Limbic Resonance and Success

One of the best insights from Elon Musk’s interview with Joe Rogan was his comment on limbic resonance and how powerful it is in media. Our limbic system is driven by animal instincts, our amygdala, aka our “lizard brain”. The level of social media platform success may be in direct correlation to the platforms limbic resonance… Or its ability to strike a nerve within us that makes us react. Those people who have embraced such platforms to their benefit are succeeding in large part because they connect with us at…

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3 Reasons the Facebook Paid Account is Inevitable

3 Reasons Facebook Paid Account is Inevitable-min

Facebook is having a relatively tough time of late… With Apple and Amazon recently reaching trillion dollar market caps, Facebook’s stock has been beaten down. The stock is at a four month low today as Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is testifying on Capitol Hill about Facebook’s mishandling of user data, manipulation by Russian operatives and other sad consequences of using the social media platform. More and more people are wondering whether they should delete their social media accounts. But these problems may be a silver lining for Facebook’s next…

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How to Receive Email Instantly on iPhone or iPad

If you’re like me, you probably often look at the native iPhone “Mail” app that comes with iPhone and wondering why it is taking so long. It seems to take forever to wake up and then process the email… It’s painfully slow. To solve this problem with the Mail app on iOS for iPhone or iPad, simply switch to the Gmail app for iOS. Receive Email Instantly With The Gmail App Even though the Gmail app was recently upgraded to be even faster, it has always been great. Indeed, when…

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The Next Supercycle is Coming

The next Apple “supercycle” is coming… The reason Apple will likely experience another “supercycle” at the end of 2018, going into 2019, is because the iPhone X form factor is the most radical change in design since the iPhone 4. It’s so obvious to me that this will happen and here are four reasons why: The iPhone X is the hottest selling, most popular iPhone model among all iPhones. It has been the best selling iPhone since it was released late last year. Apple is expected to launch a larger…

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Apple Has Certain “Friend” Like Qualities…

Friends exist across a spectrum based on how they make us feel, how reliable they are, etc. Friends are also attractive in some way… We have a chemistry with our best friends that is something we didn’t intend… It’s just there. I truly look forward to news about Apple. I spend more time with Apple’s products than I do with anything or anyone else. This makes me want Apple to succeed, to keep building great products… I don’t want then to let me down. If a friend is someone we…

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Apple Will Be At One Trillion Within 6 Months

apple will be at 1 trillion

Apple will be at $1 trillion market cap within 6 months. The company is already within a stone’s throw of that psychological milestone… But several anticipated announcements will mostly drive the stock beyond one trillion dollars. New iPhone X Form Factor Model Options Apple is expected to announce at least three new iPhones in the fall. One of them is expected to be a full screen iPhone with a 6.1 inch edge to edge LCD display with a price starting at around $599-$699… If this is true, it would be…

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Is My.Yahoo Officially Dead..?

my.yahoo.com officially dead

**UPDATE** My.Yahoo RSS feeds are working again…  Yahoo overwhelmingly sucks in general… However, until recently (meaning within the last few days) I’ve been using My.Yahoo.com as my homepage. I started using it years ago and it developed into a habit. In fact it was a simple way for me to collect RSS feeds and easily glance stock prices. But I think Yahoo may have finally killed “My.Yahoo”. Yahoo RSS Feeds Not Working For the last week or so, My.Yahoo RSS feeds have not been working… My “My.Yahoo” page looks like…

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What About GDPR for IoT?

what about GPDR for Internet of Things?

It was widely reported that an Amazon Alexa device recorded a family’s conversation without them knowing, and then emailed the recording as a text message to someone in their contacts list. I’m no privacy lawyer, but I’m guessing this would be considered illegal. Smart Speakers… A Solution In Search of a Problem? Honestly, I don’t understand why people have these things in their homes unless they completely trust the company that manufactures them. I would never buy an Amazon smart speaker. I would never buy a Google smart speaker. I use…

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Essential Phone Is Dead

Essential is Dead

Andy Rubin’s fledgling iPhone competitor “Essential” is dead. Bloomberg reports that the company has put itself up for sale in its entirety. Rubin may not have been thinking clearly or was in his own reality distortion field regarding the chances of success. The launch of Essential was not a safe bet (or even a good idea) simply because of the staggering challenges it (any smartphone startup) was going to face in an attempt to go head-to-head with Apple and Samsung. Huge risk, huge upside. In terms of an overall bet,…

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How to Sign Up For The Apple Watch Heart Study

how to sign up for the apple watch health study

I signed up for the Apple Watch Heart Study today. The recent story of Apple Watch wearer Gaston D’Aquino’s made me curious about how the study works… Gaston D’Aquino is a 76 year old man who received a potentially life saving notification on his Apple Watch regarding a potential heart problem. D’Aquino has got about 30 years on me… But as a “middle aged” guy who wears an Apple Watch, I figured… Why the heck not sign up for this free study? Gaston D’Aquino didn’t think anything was wrong with him, either……

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