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Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out

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MotherHydra
2 days ago
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Just when I’m getting sad and reminiscing about the good ok’ days of the internet- the Wild West if you will. Content was unfiltered and furries knew their place. This gives me hope. A parrot, ordered with Alexa. I still miss Bonsai Kitten but this is pretty good.
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The Time Has Come to Finally Delete Facebook

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MotherHydra
2 days ago
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Really? Now is the time? Not back in 2006 or even later in 2010. No. Virtue signaling assists agree NOW is the time for clickbait headlines about Facebook.
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I was scammed by a celebrity influencer

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MotherHydra
2 days ago
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Suckers getting suckered. How sad, and a true reflection of the extent to which society has been derailed by meaningless social media nonsense.
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Apple Music Connect follows in the footsteps of Ping ↦

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Zac Hall at 9to5Mac:

Apple has started notifying Apple Music artists that it is removing the ability for artists to post content to Apple Music Connect, and previously posted Apple Music Connect content is being removed from the For You section and Artist Pages in Apple Music. Connect content will still be viewable through search results on Apple Music, but Apple is removing artist-submitted Connect posts from search in May.

Social has never been one of Apple’s strengths, but bless their heart, they keep trying.

Nobody’s got a good handle on why some social networks thrive and others never get off the ground—and that’s probably because there isn’t a reason. It’s like the idea of “being cool”—the harder you try, the less you are.

[Read on Six Colors.]

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MotherHydra
3 days ago
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"nobody's got a handle..." WRONG bucko. But with all their money and influence I'll be damned if Apple can't hire someone with half a clue, it is preposterous. I'm sure that Apple will try to do something with their original video content offerings with similar results.
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Watch This Beautiful (& Terrifying) Drone Footage of a Swimmer Being Followed by a Trio of Orcas

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MotherHydra
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WHOA, amazing!
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Office for Mac gets Dark Mode support ↦

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Microsoft rolled out a new set of updates to Office 365 customers on the Mac that adds support for Dark Mode in Mojave across all its apps, as well as support for Continuity Camera within PowerPoint.

Many Mac apps are gaining support for Dark Mode, which is great—but the prevalence of black-on-white content still makes it a place I don’t like to spend much time. When future versions of Safari support Dark Mode stylesheets, things will improve somewhat.

There needs to be more thought applied to those giant content areas in apps like Word, Excel, and yes, Numbers and Pages, too. I get that for a true WYSIWYG experience for building a document you’re going to print, you need to see things in black on white—but how about a toggle option? This especially goes for Excel, which I really don’t need to see in the equivalent of print-preview mode when I’m working.

The bottom line: Until all the apps I use give me a way to view their interfaces and content in a light-on-dark context, I don’t think I can use Dark Mode in Mojave.

[Read on Six Colors.]

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MotherHydra
4 days ago
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Nice.
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