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i just got this beautiful tome in the mail and i am very much looking forward to reading it.

Reeder 4 RSS app launches for Mac and iOS with automatic dark mode, iCloud syncing, Bionic Reading mode, more by @michaelpotuck
9to5mac.com/2019/04/25/reeder-

Didn't know that arstechnica has a 'Moonshark' as their fail whale.

TIL that in the C `switch` statement, the `default` clause doesn't have to be the last one. (It still runs when no other options match including ones declared below it.)

Microsoft is shutting down its ebook store, and deleting all its customers' libraries:

boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burn

The only reason they can do this is DRM, which means you never really own anything you've paid for.

Physical books are the most obvious alternative, but there are also DRM-free ebook shops. @libreture has a good selection here:

libreture.com/bookshops

You can find more book-related alternatives here:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @yogthos )

#eBooks #Books #Bookshops #Bookstores

#Email is the oldest and most popular way to communicate online.

However, some email providers don't respect privacy. For example, Gmail reads your mail and lets third parties read it too.

There are much more privacy-friendly email providers out there, for example:

Tutanota
tutanota.com/
@Tutanota

Posteo
posteo.de/en

Protonmail
protonmail.com

Fastmail
fastmail.com

Thexyz
thexyz.com

#AlternativesAtoZ #DeleteGmail

TIL: icloud email supports subaddressing. E.g. all mails of the form <youraccount>+<sometext>@icloud.com arrive. Sadly no way of using them as from address with apple mail…

@monkeydom Everyone forgets about Objective Apple these days.

I predict these Apple service tiers:
- Apple
- Apple+
- Apple++
- Apple Swift

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