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Entries from March 2014

10 apps the BBC should make

March 27th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Over the years, the BBC — which started as a radio service — has chosen to move into new, risky platforms including television, home computing, and the internet. It’s safe to say that we’re all quite happy with how those ventures turned out, so my question is, why stop there? The BBC should raise its [...]

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Perfection, Quantified

March 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I am too lazy to be a good self-quantifier. And yet I persist. I have a Fitbit activity tracker that automatically syncs with the internet whenever I’m near my laptop. For a while it gave me the intense satisfaction of routinely topping the step counts of my friends, reported on Fitbit’s website, until [...]

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A Proposal for Managing In-App Spending

March 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

This year, the European Union’s Consumer Protection Cooperation network, the EU Justice Minister, and the UK’s Office of Fair Trading have all expressed concerns about consumers being confused or misled about in-app spending; particularly on freemium games, and games aimed at children.
Their recommendations include developers providing better information about the true costs involved in freemium games, [...]

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