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Instagram API promo: April 4, 2018

The classic sad tale about social media API.

A new platform launches. The platform needs users and growth. So the platform offers an API for developers to make super-cool apps and services. Why bother developing the innovation in-house when you can have other outside people do it for you? Third-party developers get excited about the API, because it lets developers access the platform’s […]

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iPhone 5s on wooden floor

Benefits of having a dinosaur phone

Do you have a dinosaur phone? There might be some benefits to having such an old phone. Battery life. Size. Companies ignoring your old model. All these apply to my iPhone 5s. The battery life is great. I love the smaller size. Apple, apparently doesn’t think this phone exists any more. You know the whole […]

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apps that won't run on Mac OS 10.14

32-bit apps that won’t work on Mac OS 10.14

Apple announced that their next operating system (Mac OS X 10.14) will work only with applications that are 64-bit. Applications built as 32-bit won’t run on 10.14. Flat out. Won’t run. Do you have any 32-bit applications on your computer? MacObserver wrote a nice tutorial on how to see which Mac apps are 32-bit. Here’s […]

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This extension contains malware

Malware hiding in your Chrome extensions

Google regularly checks if any of your installed Chrome extensions contain malware. Today, Chrome disabled the “Bookmark Checker” extension because it contains malware. CRAP. I HAD THIS THING INSTALLED! Thankfully Google keeps on top of these things. Hopefully, Firefox and Safari does too. Three other people have tweeted about this “Bookmark Checker” extension having malware:

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Owen General Electric

Molly and Owen of General Electric move to ABB

General Electric makes a lot of stuff. Refrigerators, light bulbs, windpower turbines, trains, aircraft engines, weapons, and much much more. So much stuff that GE runs TV ads to explain who GE is. Cute ads featuring Molly, the Kid Who Never Stops Inventing and Owen the Programmer of Turbines. Now General Electric will be making one […]

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Stages of football through my life

[Warning to American football lovers, you may not like this blog post. Also, this post is about American football, not the football known in America as soccer] Growing up as a baseball fan, football was never really part of my life, until 2004 when I joined a fantasy football league. Through the years I grew […]

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Bar chart showing reply percentage of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Reply rate of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Barkha Dutt of the Washington Post is the most-engaged top journalist on Twitter. 64% of the reporter’s tweets are at-replies. That’s how to use Twitter–as an engagement platform, not a broadcast platform. How do the other most-followed journalists on Twitter rate with their response level? Poynter published a list of the the most-followed journalists on Twitter: Anderson […]

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