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AT&T Locks Apple SIM to Their Network

Apple support document: Using Apple SIM, you can choose from different cellular carriers and their various programs. The data plans vary by carrier. For instance, in the United States, you can choose a domestic plan from either Sprint or T-Mobile and also pick an alternate plan from the other carrier as needed. Show More Summary

Do online shoppers still care about brands?

by Mike Moran Conventional wisdom says that shoppers do not care about brands anymore. Retailers lament that brand loyalty is dead--that customers just search for products now instead of coming to their websites. Where once shoppers cared about Sears, Macy's, or dozens of other names, now they don't care where they buy from. Show More Summary

Planning a New Website? Don't Launch It Until You Do This

by Mike Fleming Can you imagine how happy your website users would be if they were always able to complete the tasks they came for easily and efficiently? Can you imagine how your bottom line would be affected? A major problem with the...Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Sends 100,000 New Users to “Free” VPN

This week The Pirate Bay replaced its frontpage logo to promote a new VPN service, driving 100,000 new customers to the startup. FrootVPN currently offers its services for free, but admits that this may not last forever. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Retired Scene Groups Return to Honor Fallen Member

Several Warez Scene groups have come out of retirement to honor a fallen friend. ZENiTH, SLT, Lz0 and MiDNiGHT all made a unique release over the weekend to pay homage to Goolum, an active and highly valued member of the Scene. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Microsoft: We’ve Always Had Freemium, It’s Called Piracy

New comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggest that luring people in with zero-cost products is of great interest to the company. However, while services such as OneDrive are free with premium options by design, Nadella says Microsoft has long had a freemium business model, but one that was forced upon it by pirates. Show More Summary

Markua

Leanpub: Markua is a superset of almost all of Markdown that has a strictly defined mapping to book and documentation concepts and that generates PDF, EPUB, MOBI and HTML. I love these “start with Markdown and build something new on top of it” projects. ?

Amazon Fire TV Triples App Selection

As of Oct. 24, the Amazon Fire TV has more than 600 apps available, including some of 2014's most popular adventure games.

A Stitch in Time

Today’s Cool Site of the Day is a Stitch in Time, a very cool view into the history of female textile workers in central Pennsylvania. (@LycomingCollege). See Historic photographs, animation, a local map and timeline, and more…great glimpse into a specific time and place. Show More Summary

‘You’re My Favorite Client’

Speaking of Mike Monteiro and excellent writing, he’s got a new book. I read it this week, and it’s just great, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen another book on this topic: a book for clients and employers on how to hire and work with designers. Show More Summary

Zoe Saldana's new AOL webseries accidentally honors the wrong woman

This series will indirectly be a big thank-you to all those moms and dads whose kids may not have starred in Avatar but still went above and beyond.

Layer Tennis: DKNG vs. DDL

I’m in the commentator booth for today’s Layer Tennis match, a tag-team match between Dan Kuklken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios in Los Angeles, and Billy Baumann and Graham Erwin from Delicious Design League in Chicago. Check out...Show More Summary

The Guardian: ‘How Whisper App Tracks “Anonymous” Users’

Paul Lewis and Dominic Rushe, reporting for The Guardian: Approached for comment last week, Whisper said it “does not follow or track users”. The company added that the suggestion it was monitoring people without their consent, in an...Show More Summary

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