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The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good Phone. But Maybe Phones Have Gone Too Far.
The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good Phone. But Maybe Phones Have Gone Too Far. We are captives to our phones, they are having a deleterious effect on society, and…
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3 days ago
‘Rock bottom’: Supreme Court fight reveals a country on the brink
When Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault last month, she did more than open herself up to unwanted scrutiny. She held up a…
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12 days ago
There Is No Good Way to Stop China From Planting Microchips in American Electronics
Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by tcareob72/iStock and liorpt/iStock. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University…
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15 days ago
Quantify Yourself: (Mostly) Free Tools & Strategies to Track (Almost) Every Area of Your Life
Reading books 📚 In the last few years, I discovered audiobooks for real and drastically increased the number of books I read each year. I use Goodreads to keep…
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16 days ago
iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera – Halide
iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera Last week we detailed the camera hardware changes of the iPhone XS vs. the iPhone X , and I wondered why Apple’s keynote…
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18 days ago
The False Musk-Jobs Parallel – Monday Note
by Jean-Louis Gassée Comparing Elon Musk to Steve Jobs makes for easy headlines, but it’s not a helpful way to look at Tesla’s perennial mix of progress and…
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19 days ago
Apple News Is Giving the Media Everything It Wants—Except Money
In the years leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook became the world’s de facto morning newspaper—and everyone wanted to land on A1. With more and more…
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21 days ago
macOS 10.14 Mojave: The Ars Technica review
Grab bag As ever, Mojave includes a whole bunch of minor features that don't merit close scrutiny or testing but are significant enough or interesting enough to…
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24 days ago
OmniFocus 3 for Mac: Multiple Tags, Enhanced Forecast, Powerful Perspectives
Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. – David Allen (Getting Things Done) I, like probably many of you, struggle to remember essential things. I can…
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25 days ago
iOS 12, thoroughly reviewed
ARKit 2 Many of the most notable additions and improvements in iOS 12 are behind-the-scenes features that developers can tap into to make new and improved games…
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4 weeks ago
Playing the long game with Guild Wars 2 storytelling
Rebekah Valentine Staff Writer Monday 17th September 2018 Share this article Recommend How do you juggle a story with thousands of smaller sub-stories, hundreds…
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4 weeks ago
House lawmakers want answers from Google on censored Chinese search engine
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Since news broke last month that Google is working on a censored search engine for the Chinese market, the company has…
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4 weeks ago
Burned Out and Fantasizing About a Big Life Reset? Start Here
Honest (and realistic) advice from those who’ve been there. Illustration by @ WeihungYin Stories of people who leave soul-sucking corporate careers and make a…
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4 weeks ago
American Eating Habits Are Changing Faster than Fast Food Can Keep Up
Home cooking would be making a comeback if it ever really went away. Restaurants are getting dinged by the convenience of Netflix, the advent of pre-made meals,…
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4 weeks ago
Streaks 4 Adds iPad Support, Timed Tasks, HealthKit Improvements, and Siri Shortcuts
There are a lot of habit trackers on iOS, but Streaks was one of the first and remains the gold standard against which I measure all other trackers. Even as…
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4 weeks ago
Text Case Adds Siri Shortcut Support for Text Transformations
Sep 17, 2018 — 09:34 EDT Not long ago, I reviewed an update to a new text transformation utility for iOS by Chris Hannah called Text Case . That update added…
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4 weeks ago
iOS 12: The MacStories Review
Introduction Setup and Performance iPad Do Not Disturb, Notifications, and Screen Time Do Not Disturb Notifications Grouping Instant Tuning Provisional…
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4 weeks ago
An Oral History of Apple's Infinite Loop
In the early 1990s, Apple decided to expand its Cupertino headquarters by building a new, grander campus. Steve Jobs, who was forced out of the company in the…
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4 weeks ago
PCalc 3.8 Adds Support for iOS 12’s Siri Shortcuts, Including Powerful Clipboard Commands
PCalc , James Thomson's advanced calculator for iPhone and iPad, has been updated this week to version 3.8. I've been testing PCalc 3.8 for the past couple of…
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4 weeks ago
Missing wages, grueling shifts, and bottles of urine: The disturbing accounts of Amazon delivery drivers may reveal the true human cost of 'free' shipping
Business Insider spoke with 31 current or recently employed drivers about what it's like to deliver packages for Amazon . Some drivers described a variety of…
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5 weeks ago
Compiling and Exporting Chapters for My iOS 12 Review with Drafts 5
Editor’s Note Every year, we publish around 60 issues of MacStories Weekly and the Monthly Log for Club MacStories members. MacStories Weekly is packed with our…
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5 weeks ago
How BoJack Horseman Got Made
Excerpted from BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse . Photo: Bojack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse, by Chris McDonnell © Abrams Books, 2018 The email…
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6 weeks ago
This Is a Constitutional Crisis
Yuri Gripas / Reuters Impeachment is a constitutional mechanism. The Twenty-Fifth Amendment is a constitutional mechanism. Mass resignations followed by…
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6 weeks ago
Welcome To The Wish Farm!
