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[30 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 5,576 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: Jony Ive Redesigns Things

It’s time once again for another installment in our famed Awesome Site of the Week series. It’s our chance to point out a few sites that are totally awesome but you might not have run across in your Internet travels. No, these aren’t the big boys that have marketing dollars to spend on television ads and the like, but these sites are put together by people who deserve some attention for their great work.
What’s the awesome site this week? The side-splitting Jony Ive Redesigns Things. That is a Tumblr site …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[30 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,605 views]
Week in Review: June 23-29

First off, a happy Fourth of July holiday to everyone. It’s seems fairly obvious from the drop in site traffic that people are spending time with family and friends rather than slogging around on the Internet. That’s a good thing, ultimately. Speaking of the Fourth of July, make sure to stop by on the holiday as we’ll observe the holiday by posting a special old time radio show or two.
If you missed a few articles over the past few days, you’re in the right place to catch up on everything …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, iPhone, Technology »

[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,790 views]
Apple iOS 7 — works better, looks horrible

Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.
Yes, that’s an old proverb that has been attributed to St. Teresa of Avila and, well, a lot of other people. We’ll stick with the St. Teresa attribution because she’s fascinating.
Who coined that phrase doesn’t really matter so much as the fact that it may prove very true in the case of Apple iOS 7. Apple users (myself included) have howled about how boring Apple’s mobile operating system has become and have demanded change. I’ve got iOS 7 Beta 2 …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,312 views]
Week in Review (June 16-22)

Miss an article or two this week? That would be a shame, but don’t worry as there’s a convenient problem to that solution — in this handy article, you’ll find links to all the posts from the past week.
And there were, indeed, a lot of articles from the past week. Why, we covered everything from a handy tip for people who switch from their iPhones to something else and find they can’t receive texts to a few details about an accomplished guitar teacher in Benton. It was, as usual, a …

Android, Columns and other comments, Features and such, iPhone, Technology »

[23 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 4,897 views]
Switching from iPhone? Here’s a tip.

After a couple of years of owning an Apple iPhone 4, my wife decided it was time to pick up an Android. Specifically, she bought a Samsung Galaxy S4.
It’s an awesome phone, but there was one problem with it — she couldn’t receive any texts. A brief trip through the Apple Support Community revealed that a lot of people have had that problem when moving from the iPhone to something else.
After combing through the aforementioned Apple support forum and doing a few searches on Google, we wound up with a …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,562 views]
Week in Review (June 9-15)

First off, happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Make your kids be nice to you for a change if you, indeed, have that much authority.
Second, we’ve had a busy week (as usual) here at First Arkansas News and would have for our tens of fans to miss out on anything. To that end, we’re doing our weekly thing of posting links to everything that’s been posted in the past week for your clicking pleasure. Yes, we wrote about everything from crepe myrtle thieves in Benton to the …

iPhone, Technology »

[11 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,617 views]
A quick note on 2013 WWDC

 
Apple’s yearly broo-ha-ha began yesterday, June 10.  Geared to the many fine folks that create the gazillion apps available for both the Mac and iPad/iPhone/iPod, many in tech media have been waiting for this conference to get an idea where Apple is headed.  More, to see if Apple can maintain its spot on the top of the tech mountain.  One presenter summed it up nicely by saying, “[Apple] can no longer innovate my arse.”  Sadly, the conference’s success will be rated by the stock market far more than the advances …

Business, Columns and other comments, Features and such, Made in America, News »

[8 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,838 views]
Innovation key to economic recovery?

It’s no secret that the economy may be recovering but people are wondering where the jobs are. According to the Arkansas Department of Workforce services, the unemployment rate here in the Natural State was 7.1 percent in April — an improvement over 7.3 percent in the same month a year ago.
Here’s something to keep in mind, however — the Department of Workforce Service reported there were 1.236 million Arkansans working in April, down from 1.263 million jobs reported a year ago. How did unemployment decline even though fewer people were …

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[6 Jun 2013 | 25 Comments | 9,477 views]
Why Wal-Mart’s ‘buy American’ initiative could be significant

KATV-7 — the ABC affiliate in Little Rock — reported today that Bentonville-based Walmart Stores Inc. has pledged to buy $50 billion in goods made or grown in America over the next 10. Wal-Mart also plans to train and provide jobs to 100,000 recently-discharged veterans over the next five years.
Here’s the odd thing — Reuters reported Walmart made those announcements back in January. So, the question must be asked — is KATV just six months behind in its news coverage?
Absolutely not. In fact, one could argue that there can’t be …

Android, Columns and other comments, Features and such, Made in America, Technology »

[30 May 2013 | One Comment | 2,054 views]
Motorola to make smartphone in the U.S.

Motorola announced on Thursday that it will release a new smartphone — the Moto X — in October.
Motorola officials have gone on at length about how advanced the Android-based phone will be. For example, Motorola claims the phone will be contextually aware of its surroundings and act accordingly — it can fire up a camera when pulled out of a pocket, behave differently when in a moving car, etc. It’s to be a high-end smartphone competing with the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, …