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16 Dec 18
Petervan's Blog

Edition-127 of Delicacies. As usual, max 5 articles that I found interesting and worth re-reading. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy! About criticool thinking and countercultures (and the illusion of it). Superb essay by Silvio Lorusso: https://medium.com/the-entreprecariat/the-designer-without-qualities-notes-on-ornamental-politics-ironic-attachment-bureaucreativity-40f09a618e2c About using tech to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. […]

16 Dec 18
Memesita

The young creators who handle the camera and other audiovisual toys, and who wish to materialize ideas of programs, in fictions or documentaries, have a new playground to give free rein to their passion. A playground that could lead to several possibilities. Inaugurated on Monday, Studio SAM now acts as a meeting point between broadcasters […]

16 Dec 18
Affenspaß

Die Webseite der Tagesschau wurde von Affenspaß.de schon einmal ausführlich gelobt (Warum Tagesschau.de die beste Nachrichtenseite ist). Nun soll es aber um ein ästhetisches Problem der Tagesschau-Webseite gehen, und zwar eines, das sehr leicht und schnell behoben werden kann. Responsive Webdesign Zunächst die Grundlagen: In den frühen Jahren des World Wide Webs war Webdesign recht […]

16 Dec 18
Overdrive Music Magazine

Hiss from the Moat, the transcontinental Black / Death Metal band founded by acclaimed drummer James Payne (Vital Remains, Hour of Penance), have unveiled a video for the title track of their sophomore album ‘The Harrier,’ due out via M-Theory Audio on February 22, 2019.  The song can also be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. […]

16 Dec 18
Cashou en Chine

Et c’est dans la boîte !!!!!! Ce weekend a eu lieu le tournage du Grand Quiz Ceinture et Route. Sans plus de suspens, je vous annonce que vous lisez présentement le blog de la grande gagnante !!!! J’ai gagné un voyage d’une semaine dans une destination encore inconnue, j’attends encore que quelqu’un me contacte pour […]

16 Dec 18
Studio Men
15 Dec 18
9to5Google
In this week’s top stories: We soothe our eyes with the new, darker look for Google Discover, enjoy the benefits of Android and Chrome OS being ‘Better Together’, and uncover part of Google’s plans for the future of Android and Fuchsia. Our top story this week is the availability of dark theme for Google Discover, and for good reason. Before, the page would be almost entirely white, which some consider to be blinding. Regardless of your personal stance on the necessity of a dark theme, it’s safe to say that Google Discover looks quite sleek in black. For now, unfortunately, the dark theme is limited to the Pixel Launcher. The previous design only darkened the background of the feed, and not the actual story cards. Now, stories will also feature a dark gray background with white text for increased visual consistency. This theme also applies to the overflow menu where users can customize the content recommended to them. This week, Chrome OS received a major update, bringing a new ‘Better Together’ collection of settings that make your Chromebook better when used with an Android phone. Chrome OS 71 also includes some updates to the relatively new Linux app support, including the ability to manually shut down the Linux virtual machine without having to restart your device. Other changes include autocomplete in Launcher search and semi-full pages in the Launcher that don’t require the entire app grid to be filled before creating a new screen. There is also an “adaptive top UI in Chrome browser based on user scrolling,” while Family Link’s new screen time limits and Android app management features are tied to this update. Continuing from Black Friday and to help last-minute Christmas shoppers, the Google Store is running a big sale which includes a nice discount on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. A significant portion of the sale is made up of discounted bundles that combine the Google Home Hub with various Nest products. Meanwhile the regular Google Home is $99 and the premium Home Max sees a $50 discount to $349 until Christmas Eve. On the smart TV front, the Chromecast Ultra is down $10 to $59 for 4K streaming and Cast. In an interesting twist for both Android and Fuchsia, Google’s in-development OS is getting both its app development SDK and a “device” added to the Android Open Source Project. The purposes for these are still unclear, but we’ve made the Fuchsia SDK available for developers to browse. It’s impossible to say for sure at this stage, but it seems highly likely to me that Fuchsia app development will be accessible directly from Android Studio, thanks to its inclusion in AOSP. And at the rate that these changes have been coming from Google, we may very well see Fuchsia be legitimized in the coming months. To cap off the week, our Damien Wilde takes us on a tour of the best premium cases available for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, proving that one doesn’t need to choose between protecting their $800+ device and looking fashionable. The rest of this week’s top stories follow: Android | OnePlus 6T Screen Unlock in-display fingerprint sensor gets better as you use it, here’s how Review: OnePlus Type-C Bullets earbuds are exceptional affordable audio Second Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta update rolling out Nvidia Shield TV update 7.2 adds custom quick settings, soundbar controls, more Some Google Pixel 3 shipments from recent promos have apparently been delayed w/ no ETA Samsung Galaxy S10 reportedly launching February 20th, pricing, 1TB storage leaks Google Pixel 3 XL Lite renders leak, 6-inch display w/ no notch [Video] Apps & Updates | Pixel Sounds 2.0 rolling out w/ visualizations and downloadable ringtones by Google [Gallery] Google Lens visual search now rolling out to Google app for iOS Playground 2.1 rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2 w/ new camera UI, stickers, more Google Home 2.8 adds Assistant Routines shortcut, preps ‘Photos Restricted Mode’ [APK Insight] Google Lens for Android revamped with compact interface and other tweaks Chrome/OS | Chrome OS 71 rolling out w/ ‘Better Together’ Android integration, Linux updates, more Chrome OS to let you draw on PDFs using Pixelbook Pen, mouse, more Google | Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays [Update: 10 million dislikes] YouTube Rewind 2018 beat ‘Baby’ as the most disliked video of all time Google Assistant testing new, condensed interface on Android w/ ‘Explore’ on bottom bar Google Material Theme starts rolling out to Google Search on mobile web Videos |
15 Dec 18
Grim D. Reaper presents MovieCrypt.com

