimes as many as seven a month, and often at night. The strangers would lurk outside or bang on the automatic fence at the driveway. Many of them, accompanied by police officers, would accuse John and Ann of stealing their phones and laptops. Three teenagers showed up one day looking for someone writing nasty comments on their Instagram posts. A family came in search of a missing relative. An officer from the State Department appeared seeking a wanted fugitive. Once, a team of police commandos stormed the property, pointing a huge gun through the door at Ann, who was sitting on the couch in her living room eating dinner. The armed commandos said they were looking for two iPads.

    la suite de

    #internet #IP #géolocalisation

  • A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley - The New York Times

    SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them.

    A wariness that has been slowly brewing is turning into a regionwide consensus: The benefits of screens as a learning tool are overblown, and the risks for addiction and stunting development seem high. The debate in Silicon Valley now is about how much exposure to phones is O.K.

    “Doing no screen time is almost easier than doing a little,” said Kristin Stecher, a former social computing researcher married to a Facebook engineer. “If my kids do get it at all, they just want it more.”

    Among those is Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired and now the chief executive of a robotics and drone company. He is also the founder of

    “On the scale between candy and crack cocaine, it’s closer to crack cocaine,” Mr. Anderson said of screens.

    Technologists building these products and writers observing the tech revolution were naïve, he said.

    “We thought we could control it,” Mr. Anderson said. “And this is beyond our power to control. This is going straight to the pleasure centers of the developing brain. This is beyond our capacity as regular parents to understand.”

    He has five children and 12 tech rules. They include: no phones until the summer before high school, no screens in bedrooms, network-level content blocking, no social media until age 13, no iPads at all and screen time schedules enforced by Google Wifi that he controls from his phone. Bad behavior? The child goes offline for 24 hours.

    “I didn’t know what we were doing to their brains until I started to observe the symptoms and the consequences,” Mr. Anderson said.

    #Addiction #Education #Ecrans #Enfants

  • Your Analytics Lies to You

    “It is common for my clients to focus their attention on flagship devices from Apple and Samsung, “because all of our customers have them”. Unfortunately your analytics is coming up short again. For one, GA will group all iPhone models into a homogenous ‘iPhone’ device; it does the same with iPads. How can you develop a solid device lab when you don’t know which of the eleven iPhone models generate the most traffic?”


  • Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built - The New York Times

    SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.

    The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the Center for Humane Technology. Along with the nonprofit media watchdog group Common Sense Media, it also plans an anti-tech addiction lobbying effort and an ad campaign at 55,000 public schools in the United States.

    The effect of technology, especially on younger minds, has become hotly debated in recent months. In January, two big Wall Street investors asked Apple to study the health effects of its products and to make it easier to limit children’s use of iPhones and iPads. Pediatric and mental health experts called on Facebook last week to abandon a messaging service the company had introduced for children as young as 6. Parenting groups have also sounded the alarm about YouTube Kids, a product aimed at children that sometimes features disturbing content.

    #Economie_attention #Addiction_technologique

  • Russian voters offered chance to win iPhones for polling station selfies | World news | The Guardian

    Très fort les russes.

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    The Kremlin is on a drive to ensure a high turnout in the presidential election in March by offering iPhones and iPads for the best polling station selfies.

    The unusual move is part of a plan by the administration to create a “holiday-like atmosphere” on voting day, Russia’s RBC media outlet reported, citing a leaked Kremlin document. Famous sportspeople, comedians, actors and bloggers will help promote the “Photo at the Polls” competition.

    Other polling station attractions are likely to include family games such as guess-the-word, footballing skills tests, and non-binding referendums on issues of interest to schoolchildren and their parents, RBC said.

    #russie #communication #marketing #opération_commerciale

  • ’Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

    “One reason I think it is particularly important for us to talk about this now is that we may be the last generation that can remember life before,” Rosenstein says. It may or may not be relevant that Rosenstein, Pearlman and most of the tech insiders questioning today’s attention economy are in their 30s, members of the last generation that can remember a world in which telephones were plugged into walls.

