The Actuator – January 3rd

I’m still on holiday, but that won’t stop me from getting the Actuator done this week. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends. Let’s grab 2018 by the tail, together.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance

I’m stunned by this response from Apple. I don’t ever recall a company standing up like this. It’s clear they know they have a bit of an image problem right now, and are taking every step possible to earn back consumer confidence.

 

The Galaxy Note 8 reportedly has a battery problem of its own

But the good news is that they aren’t catching fire…yet.

 

Computer latency: 1977-2017

Ever wonder if your old computer from childhood was faster than the one you have today? Well, wonder no more! Read to find out how the Apple 2e is the fastest machine ever built.

 

Net Promoter Score Considered Harmful (and What UX Professionals Can Do About It)

Including this because it uses math and data to prove a point about a metric that I believe is widely misunderstood to be a good thing.

 

Crime in New York City Plunges to a Level Not Seen Since the 1950s

Another link because math. It’s important to understand that having all the data doesn’t mean you can have all the answers. Nobody really knows why crime is dropping. Which means they don’t know why it will begin to rise, or when.

 

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

Look for this article again next year, when the title is updated to “Eleven years”.

 

17 Things We Should Have Learned in 2017, but Probably Didn’t

Wonderful list of mistakes that are likely to be mistakes again in 2018 (and beyond).

 

Source: solarwinds GEEK SPEAK

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