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GDPR: Let the browsers get cookie control!

I know. GDPR. It’s boring. I tend to view it in another way, though. GDPR is a good opportunity to raise a lot of the issues around privacy in the vast internet world. Every, well managed, website has introduced some sort of cookie consent mechanism. Putting aside the obvious benefits of putting more control in the hands of website visitors, I don’t believe this is the right approach. It has a significant impact on experience, and requires a lot of effort to manage consent holistically in a complex environment like the internet. What are the alternatives, and what role web browsers play in this? Continue reading

Why my next device will, probably, be an Apple product again

I bought my first Apple product back in 2008. It was a MacBook for business and personal use. Since then, I have been using more and more Apple devices, and I am really happy with them. This is why. Continue reading

How technology changed our everyday life (a 35 year comparison)

The transformation of our everyday life in the last few decades has been significant. Young kids are born in a world very different than we were their age. Let’s review some of these changes, mainly those that were triggered by technology. Continue reading

Podcasts are all the buzz

During the last few weeks I have tried a new “thing”, for me anyway: podcasts. I can easily say that now is part of my weekly routine. Part-information, part-fun, it has become a really easy way to get on top of news, current world issues and wider discussion points. Continue reading

Voice assistants are not smart. They’re just voices.

Alexa, Siri, Google, Cortana. A nice bunch of friendly assistants who are ready and waiting to serve at your command, within reason. This, not so, new technology has raised expectations and arguments that the once-imagined futuristic world is now happening. Are they, though, as smart as they seem or any smart at all? Continue reading

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