Will Kelly

Technical writer and analyst | Freelance writer | CNET TechRepublic contributor
Obamacare would not have passed if not for the promise that Americans who liked their health care plans could keep them. It would not have passed if not for the false promise that the law would lower premiums and health care costs. Now add to these falsehoods the new revelation from GAO: If not for the false promise that Obamacare would not generate a new source of government funding for abortions, Obamacare would never have become law.

minimalmac:

Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices.
I remain a big fan of email and still believe it is a protocol ripe for new thinking and innovation.

fastcompany:

Apple wants to be the hub for your health data, just the way it became the hub for your music, movies, and photos. But like the world before iTunes, it’s hard to imagine what our lives could be like with centralized health app data. To find out, we dug into Apple’s HealthKit framework and spoke to some top iOS developers. What we found could change the health care ecosystem even more than we expected.

Here’s how Apple is about to upend another huge industry.

I don’t know… I worry people will read this and think someone who knows how to write wrote them.

thisistheverge:

I burned through my inbox with Mailbox for Mac
Email, right guys? Some love it. Some hate it. Some are trying to replace it. But the fact is, we all use it. And since early 2013, Mailbox has been the fastest way to manage it, but it’s only worked on iPhone and Android. Today, however, Mailbox for Mac is finally available in beta, and it offers a taste of how email might feel if it weren’t bound by the age-old technologies underpinning it. All current Mailbox users will soon receive an email with a “beta coin” offering access to the app. (Everybody else will have to sign up for access on MailboxApp.com and wait a few weeks.)

fastcompany:

The set-top-box maker is on track to stream 2.7 billion hours this year.

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Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. But when it comes to the challenges working families are facing, all we get from Democrats is 10,000 excuses.

usatoday:

President Obama’s approval rating hits an all-time low, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal pollusat.ly/1obWvEZ