    It is revealing that many of these younger technologists are weaning themselves off their own products, sending their children to elite Silicon Valley schools where iPhones, iPads and even laptops are banned. They appear to be abiding by a Biggie Smalls lyric from their own youth about the perils of dealing crack cocaine: never get high on your own supply.

    #addiction #smartphones #dystopie #attention

  • A King’s Orders To The U.S. Navy – gCaptain

    In the wake of the USS John S. McCain incident. “Every Captain in the whole military industrial complex received multiple emails demanding better ship handling from every officer.” said one pilot.” The USNS xxx’s Master said he got over 20 of them… forwarded and cc’d around the globe, covering everyone’s butt.” Another pilot said “I’ve seen these emails. Some are broad but many contain detailed lists of actions that should be taken by crews. None contain anything that will prevent the next collision at sea.”

    Most mariners will shake their heads in disgust at this #C.Y.A. mentality but few will flag them as dangerous. Which they most certainly are.

    In the short term, C.Y.A. messages send the clear message that mistakes will not be tolerated. The authors of these emails often believe they are doing good by keeping the men on their toes and focused on the problems at hand. They are partly correct, C.Y.A. messages do narrow a crew’s focus. These signals focus the mind on problems – not solutions – they also induce stress and fear and repress original thought. A watchstander needs to approach heavy traffic with plenty of rest, a clear mind and the ability to engage the problems ahead intuitively… not worried about his career and the possibility of being hit by another ship.
    #Intrusive_leadership becomes especially dangerous when dictated by leaders who lack training and experience at the helm of a ship. The Secretary of the Navy is a USMC Aviator. Chief Of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, is a submarine commander. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran, is an aviator. Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet and the man selected to fix the problems, is an aviator.

    In the wake of the USS Fitzgerald incident the small handful of senior U.S. Navy leaders with shipboard experience, like Adm. Michelle Howard, were not dispatched to Japan – where her indomitable leadership might have found solutions – but to ribbon cutting ceremonies in Europe.

    Joseph Konrad éditeur de gCaptain reste en pointe…
    Il appelle à la rescousse les grands anciens (directive du 21/01/1941)…

    And that person is a man with significant watchstanding experience aboard ships, Admiral Ernest J. King, USN, Commander in Chief of Naval forces in WWII.

    7. The corollaries of paragraph 6 are:
    (a) adopt the premise that the echelon commanders are competent in their several command echelons unless and until they themselves prove otherwise;

    (b) teach them that they are not only expected to be competent for their several command echelons but that it is required of them that they be competent;

    (c) train them — by guidance and supervision — to exercise foresight, to think, to judge, to decide and to act for themselves;

    (d) stop ‘nursing’ them;

    (e) finally, train ourselves to be satisfied with ‘acceptable solutions’ even though they are not “staff solutions or other particular solutions that we ourselves prefer.”

    • Dans une US Navy qu’il décrit comme étant commandée essentiellement par des aviateurs – et un sous-marinier, des hommes, blancs, Joseph Konrad déplore le non recours à l’expérience maritime (de navigation et de commandement à la mer) d’une amirale, femme, afro-américaine qu’on préfère employer à inaugurer les chrysanthèmes en Europe…

      Michelle Howard — Wikipédia

      Michelle Janine Howard, née le 30 avril 1960 sur la March Air Reserve Base (Californie), est une amirale américaine. Elle est la première femme afro-américaine à commander un navire militaire (1999), première femme à devenir amiral quatre étoiles, à devenir femme vice-chef des Opérations navales (2014-2016), à diriger l’United States Naval Forces Europe (depuis 2016) puis l’Allied Joint Force Command Naples (depuis 2016).

    • Mêmes conclusions ici. Avec extension à la dépendance globale de la société aux technologies…

      USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain Mishaps Reveal Vulnerability | Observer

      First, neither the Naval Academy nor OCS produces naval officers qualified to fill seagoing billets without further training. The Surface Officer Warfare School that conducted this preparation was eliminated and ensigns were sent to sea in large numbers. Commanding officers and distance learning means were put in place to conduct this training. That did not work.

