One event on my schedule this week that didn’t lead to any stories by me: Wednesday’s screening of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” at the Newseum. My verdict: less depressing then expected, considering that the movie had to acknowledge the Trump administration’s abdication of U.S. leadership on climate change.
7/19/2017: My iPhone (Mac, iPad) won’t stop asking for my Apple ID, USA Today
To avoid ending this column about the clingy behavior of Apple’s service in a couple of hypotheticals, I warned that constant nags for a password that you can’t automate with a password manager will prod people to pick weaker passwords.
7/19/2017: World Bank president to teen robot-builders: Build technology that helps people, Yahoo Finance
I spent Tuesday afternoon attending the First Global Challenge robot competition and came away incredibly impressed with the teenage builders who had to design and make these machines from the same sets of parts.
7/21/2017: Sprint mocks Verizon with ‘Twice the Price’ store, Crain’s New York Business
Crain’s reporter Matthew Flamm e-mailed me Wednesday afternoon looking for a quote or two to go with a post he needed to file by close of business; having been in that deadline scenario too often, I had to give him a few minutes of my time.
7/23/2017: Slow downloads? Look to Wi-Fi first, then blame your ISP, USA Today
I hope that most readers won’t need this help but will appreciate the reminder that you have a choice of bandwidth-measurement sites and apps.