ReadWrite: Flipboard Acquires Social Magazine Zite From CNN.
“Flipboard said that it would not continue to evolve Zite and that Flipboard would integrate the technology of Zite into Flipboard.” Sad, sad day. Zite was my favorite iPad random newsgatherer. Flipboard was interesting until I found Zite. Totally bummed over this. Totally.
CodeKit 2 is out, and looks awesome.
Macworld: How to get old OS X installation discs.
FastCoDesign: How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute.
Would you want to read LoTR this way? Dry factual textbooks, perhaps. Certainly not novels.
ReadWrite: Apple Retires Snow Leopard Support, Leaves 1 In 5 Macs In The Dust.
Not unexpected. My old white Macbook has stayed current longer than my Quadra 840AV did ...
LA Times: Bitcoin virtual currency is on verge of collapse.
FStoppers: Hidden Lightroom Script To Recover Lost Photos.
ReadWrite: How Facebook Plans To Take Over The Internet.
[Hysterical laughter.] AOL. He wants to be AOL. That’s the best he can do?
I’m this close to immolating my FB account.
Github: ClearSkies, Dropbox-like syncing without the cloud.
Consumerist: DropBox Jumps On Forced Arbitration Bandwagon, But Offers Online Opt-Out.
“Thank you Dropbox for unburdening consumers of their statutory right to seek legal redress in a court of law! It’s like you read our minds. We’d all much rather be heard by a paid arbitrator in a process that is heavily unbalanced in favor of businesses.”
Namecheap is suffering a DDoS attack.
FYI. In case some sites you normally hit are ‘not available’, this could be why.
CreativeBloq: New version of Photoshop is less likely to crash.
The update seems to have restored my OpenCL behavior to normal. I’ll know more tonight, after the day’s photo.
Later: Nope, still throws the error. Damn.
BonjourLife: Shortcut-S Photoshop Keyboard.
That, and a Wacom tablet, and you’d be set. Maybe. I spend more time screwing with brush sizes and specs, which I don’t see on this ‘board.
App to mimic the sounds of sleeping on a starship.
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition.
This seems to have just popped up in the App Store. The first time through was so compelling, I think I even saved my crib notes. Next ‘play money’, this is on the shortlist.
Macworld: Mail Pilot for Mac review.
Sounds nice until you get to the part about inability to save drafts. I’ll wait for the next iteration to consider it again.
BBC: Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature’.
“Many teenagers could play these games without any evidence of a change in attitude. And non-violent games seemed to have no adverse effects on “moral reasoning”, regardless of time spent. But the problems arose with teenagers who spent more than three hours every day in front of a screen, continuously playing these violent games without any other real-life interaction.” No [wo]man is an island.
Dave’s Blog: Verizon using recent Net Neutrality victory to wage war against Netflix.
Apple Insider: Apple addresses OS X Mail problems, offers stopgap workaround.
Badly needs a ground-up revision, with a view toward real-world use (many rely on Gmail and other cloud mail services).
ReadWrite: Facebook’s Paper Splashes A New Coat Of Paint On The News Feed.
parkerhiggins: It wasn’t Yahoo that was hacked.
Macworld: Simplify your app selection.
I agree; but isn’t there an app for that?
Julieanne Kost’s Blog: Creating Collections within Collection Sets in Lightroom.
Huh? I had no idea you could do this.
Evernote: Evernote Sync Is Now Four Times Faster.
Says who? I have 4,300+ items in it, and it still pokes along upon start just like it always has. I hadn’t opened it in a while, so there were 100 fullpage snippets it had to add. I’ll give it another go later.