I need to check out the For You section of Apple Music more often. I hadn’t bothered with it at first, but now that I’ve been using Apple Music for over six months it’s showing me lots of stuff I might otherwise have missed. That’s the last piece I was missing from Spotify.Continue reading ""
The mysterious disappearance of Google’s click metric To survive, Google must find ways of showing even more ads. This is the future with Google — more ads in more places. Or rather, more ineffective ads in more places. This is an unsustainable business model.Continue reading ""
The Deal of the Century (or, The Alliance of Losers) Jim Maher tell the tale of the time that Apple teamed up with IBM in the early 1990s, and what did and didn’t result from that brief venture.Continue reading ""
Bruce Schneier revisits the essay he wrote 10 years ago “Security in 2020”. Depressingly prescient.Continue reading ""
Some good-ish news for users of Editorial, as developer Ole Zorn discusses his feelings about that app and also Pythonista. I’ll echo what Michael Tsai says, and wish Ole all the best with his health and business.Continue reading ""
I’m always a bit perplexed by people who hate email or are compelled to “fix” email. I’m even a bit perplexed why folks hand over control of their email to a big corporate host (i.e. Google). From I love email… by @patrickrhone Heartily agree!Continue reading ""
Phishing scams leveled up, and we didn’t Violet Blue, writing for Engadget: So what, you say? All the adults (who were in the room a minute ago) know not to click strange links to win a free iPad or log in at notgoogle.com or download the attachment from [email protected] Who does that? Florida grandmas falling …Continue reading "Here, Phishy Phishy…"
The Linguist and the Programmer: Perl, Python and the Websites They Made The linguist being Larry Wall, and the programmer being Guido van Rossum. With all the talk of the JAMstack these days, it’s easy to forget that these two languages still power major websites.Continue reading ""
Say Goodbye to Hardware Keyboards: TCL Won’t Make BlackBerry Phones Anymore While I never owned a Blackberry device, I do see this as a sad loss, not just for the avid users and fans, but for the wider technology landscape. Also, a reminder that no company can last forever.Continue reading ""