Michael McConnell, January 14, 2013
We’re not just reporting the news here at Macgasm, we’re also reading it. Here are some stories we thought you would find interesting. We recommend checking them out, it’s a pretty great list:
- Consumers pay the hidden costs for the ‘free’ app ecosystem -The Verge, An examination of the economics of free and paid apps for users and developers.
- CES: Worse Products Through Software -Hypercritical, The newly podcastless nitpicker-in-chief explains bad software is what makes the hardware at CES less exciting.
- How RCA Lost the LCD -iEEE Spectrum, The story of RCA’s early lead in LCD technology and its eventual loss due to corporate politics and mismanagement.
- 1998’s most intriguing OS, 15 years later: Hands-on with Haiku alpha 4 -Ars Technica, The alternate reality OS X, Be OS, became an open source project after its demise. Ars takes it for a test drive.
- The Looming Coffee Apocalypse – One Thirty Seven, The headline is hyperbole, but the Arabica bean is under threat due to climate change.
- Do You Need Mac Antivirus Software in 2013? – Tidbits, An in-depth look at malware and antivirus on the Mac in 2013.
- A Data Crusader, a Defendant and Now, a Cause – New York Times, A sad look at the recent suicide of Aaron Swartz, the 26 year-old hackers, co-founder of Reddit, RSS creator, and Demand Progress.
Are there any stories we missed? Let us know in the comments.Follow @macgasm