Monday, June 17, 2019

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...

Apple Watch health monitoring and the Kardia Mobile electro-cardiogram

Who would have imagined that you could take a medical-grade electro-cardiagram as often as you like, just by using a thin sensor and an iPhone? The Kardia Mobile ECG monitor has been approved both in the US and UK as a medical device and is being recommended by general practitioners.

Apple’s new iMac Pro: Not the best choice for photographers

All that glittlers..... Apple's gorgeous new all-grey iMac Pro promises blistering performance. But is it money well spent for the keen stills photographer?

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.....