      Technology is also a culprit. The bridge of a modern warship is loaded with super technology. Radars and sonars have been augmented with infrared sensors and night vision devices. Computers navigate by GPS (global positioning system) and alert watch standers of potential dangers of collision or when in restricted waters. Seaman’s eye and good seamanship have been partially replaced by technology. As a result, traditional mariners’ skills have atrophied.

      Each of the services faces potential similar problems mandated by judgments at the time that made sense given the pressures and demands. These institutional decisions have vulnerabilities of their own. For example, American military forces are entirely dependent today on the network and GPS that provide the life’s blood of C3I (command, control and intelligence) to logistics and from firing precision ordinance against the enemy to supplying cheeseburgers and smart phones to forward operation bases.

      Similarly, society at large is dependent on the Internet, cell phones and electronic everything from depositing money in banks to paying bills and having intimate conversations with friends. Cyber attacks and hacking are the most well known disrupters that exploit these vulnerabilities.

      The Pentagon is well aware of many of these vulnerabilities. Naval officers are oiling ancient sextants to navigate by the sun and stars. Soldiers and marines are reading maps instead of iPads. And “distributed operations” that assume the “net” no longer works are being practiced.

      Given that the other services may face issues similar to the Navy’s, the Pentagon would be well advised to conduct a major review of these potential vulnerabilities created by institutional choices. Two topics are less visible although possibly more important. The first has to do with preparing flag and general officer for higher command and geopolitical and strategic issues. The second has to do with civilian control of the military.

    • Maybe today’s Navy is just not very good at driving ships

      In the wake of two fatal collisions of Navy warships with commercial vessels, current and former senior surface warfare officers are speaking out, saying today’s Navy suffers from a disturbing problem: The SWO community is just not very good at driving ships.

      The two collisions — and a total of 17 sailors lost at sea this summer — have raised concerns about whether this generation of surface fleet officers lack the basic core competency of their trade.

      The problem is years in the making. Now, the current generation of officers rising into command-level billets lacks the skills, training, education and experience needed to operate effectively and safely at sea, according to current and former officers interviewed by Navy Times.
      For nearly 30 years, all new surface warfare officers spent their first six months in uniform at the Surface Warfare Officer’s School in Newport, Rhode Island, learning the theory behind driving ships and leading sailors as division officers.

      But that changed in 2003. The Navy decided to eliminate the “SWOS Basic” school and simply send surface fleet officers out to sea to learn on the job. The Navy did that mainly to save money, and the fleet has suffered severely for it, said retired Cmdr. Kurt Lippold.

      The Navy has cut training as a budgetary device and they have done it at the expense of our ability to operate safely at sea,” said Lippold, who commanded the destroyer Cole in 2000 when it was attacked by terrorists in Yemen.

      After 2003, each young officer was issued a set of 21 CD-ROMs for computer-based training — jokingly called “SWOS in a Box” — to take with them to sea and learn. Young officers were required to complete this instructor-less course in between earning their shipboard qualifications, management of their divisions and collateral duties.

      The elimination of SWOS Basic was the death knell of professional SWO culture in the United States Navy,” Hoffman said. “I’m not suggesting that … the entire surface warfare community is completely barren of professionalism. I’m telling you that there are systemic problems, particularly at the department head level, where they are timid, where they lack resolve and they don’t have the sea time we expect.

    • The chickens come home to roost’ - the meaning and origin of this phrase

      The notion of bad deeds, specifically curses, coming back to haunt their originator is long established in the English language and was expressed in print as early as 1390, when Geoffrey Chaucer used it in The Parson’s Tale:

      And ofte tyme swich cursynge wrongfully retorneth agayn to hym that curseth, as a bryd that retorneth agayn to his owene nest.

      The allusion that was usually made was to a bird returning to its nest at nightfall, which would have been a familiar one to a medieval audience. Other allusions to unwelcome returns were also made, as in the Elizabethan play The lamentable and true tragedie of Arden of Feversham, 1592:

      For curses are like arrowes shot upright, Which falling down light on the suters [shooter’s] head.

      Chickens didn’t enter the scene until the 19th century when a fuller version of the phrase was used as a motto on the title page of Robert Southey’s poem The Curse of Kehama, 1810:

      Curses are like young chicken: they always come home to roost.

