1. Firewatch Release Date [Link]

    October 15, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Firewatch looks so good to me and I've marked February 9th on my calendar. I've followed the development mainly because it has a great team behind it. Now I'm excited because it looks like something new. It's not a shooter or platformer. Call me excited.

  2. That's Odd, Let's Drink It [Link]

    October 15, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    A new YouTube show from First We Feast brings Dogfish Head's own Sam Calgione to the computer screen. Many of the DFH beers seem more like research projects. They are fun to try but not anything I want on a regular basis. And that's o.k.

    I've ...

  3. Stephen Hawking’s Speech Software Is Now Open Source and Free to Use [Link]

    October 15, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Molly McHugh at Wired:

    Nachman says Intel has sent some end users detailed instructions on setting up ACAT as well as how to use it, and the team is also working with some patients on testing it out. Soon, they’ll be partnering with universities on experimenting with the system ...

  4. Synology DSM 6 Beta Available [Link]

    October 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Every major Synology OS update is a major advancement of the product line. The last DSM version focused on mobile applications and support for Docker. Now version 6 is on the way and it seems that Email and performance are receiving significant attention.

    The new indexing options are going to ...

  5. Not All Writs [Link]

    October 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From the EFF:

    As we explained before, the All Writs Act is not a backdoor to bypass other laws. The government cannot impose an unreasonable burden on Apple, and it cannot violate the Constitution. If the government truly wanted Apple to decrypt a phone running iOS 8 or later, it ...

  6. The Battle for Beer Distribution

    October 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is what it looks like when a massive industry is disrupted by those with less money and power. There's a huge amount of money in selling beer and it's one of the oldest industries in the US. While craft beer only makes up a very small percentage ...

  7. Triggers With Homekit [Link]

    October 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Home looks like a really nice HomeKit based app for controlling hardware. This review by Ari Jay Comet provides a compelling argument for the app.

  8. iThoughtsX Temporarily a Buck

    October 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    One of my favorite Mac apps, iThoughtsX is only a buck right now on the Mac App Store. My understanding is that this a temporary sale to help direct-purchase customers get access to the new Handoff and other iCloud features. Even if you already own the direct-purchase version, like me ...

  9. iThoughts Adds A Lot of iOS 9 Love

    October 07, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    As more developers rollout 3D Touch, I'm getting excited about the future of iOS. Today iThoughts received a big iOS 9 update and I love the new "Quick Thought" 3D Touch option.

    3D Touch

    This is a shortcut to a specific map and node. Trigger it and the app opens right ...

  10. Veriozon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life [Link]

    October 07, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From ProPublica:

    That means AOL’s ad network will be able to match millions of Internet users to their real-world details gathered by Verizon, including — “your gender, age range and interests.” AOL’s network is on 40 percent of websites, including on ProPublica.

    AOL will also be able to use ...