Tech behemoths battle to wall off podcasting

Aside from the news up in Minnesota other things are happening in the world and what happened today that has implications for free speech. Apple announced Apple Podcast Subscriptions. The purpose is to compete with Spotify and some of the latest upstarts in the podcast space. This has free...

What trick does Google have up its sleeve?

The headline reads, “Google to Stop Selling Ads Based on Your Specific Web Browsing”. Do you believe that? I don’t. I believe that they have reached such ad space dominance that they’ve found a way to crush competitors. Their only concern is squeezing more dollars from connecting users to...

Survey on podcasts

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What’s the deal with Android tablets?

Why on God’s green Earth is there such a dearth of Android based tablets? I need a new one. One that has a decent processor and runs the latest version of Android. The problem I’m facing is that they don’t exist and I want to know why? Can it...

Election interference is real… and it seems to be Google

I have never clicked on the vote reminders from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Prior to the election all those services annoyed me to no end with prompts about the election. Turns out maybe I should have checked this out because Google, at the very least, has been subtly...

Google antitrust suit… does it matter?

I use DuckDuckGo for search most of the time, Dropbox for my cloud storage, and I’ve recently moved to Microsoft Edge for my web browser. There are choices out there if you’re willing to look and switch. I also use Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Photos, Google Maps, and an...

Apple just eviscerated the competition

I predict there will be no Pixel 6. What is the point? Google obviously is bored with being in the phone hardware business and has chosen to not compete. Just a few years ago Google and the Pixel line of phones were superior in photography and did so at...

Pixel phones have jumped the shark

Google has released a phone that seems to increasingly be designed by committee in some misguided effort to hit some sweet spot of a middle of the road consumer. The new phone uses an old chip that is a non-starter and the camera is no longer top of the...

YouTube Music Review

Google is at it once again. For some unknown reason, later this year, they are deprecating Google Play Music (GPM) for YouTube Music (YM). What the hell is wrong with this company? They always feel the need to fix things that aren’t broken or to kill off products. I’ve...

Google continues down the path to shitty search

I stopped using Google for my everyday search a long time ago. As the years rolled on I started to find that their search engine was trying to be too smart. I use Gmail and an Android phone and increasingly my search results were either what Google’s algorithm thought...