Macworld: Hands-on with Flickr 3.0, with new features that make Flickr cool again.
Sez you. Do we really need another Instagram? ‘Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.’ Krishnamurti.
Skala Color, a Mac color picker by Bjango.
Webflow: Create Website Interactions With 0 Lines of Code.
This is typical of what happens with GUI web design packages. Flashing back to early Dreamweaver and GoLive. At this point, its often easier to just learn to hand code.
WebDesigner Depot: Sketch 3 has launched, is it time to switch?
Not really. I bought Sketch 2 out of curiousity; I use it for the occasional button. Much easier to use than Fireworks, but nowhere near the overall power, either. I don’t see a killer feature to push me to upgrade (or rather, ‘buy new again’; their upgrade offer is really parsimonious).
Fashion Gone Rogue: Unretouched Lady Gaga Versace Ads.
A whole lotta manipulation goin’ on.
paulstamatiou: Design for Curation.
“Swiping down to hide less-than-stellar photos is as satisfying as crossing something off your to-do list. It’s the only curation tool you need for a stark gallery app.” I can think of many apps I’d love to have this feature in.
Adobe Blogs: Unable to Login to Lightroom mobile – Unexpected Sign in Failure – Solution
★ Reeder 2 for mac public beta 1.
Hey, my Spotify finally upgraded.
So ‘last week’, I know. Wow man … black. Still can’t make folders for organizing playlists. Meh.
MetaFilter: Reviving the Scarab of Ra.
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 1.0.
Installed it. Not impressed. Mine, I could not create a new collection on iPad and have it show up on the desktop, no matter what I tried. Making a collection on the desktop, then linking it to the mobile software, worked. I need to spend more time. But for now, meh. I don’t think this saves any more time than systems I already have in place. Waiting for the ‘killer feature’ article to surface (any time now).
The LastPass Blog: LastPass and the Heartbleed Bug.
“In summary, LastPass customers do not need to be concerned about their LastPass accounts. Though LastPass employs OpenSSL, we have multiple layers of encryption to protect our users and never have access to those encryption keys.” I use 1Password, but thought others might be concerned. AgileBits (makers of 1Password) have some practical tips.
IE6 Countdown to Death.
Scripting.com: How to display title-less feed items.
I would have been jubilant over title-less blogging 11 years ago [To be exact, title-less RSS and title-less blog posts as implemented by the PHP/MySQL weblog constructs of the day.]
Titles got up my nose; one of the reasons it took me so long to switch over to MT and WP, where all the ‘cool kids’ were moving to. My style of linkblogging was title-less. Every single blasted ‘new’ or ‘fashionable’ package at the time required titles. And oh, did I try to Swiss-Army-Knife them away, without success.
I had to adjust to the market as it existed. Composing titles was another friggin’ thing to increase the time between discovery and posting. But RSS was great, and automation made dealing with RSS much, much easier. The addition of titles, however, slowed me down. Way down. Nobody got the gleeful 50 posts a day (at my height) after I moved to MT.
Took me a very long time to settle on what I’m doing now (Source: Title.); I figure speccing the source saves people time. You don’t click on a source you don’t particularly trust or admire (contrary to many, my interest isn’t in your clicks - it’s in your delight).
Constructing titles, in a world of keyword-stuffed linkbait, is EVEN MORE of a time-suck. Gives me a chuckle now. What if I returned to a title-less blog style? Just content - no copying over pretentious, linkbait or ill-composed titles? The freedom!
Fans of Upworthy and its ilk would have a seizure. Makes me rub my hands together in abject happiness. That made my day.
DesignerNews: For the moment, Macaw has similarities with Dreamweaver.
So, I’ll quash the announcement hype (‘gotta try it!’) and wait until it gets smoothed out before taking a look.
Canonical Blog: Shutting down Ubuntu One.
“As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services will not be included in the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release, and the Ubuntu One apps in older versions of Ubuntu and in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately. The current services will be unavailable from 1 June 2014; user content will remain available for download until 31 July, at which time it will be deleted.”
GigaOm: How to choose the right iOS app for your note taking needs.
Finding Facebook onerous these days.
Something about the new design has made it less than appealing; not that it was especially appealing before. Everything seems more trivial, the visual design seems more busy. I’m at the point of actively squinting before I type ‘facebook.com’ into my browser.
It’s actually encouraging me to spend more time on Twitter … unfortunately, the latest Tweetbot update has borked my TB install.
*Sigh*. Nothing’s simple anymore. Feature-creep makes just about every service or piece of software function as efficiently as a homemade boat derived from a beer cooler with Evinrude outboard motor attached ...
Last.fm drops streaming, as of April.
“Today we have announced significant changes to Last.fm subscriptions. From the 28th of April 2014, our subscription radio streaming service will no longer be available. This means that traditional subscriber radio will no longer work on any platform or device.” Scrobbling will still function, apparently.
Keyboard Shortcuts for Sketch App.
PDF on the bottom-right.
Scribe: Copy and paste anything from your Mac to your iPhone, without Wi-Fi.
“When you use a web app today, you usually connect to its developers’ servers. This is backwards, and leaves them in control. Sandstorm makes it easy to run web apps on your own server. Bring their apps to your data, and make sure they don’t do anything you don’t like.” Sounds wonderful. Keep an eye on these folks.
Dringend - The development environment on your iPad.
BitTorrent Sync Beta.
“No cloud required.” Interesting, in light of Google’s recent pricing strategies. Security?