Friday, March 5, 2021

Signal to Noise: An often misunderstood relationship


Wayne wonders whether a bit of grain or noise isn’t a good thing after all…..

Instapaper flickers back to life in Europe


GDPR legislation in Europe put an immediate stop to Instapaper, the useful read-later service we have been using for many years. Why this happened isn’t very clear. But it is significant the development team has bought out of Pinterest and has now reinstated service in Europe. What should you do?

Instapaper: New ownership but still no service in Europe


The Instapaper saga gets more mysterious. This read-later service, on which I have relied for several years, went offline on May 25  implementation day of the new GDPR regulations, and is still down two months later.

Internet: Just how much do we all rely on our broadband


It’s a complete broadband blackout at Macfilos and work has been suspended. We managed to get a last post out over the cellular network.....

1Password: Use a different password every time; don’t remember them


Keeping track of a multitude of passwords is an impossible task. That’s why many people choose a few easily remembered words or phrases and use them over and over again. But what if you could have a different, very secure password for every site you visit without the need ever to remember them?

Mac Anti-Virus: I give in after 13 years


For years Mac users have not felt the need for anti-virus protection. But things are changing and Mike has finally given in and installed an unobtrusive but effective package.

The curious case of the death of Instapaper


Instapaper, once the basis of our news-gathering workflow, has been gone for a month now. No progress reports have come our way and we’ve lost hope of getting it back.

Goodbye Instapaper


Instapaper, the handy read-later application, is in Mike’s baddest of bad books. It’s been off the air in Europe for nearly a week. It seems the boffins at Instapaper hadn’t heard about GDPR until two minutes before it came into force. So disaster struck…..

When 5G comes a-calling we’ll enter the full-time connected age


Faster, more reliable cellular connection — not just for phones and tablets but for laptops — is now just around the corner as Mike discovers...

No Camera Again: iPhone X steps into the breach


When you don't carry a camera, today's smartphones — especially the new iPhone X - step valiantly into the breach.....