Cisco’s Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update – “Last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly twelve times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Average smartphone usage grew 81 percent in 2012. Android is now higher than iPhone levels of data use.”
Power and the Internet essay by Bruce Schneier as a response to Edge’s annual question, “What *Should* We Be Worried About?”
Report on the activity of companies in the WebKit project – “it has evolved from a project clearly driven by Apple … to the current situation, with Google leading the top contributors … it is also noteworthy how the diversity of the project is increasing, with new players starting to show a significant activity.”
Apple Core Rot: Introduction – “OS X is degrading into a base for an entertainment platform. As it stands, the trend is entirely downhill for serious work … Core operating system quality is declining as resources are diverted to software development in more profitable lines: iPhone, iPad, iHaveNoRealWorkToDo products. Apple forgets its history and leaves it core professional base twisting in the wind.” (Reader comments)
Put Alan Turing on the next £10 note – petition that I’ve signed. It seems more useful to make people aware of his work and the circumstances behind his death than issue some meaningless posthumous “sorry”.