      This extended version is still in use, notably in the USA.

      The notion of the evil that men create returns to their own door also exists in other cultures. Buddhists are familiar with the idea that one is punished by one’s bad deeds, not because of them. Samuel Taylor Coleridge revived the imagery of a bird returning to punish a bad deed in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798. In the poem the eponymous mariner kills an albatross, which was regarded as an omen of good luck, and is punished by his shipmates by having the bird hung around his neck:

      Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
      Had I from old and young!
      Instead of the cross, the Albatross
      About my neck was hung.

  • The influence of access to eReaders, computers and mobile phones on children’s book reading frequency

    Regular recreational book reading is a practice that confers substantial educative benefit. However, not all book types may be equally beneficial, with paper book reading more strongly associated with literacy benefit than screen-based reading at this stage, and a paucity of research in this area. While children in developed countries are gaining ever-increasing levels of access to devices at home, relatively little is known about the influence of access to devices with eReading capability, such as Kindles, iPads, computers and mobile phones, on young children’s reading behaviours, and the extent to which these devices are used for reading purposes when access is available. Young people are gaining increasing access to devices through school-promoted programs; parents face aggressive marketing to stay abreast of educational technologies at home; and schools and libraries are increasingly their eBook collections, often at the expense of paper book collections. Data from the 997 children who participated in the 2016 Western Australian Study in Children’s Book Reading were analysed to determine children’s level of access to devices with eReading capability, and their frequency of use of these devices in relation to their recreational book reading frequency. Respondents were found to generally underutilise devices for reading purposes, even when they were daily book readers. In addition, access to mobile phones was associated with reading infrequency. It was also found that reading frequency was less when children had access to a greater range of these devices.

    #lecture #livre_numérique #enfants

  • Facebook Discloses Another Metrics Mishap Affecting Publishers

    Several media companies experienced traffic shortfalls exceeding 10% due to error Facebook continued its series of metrics mishaps, disclosing in a blog post Friday that it undercounted traffic from some publishers who posted content to its Instant Articles platform. ComScore, a measurement firm that has partnered with the social media giant, said mobile traffic from iPhone users was being undercounted from Sept. 20 to Nov. 30, while traffic from Android devices and iPads wasn’t impacted. (...)

    #Facebook #Twitter #publicité


  • Voilà où mènent certaines pubs de journaux/magazines US :

    Here Is How I Made The Woman Of My Dreams Obsess Over Me and
    BEG to Be My Girlfriend...

    Le seul mot en majuscule et sur fond jaune, c’est pour bien souligner que le truc important de l’histoire, c’est que la femme de tes rêves te supplie d’être ta petite amie. On se contente plus d’un filtre d’amour, le top du fantasme pour nous c’est d’être des sortes de produits Apple trop chers pour nos âmes sœurs...

    Je mets toutes les pubs proposées sur la page, et je graisse :

    - How To Make Women Beg To Be Your Girlfriend
    – 3 Simple Steps To Get Any Woman To Obsess Over You
    – She Can’t Resist A Man Who Does This 1 Thing...
    – Simple Trick To Make Anyone Your Girlfriend
    – Les Nouveaux iPads Peuvent Être Achété Pour Moins De €50
    – The Way To Capture His Heart And Keep Him
    – New Multi-Vitamin Stops Grey Hair
    – Weird Trick To Make Women Obsess Over You

    • J’avais pas lu l’intro de la méthode...

      Christian went on to explain that after a LOT of research he discovered that the secret to intense female attraction is found in trashy romance novels like 50 Shades Of Gray. He called the discovery of what women really want an “Obsession Story.” He said all women are born with this “Obsession Story” biologically programmed into their brains.

  • L.A. school district ditches iPad curriculum, seeks refund from Apple

    The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator.

    #éducation #pearson #apple

  • iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets

    RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept.


    By targeting essential security keys used to encrypt data stored on Apple’s devices, the researchers have sought to thwart the company’s attempts to provide mobile security to hundreds of millions of Apple customers across the globe. Studying both “physical” and “non-invasive” techniques, U.S. government-sponsored research has been aimed at discovering ways to decrypt and ultimately penetrate Apple’s encrypted firmware. This could enable spies to plant malicious code on Apple devices and seek out potential vulnerabilities in other parts of the iPhone and iPad currently masked by encryption.


