The EyePatch Blog

The Curious Incident of John and the Free Tacos

Today was interesting.

I decided to go around the corner and grab a couple tacos and a margarita.

Settling at the bar, a man two seats down was looking down and mumbled, "Excuse me, do you have any extra cash?"

He looked like a completely normal dude. Living in Manhattan, my first response was, "Oh come on dude, I'm trying to relax here and have dinner."

He went on to tell me his story, "I just graduated and am looking for work. It's just so expensive here, and I just want to get something to eat."

So I said to...

iPhone bug: The Unwitting Selfie Trick

In the last week, I've had two people tell me about a trick that starts with a text from a friend or stranger that says something like, "See the camera button next to where you type? Hold it down and slide your finger up to the other camera button, then release it."

Accidental Selfie Trick

The trickster usually will promise something cool on the other side - like a never before seen emoticon or fun image filters. Instead, what happens is that the user snaps a photo from the front-facing iPhone camera and automatically...

8 Keys to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

When the idea for EyePatch Case came into my head, I knew I was going to need fund-raising in order to make my idea a reality. Crowdfunding was a no-brainer, and luckily, the EyePatch Case is a perfect product for this type of campaign. My first step on this long (long) journey was to learn as much as possible from as many people as possible. I gathered information, talked to different experts and groups and tested the waters with friends and colleagues. Over the course of the last several years, I have run three successful crowdfunding campaigns and here are my...

Phone Privacy: A Layered, Necessary Approach to Security

Reports flooded the internet this week that left parents reeling for the safety of their children. A Russian, hacker-run website published live feeds of many families’ private webcams, all of which were streaming live to a “password-protected” website, intended for parents worried about their children’s sleeping security.

So how does this happen – continue to happen – in this day and age? One problem is that many web camera owners don’t change the default password, making it infinitely easier for creepy sites like this to gain access.In my...