🔗 Facebook's TikTok-like redesign marks sunset of social networking era
Facebook’s TikTok-like redesign marks sunset of social networking era Mark last week as the end of the social networking era, which began with the rise of Friendster in 2003, shaped two decades of internet growth, and now closes with Facebook’s rollout of a sweeping TikTok-like … read more
🔗Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok TechCrunch
Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok | TechCrunch The new UI is plainly inspired by TikTok, the way Instagram has routinely been “inspired” by its more innovative rivals, like when they clone-stamped Stories out of Snapchat. In this case they took the opportunity to bring in a … read more
🔗 iphone 12 pro camera review: glacier np
Austin Mann’s iPhone camera reviews are always insightful and show some cool creative ideas. His night time portrait of his wife being a case in point. Although I doubt many of us have a handy iPhone 11 in our pockets to use as a light.
I'd like a pro camera mode from Apple
I’d be really interested in Apple making a sort of “pro” mode for the camera app. Basic mode would have simplified controls (perhap even more simpler than the current ones which are becoming fiddly) and in pro mode you’d get extra controls. You could set it up so one mode was … read more
The best Apple product I bought?
Yesterday I had a strange realisation. My 2013 MacBook Pro is probably the best Apple device I have bought. That surprised me as I don’t think it has ever been my favourite Apple device, but the fact that my wife and I still use it and it works fine mean that it has had the longest life out of … read more
Epic vs Apple thoughts: Whoever wins, we lose.
Apple is in the wrong: the App Store needs to change. Epic’s solution does nothing for me as a consumer and sounds terrible. Epic is acting “holier than thou” although they are clearly working for their own bottom line (which as a business they should work towards!). I actually … read more
🔗 YouTube is experiencing an egregious bitcoin hack that no one is fixing - iMore
YouTube is experiencing an egregious bitcoin hack that no one is fixing - iMore Famed Apple leaker Jon Prosser recently tweeted that his YouTube channel, Front Page Tech has been hacked. At the time of this writing, the channel’s name has been changed to NASA [News], his entire library of … read more