Welcome To The Wish Farm! | YNAB YNAB . Features Method Classes Pricing Blog Log In Features Method Classes Pricing Blog Learn All Things YNAB How Much Time Do…
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7 weeks ago
Creating OmniFocus 3 for Mac Perspective Groups with Keyboard Maestro
Rosemary Orchard Home Blog Micro Blog Contact Home Favourite things from around the internet Creating OmniFocus 3 for Mac Perspective Groups with Keyboard…
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7 weeks ago
John McCain championed the freedom to keep America safe
I was with Senator John McCain on September 11, 2001. The Capitol Police had an evacuation plan for congressional leadership in the event of catastrophe, but…
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7 weeks ago
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P.…
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8 weeks ago
An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64 – MEL Magazine
Slapping, Klobbs, speedrunning, cheating Oddjobs and more: Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation of the iconic, game-changing FPS The Nintendo…
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8 weeks ago
Checkbox vs Toggle Switch – UX Planet
7 Use-Cases of Forms Design Switch VS Checkbox in User Interface Design Forms provide several controls that make it easier to collect input from users. Using…
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8 weeks ago
Thriving in Today’s Digital World: How to Redefine Success and Avoid Burnout
There’s a huge focus in today’s culture on getting ahead. We all want to be the best; we want to achieve, to succeed, to do big things. And while there’s…
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8 weeks ago
Differential privacy in (a bit) more detail - Ted is writing things
As I mentioned in the previous article, differential privacy is prettyawesome. If I did a good job, you're now wondering what the real definitionlooks like. So…
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9 weeks ago
Why differential privacy is awesome - Ted is writing things
Are you following tech- or privacy-related news? If so, you might have heardabout differential privacy . The concept is popular both in academic circlesand…
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9 weeks ago
Trekking Toward Tolerance
Human infants have just two instinctive fears at birth: the fear of falling, and the fear of loud noises. Every other fear is learned as we begin to experience…
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9 weeks ago
The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness
For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy. Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to…
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10 weeks ago
Spotify’s playlist for global domination
For 70 days at the beginning of this year, Daniel Ek and a group of friends competed to see who could cut their body-fat percentage the most. Ek, the…
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10 weeks ago
Reimagining an App from the Ground Up: Behind the Scenes of Todoist's Redesign | Adobe Blog
Todoist is one of the most popular productivity and task-management apps on the market. Available on both desktop and mobile, it uses a hierarchical system of…
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10 weeks ago
Apple Books: A Love Letter to Readers
When iOS 12 launches this fall, it will introduce a newly redesigned iBooks app simply named Books. Though the reading experience in Books is largely the same…
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10 weeks ago
Apple’s Road to a Trillion Dollar Company
Reading Time: 6 minutes In late 1996, while serving as an outside adviser to Apple and their executive committee, I was called in to meet with then CEO Gil…
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11 weeks ago
Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason
In June 2016, Antonio Perkins unintentionally broadcast his own death to the world. It was a sunny day in Chicago, and he was sharing it on Facebook Live, a…
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11 weeks ago
The Secret of the Crazy-Tough Water Bear, Finally Revealed
The world knows no toughness like that of the water bear, which looks like a cannon wearing a pair of wrinkled khakis . This microscopic critter can survive…
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11 weeks ago
Inside the Mind of Donald Trump
