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Tue, Jan 27, 2015 Day of the Storm Juno

Live pic from outside of Whole Foods in NYC.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) January 26, 2015

Meet Vivaldi, A New Browser From the Former CEO of Opera

Owen Williams, The Next Web

The new browser, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, is still in its early days, but offers a number of features that loyal Opera users may remember. It sports mouse gestures for browsing and the familiar “speed dial” interface that shows your favorite tabs on the new tab page.

Vivaldi also has some new tricks up its sleeves. Multiple tabs can be combined into one for easy browsing of related sites. For example, if you were doing research online you could group all the tabs on that topic into one to save space.

Microsoft OneNote for Mac — Is It An Evernote Contender?

Peter Cohen, iMore:

OneNote is a good start as a Mac app from Microsoft. If you're invested in the ever-growing constellation of Microsoft cloud services, or if you use a Microsoft-heavy workflow at work or school, OneNote is certainly worth exploring — especially for the price.

Apple 27in iMac With Retina 5K Display Review: Oh My That Screen

Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian:

The sheer clarity of the text and images – you can put nose to screen and still not see the pixels – makes it a joy to use every day and that’s not something I ever thought I would say about a computer.

It isn’t perfect. The only thing you can change on it is the memory and it’s very expensive for a general desktop computer. But if you can afford £2,000 for such a Mac the retina iMac is the one to buy.

Stuff For Your Computers

Many Mac utilities allow you to move app windows into various quadrants with a click, but a quadrant, a quarter of the screen, is just too small. Half a screen is not. For that I use Split Screen, a Mac app that has one purpose in life. Splitting the Mac’s screen. In half.

  • RunKeeper Makes Tracking Your Run And Workouts Easier With Its New Today Widget (Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice)
  • What's the Best Media for Long-Term Storage? (Christopher Breen, Macworld)
  • Twitterrific 5.9 for iPhone and iPad Brings Multi-Image SUpport and More (Joseph Keller, iMore)
  • 1Password for iOS Adds One-Time Password Tool for Two Factor Auth, New Login Creator, More (Zac Hall, 9to5Mac)
  • Apple Shutting Down Legacy TestFlight Next Month Following iTunes Connect Integration (Zac Hall, 9to5Mac)
  • Revamped Pandora App Goes Live with New Personalization Icon, Mini Player and More (Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice)
  • iFixIt Gives You Thousands of Repair Manuals in Your Pocket (Mel Martin, TUAW)

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 3

Mariva H. Aviram, TidBITS:

My temporary visual impairment exacerbated the everyday frustrations that I experience while using computers and smartphones. Without a visual impairment, I could dismiss these low-level frustrations without thinking. If dealing with the constant annoyances of typical computer use is like waving away a gnat, attempting to navigate the same systems while disabled is akin to negotiating with a swarm of wasps.

Turns Out Apple Pay Can't Solve Credit Card Fraud

Chris Mills, Gizmodo:

According to Drop Labs, people are buying credit card numbers online, then loading those same numbers into Apple Pay, in essence making themselves a handy fake credit card, without going to the trouble of making a physical fake.

In short, banks aren't taking the proper measures to ensure that the credit card owner is the one using the credit card in Apple Pay. According to Drop Labs, most banks use a phone call to authenticate when a card is loaded into Apple Pay, a method that's woefully inadequate.

Short Notes

Parting Words

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