From the monthly archives:

June 2016

* Google is actively breaking my Android workflow *

June 30, 2016

Speaking of software sucks, take a look at this screenshot of Chrome for Android. Do you notice something out of the ordinary? While you look, let me give you a little history. Way back when Android Lollipop was released, Google introduced a feature called “merge tabs and apps” and enabled it by default for all […]

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June 28, 2016, the newly released live streaming app from, has now secured the top slot in the Apple app store. That puts above Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Maps and Instagram. finished rolling out last Thursday and the app has already received over 500,000 downloads, the company tells TechCrunch. The app lets people broadcast what […]

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Better battery life for your laptop

June 28, 2016

Adobe Flash allows web pages to display rich content—but sometimes that can put a squeeze on your laptop’s battery. So we’ve been working with Adobe to ensure that your experience on the web can be power-efficient as well as rich and interactive—and today, we’re introducing an update to Chrome that does just that. When you’re […]

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Dolphin 5.0 released

June 26, 2016

The long awaited Dolphin 5.0 release is finally here! After nearly a year of bug-hunting and handling the release process, everything has come together for our biggest release yet! The three previous releases followed a very distinct pattern: sacrifice performance, hacks, and features in exchange for higher accuracy. As such, Dolphin 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 […]

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The last driver license holder

June 25, 2016

 Say hello to Liam. He recently celebrated his first birthday. Not only is he a cutie, he is the last person to get a driver license. Impossible? Not in your lifetime? I don’t know if Liam will be the last person to get a driver license. It could be Sophia or Ethan. But one thing […]

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‘Gruber misses the point completely about Lightning headphones’

June 23, 2016

After Nilay Patel’s strong piece and John Gruber’s meager response, here’s another one by Steve Streza: John can argue all he wants that this is all somehow in the best interest of customers by virtue of it being great business for Apple, but it simply isn’t true. It also won’t be a hill that many […]

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Quick answers to quick questions

June 23, 2016

Often when we use our mobile phones, it’s for something fast in the moment. We see a food item we can’t identify, or hear a song lyric, and want to know more—quick answers to quick questions. So we’re bringing a new feature to Chrome—search from any webpage with just a tap. Since Chrome can see […]

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Columbus Ohio rumored to secure a total of $140 million in grants as the U.S. DOT Smart City winner

June 21, 2016

 The Columbus Dispatch is reporting this afternoon that Columbus OH is the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge beating out San Francisco, Austin, Portland, Kansas City, Denver and Pittsburgh and will receive $ 140 million in grants and matches. I reached out to local and state offices for confirmation but have […]

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Xerox Alto: restoring the legendary 1970s GUI computer

June 20, 2016

Alan Kay recently loaned his 1970′s Xerox Alto to Y Combinator and I’m helping with the restoration of this legendary system. The Alto was the first computer designed around a graphical user interface and introduced Ethernet and the laser printer to the world. The Alto also was one of the first object-oriented systems, supporting the […]

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Crunch Report | Apple ordered to Stop Selling iPhone in China

June 18, 2016

Apple is ordered by a Beijing court to stop seeling iPhones in the city, New York State senate passes bill to halt short term rentals in the city, facebook hires former professional gamer Snoopeh, India’s Cleartax raises 12 Million Dollars, Domino’s bails on a T-Mobile Promotion. All this on crunch Report Read More TechCrunch

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