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Might subscriptions be the best option for tech news?
May 28, 2015 | 8:00 am

Not long after I posted my essay about how hard it is to make any money blogging, Bloomberg View has an article showing that even the major tech industry blogs face the same problem. Noting that Kara Swisher and Walter Mossberg’s Re/Code just sold itself to The Verge operator Vox Media after only 18 months, Bloomberg columnist Katie Benner suggests that the subscription or paywall model might be a better strategy for tech news sites in the long run. According to the article, Re/Code is only able to pull in 1.5 million unique views per month—not enough to satisfy...

Apple working on security flaw that allows passwords to be easily reset
March 23, 2013 | 11:00 am

AppleApple is working on a security vulnerability in its cloud services. The flaw could allow malicious users to reset Apple ID and passwords, according to The Verge. Apple is working on the problem and has taken down the iForgot website in the meantime. It didn’t take a lot to reset passwords – just an ID and a birthdate. "Apple takes customer privacy very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and working on a fix,” Apple told The Verge in a statement. This comes a day after Apple rolled out a two-step process for verification for Apple ID and its iCloud accounts. (Although not all users...

Breaking News: E-Books Rife with Typos … Film at Eleven
October 31, 2012 | 2:00 pm

On The Verge, new e-book reader Laura June comes to the same realization as quite a few of her forebears (including me) over the last few years: in emphasized orange all-capital header-sized letters: “e-books are apparently lousy with typos.” She brings up the example of Umberto Eco’s Foucalt’s Pendulum, a still-in-print book by a living author translated from Italian at great trouble and expense, which features a number of c-for-e OCR errors: I’ve found other typos in other books too, but statistics on this are hard to come by, and since I’ve only been using an e-reader for a few weeks,...

What would a $99 Nexus mean for e-reading?
October 17, 2012 | 8:15 pm

Google Nexus 7The Verge is carrying what it considers a mostly credible rumor that Google is preparing a low-end $99 Nexus tablet for release by the end of the year. Among the company’s rumored manufacturing partners is Quanta, known for putting together OLPC’s XO-1 and XO-1.5 budget notebooks. The Verge discusses the possible hardware configurations to be found in such a device, which is interesting enough but not really relevant here. We’ve already seen plenty of cheap Chinese tablets that have mostly proven the worthlessness of cheap Chinese tablets, but is the time right yet for a major name brand to come out...

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