    The security researchers also claimed they had created a modified version of Apple’s proprietary software development tool, Xcode, which could sneak surveillance backdoors into any apps or programs created using the tool. Xcode, which is distributed by Apple to hundreds of thousands of developers, is used to create apps that are sold through Apple’s App Store.

    It remains unclear how intelligence agencies would get developers to use the poisoned version of Xcode.


    The revelations that the CIA has waged a secret campaign to defeat the security mechanisms built into Apple’s devices come as Apple and other tech giants are loudly resisting pressure from senior U.S. and U.K. government officials to weaken the security of their products. Law enforcement agencies want the companies to maintain the government’s ability to bypass security tools built into wireless devices.

  • “App maker Open Whisper Systems took an important step in this direction today with the release of a major new version of its Signal encrypted calling app for iPhones and iPads. The new version, Signal 2.0, folds in support for encrypted text messages using a protocol called TextSecure, meaning users can communicate using voice and text while remaining confident nothing can be intercepted in transit over the internet.”

    En gros, c’est #TextSecure pour les joujous Apple comme l’iPhone.

    #cryptographie #vie_privée (poke @MmeMichu)

    • Cool, bonne nouvelle ! Seulement, j’arrive pas à avoir la confirmation, mais il me semble que Signal n’a pas de fonction SMS. C’est uniquement over internet . Ce qui n’est pas un problème en soi, mais rompt la compatibilité avec TextSecure si TextSecure n’est pas utilisé avec Google Play Service. Et comme TextSecure bascule sur du SMS automatiquement s’il n’y a pas d’accès internet ou si GCM n’est pas disponible, ça risque éventuellement de mettre un peu le bazar. Je sais pas comment tout ça est géré. Enfin, peu importe, Signal est une excellente nouvelle et se pose en une véritable alternative à WhatsApp.

      Et je crois avoir lu quelque part qu’à terme, OpenWhisper System proposera Signal aussi sur Android (en regroupant donc TextSecure et RedPhone sous une même application et au même nom que sous iOS).

      Prochaine étape : se libérer des solutions push de Google et d’Apple. Et enfin, mettre en place un « repository » F-Droid.

    • On peut aussi aller lire où Frederic Jacobs d’OpenWhisper System explique sa vision des choses :

      “Demander aux utilisateurs de choisir entre l’effort de la sécurité et la facilité d’utilisation n’est pas un choix. Le monde de la sécurité a besoin de belles applications utilisables. Or, le chiffrement en soi n’est pas un futur ni une caractéristique”.

      Jacobs veut mettre au point un prototype qui montre que cet idéal est néanmoins possible. Qu’on peut concevoir des outils qui soient pensés pour l’utilisateur tout en leur offrant une sécurité maximum.

    • Ah ben voilà, pour éviter le problème de compatibilité avec TextSecure, il suffit de supprimer le support des SMS/MMS chiffrés de TextSecure :
      Saying goodbye to encrypted SMS/MMS

      Avec d’autres bons arguments quand même. Je retiens en particulier :

      SMS and MMS are a security disaster. They leak all possible metadata 100% of the time to thousands of cellular carriers worldwide. It’s common to think of SMS/MMS as being “offline” or “peer to peer,” but the truth is that SMS/MMS messages are still processed by servers–the servers are just controlled by the telcos. We don’t want the state-run telcos in Saudi, Iran, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Egypt, Cuba, USA, etc… to have direct access to the metadata of TextSecure users in those countries or anywhere else.

      Ainsi que :

      It’s common for people in the US and Europe to assume that SMS is the accessible option for people in the global south, but the truth is just the opposite. It’s primarily just the US and parts of Europe that have affordable/unlimited SMS plans. For the most part, the global south is hungry for overlay services that they can use instead of SMS, precisely because SMS is so expensive in those places. Just look at the places where market penetration of overlay services like Viber, Line, and WhatsApp have been the highest. The phrase “WhatsApp number” has even replaced the phrase “phone number” in many parts of south america.

