I hit rock bottom in April 2013. My weight had ballooned to 252 lbs., and eating had become a compulsion. I hated the way I looked and the difficulty I had moving around, and I especially hated the way I felt. I had tried everything (or so I thought) and had a 100 percent failure rate. But, luckily for me, 2013 was the height of the quantified-self hype-cycle, and there was no end to the number of fitness trackers and health and wellness apps coming to market. I started a journey.
Apple says the new Apple Watch Series 4 has been "fundamentally redesigned and re-engineered to help you stay even more active, healthy, and connected." I've spent about a week with my Apple Watch Series 4 and my new iPhone XS Max. Here's what I've learned.
Apple is now a trillion-dollar company. Better-than-expected iPhone sales have propelled the company to be wealthier than all but the 15 richest companies in the world, and only the second company (following PetroChina, an oil and gas company) to reach that valuation. But wait, there’s one more thing ...
It's official. All four major carriers now offer "unlimited" mobile data plans. Verizon has Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Above Unlimited. AT&T offers Unlimited & More, and Unlimited & More Premium. T-Mobile offers Unlimited, and offers Unlimited 55+ for people over 55. And Sprint rounds out the group with its Unlimited Freedom offer. There's only one problem. None of these plans actually offer unlimited data. They offer mostly unlimited data with specific restrictions. "Let me explain ... No, there is too much. Let me sum up."
A little more than 242 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against King George. At that time, the "best" technology available was the printing press and the "best" social network required the use of "word of mouth" in Public Houses. Grog was the lubricant that facilitated this communication and the rest, as they say, is history.