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.