The weekend offers opportunities to turn our backs on screens and spend some time away from the digital world. Our authors happen to often work 24/7 though, and the news usually breaks on the same schedule.
In the news
- Apple placed a new version of its apology to Samsung on its UK website. But it wouldn’t be Apple if it didn’t hide the apology with a simple script so it can’t be seen without scrolling.
- LG plans to sell new Nexus 4 phones to retailers for much higher prices than Google offers to consumers directly, according to a Spanish Phone House.
- Researchers discovered an SMS phishing vulnerability in most of Android versions, through which messages’ senders can be faked.
- Twitter is now “withholding” copyright infringing tweets instead of deleting them.
Some good reads
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These longer pieces are good to read and think about over lunch and after work. Make sure you visit the comments section to take part in the discussion.
- Are wearable computers and bio-implants the future of mobile?
- Hofstadter’s Law and yarn bombs: How to keep your brain from underestimating task time.
- The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers.
- 7 half-truths, lies and fallacies that productivity gurus tell.
And from elsewhere
- As Power and Subways Return to New York, Normalcy Is Still a Long Way Off [AllThingsD]
- The 20 Most Innovative People In Democracy 2012 [TechCrunch]
- Google Casts a Big Shadow on Smaller Web Sites [The New York Times]
- Apple paid only 1.9 percent income tax on $36.8 billion in earnings outside US in fiscal 2012 [Washington Post]
- For The First Time Ever, iPhone Owner Loyalty Declines [Tom’s Hardware]
- Born to be breached: the worst passwords are still the most common [ArsTechnica]
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