Category Archives: Technology

Tweet this: who needs the free Press when you have Twitter?

Allan Jacob

It’s not the fault of the media when ‘unpresidential’ or ‘modern day presidential’ presidents and prime ministers keep them at a distance. That’s because they’re close to Twitter, a birdie tells us. World leaders are flying off the handle on the medium. Who needs real journalists and media conferences in real life scenarios? Social media is a comforting medium; it’s comfortable. Face the screen and not the Press; press Enter and watch the deluge of reactions and comments. It’s democratic — come to think of it — when elected leaders and others who despise and mock them have an equal say. We, the People are secured by bots and online conglomerates who run and censor the show ostensibly to keep out hate speech and snoopy terror recruiters. Continue reading Tweet this: who needs the free Press when you have Twitter?

Hang on, all you Apple-loving, eager upgraders of the iPhone

By Alvin R. Cabral

As I write, I’m still jetlagged from two almost 16-hour flights in six days, fresh from meeting 10- and 82-year-old app developers who made me question my existence, still in shock after seeing Tim Cook within arm’s reach after he made a surprise appearance at a private event, and everything Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. Continue reading Hang on, all you Apple-loving, eager upgraders of the iPhone