Android is winning the battle but losing the war

All smart phone users are equal, but some are more equal than others. If you’re a mobile advertiser or app developer, the average iOS user is way more attractive than the comparable Android user. This is why Twitter, the BBC and Marco Arment develop for iOS first; not because they’re hapless fanbois, not even Marco....


The Most Remote Musical Events in the World

How far would you go to hear great music? Would you take a half-day ferry trip to reach a remote Arctic island where the sun is up almost all day? Would you cross the Sahara Desert, spend the night in camel-hide tent and risk getting stung by white desert scorpions? The world’s most remote events...


Stop complaining about the lack of women in tech

The gender debate has been going on for years across all walks of life, but recently there seems to have been an increase in focus on gender disparity in the tech and science industries. Yahoo’s appointing of Marissa Mayer as CEO, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement and the rise of groups like Black Girls Cod...


Penguins, Strongbad and a Warning From History – Friday Funnies 36

Another Friday, another collection of laugh-inducing internet ware for you all. This week, we explored whose problem it is that we’re drowning in content (hint: not yours), the parasite that’s taken up residence within Android and how the Benjamin Franklin Effect could be making you stay in a job that you hate. Worry about yourself When...


The Benjamin Franklin Effect and why you need to quit your job before it’s too late

There’s something you should know. Your brain is reactive, and your moral values are pliable. Your actions influence your beliefs. If you’re sticking it out in a job where you’re not happy, you had better hightail it out of there before your brain has time to rewire the way you think about it. Because it...


Too Much Content Is Not Your Problem

It’s pretty common nowadays to hear people discussing (or, more often, lamenting) the ‘content deluge’ of today’s web. We have too many choices, too much content to consume and we’re feeling guilty about not keeping up. Content is coming at us from every angle and we’re drowning. But are we? Really? Let me posit an...


A Parasite Has Taken Up Residence Within Android

Yeah, yeah. So an army of fandroids hated Facebook Home enough to try to murder it on Google Play, with thousands of one and two star reviews. A typical response: This sort of smackdown outnumbered four and five star blowjobs by more than 2:1. Meh. Facebook Home will never be reviewed on iTunes, because A...


How to win all the awards (and more) – Friday Funnies Episode 35

As usual, we’ve had a big week at Attendly. After launching into public beta last week, we followed up today with an anatomy of our results for the week. Plus, we debunked seven myths about the programmer’s brain and took a look at the real issue with EA’s Sim City debacle. We love to...


Anatomy of a Startup One Week After Launch

Our entire business is built on the idea that people can be trusted to do the right thing. It’s part of the reason why we let our customers set their own price. We have resellers where it makes sense to allow them to set the economics of the relationship, but we extend the philosophy to...


Debunking The Myths About The Programmer’s Brain

The brain is fascinating. It’s complex and powerful, and despite the best efforts of neuroscientists, so much of it is still unknown. Too often, folk neuroscience or simply brain-related words are used to sell us products or ideas without any real basis. This is how we get far-reaching myths about our brains and how they...