Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission: iOS 6, Futuristic Hiring, App Privacy Pitfalls – Episode 4

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iOS 6 update: Apple Maps, user data privacy in apps; future hiring and Big Data- talent management; LinkedIn iPhone app security, Facebook iPhone integration.
Topics:

iOS 6 update

  • Do Not Disturb feature
  • Improved Calendar and Contacts privacy settings
  • Facebook integration, now native:
  • How to turn off syncing your Facebook friends contact info and birthdays into your iPhone
  • The shift toward native iOS control over user data sent to apps
  • Apple Maps vs. Google Maps
  • Passbook and mobile payments
  • iPhone 5
  • Lightning dock connector

Big Data and Future Hiring Practices:

  • Talent based hiring allows employee screening, questionable?*
  • Psychographic profiling

Ask forgiveness, not permission app developer culture

  • LinkedIn iPhone app privacy issues

Random: Emily’s continued “In the Future” theories: inter-vehicle communication

The Sass: Who would seriously put their mobile phone number on Facebook?

Tips on Tap:

1. Windows: How to rename a batch of IMG_xxxx photos with a category name such as Beach_Day_043

2. Employee online monitoring at work: packet sniffers and how to hide your activity using a VPN. (Or just don’t do anything you know you shouldn’t do.)

3. iconfinder.com is a free graphics website with royalty free .png images useful for infographics, chiclets, and blog images*

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*Show Notes – Links

1. Your iPhone calendar isn’t private—at least if you use the LinkedIn app | The app scrapes subject lines, meeting times, participants, notes, and more. 6/6/12 (Note: the app has since been updated, but for context see article)

2. Meet the New Boss: Big Data | Companies Trade In Hunch-Based Hiring for Computer Modeling. 9/20/12

3. iconfinder.com


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Murder Kroger and Mobile Payments- Episode 3

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In Episode 3 of The Digital Dive PodcastTM Emily and Melanie complain about current mobile payment technology holding them back in the slow lane of life, forcing young women to stand at cashless ATMs on Ponce near Murder Kroger. Apologies for any sound quality issues on this episode – it was our third. Enjoy the wonky first edition donut as well.

Topics:

  • Apple and Samsung patent lawsuit
  • 05:10-07:33  Effects on Pandora stock after announcement that Apple is in talks about an ad-supported radio network to be native on iOS
  • 07:34 – Mobile payments and banking apps, NFC, QR code and barcode scanners, Paypal, LevelUp new NFC dock
  • Future of FinTech (financial technology)
  • McDonald’s French Paypal payment experiment
  • 16:10  Walmart, Target, and Best Buy retailers joining to create mobile payment app Merchant Customer Exchange
  • 20:45 – Tips on Tap:
    • Google Maps enhanced directions with Pegman to duplex screen
    • Digital Color Meter app on Mac OS – graphic design or web dev useful app
    • Uber taxi service – mobile app

    Note 9/16/12: Clarification — Bump does not use NFC. iPhones do not have NFC.

Fun stuff we mentioned:

Ping (fail)
Bump (what ever happened to it?)
public libraries
Emily’s suggestions for GA PeachPass to be more friendly to car rental companies (20:05)


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The Digital Dive PodcastTM: Get the most out of technology… without ever fully giving in