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Will Google AI search kill search traffic and discoverability?

NPR no longer active on Twitter

Web fingerprinting or how surveillance advertising should be illegal

My simple, minimalist blogging workflow

The age of (me needing to learn more about) AI has begun

The truth about read-later services

Of course younger people don’t know how to use a printer

The Mac and iOS apps I use — 2023 edition

Good reads and perspectives on generative AI and ChatGPT

A very annoying little thing or bug on Safari

On the state of Android apps

AI is about to face its biggest challenge yet: trying to make Bing not suck

On AI-generated content and the future of my job

To a new year of blogging

A few thoughts on Elon Musk

Four things you need to start a blog

A great and completely unexpected Read Later app

On the importance of the date

Finding a native and fast text editor for the Mac in 2022

What CSS is best: external or internal?

Something is rotten in the state of Bing search

The Apple Watch could be much better for left-handed users

Back at using a proper content blocker on Safari

Blocking JavaScript on a per-site basis with Safari

Another spotlight on RSS

What is a website, according to Laurel Schwulst

The real goal of the Apple Watch Ultra

Regrets or humble brag?

On turtlenecks, focus, and minimalism

The whole thing might as well have been a joke

A list of all the 3rd party apps currently installed on my devices

Apple signs a 10-year deal with the Major League Soccer

The Lotus philosophy applied to blog design

The most minimal blog you can find

WWDC 2022: Things I want to be announced

Twitter: The End

If only comments on the internet were always like this

Universal wonderment

The beauty of text files

Google search isn’t very good and yet still the best around

A short list of recommended Mac and iOS apps — 2022 edition

Saying goodbye to DuckDuckGo

Dropbox, once great now barely mentioned in cloud storage services reviews

Tumblr: the future-minded social platform for nostalgic users

Working on the website instead of the blog itself

Tumblr, without ever really leaving, is back (apparently)

Bear: an interesting, worth-knowing, and fast blogging platform

My first and last post on Web3

A break was needed

The future of Microsoft in smartphones continues to unfold, and it still sucks

Browsing the web in 2021 is a terrible experience

My favourite thing about the Mac

My CSS stylesheet is now less than 1kb and it makes me happy

The Macalope on the Washington Post’s article about Pegasus & iPhone

On the new Safari UI, again

On the new Safari (which I like very much)

Nine quick thoughts on WWDC 2021

Why the iPad Pro needs its own “iPadProOS”

It’s that time of year again

The drop-in audio feature looks like it can succeed with or without Clubhouse

The implicit and recent differences between the meanings of “follow” and “subscribe”

The quest for the perfect writing tool

How I use Drafts as my text editor

A Clubhouse Story

What’s on my Mac — 2021 edition

What is the biggest threat to Clubhouse: Twitter, Facebook, or Clubhouse itself?

If you decide to join Clubhouse, avoid sharing your contact list

The best explainer of what Apple is doing with the new iOS privacy-related feature

When software speaks its mind (sort of)

Uninstalling apps

Looking back at my short list of Apple wishes from April

Samsung commits to deliver three years of Android updates for its phones

“The canary in the coal mine about the corrupting power of the App Store”

Point of entry, browser & advertising: Google pretty much owns the web

Microsoft Surface Duo first impressions: first-gen device, immature vision

Missing the point reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Why there are no software equivalents of Rolex

The Onion on Zoom

The challenges of translating a video game into 17 languages

Zoom isn’t trust-worthy, but sadly their recent success may already protect them

The iPad turns ten

What’s on my Mac — 2020 edition

Apple has underestimated what the iPad can do for too long

A new way to interact with the iPad

On finding the perfect text editor: the one that’s right for you

We should not learn about key iPhone features in a news report

Content Creation: A New Hope

Listening to podcasts at higher speeds

Tech & lifestyle novelties of the year 2019

“Nobody recruited me”: Barbara Liskov on design, AI, and being a woman in computer science

The advantages of integration, the downsides of a monopoly

A great little game to enjoy

Night mode is à la mode

The best soundtrack for your work day

Good bye iTunes, I owe you so much

Time, thoughts, tools: pick two

Should you cover your PC’s webcam? No, unless you still use software from ten years ago

My phone’s homescreen, November 2018 edition

How good is the new iPad Pro for photographers

The new iPad Pro

Live the internet at your own pace

What dedicated cameras are missing to compete with phones in the future

The worst possible way to get caught forging documents

Instapaper is temporarily shutting off access for European users due to GDPR

By the end of this year Bitcoin could be using 05% of the world’s total consumption of electricity

Wasting time on the internet and digital boredom

The cost of free platforms

US intelligence mentions risks of buying Chinese phones, provides no evidence

Come for the rant about emails, stay for the gif

No publishing technology is eternal

Apps and services I like and use

2015 was the year of the email newsletters comeback

On the latest Microsoft surface devices

iOS 9 content blocking will transform the mobile web

Using an iPod Touch as an iPhone replacement

Windows Phone is dead, this time it seems to be for real

Facebook’s Instant Articles are looking great

A good article about notifications with a poor title

Technology resolutions for 2015

Do not get lost following anybody on Twitter

The new Windows is probably a safe bet for Microsoft

On the daily routine and multitasking

Not caviar, but better tasting crackers

How Steve Sinofsky changed Microsoft

Nokia Maps are coming to the iPhone

BlackBerry 10 event on January 30th

Don’t believe the hype