Month: March 2016

  • Handfallna nyhetssajter

    Daniel Goldberg skriver vad jag tänkte i går kväll, när stora svenska mediesajter sänktes av en attack:

    Mer relevant, med förbehåll för att vi inte vet hur, av vem eller med vilken styrka attacken genomfördes, är att fråga varför så få av de drabbade företagen tycks ha haft en ordentlig reservplan. Varför pekade inte fler mediesajter sina läsare mot andra plattformar för att hålla nyhetsrapporteringen igång? Under attacken lade Aftonbladet ut sina nyhetstexter direkt på Facebook. Andra nöjde sig med att informera om attacken och sen hålla tyst. Det tyder på en anmärkningsvärd handfallenhet.

  • No master keys, please

    Tim Cook, from the recent Time interview:

    No one should have a key that turns a billion locks. It shouldn’t exist.

  • Från Plus, till normalstorlek

    Om du prenumererar på RE:THORD, eller bara läser, så vet du redan att jag numera inte har en iPhone 6s Plus, utan har gått över till den normalstora modellen. Jag skrev lite mer om det i Plus-sized no more, om du är intresserad:

    So I bought an iPhone 6s, regular sized. I also picked up asilicone cover, which I’ve grown to appreciate due to the iPad Pro. Granted, most people won’t pick up a new phone like that, but I felt I’d had it with the Plus size. It kept falling out of my favorite jeans pocket, and I was started to get annoyed with it.

  • TNW features BlankPage

    TNW News first pick in their (short) list of apps that help you write:

    Swedish company BlankPage is on a mission for you to start writing and keep writing. Its writing platform is enhanced by a goal setting and tracking function. So if you want to write at least three pages a day, let the app know and it will work on motivating you through it. Manuscript in a month? Let’s see…

    Check out BlankPage, rather than the page they link above. I’m obviously involved in BlankPage, as you well know.

  • Instagram to embrace the algorithm

    Instagram switches to a feed based on an algorithm, to make sure you see more when using the service. From their blog post, which doesn’t contain a lot:

    The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.

    Prepare for a public outcry, folks.

  • Elite-utmanare och skitsnygga högtalare

    De senaste frilansposterna från undertecknad handlade om Razer Wildcat, Xbox One- och PC-handkontrollen som vill utmana Microsofts egna Elite-handkontroll, samt test av Unmonday-högtalarna. De senare är eventuellt de snyggaste högtalare jag sett i verkliga livet, och passar sådär larvigt bra på mitt kontor. Synd att de skickas tillbaka nu i veckan.

    För övrigt vill jag även påminna om att Appmagasinet är tillbaka. Det fyrtionionde numret kommer på fredag, så se till att du prenumererar – det är gratis, förstås.

  • Plus-sized no more

    Plus-sized no more

    This is not about miracle diets or losing weight. Just saying.

    When the iPhone 6 launched, I bought both models. To me, the iPhone 5 models where close to being too big to live in my pocket already, and I feared that the 6 and 6 Plus would feel ridiculously big and clumsy. As usual, Apple knew what they were doing, and although I found both the 6 and the 6 Plus to be slightly too big, neither were clumsy. My reasoning was that if the phone’s gonna be big, it might as well be too big proper.


  • Anyone might be listening

    The reason why the Apple vs. FBI encryption case is so important:

    “Anybody can make a StingRay with parts from the Internet,” Rigmaiden tells me, citing a long litany of experiments over the years in which researchers have done just that. “The service provider is never going to know. There’s never any disruption. It’s basically completely stealth.” In the coming age of democratized surveillance, the person hacking into your cell phone might not be the police or the FBI. It could be your next-door neighbor.

    This from this Bloomberg piece, which you should read this weekend. Someone, anyone, could be listening. Your data needs to be encrypted and secure, because it’s your data. It’s as simple as that.

  • Federico Viticci's iPad Pro

    It should come as no surprise that I enjoy Federico Viticci’s updates on his iPad usage. The latest one, being the first after the introduction of iPad Pro, is no exception. Here are so many things to quote from this beast, so I’ll just point you to it. Brew a cup, and settle in for an interesting read.