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The Apple goes mushy: OS X’s interface decline

July 27, 2016

Nicholas W. Howard: Wander into almost any online forum or article comment section about a controversial announcement from Apple Inc. and you will almost certainly hear a variation of this sentence: “Apple has gone downhill since Steve Jobs died.” The sentence slithers around vaguely; it never seems to specify how, or in what ways, Apple […]

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Cyanogen Inc. is undergoing major layoffs, may “pivot” to apps

July 23, 2016

We’re hearing from multiple sources that Cyanogen Inc. is in the midst of laying off a significant portion of its workforce around the world today. The layoffs most heavily impact the open source arm of the Android ROM-gone-startup, which may be eliminated entirely (not CyanogenMod itself, just the people at Cyanogen Inc. who work on […]

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The history of the URL: path, fragment, query, and auth

July 20, 2016

In 1992 Tim Berners-Lee created three things, giving birth to what we consider the Internet. The HTTP protocol, HTML, and the URL. His goal was to bring ‘Hypertext’ to life. Hypertext at its simplest is the ability to create documents which link to one another. At the time it was viewed more as a science […]

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Twitter finally bans Milo Yiannopoulos, one of its most notorious trolls

July 20, 2016

 Twitter has permanently suspended Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at the conservative news outlet Breitbart and one of its most notorious trolls. The expulsion of Yiannopoulos, who counted more than 300,000 followers on the service, comes just one day after he urged on a hateful mob that harassed ‘Ghostbusters’ actress Leslie Jones to the point that she quit Twitter. Jones received… […]

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Apple PC sales fall below market

July 17, 2016

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC reveal that Mac sales experienced a slight year-over-year decline in the second quarter, dropping to 4.4 million from 4.8 million during the year-ago period. Given the past 5-7 years, it’s very unusual to see Apple’s PC sales doing far worse than the overall PC market. Then again, […]

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The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

July 16, 2016

 We all took a collective gasp when we saw the price tag of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can pause and reflect on what this means from a data, privacy and email perspective — given that all three are potential strengths, weaknesses and concerns arising from the […]

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Apollo 11 source code released on github

July 13, 2016

From Engadget: The source code for Apollo 11’s guidance computer has been available for a while (Google hosted it several years ago, for instance), but would you know how to find it or search through it? As of this week, it’s almost ridiculously easy. Former NASA intern Chris Garry has posted the entire Apollo Guidance […]

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Search and browse faster with the latest Chrome for iOS

July 13, 2016

Many people whip out their phones throughout the day to check something quickly—get a weather forecast, check what time the Giants game is, find out who guest starred on Mad Men last night. And that’s true for the many millions of you who use Chrome on iOS, so we’ve made our latest version even faster […]

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Uber and Gilt are selling passes for unlimited uberPOOL rides in NYC

July 13, 2016

 Here’s a great deal: Uber and Gilt City are teaming up to offer a packages of unlimited uberPOOL rides in New York City. The deal is being called a “commute card” and can only be used Monday through Friday during commuting hours (7-10am and 5-8pm) in Manhattan. These are the same hours during which Uber offers […]

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