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Apple Forces OS Mavericks Out Of Sync With iOS 8 Update

The release of iOS 8 and the release of OS Yosemite are a month out of sync with each other. Apparently, no one at Apple, the company that is supposed to specialize in elegant design, considered the implications of this gap for the user experience. [...]

Are Automattic and WordPress Purposefully Sneaking Skimlinks Trackers Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Users?

Trust that relies on concealing the truth about what’s really going on is not trust at all. That’s why we urge Wordpress to distance their Jetpack software from the likes of SkimLinks, and honestly explain how the two became entangled in the first place. [...]

Would Mother Nature Move You Through A Purchase Funnel?

Mother Nature Network – it sounds like a warm and friendly, huggy and human kind of place – the sort of news web site that might hand you a warm, freshly-baked gluten-free cookie when you visit. It’s a web site that celebrates the “Joy of Less”, so you might expect its web design to be [...]

Instagram? What’s The Big Deal?

Help me, please, because I’m feeling pretty clueless about this. Instagram has gotten into the news, bigtime, because it was just bought by Facebook. As a result, people are worried that Instagram is going to change, or be destroyed, and are snapping it up in large numbers before Facebook gets its big blue mitts on [...]

Beat Cabin Fever With Online Geometry Software and Projects

Is your family snowbound in Saskatchewan? Heatbound in Gila Bend? Stave off cabin fever in entertaining and educational fashion with some geometry activities that are free of charge and available at the mere tapping of your fingers.

HyperGami offers a series of colorful projects to print on cardstock, cut, fold and glue into the shapes [...]

Who Is The Creature Creator?

Who are you going to let be the creature creator? Will it be you doing the creating, or will you need to hire the software super geniuses over at Electronic Arts to give you a paint-by-numbers canvas? [...]

Free Open Source Software for the Post-Crash Desperate

I know someone:

a) whose computer just crashed b) who just switched over from Mac to Windows c) who is short on cash and can’t purchase software

For that person, I’d recommend the following open source software:

For Sound Editing: Audacity

For Graphics Editing: GIMP

For Word Processing and Spreadsheets: Google Docs

Do you have [...]

Slimy Breeding Fun On Your Desktop

Swimbots is a bit like SimLife, but it seems to work better. It’s just as addictive, in that it creates little simulated living things with a genetic makeup that determines their structural function and behavior, gives them a food source, and lets them go. [...]