|Filed Under:||Technology / Internet|
|Posts on Regator:||8745|
|Posts / Week:||21.3|
|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Ingrid Lunden: Farewell Firefox OS smartphones. Mozilla today announced an end to its smartphone experiment, and said that it would stop developing and selling Firefox OS smartphones. It will continue to experiment on how it might work...Show More Summary
Bernard Desarnauts, writing for Wristly: Some perspective to keep in mind first. While about 12% of our panelists have mentioned in prior survey knowing at least one person who wasn’t happy with Apple Watch, the same panel gave Apple...Show More Summary
The EFF (last week): While Google does not use student data for targeted advertising within a subset of Google sites, EFF found that Google’s “Sync” feature for the Chrome browser is enabled by default on Chromebooks sold to schools....Show More Summary
One less reason to keep Flash Player around. ?
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the iPad Pro, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, what’s going on with Yahoo (spoiler: not much), how best to sell old iPhones when upgrading, and Mark Zuckerberg promising to donate...Show More Summary
Brent Simmons: I got email from my Dad where he describes a bug in Mail on El Capitan and how he solved it by going back to Yosemite. I was never able to get Mail to work. In the end, it was a resource hog. Somehow between Yosemite on September 28 and yesterday, my available storage space went from 71GB to 3GB (on a 320GB hard drive). Show More Summary
Mailbox users looking for a new alternative to Apple’s built-in Mail app ought to take a look at Spark, from Readdle. Really interesting, well-done email client. ?
Mailbox: When the Mailbox team joined Dropbox in 2013, we shared a passion for simplifying the way people work together. And solving the email problem seemed like a strong complement to the challenges Dropbox was already tackling. But...Show More Summary
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a computer was stirring, not even a mouse; The iPads were charging by the bedsides with care, In hopes that Doxie soon would be there. The parents were nestled all snug...Show More Summary
Beautiful way to mark a holiday celebrating the most famous pacifist in history. ?
Lee Fang, reporting for The Intercept: Last year, Tommy Millner, the chief executive of Cabela’s, a retailer that sells guns, boasted at an investor conference in Nebraska that his company made a “conscious decision” to stock additional weapons merchandise before the 2012 election, hoping Obama’s reelection would result in increased sales. Show More Summary
Nicholas Kristof, writing for the NYT: For similar reasons, Ronald Reagan, hailed by Republicans in every other context, favored gun regulations, including mandatory waiting periods for purchases. “Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns,” Reagan wrote in a New York Times op-ed in 1991 backing gun restrictions. Show More Summary
Looks like IBM really is getting on board with Swift: Hi, I’m John Petitto, one of IBM’s Swift developers located at IBM’s Mobile Innovation Lab in Austin. We love Swift here and hought you would too so we are making our IBM Swift Sandbox available...Show More Summary
Moments like this are why we Americans love football. ?
Farhad Manjoo, writing for the NYT: Yet the initial success followed by recent sluggishness is beside he point. The larger story of Ms. Mayer’s tenure at Yahoo is one of a transformation so modest it borders on stasis. Over all, Yahoo remains much the same business it was three years ago. Show More Summary
First font from his new foundry: Mallory began as an experiment in mixing typographic traditions, building a new design with British and American traits. The family offers a broad range of voices, from the prim and austere Thin to he...Show More Summary
Colin Nissan: I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get these decorative gourds the fuck out of my house. The clock expired on these goofy goose-necked bastards about six weeks ago, but I pushed it and the shit got real on me. It’s Autumn overtime up in here and these fuzzy fuckers need to go. Show More Summary
Jack Lowe, writing for Huh: Researchers at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen (yep, that does exist) decided to find out. They took a group of 1,095 Facebook users and split them into two groups. The first group were allowed...Show More Summary
Chris Oryschak, Twitter’s product manager for Digits: Using Digits’ device authorization, your app on the Apple TV will show a short alphanumeric code. Your user then simply enters the code on digits.com/appletv via their laptop or smartphone to authorize the device to their account. Show More Summary
Back at WWDC, Apple promised Swift would go open source by the end of the year. Today’s the day. The website has been overwhelmed most of the day, so if you can’t reach it, you can peruse Apple’s GitHub project. A lot of interesting reading, including this page on the evolution of the language. Show More Summary