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Where do you stand on digital books?

Since it’s the day after a holiday, I’m thinking maybe a conversation instead of straightforward advice will help us ease back into the week. Today, I’m putting a little mental energy into figuring out where I stand on digital books. As far as I am concerned, digital books and the devices that we use to read them — smartphones, Kindles, Nooks and other digital readers — are super convenient and reduce physical clutter...

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Tales of Latency: Cyber Monday Catastrophe

The following is based on a true story. The names have been omitted, and the places and times changed to protect those who suffered from slow internet. Everything was all set. A hot cup of coffee was sitting next to the keyboard, the entire family’s wish lists were laid out in front of the monitor, and the store accounts had been set up days ago with multiple credit cards inputted into each one. All that was left to handle was the...

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SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2014—Common Apple app rejections, upcoming Android Wear features, and keeping the Internet open and free

The most common issues that cause apps to get rejected by Apple For developers wondering why their application was rejected from the Apple App Store, the company has published the most common reason apps get rejected. “Before you develop your app, it’s important to become familiar with the technical, content and design criteria that we use to review all apps,” the company wrote on its website. The most common app rejections...

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FutureStack14: What To Expect [Video]

Still deciding whether or not to attend FutureStack this year? Well, come on now. There are plenty of excellent reasons to attend. We’ve got a stellar lineup of speakers (including data nerds from Airbnb, Bleacher Report, Etsy, GitHub, Adobe, and more), the historic Fort Mason Center as a venue, a killer kickoff party (details TBA very soon!), and the chance to network with 1,000+ data lovers just like you. If you want to get a...

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Auto-Delete Emails Received While On Vacation? Not Without Knowing Their Lifespan

I’m back from summer vacation with the kids and getting back into the swing of work. I didn’t check email at all during the vacation, so there’s quite a pile of it I’m working through. Ironically, one of those emails was a pointer to a New York Times editorial called “Giving Email a Holiday“. It seems the nice folks at Daimler have provided workers an option to auto-delete any emails received during vacation with a nice...