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Violet Blue unapologetically covers the intersection of tech trends and media stories about corruption, hypocrisy and redemption from tech's fault line, San Francisco.
Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, and SF Appeal.
Like a significant number of Apple MacBook owners, I didn't expect my battery to burst. I discovered that Apple considers this hazardous occurrence "expected behavior."
Apple's exploding Lithium Polymer MacBook batteries are becoming a common issue. ZDNet's Violet Blue's MacBook Pro battery burst while in use, and worryingly, it still holds a charge.
Last week, JP Morgan announced on its Twitter feed that it would do an open Q&A using the #AskJPM hashtag. It was canceled due to epic, highly informed, trolling.
OPINION. The backlash against Google forcing YouTube commenters to use Google Plus is now too big to ignore. But will Google listen?
Google will implement its "Smarter Caller ID" for Android phones early next year to show Google Plus names and profile photos. Here's how to turn it off.
Twitter surprised users by forcing an update that automatically shows photos and videos in timelines, and for some users this is a serious problem. Here's how to hide those images with AdBlock.
The man behind Creative Commons was twice censored by Apple in its Community forums when he tried to share warranty information with users who lost Wi-Fi after the iOS 7 update.
Thousands upon thousands of furious Yahoo Mail users are telling the company its new redesign is a failure and want Yahoo to revert the changes — while new reports of serious technical issues mount. UPDATED to reflect Yahoo's statement.
After attending American hacker conference DEF CON in August, Violet Blue visited Serbia in September to experience the first hacker conference in the Balkans - BalCCon.