Jewel Samad/Getty He’s grandiose, deceitful and paranoid—but don’t let him drive you crazy. By BANDY X. LEE and TONY SCHWARTZ Why is President Donald Trump…
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11 weeks ago
What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS - TidBITS
When Apple released macOS 10.13 High Sierra in 2017, one of its most notable features was nearly invisible. Installing the update on a Mac with a solid-state…
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11 weeks ago
How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched…
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11 weeks ago
A Rough Rehearsal, a Suicide and a Broadway Show in Turmoil
The text came in on a Thursday afternoon. The director of “Chicago,” the second-longest-running show in Broadway history, wanted to see the sole remaining…
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11 weeks ago
The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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11 weeks ago
Start Digging
If you're anything like me you have some amount of trouble keeping up with your tasks. I usually fluctuate between being "moderately on top of things" and "OMG…
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12 weeks ago
A new study says services like UberPool are making traffic worse - The Washington Post
A new report from a New York consultant says services such as UberPool do not significantly reduce vehicle miles. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) The explosive growth…
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12 weeks ago
GoodTask’s Smart Lists for Reminders
I've been playing around with GoodTask , a Reminders client for iOS, as part of my experiments with Shortcuts and Reminders for this year's iOS review .…
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12 weeks ago
ForTheSakeOfFuck — TechnicallyRon
How To Survive The End Of The World Events Serious stuff Contact Lifeabet Nonsense Home Street Address City, State, Zip Phone Number TechnicallyRon Your Custom…
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12 weeks ago
GoodTask 3: An Unexpected Surprise
It’s fall – damn near winter – and that can only mean one thing: time to make my task management more complicated. I often use the summer to make my life simple…
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12 weeks ago
"I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief."
Javier Zarracina/Vox Vox's home for compelling, provocative narrative essays. I am going to die in this dentist’s chair. My eyes are closed, but I can still see…
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12 weeks ago
What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS
By necessity, a sizable chunk of my new book Take Control of Your Digital Storage talks about file systems, and Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System). APFS is…
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12 weeks ago
How to delete your past tweets — in bulk and for free — and save yourself from your past self.
Photo credit: Mohamed Nohassi “He who controls the past controls the future . He who controls the present controls the past .” — George Orwell James Gunn was on…
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12 weeks ago
Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!
The home screen The home screen is still the "Armadillo" user shell we loaded on Android several months ago. The difference this time is that a lot of things…
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july 2018
Project ‘Fuchsia’: Google is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android - Bloomberg
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july 2018
Review: ‘Star Trek Online: Victory Is Life’ Lovingly Returns You To ‘Deep Space Nine’ And Beyond
Cryptic Studios’ latest expansion to their Star Trek Online MMORPG, “Victory is Life” is a fantastic addition to the game, and should delight committed gamers…
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july 2018
How today’s Apple has thrown out its old rulebook
Medhat Dawoud/Unsplash When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he didn’t like what he saw, so he set about changing the corporate culture. A decade later,…
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july 2018
The Andromeda Journey Continues - Thurrott.com
It was a couple years ago that we first heard the words Andromeda and how Microsoft was resurrecting the Courier project to create a bi-fold piece of hardware.…
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july 2018
What Do Designers Think Of The Tablet UI In Westworld?
