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  • Flash is responsible for the internet’s most creative era October 15, 2019
    These days, our web browsers—whether on mobile or desktop—are highly functional and can do all sorts of things that we could only dream of a decade prior. But despite that, one could argue that the web has actually gotten less creative over time, not more. This interpretation of events is a key underpinning of Web Design: The Evolution of the Digital World 1 […]
    Thom Holwerda
  • Apple of 2019 is the Linux of 2000 October 15, 2019
    After my blood pressure dropped to healthier levels I got the strangest feeling of déjà vu. This felt exactly like using Linux in the early 2000s. Things break at random for reasons you can’t understand and the only way to fix it is to find terminal commands from discussion forums, type them in and hope for the best. Then it hit me. This was not an isolated […]
    Thom Holwerda
  • Apple Safari browser sends some user IP addresses to Chinese conglomerate Tencent by default October 13, 2019
    During the last week, the reality that US companies often bend the knee to China has been thrown into the spotlight. Apple, one of the biggest US tech companies, has appeased China by hiding the Taiwan flag emoji and ignoring US lawmakers when choosing to ban a Hong Kong protest safety app. Now it’s been discovered that Apple, which often positions itself as […]
    Thom Holwerda

MakeUseOf

  • Disney Reveals Everything Coming to Disney+ October 14, 2019
    Disney has revealed all of the movies and shows that will be available to watch on Disney+ at launch. Disney chose a peculiar and provocative way of revealing what’s streaming on Disney+, posting each individual title in a lengthy Twitter thread. Disney Unveils Disney+ In April 2019, Disney unveiled Disney+. This is Disney’s streaming service, which the comp […]
    Dave Parrack
  • MacBook vs. MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air: Which MacBook Is Right for You? October 14, 2019
    Apple has streamlined its portable Mac offerings into two distinct laptops: the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. For a few years, Apple attempted to replace the outdated MacBook Air with the generically-titled MacBook. This never quite took off, so Apple returned the MacBook Air to its former glory with new models. Both the Air and Pro deliver their own expe […]
    Kris Wouk
  • The 6 Best Simple Android Launchers for Parents and Grandparents October 14, 2019
    A simpler launcher can solve most of the difficulties your grandparent or parent faces on their Android phone. The default one often promotes its fanciest functions, complicating essential actions like calling in the process. Thankfully, you can choose from a range of third-party launchers that are designed with older users in mind. They’re easy to navigate […]
    Shubham Agarwal

MacRumors

  • Relocated Items in macOS Catalina Explained October 14, 2019
    After upgrading to macOS Catalina, you may be surprised to discover a shortcut on your Mac's desktop to a Relocated Items folder that wasn't there previously. The generation of this folder is actually normal behavior when upgrading an older version of macOS to Catalina, but we're highlighting it in this article because a lot of users are confu […]
    Tim Hardwick
  • Apple Launches New Press Site With Details on Upcoming Apple TV+ Shows and Movies October 14, 2019
    Apple has launched a new press site for its upcoming Apple TV+ service, offering quick access to details on each of the movies and series coming to the service. Feature pages on each title include summaries, release dates, cast lists, trailers and photos, and press contacts. Apple is currently featuring 15 titles on the press page, eight of which will be lau […]
    Eric Slivka
  • Apple Clarifies Tencent's Role in Fraudulent Website Warnings, Says No URL Data is Shared and Checks are Limited to Mainland China October 14, 2019
    Following user concern over Apple using Chinese company Tencent as one of its Safe Browsing partners for Safari, Apple has issued a statement assuring customers that website URLs are not shared with its safe browsing partners. For those unfamiliar with the feature, Safari sends data to Google Safe Browsing to cross reference URLs against a blacklist to prote […]
    Juli Clover

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