[Article] iTunes is dead

Apple may be getting rid of iTunes, according to the Rolling Stone article below. My thoughts? ITunes, along with any other apple program I’ve ever tried to run, has crashed every computer I’ve ever had…especially among various radio stations in the Mid Atlantic region. *sigh* Good times…the end of an era indeed. See you on the other side of the Jordan, iTunes.

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[Reblog] The 4 Biggest Things Samsung Just Announced — TIME Magazine

Welcome to 2019. This is the type of news I want to hear. Just when you thought you’d arrived…you and your smart watches. You and your $1000 iphones can just pay attention to the new Samsung specs.

During its annual Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung unleashed a bounty of new smartphones and other gadgets, including a pricey foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Buds (a rival to Apple’s wireless AirPod earbuds), and the Galaxy Fit, a fitness band. Here are the four biggest announcements from Samsung’s 2019 Unpacked event. The…

via A Foldable Smartphone, AirPod Rivals, and More. These Are the 4 Biggest Things Samsung Just Announced — TIME

[Article] Market analytics: Figuring out how much cash million-dollar Android app makers really make

Happy Thursday, Happy 420 for all the chiefers. In any event, I was recently chopping it up with my tech savvy buddies on if app makers actually make any cash. Here’s a great article giving you there spin on things. Check it out.

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[Gaming] Atari Smartwatch

Gamers unite and rejoice as one! Gameband revealed their plans for what I know as the first gaming smartwatch and I couldn’t be more excited. As a kid, one of the first watches I ever received was a Super Mario game watch that I couldn’t beat. I didn’t know I loved it so much until the battery died.  Mine looks exactly like this guy on the right.

mario

In any event, check out the article on the Atari watch and visit Gameband’s kickstarter here.

[Article]You Don’t Have to Live in Silicon Valley to Succeed in Tech

This article from Black Enterprise gives my heart joy. Sure Silicon Valley is tech staple, BUT who says the next Steve Jobs isn’t right here in Baltimore, Maryland? This is a great read for a Friday and I hope it brings you all inspiration. Check out the article here and salute the author Sequoia Blodgett, founder of 7AM.

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How To Avoid Malware on your smart device

Over the course of the last few weeks I’ve come across text messages from different contacts that contained spam links. Luckily, the anti virus program on my phone blocked the links and let me know they contained malware.  As a victim of random computer viruses over the years, I’ve learned a few things about cyber security. From time to time, you’ll find this blog featuring new ways to secure your data from mobile phones to desktops. Molly Mclaughlin, a tech expert, did a great piece on how to detect which apps are safe to use and what to do in the future. Check it out here