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Browser Fairy overcomes Browser Commitment Phobia – MacStories

16.08.2015 02:00

Finally a good alternative to Choosy.

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The Brooks Review

16.08.2015 02:00

You see, for the normal person, owning a dSLR will not yield a better picture. It is far more likely that you will get worse picture with a dSLR than with your iPhone. I know that many of you who didn’t heed my advice to not read this, are now thinking I am nuts.

I have been saying this for years, don’t buy a mirrorless camera or a dSLR unless you intent to get into taking pictures. Which means, learning how to use your camera and having it as your hobby. Most people will get better pictures from a high-end point and shoot than they will ever get from a SLR or MFT camera.

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The White House Just Joined Spotify

16.08.2015 02:00

Today, the White House joined Spotify — and our inaugural playlist was hand-picked by none other than President Obama. When asked to pick a few of his favorite songs for the summer, the President got serious. He grabbed a pen and paper and drafted up not one, but two separate summer playlists: One for the daytime, and one for the evening.

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7 Quotes from Charles Bukowski on Why Romance Sucks

13.08.2015 02:00

There is something about Bukowski, it always feels like I’ve been hit by a sledge hammer after reading him.

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Removing the 140-character limit from Direct Messages | Twitter Blogs

13.08.2015 02:00

Twitter:

If you’ve checked your Direct Messages today, you may have noticed that something’s missing: the limitation of 140 characters. You can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over.

Finally. I never understood why DM’s had the same 140 character limit in the first place.

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Introducing U2F support for secure authentication | Dropbox Blog

12.08.2015 02:00

This is fantastic. Two factor authentication over sms or apps like authy is great, but it is hard and a pain in the ass. And I think U2F is a must to get the majority of users to activate Two factor authentication on the most important services.

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The Tools & Toys Guide to Writing with an iPad — Tools and Toys

12.08.2015 02:00

This guide is fantastic. Everything from fantastic apps that makes it very enjoyable to write on the iPad like Editoral and Ulysses; and accessories like the Compass stand or the Apple Wireless Keyboard.

Check it out if you are interested in how to do serious writing on your iPad or iPad min.

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The ethics of modern web ad-blocking – Marco.org

12.08.2015 02:00

Great post.

I don’t have a problem with ads, like I have said many times before. But I do have a problem with all the shitty tracking crap most ad companies use. Like Marco I have installed Ghostery, and I will look into content blockers when iOS 9 is out.

The ad companies have crossed a line, many times, and they force more and more people over to stuff like Ad blocker and Ghostery every time they cross it. They only have themselves to blame.

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Alphabet

11.08.2015 02:00

Interesting.

Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable. So we are creating a new company, called Alphabet. I am really excited to be running Alphabet as CEO with help from my capable partner, Sergey, as President.

Most of the stuff most of us think about when we hear “Google” will remain there, while some of the other stuff like for example Nest will be sister comanies to Google.

It kind of makes sense. But the fact that YouTube is a subsidiary of Google instead of Alphabet is something I don’t get.

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HTC stored user fingerprints as image file in unencrypted folder | Technology | The Guardian

11.08.2015 02:00

This is bad.

Okay, I have used finger print scanning technolohy on a few different devices over the year. And there are two good ways to do it, and a million bad ways. This is one of the bad ones.

IBM / Lenovo used to(and probably still do) not store a image, but rather a check sum, to verify the finger print. The good thing about this technique is that the bad guys can’t do anything useful with the data, if they gain access. The negative is that you need a pretty good match to unlock your device. And the other thing I liked about their technology was that you slided you finger over the sensor, and didn’t place it, which means no-one can make a copy of it.

Apple. They simply store the fingerprint on a secure element in phone. Where you just can compare what you got to what they got. In other words: your fingerprint isn’t in the cloud, in your backups and most important bad apps can’t make a copy.

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