Crazy iOS8 question. How do you stop your iPad from alerting you when your iPhone is ringing?
One noisemaker is enough! Don’t need both ringing. It’s gonna drive me batty. I can’t find the preference.
SERoundtable: Bing On URL Keyword Stuffing Spam.
NewsMax: Google Wants to Fly Drones Over New Mexico.
Comicbook.com: Guardians Of The Galaxy Fans Can Now Text Groot.
You can now read “I am Groot” anytime, anywhere.
Macworld: Don’t pull the trigger on upgrading to iCloud Drive just yet.
Because Yosemite isn’t here yet, answer “Not Now.”
Up until 3:30 AM last night rolling out a site ...
You’ll excuse me, I hope, if I sort of melt around the internet today. Links, if I have any brainpower left. I’m flipping over to 55 next month. These late/all nighters really, really, really hurt.
jwz: How to delete the “Move to Dropbox” context menu item.
CNet: Apple trims prices on iCloud storage plans.
“But iCloud is competitive when compared with such sites as Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive.” Um, no. Who wrote this? Dropbox is 9.99/mo for 1TB. iCloud clocks in at 19.99/mo. Why double, Apple?
Envato Market: Serious Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin sold via Envato Market.
“These are highly popular plugins sold both directly on CodeCanyon and also indirectly through inclusion in many popular WordPress themes sold on ThemeForest. As a result, we expect numerous websites to potentially be at risk and are moving to help buyers secure their sites immediately.” Check your WP installs today, esp. if you’re using a commercial theme. Plugins get used by others, not necessarily in this marketplace.
WordPress Version 4.0 released.
Twitpic is shutting down.
“During the “published for opposition” phase of the trademark is when Twitter reached out to our counsel and implied we could be denied access to their API if we did not give up our mark. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours. Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic.” Not nice.
Hey, is Facebook down? I can’t get it to load.
Great! [ducking ...]
ArtDaily: Metropolitan Museum launches flagship app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
“This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what’s happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. The Met app is available on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and can be downloaded free from the App Store.” Hell yeah ... instadownload. Mostly a wrapper for their website, but still worth it (free).
Life/work’s getting in the way of postings.
After 3MST, kids. Until then, tootle along elsewhere.
MIT Technology Review: Evidence Grows That Online Social Networks Have Insidious Negative Effects.
BoingBoing: Customer fined $250 for complaining, told “You are playing games with the wrong people”.
Read this one. Wow.
Twibble.io - A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service.
Hmmm. IFTTT has been rock-solid for me (every fifteen minutes, whatever is new on the blog gets sent to Twitter). This still may be worth a look, for scheduling abilities alone. If anyone decides to use it, a quick overview in the comments would be appreciated.
PHP 5.6.0 released.
Salon: Why female writers get trolled the most.
“The study does note that men still receive the highest proportion of abusive tweets overall — but they’re also primarily the ones disseminating hatred.”
Dropbox Pro Users Now Get 1TB of Storage, Other Goodies.
Designer News: How much time do you guys need to complete a 10 page website?
The comments. Surprised noone’s responded to the ‘guys’ thing yet.
PC World: New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers.
Might actually be handy.
Medium: Last Call. (For print newspapers, that is.)
“Contrary to the contrived ignorance of media reporters, the future of the daily newspaper is one of the few certainties in the current landscape: Most of them are going away, in this decade.” A must-read. Via George Kelly on G+.
Techdirt: Thomson Reuters Thinks Not Responding To Their Email Means You’ve Freely Licensed All Your
“So it’s just bizarre and surprising that media giant Thomson Reuters apparently believes that it can license whatever content it wants by merely sending an email and saying that a refusal to respond will be taken as consent that it can use your content.” !@&^#$$% Bloggers, beware. That puts a whole new exponential spin on ‘big grab’.