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Jeff Carlson 16 comments

Amazon Shutters Photo Resource Website DPReview

The essential photography resource DPReview is closing in April as part of parent company Amazon’s efforts to cut costs. The culling includes decades of in-depth product reviews, vibrant community forums, and the DPReview TV YouTube channel.

Adam Engst 40 comments

Apple Music Classical to Debut This Month

Over a year and a half after it acquired Primephonic, Apple has finally announced the release of the dedicated Apple Music Classic app for iOS, scheduled for 28 March 2023. You can “pre-order” the free app now.

Adam Engst 3 comments

Tweetbot and Twitterrific Ask Users for Help after Twitter Client Ban

In the wake of Twitter banning third-party clients, Tweetbot and Twitterrific are giving subscribers the option of not asking for pro-rated refunds that could drive the small companies behind them into bankruptcy.

Adam Engst 28 comments

LastPass Publishes More Details about Its Data Breaches

LastPass was heavily criticized for communicating insufficient details after it lost customer vault data in a breach. A collection of new posts attempt to rectify that mistake—but it’s not enough for Adam Engst, who shares his experiences switching from LastPass to 1Password.

Adam Engst 15 comments

Backblaze’s 2022 Drive Stats Reveal Manufacturer and Model Reliability Trends

If you're trying to decide which large hard drive model to buy, check out Backblaze's drive stats for 2022, which show the reliability of each drive model the company uses in its data centers.

Adam Engst 3 comments

Additional GoTo Data Stolen in the LastPass Breach

The repercussions of the LastPass breach continue to resonate, with parent company GoTo now admitting that data associated with its services Central, Pro, join.me, Hamachi, and RemotelyAnywhere was also stolen. Change your passwords and look for alternatives.

Adam Engst 22 comments

Apple Avoids Big Tech Layoffs, Other Tech Giants Focus on AI

Amidst nearly 75,000 tech industry layoffs in the last year, Apple alone has avoided cutting headcount. Why? And what does it mean that the other tech giants all reference AI in their letters to employees?

Adam Engst 17 comments

Twitter Bans Third-Party Client Apps

It's official—Twitter has changed its developer agreement to ban third-party apps like Twitterrific and Tweetbot. Would the last Twitter app out the door please turn off the lights?

Adam Engst 28 comments

Elon Musk Buys Twitter (Really) for $44 Billion

The soap opera is over, or it’s just beginning. The world’s wealthiest man has finally purchased Twitter for $44 billion and taken it private. All bets are off now.

Josh Centers 8 comments

Microsoft Rebranding Office to Microsoft 365

Microsoft is dropping its Office brand and rebranding its productivity apps as Microsoft 365.

Josh Centers 8 comments

No, Lufthansa Isn’t Banning AirTags from Luggage

German airline Lufthansa set off a firestorm when it claimed that AirTags aren’t allowed in checked baggage, but it was a simple case of confusion about regulations.

Adam Engst 11 comments

Apple Changes Portable Mac Descriptor from “Notebook” to “Laptop”

At long last, Apple has given up on the nonsensical “notebook” term and returned to referring to portable Macs as “laptops.” About time.

Glenn Fleishman 29 comments

USB Simplifies Branding but Reintroduces Active Cables

The group that creates USB standards listened to feedback and has released a reduced set of logos that make it easier to figure out the capabilities of your ports, peripherals, and cables. But changes to USB4 also mean the return of active cables to provide maximum throughput for a new 80 Gbps data rate over distances beyond 0.8 meters.

Adam Engst 80 comments

Dark Sky Fading; iOS 16’s Weather Brightens

Apple has announced that the Dark Sky weather app it purchased several years ago will cease working at the end of the year. Happily, iOS 16’s bundled Weather app has appropriated Dark Sky’s best features. But Adam Engst still prefers CARROT Weather.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Walmart.com Listed Fake 30 TB SSDs For Sale

A security researcher discovered a 30 TB SSD on Walmart’s website for under $18. He bought one and cracked it open to learn just how it was too good to be true.