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Thoughts on Android "ripping off" Apple's gesture navigation in Android Q
They should have called it Android R for “rip-off”. This is the iPhone X interface. The shamelessness of this rip-off is staggering. Does Google have no pride? No sense of shame?
I couldn't help but shake my head at this blisteringly hot take on Android Q's gesture navigation. It's worth reminding anyone who thinks Apple invented the wheel to check out what companies like Palm were doing almost ten years ago with webOS.
Does Apple have no pride? No sense of shame?
I need to do a serious purge of my RSS news sources—mostly in the tech space. The repetition, smart-ass headlines, and cynicism towards anything new is exhausting. There’s a handful of sources I know I can rely on so I’ll focus on those and turf the others.
Microsoft leads the way in banning April Fools’ Day Pranks
I hope more companies adopt this mindset. I find April 1st to be one of the worst days of the year because of the dumb, annoying things Google, Microsoft, and others do for fun that always seem to blow up in their faces.
How to get the most money from selling your used AirPods
Years ago, when I worked in video game retail, we wouldn’t accept trade-ins of gaming headphones for sanitation reasons, never mind earbuds. The thought of buying a pair used AirPods — that someone has had inside their ears while running, working out, etc — is so gross. 🤮
If you’re in the market for wireless earbuds and want save a couple bucks, there are new, less expensive options than used AirPods.
Myspace accidentally deleted everything uploaded before 2016, which is probably for the best
I’m not sure who looks more ridiculous in this situation: MySpace for losing everything or the users who never had a backup.
Tumblr's traffic has dropped by 30%
Tumblr’s traffic has dropped nearly 30 percent since December.
Tumblr’s global traffic in December clocked in at 521 million, but it had dropped to 370 million by February, web analytics firm SimilarWeb tells The Verge. Statista reports a similar trend in the number of unique visitors. By January 2019, only over 437 million visited Tumblr, compared to a high of 642 million visitors in July 2018.
Yikes. I think everyone assumed Tumblr’s traffic would drop but this seems much worse than many were expecting. The company’s updated policy on content has obviously had an effect on users of all kind.
My usage of the site has become basically non-existent and I’ve noticed many of the people I follow doing the same, even though none of us were posting content that would now be deemed inappropriate. Between the sudden need to cast aside a large part of the community, coupled with the inaction against pages made by hate groups, I won’t be shocked if traffic continues to decline.
Reeder 4 public beta for macOS
I’ve been using Reeder on both iOS and MacOS for years so I’m really excited to see this new version finally coming to life. Already I’ve noticed a ton of great improvements—mostly around the UI and animation—that gives Reeder 4 a new, much more contemporary look and feel.
If you’ve never given Reeder a look, consider the beta an opportunity to see what it’s all about.
Pro-tip: You can set up IFTTT for mobile notifications of Micro.blog mentions with RSS and Pushbullet. First, create a new applet with your full timeline RSS feed that fires when your username appears. Then, choose Pushbullet and show the entry author and entry content. Done.
The new custom theme options available on Micro.blog are great. After a couple days of work, I was able to completely transform the default theme. What a huge update from the original custom CSS options.
Diving into the new Micro.blog templating.