Starting in October, DT will preload Dropbox onto most of their Android devices in select Central and Eastern European countries, while also helping existing iOS and Android users discover Dropbox. This’ll make it easier than ever for people to access and share their stuff wherever they are.
Yeah, I can hear every Android user celebrating even more bloatware on their already shitty TouchWiz and Sense tortured Android devices.
HN user bigbugbag on WSJ article “Mark Zuckerberg on a Future Where the Internet Is Available to All“:
I trust Mark Zuckerberg to do his best at replacing the internet by facebook access. It has already happened in France where mobile provider offer “internet access” strictly limited to facebook for a couple euros. This is not internet available to all, more like what microsoft failed to do in 1995 with msn.
Nothing more to add.
Incredible photographs. I’m still fascinated by this: three guys in space, tweeting photographs in real time. I love technology.
A few versions ago, Chrome added a hideous notification icon to the menu bar in OS X. It’s enabled by default, but you had the option to disable it in chrome://flags. In Chrome 34 you needed to disable
Enable Rich Notifications Mac, Windows, in Chrome 35 it changed to
Notification Center behavior Mac. Shockingly, in the current Chrome 36 Beta there is no way to disable it, as this option seemingly has been removed.
For the last years, Chrome was the best browser available. But by enforcing useless and ugly features like this to its users, Chrome has had it for me. I’ll return to Safari, even though it’s by far not perfect. But at least it won’t bug me.
Thankfully, you can now hide it directly via the menu bar: Chrome, Hide Notifications Icon. Although I still disagree with Google using their own notification system instead of OS X’ native one, this seems like a good move. Thanks for the tip, Thanik!
Some of my work colleagues saw me online 24/7 in Skype, but I wasn’t. This led to misunderstandings because I didn’t reply rapidly. As it seems, there is a bug in the mobile applications of Skype (iOS / Android). As soon as you install one of those, the app is running in the background and your status is indicated as online and available. So far, so good.
But I deleted Skype on iOS. There was no way I was online. But my status was still ‘available’. What I suppose is happening: when you delete Skype on iOS or Android and do NOT log out manually, your status is online forever. Luckily, there is a solution to the problem. You can remotely logout from all devices with this command:
/remotelogout (paste this into your input line in a Skype chat)
You can also see which devices are logged in:
The Machinarium OST by Tomáš Dvořák is a masterpiece, and so is Zorya, an album of his solo project Floex. Get it here.