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Replace iPad in this article with TV, or Xbox, or computer. I guess none of those devices are meant for kids either. https://davedelong.com/blog/2018/04/06/if-ipads-were-meant-for-kids

 

“Open” Google

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Listening to TWiT the past week or so and they’ve been talking a lot about the Apple education event, and making a lot of comparisons to Google. Leo would consistently talk about how Google is more “open” and Apple is closed. One person during one of the shows (I can’t recall which) even said Chromebooks were better because they could have developers make web apps, but iPads required iOS developers. Did they forget that iPads have Safari?

And on the topic of Google being “open”, I don’t think that word means what you think it means. Google has done a good job convincing everyone that they’re “open”, but they really aren’t. If Google were really open, you’d be able to develop a 3rd party Google Docs client and collaborate with people using the 1st party Google Docs app. What Leo really seems to be saying is Google has more cross platform apps, but cross platform does not equal open. That would be like saying an email provider that only allowed you to email other people on their service is open as long as they made apps for all the major platforms.  

This isn’t to say Google hasn’t contributed a lot to the open source community, they have, but so has Apple

I guess all of this is to say cross platform <> open.

 

Still no iMessages in iCloud?

 

If you want to learn a bit more about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica fiasco, listen to today's episode of The Daily https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/podcasts/the-daily/cambridge-analytica-facebook-data.html

 

Valerie is playing with her Rapunzel dolls, they’re currently flying around the family room with their jet packs 🚀

 
 

I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for over a year as my primary search engine and I find it to be every bit as good as Google - https://www.quora.com/Why-should-I-use-DuckDuckGo-instead-of-Google

 

That’s pretty awesome! https://youtu.be/zq07ZFMvo-c

 

Let’s go Canada! 🇨🇦 vs 🇺🇸 🏒

 
 

So now that I’m finished Secret Wars, what other Marvel books should I move on to? Right now I’m thinking All-New Wolverine and Mighty Thor look good.

 

Finally finished reading Secret Wars. I've got to say, Marvel Unlimited is pretty great, especially on an iPad 💥


 

These look pretty cool https://youtu.be/P3Bd3HUMkyU

 
 

Happy new year 🎉

 

The Last Jedi was good, really good!

 

Girls are watching classic Disney Christmas cartoons on YouTube and laughing hysterically.

 
 

Spent the evening trying to get the $60, 10 GB deal from Fido tonight. After an hour waiting in the store, I decided to give up and go back tomorrow morning to try again. Fido’s systems are completely hosed right now. Their website, phone lines, and apparently even their internal systems are slow or offline completely.

 

‪.@Bell is trying to censor the Internet again & break by introducing a mandatory website blocking system. Speak out now! https://act.openmedia.org/StopBellCensorship