Your steampunk airship Star Wars Mad Max mashup has arrived at last. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland over a thousand years in Earth’s future, “predator cities” run down settlements for precious waning resources, self-contained on massive tractor-treads and giant flywheels with internal factories to “digest” whatever they can find. Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar) manages to stow […]

15 Dec 18
9to5Mac
In this week’s top stories: A closer look at the Apple Watch Series 4’s Heart Rate app, aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing, Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 and watchOS 5.1.3 to beta testers, and more. Philips this week released a “finally” update to its Hue lights. With this week’s update, Hue lights are better able to handle power outages. In the past, Hue lights would come back on at full brightness following a power outage, no matter the state they were in before. Now, Hue lights can be configured to return to their previous state following a power interruption. Earlier this week, we explained how the Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Rate app is able to take “faster reading with higher fidelity using the Digital Crown. With watchOS 5.1.2, the Heart Rate app uses the Digital Crown for heart rate measurements, as opposed to the infrared light-based technology used previously. As part of its continued marketing of iPhone trade-in deals, Apple launched an aggressive new in-store campaign. This marketing effort uses displays at Apple’s retail stores to promote iPhone trade-in deals. Read more here. In an unprecedented move, Apple launched its own discounts on HomePod this week. The company is offering Apple Music subscribers the ability to save on HomePod purchases as part of a holiday promotion running until tomorrow. Qualcomm and Apple continued their heated legal battle this week. China granted an iPhone import and sale ban, but iPhones remain on-sale in the country. Apple also said it will release an iOS update in China to address the patents involved in the Qualcomm legal case. Last but not least, Apple Music officially launched to Amazon Echo devices yesterday. With this support, you can now connect your Apple Music account to Alexa and use it as your default music library source. Read more in our hands-on right here. These and the rest of this week’s top Apple stories below… iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS | Apple releasing first iOS 12.1.2 public beta for iPhone and iPad today Apple releasing first iOS 12.1.2 and watchOS 5.1.3 developer betas today with ‘bug fixes’  Some apps pass personally identifiable location data to as many as 40 companies Epic Games removes Infinity Blade trilogy from the App Store, says it has become ‘difficult to support’ Microsoft updates Office apps for Mac with Dark Mode, Continuity Camera support, more Apple Music removes ability for artists to post to Connect, posts removed from Artist Pages and For You iPhone | Aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing clouds Apple’s retail message 5G: What to know, why you should be excited, and how it will impact you Apple reported to use new touch-integrated OLED screens to make 2019 iPhone thinner and lighter iPhone XS Max beats Mate 20 Pro in speed test after Huawei was ‘confident’ it would outpace Apple’s flagship PSA: If you have an iPhone 5S, and haven’t yet upgraded to iOS 12, you probably should Apple continues iPhone XS and iPhone XR promo with trade-in price comparison page These are the latest countries & carriers to support eSIM on iPhone XS & XR according to Apple Best Buy sales data shows iPhone XS and XS Max slumping during the holiday season Ming-Chi Kuo cuts first quarter iPhone sales estimates by 20%, says iPhone XR demand is low Mac + iPad Pro | Comment: LG’s latest laptop shows just how lovely a modern 17-inch MacBook Pro could be Review: OtterBox Symmetry Series 360 for iPad Pro — clear case meets Smart Cover Intel unveils