A major update to the excellent backup app Arq has been released this week.
Prior to switching over to Arq 3 late last year, I used CrashPlan to backup my 100 Gb photo library for $55 a year. With Arq and Amazon Glacier, it is now about $36 a year, and I have a much better control over my data.
Burstly, the makers of an in-app ad management platform called SkyRocket and the parent company of popular mobile app testing platform TestFlight, has been acquired, we’re hearing. Though we’re working to get more information on this now, including deal terms, our understanding is that Apple is the acquirer here.
With the recent changes to iTunes Connect, maybe Apple is now listening to the developers. It’s time the 100-slots limit be lifted for beta testers.
Great little project by Facebook to celebrate the network’s ten year anniversary.
I know that each video is automatically generated and that each photo or status update show was chosen on the basis of its popularity, but it does feel creepy to watch a video about your life on Facebook. It’s fun, though.
However as I have reset my account multiple times—i.e. delete all status updates once a year—there isn’t much to put in the video.
Let’s see how good it is in a few days when it’s released. I’m not too convinced myself on the fullscreen + gestures paradigm, and there’s already a healthy debate on Twitter on apps that hide the status bar.
More importantly, while Mike Matas and his creative colleagues at Facebook may have whimsical newsfeeds with professional-grade photographs and ridiculously photogenic friends, we simple users do not.
I’ve been thinking recently of leaving my photo gear and using only my phone, and Moment could be an interesting tool to make it happen. However, I like having a real camera for the time I want to take real photographs.
The person who made that video could have saved themselves a lot of trouble by buying a real computer from a real technology company like #Toshiba or #Panasonic not a #f8cking #posertoy from the #Apple #f8cktards
I know you already know about Amazon Prime Air. I know you probably have read everything that there is to read about it. I’m sorry to impose on you.
Anyway, I love this idea. Anything that improves our lives is a welcome endeavor in my book. I’m just afraid that we are not ready for this one: We live in a society where theft and violence are common. I don’t think it’s a good idea to send drones all over the city when people can just shoot them down.
APNS spam hurts honest developers: it’s used so often for spam that many customers will refuse APNS permission for our legitimate apps.
Whenever I install an app and get a prompt to accept Push notifications, I instinctively refuse it at first until I’m convinced I’ll use the app. Then I’ll go in the Settings to allow them but only the way I want them (Banner, sounds, no badge, one notification in Notification Center, show on lock screen).
Judging by the many people who responded to Marco’s tweet, I’m not the only one systematically refusing Push notifications.
It reminds me of Geode and essentially solves the same problem: we carry too many cards in our wallets. But Only Coin’s solution is different as it recreates a true card one can hold and use as a regular card.
European readers beware, this solution is not (yet?) compatible with the EMV standard we use here.