Has App Privacy Gone Too Far?

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Microphone Permission iOS 7

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine about technology and the impact it’s had on our privacy. He shared his concern about the way people are sharing almost everything about themselves on the web with little concern. I could sense he was looking to me for a counter argument.

There are plenty of ways technology can benefit us without the need to divulge all our secrets. However, there are cases where the more information you share about yourself, the more useful technology can be to you. This is a trade off we make and it should always be up to us what information we’re willing to share.

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Tech for the Car

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iOttie Easy Flex 2

Driving home from work today, I noticed three people using their mobile phones in the car illegally. Texting while stopped at traffic lights or talking while driving, this was in the space of 20 minutes.

I’ve recently purchased a few items that have not only made my daily commute more enjoyable, but also safer.

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Why I returned the Hard Graft Flat Pack for 15″ Retina MacBook Pro

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flatpack-heritage-1

This post was originally going to be my review of the Hard Graft Flat Pack for 15″ Retina MacBook Pro. I’m not sure I used the bag long enough to warrant this being called a review, but at £235, the Flat Pack is an expensive bit of kit and I would like to have known a little more about it before I went ahead with the purchase.

A review by Ben Brooks praising this very product spurred me to write this post. This is an expensive product and most people will (should) do some research before biting the bullet. Ben mentions what he calls, “minor sticking points…” that in my opinion are major.

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