Stephen Glasskeys

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Before writing I was a programmer and software developer and have lived and worked in the United States and Europe.

I founded Glasskeys.com -- a website about tablets and mobile phones. Now I write part time for Computerworld's IT Blogwatch, and have written pieces for Forbes NetAppVoice.

Bragging rights: I use tablets running iOS, Android, and Windows.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Stephen Glasskeys and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

User privacy important to Apple -- but not in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook recognizes an opportunity when he sees one -- especially when opportunity 'no knocks' on the door like a FISA warrant...

Google I/O lowers expectations with Photo announcement -- and not much else

Yesterday, bloggers that were hardy enough to endure long lines, torture by Pong, and a Neverending Story length cartoon intro, were eventually rewarded...

Shop 'til Chrome drops: Google to add Buy button in search results

In the past, Google has tried -- and failed -- multiple times to replace Amazon as choice destination for online shopping. Yesterday -- the day before Google I/O -- an executive burdened with secrets...

Microsoft straits: Office for nothing -- Android apps are free

Microsoft really likes it when people use Office. So much so, it recently inked deals with dozens of OEMs so fresh copies of Microsoft Office...

Jony Ive gets promoted -- hands management drudgery to underlings

Stephen Fry has news for you: He once met Steve Jobs and burst through the reality distortion field, popping it like a bubble. Incidentally, Jony Ive....

Google muddies #IoT waters with Brillo OS

Google -- never one to shy away from a project it can't drop in three years -- is reportedly developing a new Android based OS named Brillo for Internet of Things (IoT) devices...

Rumors suggest Apple's #IoT Homekit bloatware apps included in iOS 9

Homekit -- Apple's answer to 'Internet of Things' buzzspeak -- was introduced with great fanfare at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Since then, the project has been bedeviled...

Twitter flies back to Google search

Twitter has announced it is now allowing Google access to its real-time datastream. This means Google can once again display up-to-the-minute tweets in search results...

Leaker of Apple secrets reveals API (maybe a TV)

A trusted leaker of secrets recently revealed details about the next release of Watch OS. The source also revealed...

Google self-driving car soon set free (and on public streets)

Google just announced its self-driving car will soon be trundling the mean streets of Silly Valley. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers signal before passing...

Windows 10 must somehow form a family (it was much more than a hunch)

Preach it. Microsoft's VP of Windows Marketing, Tony Prophet, did just that yesterday -- spreading the word about multiple (and we mean multiple) versions of Windows 10...

BitTorrent Bleep -- crypto messaging disgruntles data snoops

BitTorrent just released its anonymous messaging app: Bleep, designed to keep messages and voice data private from unknown third parties. Although we could share more...

Google's self-driving car: CRASH course in PR needed

Google takes the wheel, drives away from bad press. News that its auto-automaton has been involved in a few prangs causes more damage...

Is this an Apple Watch jailbreak in Comex browser video?

Yes, the Apple Watch can be rooted to run a web browser. And no, you probably wouldn't want to surf the Web with it. But a video created by a hacker named Comex demonstrates a watch jailbreak...

Will Uber drive away with Here Maps?

For about a month now, Nokia has been spinning its wheels -- trying to unload its Here Maps business. But this week, Here's plodding Norse saga has become a bit more interesting...

Meet Google Fi: The new meh, so-so, OK carrier

Invites for Fi -- Google's new mobile network -- are beginning to trickle out of Google's email servers. Uh-oh Houston, there seems to be a problem: Google Voice no longer works...

Can Apple woo music labels and FTC in time for Beats relaunch?

Time is ticking, and Apple needs to sign a few music deals, as soon as possible, pronto-like even. Why the rush? According to sources...

Internet.org is free (as long as Facebook can track your every move)

Facebook's all-staring CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the new Internet.org Platform. But given that it is a Facebook led initiative, perhaps it warrants closer inspection...

Grooveshark bites the big one

Music streaming service Grooveshark has just shuttered its doors, never to open again. Today, all that remains is a contrite...

Build 2015 UBER mentions: #ITBW rounds up the best Build 2015 roundups

True to form, yesterday Microsoft began the keynote of its Build 2015 developer conference, discussing cloud first. Then, just as sleepy non-techie user types in the audience were starting to count sheep...

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