Tech

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Stan (and Eclaire): The Blind Apple Employee Who Upgraded My iPhone

While the iPhone 7 has some incredible engineering advances, it’s obvious Apple’s retail systems are intensely challenged by its annual upgrade cycle. In addition to its limited product availability, its website misdirected T-Mobile customers to visit Apple stores to join its upgrade program and attorneys for existing upgrade program members have filed a class action Read More

group meetings and scheduling
Posted on September 23, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Scheduling with the Meeting Planner Preview

Scheduling Should Be Easier As some of you know, I’ve been writing an ongoing series about startups for Envato Tuts+ about a new scheduling service. Meeting Planner is now in its preview release. My goal is to make scheduling a meeting or social get togethers fast, easy and simple as it should be. I very much Read More

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Apple.com Misleads T-Mobile Customers to Stores

It’s one thing to deliver an incredible product year after year managing global supply and demand, it’s another thing to stupidly mislead customers on your product launch website for a week. Apple’s iPhone Upgrade website instructs T-Mobile customers to enroll by visiting an Apple Store. At the store I went to, I was told by Read More

The Amazocalypse's Badge
Posted on July 15, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Has Seattle Lost Its Sense of Humor? Or, Does Amazocalypse Suck?

Zoe and the Amazocalypse have been covered in three major Seattle news outlets (Geekwire, Seattle PI and The Stranger) and one major Internet news site (Slashdot), but there’s been minimal interest and sparse sharing and pledging. After yesterday’s slog post, only twelve readers actually bothered to visit our Kickstarter page … twelve. Local journalists thought Read More

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

My Experience with Netgear Customer Support for CM500 Modem

For curious reasons I’ll be blogging about soon, I was to told to call Comcast to open up a few UDP ports. Comcast refused to offer any assistance saying the problem was with my router or my cable modem. I asked to speak to a supervisor and was hung up on. That’s Comcast, that’s just Read More

Zoe and Amazocalypse
Posted on June 28, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

The Road to Amazocalypse

I wanted to share some of Megan Marie Myer’s original sketches for Zoe and the Amazocalypse, our Kickstarter for an illustrated children’s book about the tech boom’s impacts on Seattle. She actually came up with the box monster concept used in the story first, but also drew three other Amazocalypse monster concepts. The second sketch reminded Read More

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Zoe and the Amazocalypse Search for Seattle’s Space Needle

The Space Needle’s gone missing beneath Seattle’s epic growth. Zoe goes searching for it and soon meets Amazocalypse and his dog Prime. Once Amazocalypse realizes the impacts of his actions, he decides to do everything he can to find the city’s special landmark. Please consider a pledge to our Kickstarter campaign for Zoe and the Read More

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