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This designer perfectly captured the obnoxious spread of Stories

If we’re all very unlucky, this could be what the biggest app updates of 2017 look like:<p>Product designer Rafael Conde, who leads design at Netlify and co-hosts the LayoutFM podcast, mocked up what Stories would look like inside a series of other apps to point out the absurdity of the format …

Snapchat

How to decipher a North Korean missile test in just 72 hours

On the morning of March 6th, local time, at least four missiles were prepped for launch in North Korea. The missiles were transported to a field, and hefted upright in truck-mounted canisters. Lined up in a row against a backdrop of mountains, the engines fired and the missiles took off almost but …

North Korea

Rare photos of 'Apple II Forever' media event surface, reveal Apple keynote progenitor

A set of photographs taken during Apple's 1984 announcement of the Apple IIc surfaced online on Thursday, showing company cofounders Steve Jobs and …

Instagram Has Two-Factor Authentication Now, So Turn It On

Because you care greatly about your personal security hygiene, you’ve already enlisted two-factor authentication to help protect most of your online …

Security

Facebook Debuts Message Reactions and Mentions for its Messenger App

Facebook's Messenger app for iOS devices was today updated with a new Message Reactions feature, which is similar to the Tapback features introduced in Apple's Messages app in iOS 10.<p>Message Reactions are designed to allow Facebook users to react to a message with an emoji symbol to express an …

Facebook

Google reportedly removing Hangouts’ SMS messaging to make it a better Slack rival

Google is removing the ability to send and receive SMS messages from its Hangouts service in May, according to an email sent to its G Suite administrators. The email, posted in its entirety on Reddit, says that Google will cut the option from the app on May 22nd, and will prompt users to find a new …

Google

Instagram rolling out two-factor authentication for everyone, tools for a ‘safer & kinder community’

In a post on its official blog this afternoon, Instagram announced that two-factor authentication is now live for all users. The update was part of a wide-ranging announcement from the company, which focused on “fostering a safer, kinder community.”<p>Mujjo Wallet iPhone 7 Case<p>Instagram had previously …

Security

Radiohead’s OK Computer at 20: The Radiohead Prophesies: How OK Computer Predicted the Future

<i>This week, we are celebrating Radiohead’s</i> OK Computer <i>with essays, videos, interviews, visual artworks, and more. Check out all of the coverage here.</i><p>Though it’s technically Radiohead’s third record, <i>OK Computer</i> is really more like the first draft for a never-filmed pilot episode of “Black Mirror.” …

Radiohead

Introducing @1Password Stories! Show to the others your passwords! https://t.co/FAfmaWmtns

Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji

Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam.<p>Users can now @mention friends in a group chat to send them a special notification to reply to your message so they don’t miss it in a noisy thread. You just type …

Facebook

OH: "Why is this book so long?" "It's mostly whitespace" https://t.co/DApIU2aenu

Today in Apple history: Macintosh LC II is the Mac mini of its day

<b>March 23, 1992:</b> The “headless” Macintosh LC II arrives, wooing value-oriented customers with a beguiling mix of updated internals and budget pricing.<p>Designed to take up minimal space underneath a monitor that was sold separately, the Mac LC II is destined to become a hit. In retrospect, the …

Apple

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

Space

Congress could soon allow ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent

Last year, former US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a rule that would prevent internet providers from selling customers’ private data to third parties without their consent; the rule passed in October 2016 with clear guidelines for how ISPs must secure …

Net Neutrality

Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone

Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We’ve been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak.<p>I haven’t been …

iOS

I wrote this slide for a talk and realized I need to throw it out (it strays too much from my topic), so I'm sharing it here! https://t.co/kJmFkHg3h2

Color Pattern

Color Pattern<p>Permanent link to this comic: https://xkcd.com/1814/<br>Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/color_pattern.png

Introducing Settings’ Stories! Don’t know where to change the wifi? Share a selfie with all your friends! https://t.co/EISQ4PzEn1

Pinterest expects to make more than $500 million in revenue this year

The visual discovery site is on the path to an IPO.<p>Pinterest may finally be growing into its $11 billion valuation.<p>Pinterest, which makes all of its money from advertising, is targeting more than $500 million in revenue in 2017, according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Some …

Pinterest

Android O announced with lots of little changes, but no major new features yet

Developers can start work on it today<p>For the second year in a row, Google is making a developer preview for the next version of Android available in March, well ahead of its presumed consumer release in the fall. This one is codenamed “O,” and your guess is as good as mine as to what dessert the …

Google

Clips - A New Video App

Stop What You’re Doing and Watch This Stunning Video of Mars

If you should one day find yourself in a spacecraft circling Mars, don’t count on a good view. The Red Planet’s dusty atmosphere will probably …

Space

How Instagram Changed—Before It Had To | Fast Company

Embracing change when everything’s clicking may be one of the hardest challenges in business.<p>“We didn’t just blindly adopt a new format,” Systrom says of copying Snapchat. “We built on top of it.”<p>“Productwise, we’re super-autonomous. And at the same time, we’re able to plug into an infrastructure …

Innovation

How to play: before leaving any office, write a load of absurd bollocks on the whiteboard for the next lot to puzzle at. #SillyWhiteboards https://t.co/iEaytmfZla

Typical code comments https://t.co/IGOg3KNoMj

Opener 1.3

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m happy to announce that Opener 1.3 is now available!<p>This update makes it even easier to switch your preferred …

Apps