Over 200 million Twitter user email addresses leaked
Reuters: Hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them on an online hacking forum, a security researcher said Wednesday. Issues at Twitter are quickly becoming a trend.
Another day, another Twitter outage.
Techcrunch: The service was operational “even after I disconnected one of the more sensitive server racks,” Musk tweeted on December 24. The crazy scenes at Twitter continue.
Evernote acquired by Bending Spoons
So what does Bending Spoons gain with the purchase? Another feather in its software cap, it’d seem. The European tech company makes apps like video editor Splice, 30 Day Fitness, Live Quiz and photo editor Remini, which combined have about 100 million users. via Tech Crunch The announcement really does mark the end of an era. The […]
Google paid Activision Blizzard to stay on Play Store
Florian Mueller (via Michael Tsai): The world now knows that in January 2020, Google signed a three-year agreement with Activision Blizzard King (“ABK”), “pursuant to which Google agreed to pay ABK approximately $360 million” in order to dissuade Activision Blizzard from creating its own Android app store. Three-hundred and sixty million dollars for not competing. Bad timing. […]
iCloud.com gets a redesign
Apple gave us a glimpse of its iCloud.com redesign last month, and now the redesign is officially available to everybody. The new dashboard view feels a lot more useful than the previous design, and you can tell that there have been some subtle refinements. Apple will need to continue to refine and improve its web […]
Notion AI announced
Notion has announced Notion AI, which is currently in Alpha. While there has been a lot of recent discussion of how AI and art can deal with the copyright challenges ahead, copywriting and other creative industries will soon face a similar challenge. Notion says that Notion AI will be free during the Alpha, but will […]
OneDrive on Mac takes up 1 GB
Nick Heer on Pixel Envy: This is not limited to operating systems, either. Users are disrespected by increasing and surprising bloat in applications. For work, I need to run the Microsoft OneDrive client on one of my Macs, and I was surprised to see that it recently crossed the 1 GB threshold. This is a file […]
Michael Tsai: I have always preferred to share usage information with Apple because I believe in providing the engineers with as much information as they would need to keep improving the products, not just for me but for all users. However, as Apple shifts to providing ads, I’m not sure if I would still be […]
PowerPoint sending your data to Microsoft
Roger González Gutiérrez (via Michael Tsai): Microsoft is phoning home the content of your PowerPoint slides. […] Make a new slide with a title of your choice. Choose “Designer.” Look at your network traffic as you do. It makes sense: the tool is reading your text and suggesting designs/delivering stock photography. But this means that any data […]
Pantone requires subscription in Adobe
Stephen Hackett: “To access the complete set of Pantone Color Books, Pantone now requires customers to purchase a premium license through Pantone Connect and install a plug-in using Adobe Exchange.” As a creative that uses Pantone regularly, it is a slap on the face. Companies that use Pantone colours in the design, print, and production […]