      Et pour finir :

      [I]n conjunction with removing support for encrypted SMS/MMS, we’ll simultaneously move to a model of handling message delivery ourselves – relying on GCM only for a wakeup event.

  • New San Francisco billboard warns workers they’ll be replaced by iPads if they demand a fair wage | PandoDaily

    So who the hell pays for billboards threatening waitstaff with redundancy if they demand a living wage? A bit of digging and clicking reveals that the campaign is backed by Employment Policies Institute, the conservative lobbying group which regularly campaigns on behalf of the restaurant industry.

    #travail #salaire #californie #ipad #robotisation (vu sur nettime-l)

  • CSS Media Queries for iPads & iPhones | Stephen Gilbert

    Many times I’ve had to design #responsive websites targeting specific devices with CSS media queries, and not just base the break points from the site’s content. Because of this, I’ve ended up with a somewhat large list of CSS #media_queries for typical devices over the past year or two.

    I’ve posted these media queries to help designers & developers save some time searching. I’ll continue adding to the list as Apple (or another company that can sell a significant amount of products) releases them.


  • Apple to name-and-shame suppliers of ‘conflict minerals’ 13/02/14

    #Apple is extending its supply chain clean up beyond Chinese factories and into African mines, using name-and-shame tactics to cut the amount of “conflict minerals” that end up in its iPhones and iPads.
    As it touts fresh improvements to working conditions in the factories that produce its devices, the world’s most valuable technology company is now combining its might in electronics-component purchasing and marketing to pressure smelters to make their sourcing more ethical.

    Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice-president of operations, told the Financial Times that last month was the first time it was able to verify that none of the tantalum used in capacitors and resistors in its devices had come from mines in conflict regions.
    It is now urging “conflict-free” audits for gold, tin and tungsten suppliers by publishing a list of all its suppliers’ smelters and their compliance with ethical sourcing guidelines every quarter.

    #matières_premières #tech_companies #transparence

  • Tablet Usability: Findings from User Research

    We’ve tested several generations of big and small iPads, as well as many models of Android tablets (including the Kindle Fire) and some Windows tablets (including Microsoft Surface). We found that most websites are fairly usable on tablets and need only limited adjustments to suit this environment. (In contrast, using websites on mobile phones requires many more design changes to accommodate the smaller screens.)

    Not surprisingly, when we asked people how they use their tablets, web browsing was universally mentioned as a top activity.

    Although tablet-specific applications have plenty of usability flaws, the problems are mainly the same as those that plague traditional application design: difficult features, a mismatch with user workflow, and poor instructions that people don’t read.

    #ergonomie #webdesign

  • Les iPhones et les iPads désormais interdits aux USA :

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued a limited import ban and a cease and desist order for some iPhones and iPads, following a patent infringement battle with Samsung.

    Quelque chose me dit que Barack Obama, qui a reçu d’Apple 300.000 dollars pour sa campagne, mettra son veto à cette décision. On parie ?

  • Signalé par ma belle-sœur sur Facebook, ces deux photos de l’accueil du Pape par la foule romaine, en 2005 et en 2013.

    A sea of technology: These astonishing images show Pope Francis has ushered in a new era - as iPads, camera phones and other tablets replaced the traditional Rome welcome

    Faudrait que ça cesse, cette habitude détestable de ne plus regarder avec ses yeux et de tout tout tout filmer avec son putain de smartphone.

  • Feudal Security

    Some of us have pledged our allegiance to Google: We have Gmail accounts, we use Google Calendar and Google Docs, and we have Android phones. Others have pledged allegiance to Apple: We have Macintosh laptops, iPhones, and iPads; and we let iCloud automatically synchronize and back up everything. Still others of us let Microsoft do it all. Or we buy our music and e-books from Amazon, which keeps records of what we own and allows downloading to a Kindle, computer, or phone. Some of us have pretty much abandoned e-mail altogether … for Facebook.

    These vendors are becoming our feudal lords, and we are becoming their vassals. We might refuse to pledge allegiance to all of them — or to a particular one we don’t like. Or we can spread our allegiance around. But either way, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to not pledge allegiance to at least one of them.