April 9th, 2014 View comments

Thrilled with the news from T-Mobile this morning about their new (additional?) introductory $40 Simple Starter plan. I’m currently on the $50 Simple Choice plan which includes 1GB of data and unlimited text and calls. About a month ago, they bumped the data allotment from the original 500mb. Since I rarely surpass 300mb of data each month, today’s announcement means I can return to my regular 500mb plan and save $10. 

Under T-Mobile’s Simple Starter plan, a customer loses data access at 500 MB. Once a customer gets near the 500 MB limit, a message pops up offering the ability to pay for additional data. A customer can pay $5 for an additional 500 MB for the day, or $10 for 1 GB to be used over the next week.

One of the biggest difference with this new $40 plan is how T-Mobile handles your data cap limit. On Simple Choice, your data speeds are “throttled”. Practically speaking, you can’t do anything at this speed. You’re better served searching for your nearest Wi-fi hotspot. 

Today’s Simple Starter plan will instead prompt you to buy additional data. I only wish that it would allow you to use this purchased data until the end of the billing period, rather than expire in 1 day or 1 week. 

April 8th, 2014 View comments

Too often we hesitate to stray from our first idea, or from what we already know. But the solution isn’t necessarily what is in front of us, or what has worked in the past. For example, if we cling to fossil fuels as the best and only energy source, we’re doomed. My introduction to design challenged me to take a new approach today, and every day after.

Fantastic article from Biz Stone.

April 5th, 2014 View comments 3 notes

Godzilla will either be the best monster film since Pacific Rim or this year’s most over-hyped film. I’m hoping it’s the former.

April 4th, 2014 View comments
“Start your company because you want to change the world, and the rest is gravy.”

Aaron Levie, CEO & Founder of Box (via Quora)

April 4th, 2014 View comments
April 3rd, 2014 View comments

In the early 80s, Susan Kare was a pixel art pioneer at Apple. Today, she continues to dazzle.

Fascinating interview with one of the original designers at Apple. 

March 28th, 2014 View comments
March 26th, 2014 View comments

There is stock photography…and then there is stock footage.

March 23rd, 2014 View comments 1 note

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March 18th, 2014 View comments

This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I’ve read about Apple. It fails to capture Apple, Steve, or anyone else in the company. Apple has over 85,000 employees that come to work each day to do their best work, to create the world’s best products, to put their mark in the universe and leave it better than they found it. This has been the heart of Apple from day one and will remain at the heart for decades to come. I am very confident about our future. We’ve always had many doubters in our history. They only make us stronger.

Tim Cook packing some fiery words again!