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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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MacKeeper customers can file a claim to get their money back | Macworld

11.08.2015 02:00

Customers of the oft-criticized security and performance program MacKeeper have until Nov. 30 to file a claim for reimbursement, the result of a proposed class-action suit settlement.

Great news. I fucking hate MacKeeper. The product is one thing, but their shitty marketing and scamming tactics are something entirely different. If Onyx and CleanMyMac are two complimentary tools that do some thing; the only difference is that they don’t scam people, and they work.

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Skeptiholics Anonymous – Existential Comics

11.08.2015 02:00

Haha! Good one. I have been going back and forth on this a few times, but I have come to the conclusion that Existential Comics is a good “starter drug” for people that are interested in Philosophy, because you can always get the explaination at the bottom of the page. And remember: go back and read some of the originals, they are great.

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A Visual History of the iTunes Icon

10.08.2015 02:00

Cool.

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Daring Fireball

10.08.2015 02:00

A lot have changed in just two years.

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How to build a hamster wheel for humans out of iMac boxes | iMore

10.08.2015 02:00

Haha!

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Love thy neighbor – BrettTerpstra.com

10.08.2015 02:00

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy talking to people. I do it a lot. My nightmare (when it comes to living arrangements), though, would be to really like people I have no buffer from. When my friends and I want to hang out, we can flake. We can make lame excuses, or we can just honestly say “I’m not feeling like it.” But if that friend can just come knock on your door, everything falls apart. I love my neighbor for the moron that he is, and appreciate the buffer he provides from the world.

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