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) What do designers think of the user interfaces on the tablets in Westworld? originally appeared on Quora : the…
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july 2018
The App Store at 10: The Next Decade
The App Store has changed the world. Over the last decade society as we know it has been irrevocably shaped by the App Store and its products. Just as no one 10…
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july 2018
Personal App Store Stories from the MacStories Team
Over the past week we've released articles and podcast episodes documenting the stories of Apple and third-party developers during the App Store's decade of…
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july 2018
App Preservation: Saving the App Store’s History
The App Store had just turned one when, sometime in the summer of 2009, concept artist and game developer Zach Gage published a preview video for an iPhone game…
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july 2018
Game On: A Decade of iOS Gaming
Nowhere has the App Store’s impact been more profound than the game industry. Roughly one-third of the 500 initial apps that debuted on the App Store were games…
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july 2018
Ten For Ward: 10 Trek Books That'd Make Good Movies
It’s a common sentiment, at least among those fans who read and keep up with the various Star Trek novels: “<insert book title here> would make a great movie!”…
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july 2018
10 years of the App Store: The design evolution of the earliest apps
One of the most significant design opportunities in recent history was announced with a simple blog post on Apple’s website. “Let me just say it: We want native…
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july 2018
Mara Tales: Kinda & Snakedance | Squabbling Rubber
A review of the DVD box set, from 2011 _________________________________________________________________ ‘Pick of the month!’ shouts an enthusiastic graphic on…
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july 2018
MobileMe’s Legacy
This week marks the 10th anniversary of MobileMe, 1 Apple’s third attempt at a cloud service designed for consumers. 2 The service has a pretty rough…
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july 2018
Developers’ Decade-Long Rollercoaster Ride: The Business of Selling Apps on the App Store
The case for native third-party apps on the iPhone was apparent immediately. By creating a device that blends into the background – with functionality entirely…
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july 2018
A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns
Five years ago, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first fully…
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july 2018
10 Years of App Store: A Timeline of Changes
It's hard to remember using an iPhone before the App Store. However, for the first year, the iPhone could only run the handful of apps that Apple created for…
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july 2018
A Decade on the App Store: From Day One Through Today
"There's an app for that" may have been coined as a marketing term in 2009, but in 2018 the phrase is indisputable. With over 2 million apps on the App Store,…
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july 2018
We Are All Public Figures Now
A woman gets on a plane. She’s flying from New York to Dallas, where she lives and works as a personal trainer. A couple asks her if she’ll switch seats with…
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july 2018
Intel’s Toxic Culture – Monday Note
Intel’s Toxic Culture by Jean-Louis Gassée Who wants to be Intel’s new CEO? The job description should include the impossible task of undoing a company culture…
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july 2018
The App Store turns 10
FEATURE July 5, 2018 How Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ignited a Worldwide App Phenomenon In 10 years, the App Store has transformed how people…
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july 2018
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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july 2018
Setup Headless Virtualization Server Using KVM In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - OSTechNix
We already have covered setting up Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 headless server. In this tutorial, we will be discussing how to setup headless…
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july 2018
The Surface Book 2 is everything the MacBook Pro should be | Charged
I've been hunting for a great MacBook Pro replacement since early 2017 and while I've been happy with my switch to a desktop machine at home, it's been an…
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july 2018
Homebridge Sensors for Plex – Plex Labs – Medium
Homebridge Sensors for Plex is a plugin I’ve created in my spare time for the popular Homebridge server , which lets you create various sensors for Apple…
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july 2018
Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have
‘We can talk about emissions and climate change, but talking about population gets such an emotional reaction from people.’Illustration: Petra Stefankova G wynn…
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july 2018
Intel and the Danger of Integration
Last week Brian Krzanich resigned as the CEO of Intel after violating the company’s non-fraternization policy. The details of Krzanich’s departure, though,…
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july 2018
Classic computing joyride—Cruising through modern workloads on a Macintosh IIsi
Enlarge / Why yes, Virginia, you can still use Dropbox. Chris Wilkinson FTP By sharing my locally backed up Dropbox folder on my Windows machine over FTP, I'm…
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july 2018
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