new 10nm Sunny Cove CPUs, possibly destined for future Macs Apple Watch | Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Rate app takes ‘faster reading with higher fidelity’ using Digital Crown Testing Apple Watch Series 4 half marathon battery life with cellular off: over 50% after 2 hours State of Apple Watch in 2018 New development in case of Apple Watch customer who discovered heart condition with ECG app, featured on Good Morning America Top Apple stories, retail | Apple plans new multilevel store for Atlanta’s Lenox Square Bordeaux Apple store robbed and vandalized in French riots Aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing clouds Apple’s retail message Accessories | Philips finally fixes the single most annoying thing about Hue lights Apple offering discounts on HomePod to Apple Music subscribers as holiday promotion Apple Music now live on Amazon Echo speakers using Alexa Comment: AirPower update probably days away, but we’re likely beyond the good news window Review: Satechi’s Aluminum Keyboard is a great alternative to Apple’s more expensive space gray option Top Apple stories, company | Apple to build new $1bn campus in Austin, add thousands of jobs across the USA China grants iPhone import and sale ban over Qualcomm dispute, but Apple seemingly has a workaround [U] Apple says an iPhone sales ban in China would force it to settle w/ Qualcomm, cost ‘millions of dollars a day’ iPhones may still face US import ban, says ITC, in latest Qualcomm development Qualcomm says Apple in breach of China iPhone sales ban because it is still selling iPhones in China Qualcomm now tries to get this year’s iPhones banned in China through 2nd injunction Judge rules Qualcomm can’t use Apple’s switch to Intel modems as evidence in FTC antitrust case Apple to release an iOS update in China next week to address patents involved in Qualcomm case Subscribe to 9to5Mac’s YouTube channel for more videos. This week’s top videos | First look: HyperDrive USB-C Hub for 2018 iPad Pro [Video] 9to5Mac Daily | Listen to a recap of the top Apple news of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. 9to5Mac Daily: December 10, 2018 9to5Mac Daily: December 11, 2018 9to5Mac Daily: December 12, 2018 9to5Mac Daily: December 13, 2018 9to5Mac Daily: December 14, 2018 Happy Hour Podcast #203 | This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive iPhone XS Smart Battery Case story, a limited HomePod discount holiday strategy, Qualcomm’s effort to block iPhone sales in China, location privacy on iOS apps, Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate features and battery life, the wait for an update on AirPower, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/12/9to5mac-happy-hour-12-13-20181.mp3 Making The Grade | Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students. Three ways Apple could improve macOS and iOS deployments in 2019 Teacher gift guide for 2018 Is the Mac dead in K-12 education? What is the iPad mini’s role in the iPad lineup? Thoughts on iPad apps, web apps, and the move to subscriptions Holiday shopping at 9to5Toys | As always, we’ll have all of this year’s best holiday shopping deals and news over at 9to5Toys. If you’re not yet following us on Twitter, be sure to lock that in. We also have a new 9to5Toys iOS app that’s now available for FREE. Customizable alerts, Apple Watch compatibility and more ensure that you’ll be up to date on all of the best deals throughout the holiday shopping season. Subscribe to get all 9to5Mac’s stories delivered to your inbox daily. And to 9to5Toys for the best deals from around the web. Featured in top image: Dell 38-inch UltraSharp Curved Monitors, Grovemade’s Desk Shelf System, Nixie Tube Clock, Apogee Quartet, KRK VXT6 Studio Monitor speakers, Classicbot Classic Vintage Mac Toy. Read about the setup over on 9to5Toys as part of the ‘Behind the Screens’ series. 
15 Dec 18
Ryan Watches

I jumped the gun when I said Spider-Man: Homecoming was the best Spider-Man movie since Spider-Man 2.