The more I think about the account from Andrey Sitnik on how a month without computers helped him, affected him, the more I feel I need to attempt this abstinence from technology, at least at some smaller scale. I’m curious to find for myself my ability to stay digital-free.
So the free accounts terms on Flickr are changing. There was a time when I was in love with this service. It was before Yahoo ruined it. I think it is a positive sign that the people running the service now have decided to go back to its roots and focus on Pro consumers.
It is so difficult to explore anything that Google announces without passing it thought the lens shaded by their ad business model. It doesn't matter with what intention they implement a change or if those intentions are pure.
Sure, this will make the login secure by preventing credential stuffing. But doesn't this also help them get more data from users who preferred not to by disabling JS? And was this the best and only solution to tackle this problem?
Every now and then, I come across stories that makes me realize how little I know about things around me -- apparently the iPhone we use everyday? Yeah, they are allergic to Helium. A tiny molecule "can turn your phone temporarily into a paperweight". Fascinating.
This thread on Quora captures some of the best stories from real people meeting Steve Jobs — some wonderful memories.
“You don’t often get close to people like the Jobs, much less in a ridiculous situation like this, where you realize that they are just really good people.”
You know what the biggest surprise of any Apple event going ahead will be? An updated iPhone SE. The chances of that happening at this event? Close to zero.
But hey, I can continue to dream, right? #BringBackSE
With a very different demographic than West, India has an efficient way of solutioning a tech that focuses on local problems first. Mobile-first. Low-data Lite apps. And now with electric vehicles - "with more rides possible in a day, the e-rickshaws are proving more lucrative". https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-25/india-s-rickshaws-outnumber-china-s-electric-vehicles
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An investigation reveals many apps were used to dupe brands; revelation, they say, shows "just how deeply fraud is embedded in the digital advertising ecosystem". Why are we surprised? When was the last time you clicked an ad? Am trained by now to ignore all ads. I do not think any humans click an ad intentionally.
In addition, whole online ad business is built on duping users to click on ads and force the brands to pay for these useless click-through. Automated ad clicks must be common.
Irrespective of what every reader and commenter says, the iPhone XR screens are not “terrible”. Rather they are configured very similar to what they are every year. And the reviews confirm that. https://blog.amitgawande.com/iphone-xr-screens-ppi
“Infinite scroll can be disorienting, uncontrollable, and can cause your users stress (...) UX people shouldn’t consider infinite scrolling as a silver bullet to solve their pagination issues.”
It's worse when they load a new article when you reach the end of the current one. This is a hostile behavior towards your readers when you force articles to him/her in your quest for maximizing ad revenue via page views.
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