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Archive for October, 2015

  • Oct 30, 2015
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Siri won’t answer some questions if you’re not subscribed to Apple Music

    30 October 2015 – A Tweet from Tom Conrad has highlighted an issue with Apple’s Siri digital assistant. When asked certain questions about music, Siri refuses to answer unless you subscribe to Apple Music. Instead of falling back to a web search for the information, Siri tells the user that it cannot respond due to the lack of […]


  • Oct 18, 2015
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In battle with ad blockers, ad industry fesses up to alienating users

  18 October 2015 – In a post on the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) website Thursday, Scott Cunningham, senior vice president of technology of IAB and general manager of its Tech Lab, issued what amounts to an apology for “[losing] track of the user experience” and called on advertisers “to do better.” But based on a detailed report that explores […]


  • Oct 17, 2015
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Is Amazon harming the E-reader category?

  17 October 2015 – There is an interesting piece from TeleRead which argues that Amazon is doing harm to the e-reader category of devices it helped create. The company has been aggressively pushing adoption of its Kindle Fire brand of tablets, dropping the price for the cheapest model down to $50. Compare that to the […]


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