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Daniel W. Rasmus, the author of Listening to the Future and Management by Design, is a strategist, industry analyst, and business correspondent for iPhone Life magazine. Prior to starting his own consulting practice, Rasmus was the Director of Business Insights at Microsoft Corporation, where he helped the company envision how people will work in the future.

Before joining Microsoft, Rasmus was Research Vice President at the Giga Information Group and Forrester Research Inc. Rasmus also is an internationally recognized speaker. He blogs regularly for Fast Company and on his own blog, Your Future in Context. His education-related work can be found at Learning Reimagined.

Game Center Has Been Hacked and My Birds are Angry…


...and Frankly, so am I. I’m not just an average Angry Birds Player, I’m pretty good. As of this post, my score on Angry Birds HR Free (iPad) is:   #239 out of 2,271,376 players. My score Angry Birds Seasons (iPad) is: #164 out of #3,255,881 players and my Score on Angry Birds Seasons, paid version is: #2,230 out of 2,2731,378 players.

Uber Talks Taxi and Limo Very Well


Over a year ago I was off the main taxi routes in the outskirts of downtown San Francisco. I asked my client to call a taxi so I could return to my hotel. As has become so common these days, he suggested offer me this courtesy, but that I download an app. That app was Uber.

So I downloaded the app, created an account and added in my credit card information.

First Look: Nearpod Transforms Lectures into Guided Journeys


I met with Guido Kovalskys, CEO of Panarea Digital, last week for a demo of their new education app Nearpod. Panarea designed Nearpod not as an education revolution, but as an education evolution.

Safeway's New App Reinvents Shopping Experience


Last week, as I was walking through my local Safeway, a louder-than-usual announcement came over the internal sound system, informing shoppers of the new Safeway app. I downloaded it immediately using the store’s WiFi, but didn’t know which e-mail address was tied to my phone number. So I had to wait until I got home to explore.

Sign-up for the service required the web (unless you are new to the Safeway rewards program, and then you can sign-up on the app). I linked a new e-mail address to my phone, registered on the web and started browsing.

The Twelve South BookBook: Turn Your iPad into a Classic


I love books. When I acquire a classic and it ships to me, I wait patiently, but attentively, sometimes with speculative anticipation. This time was no different. I have looked longingly at this book more than once, in small shops in San Francisco’s SOMA and in Cambridge’s Central Square. And now it is to be mine.

M&A Analysis: Evernote's Acquisition of Penultimate


Evernote continues to expand their horizons and increase their value. This week they acquired Cocoa Box Design’s Penultimate, one of the best apps on the iPad for capturing handwritten notes and annotating images, and one of the top paid apps of all time.

Review: Qmadix Vehicle Power Charger with Auxiliary USB Port


I’ve switched recently from a single function power charger in my car to the Qmadix Vehicle Power Charger with Auxiliary USB Port. The white product with blue glow (from the internal LED indicating the unit has power) is well made and offer good utility. I evaluate different phones and different cases all the time. Some of the cases actually hide the Apple connector, and of course, on other phones, they range from proprietary to mini-and-micro USB. And if you have two devices, like an iPhone or iPad, then you usually need two chargers. Not so with this charger.

Review: fūl Sidecar tablet bag


Bag manufacturers spend much of their design budgets guessing what enough people will like in a bag so that a particular bag will sell well enough to make a profit. People want specific things from their bags. In a world of 7 Billion people, you need a lot of bag designs.

Microsoft's SkyDrive Rains on Cloud Storage Startups


Dropbox and Box have made file access on iOS a pleasure, much more so than iCloud, though in a very different way (you can’t beat, or even use, iWork apps without iCloud on iOS). As speculation about a more integrated cloud-based file system in Mountain Lion tantalizes the Apple Technorati, Microsoft dropped a new version of SkyDrive that delivers a high capacity, cross-platform file storage solutions that works right now.

Roundup of Incipio iPad 2 cases


Incipio sent me a few cases to look at recently and here are my thoughts.

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