Mashable: Gmail Bug Caused Some Users to Delete the Wrong Emails.
If you’re not running the Gmail apps on iOS, you might not see this warning. Check your spam and trash folders BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH to be sure nothing got misfiled.
Later: I found two pieces of important mail that were mysteriously switched to my Trash folder. One was in reference to a domain renewal; I always double check my domains at the end of each month, so this would not have been an issue for me. It does point up how an innocuous misfiling could really hurt you.
Another self-hosted Dropbox alternative? Looks very nice (try the demo).
Linode Blog: Linode CLI.
Handy if you’re using the service.
“Flash Player Update … please quit:”
A little red ‘x’ next to Safari. While I’m running Chrome. Confidence-inspiring.
Macworld: Scheduling recurring events on iOS.
I’ve been struggling a bit to create recurring events. I use Alarms app, and want to schedule my email-checking times, and a reminder to set up Time Machine to backup at noon. I’ll eventually figure it out, but thought this article might help others.
[Note: Macworld, stop autoplaying videos. It is ANNOYING AS HELL. As I go through my aggregator, I open up dozens of tabs. Trying to find which one is playing audio makes me scream like a cougar.]
Slate: Proteus effect, World of Warcraft NSA: Virtual worlds have real effects.
“Do people maintain a sense of personal space when using digital avatars, or do they create new social norms? When everyone can choose an attractive avatar, what makes an avatar more engaging (and potentially persuasive)?”
DP Review: 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips.
Once you use them, and get a benefit in speed/usability, you’ll remember ‘em.
AppleInsider: Zoom launches iQ5 professional-grade microphone for iPhone, iPad.
A bit expensive. Better make sure your recording app works upside-down or sideways on an iPhone. Not all apps do.
extractCSS: Online CSS Extractor.
Oh, handy. When pixel-tweaking a site, I sometimes get in and quickly apply inline styles; the inner designer battles with the inner programming geek. Later, I go back and create classes out of those inline styles. This may speed that process up, and I won’t end the day with my eyes crossed.
[Note: The use of Git significantly curtailed that bad habit, and made them easier to track. But when working fast, I still unconsciously fall back to inline styles. It’s a bicycle I wish I’d never learned to ride.]
Nice. I’m just about ready to dump Flickr. The interface gets more and more buggy by the week.
Guardian.UK: Ten tools for digital and citizen journalists on the go.
Handy. I’d say if you are still a bit old-school and take paper notes, remember to snap them with whatever camera or smartphone you’re carrying. ‘Redundancy is good’, is the mantra. No matter if it is analog or digital.
Macworld: A Better Finder Rename review.
A great little app. I used it extensively back in OS9; didn’t realize it was still around. Doubt my license is still good - even if I *could* find it. Recommended.
SeanKilleen.com: “It’s the (Backblaze) restores that fail.”
Online backup service woes. Looks like you might want to actually TRY restoring data, once you sign up for a trial account, before committing gigabytes.
TopRankBlog: Online Magazines/Apps - Brand Examples and Best Practices
Together for Mac.
An alternative to Evernote and Yojimbo. Anyone use it? Let me know. I tend to use Evernote and Yojimbo more on my desktop than on iOS devices.
OpenCL error message in latest Photoshop update.
Anyone else getting “OpenCL” errors? They just started to occur. I took graphics card performance down to “normal”, and it’s still happening. Whenever I open a JPG.
Sitebox: The new and intuitive way to create websites with your Dropbox.
Another Dropbox-as-site-host outfit. Of note.
Aesop - A Crowdfunded Storytelling Engine.
99U: Scribe Lets You Copy and Paste Between Your iPhone and Mac.
iPhone to iMac ‘workflow’ remains a bit of a challenge. This might help.
DP Review: Raw processing on Android devices with Photo Mate R2.
Android finally gets a RAW processor. Sounds decent; use a powerful tablet, though.
Macworld Bugs & Fixes: Stop Adobe Reader from blocking PDFs in Safari.
Wired: The Malware That Duped Target Has Been Found.
“The malicious program used to compromise Target and other companies was part of a widespread operation using a Trojan tool known as Trojan.POSRAM, according to a new report released Thursday about an operation that investigators have dubbed Kaptoxa. The malware is a memory-scraping tool that grabs card data directly from point-of-sale terminals and stores it on the victim’s own system for later retrieval.” Isn’t it time for retailers and banks to proactively create malware that will infect hackers?
DP School: How to Add an Opacity Slider to LR Develop Presets with The Fader Plug-In.
Clunky implementation, but needed (and cool).
Later: Same developer’s Excessor plugin is silly and cool and handy, too. Charges $25 for all his plugs.
Ars Technica: How QuarkXPress became a mere afterthought in publishing.
*Ahem*. I was in the middle of the two transitions, Pagemaker to Quark, and Quark to InDesign. From my perspective, the first transition - Pagemaker to Quark - was specifically thousandths of an inch. Pagemaker could drag and drop, and placement was to tenths or hundredths of an inch at best. Quark could do thousandths. Desktop publishers/graphic designers are notoriously anal (no offense; you do great work), and of course greater precision would win out. EVERYONE talked about the precision in NYC. Pagemaker shed users like trees lose leaves in autumn. Happened in months.
The second transition was slower, in my view. Quark to InDesign was slowed down by the fact that printers were dog-slow to change over their imaging routines. They had Quark figured out; now they had to add another workflow, supposedly ‘easier’ to their daily workload? They were about as enthusiastic as someone going to the dentist for a root canal. Another piece of popular software, which meant knowing twice the number of tricks to get things to print correctly. A lot of trial and error that they saw as wasted time. The user’s benefit, however … real accurate graphic/photo previews. Better overall workflow with Photoshop. Huge, huge benefit. Quark’s preview still sucked for years afterwards.
Quark also made the mistake of building an interactive add-on to their publishing system. They spent a LOT of money on this, and a lot of time. Seemed interesting and exciting for the time, but there was too much lock-in to the proprietary system for anyone to dive for it. I seem to remember talk of a Strata 3D buyout at one point, but my memory could be faulty.