Day: February 21, 2018

  • February 21, 2018

    Who Would Buy Twitter?

  • Cast you mind back to 2016 and you recall there were plans for a GNOME System Monitor redesign. The aim: to make checking system resource usage a little more accessible, ideally with historical data thrown into the mix for some added context. Two years on and the fruits of that redesigned effort are finally available to sample, albeit through a new app called (aptly enough) GNOME Usage. OMG Ubuntu This looks amazing I am going to load it on my Linux Box way overdue the wait was worth it.
  • For the longest time, one of the advantages of Android over iOS was the ability to use third-party keyboard apps available on the Play Store. These keyboards each provide their own unique features to make text entry a better experience. One of the pioneers in swipe-gestures in mobile keyboard apps, Swype, has been a mainstay on many users’ devices. The app is so popular that it is even pre-installed on smartphones from Huawei. However, it looks like those days may be over in the future as Nuance has confirmed that they are discontinuing Swype for Android and iOS. XDA Developers The app market became the dot-com market of the 90s with many companies are closing due to not enough revenue or better apps being made.
  • As of today, Flixster Video is officially gone. Fandango bought the site in 2016, and has been sending users regular emails over the past several months about the shutdown, as reported by Android Police. The website is no longer operational, and now only points people to its mobile app, which can still be used for getting movie reviews and tickets. Flixster first announced it was closing in 2016, after being acquired by Fandango along with subsidiary Rotten Tomatoes. The Verge Kind of sad to see Rotten Tomatoes go that site was my go-to for finding out what people thought of movies. I guess I will have to start reading the New York Times again 😉