Backdoors and surveillance mechanisms in iOS devices – StumbleUpon. Its probably easier to just print this out, but it has lots of good information. Apparently Apple isn’t as secure as we are lead to believe.
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other: Sherry Turkle: 9780465031467: Amazon.com: Books. This book delights as well as confuses. I liked the stories, but I didn’t like how the evidence doesn’t prove her point. While it is obvious she is intelligent and capable, it felt callous the way that she used people in her studies with the robots. One is left with the impression that she did more harm than good to her subjects. More importantly, this doesn’t offer any solutions. This book is a starting point, but like most academics prefers to ask questions than try to answer them.
The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business: Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen: 9780307957139: Amazon.com: Books. Avoid. I don’t know where to start with this. Ok here are a few words: tedious, obvious, wordy, simplistic, insulting, arrogant, advertisement. If you don’t mind those, please read this.
The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care: 9780465025503: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com. Generally I liked this book. There were two main concerns I had with it.
1. He wrote for an audience that had some medical expertise. There were many things I didn’t understand, and I think you would ideally need to be a premed student to understand everything.
2. He made some surprising errors like saying Microsoft Live/Blackberries were examples of cutting edge technology. Not for quite a while. He is better than most doctors his age, but still isn’t as cutting edge as would benefit his arguments.
Mavericks: Outlook 2011 forgets passwords. | Apple Support Communities. This is a great solution. Thanks Mac2G.
Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating: Andrew Weil: 9780060959586: Amazon.com: Books. Avoid this book. First he tries to establish credibility by using advanced medical concepts and science to prove his point. This is beyond the interest of 90% of people. That should have been a footnote. Second, he tries to maintain neutrality but he doesn’t. I don’t agree that avoiding carbs is impossible. What is the value of eating low dense nutritional foods like cupcakes? This is just an excuse to eat whatever you want, regardless of the consequences. Third, he wrote as though you were a medical/biology student. This is dense reading and you have to be a hardcore health nut to read this.