Goodbye to DRM eBooks form Microsoft

Did you buy books from Microsofts eBook store, well now you can’t read them any­more. Actu­al­ly, I wasn’t aware that Microsoft had an eBook store, though this is not sur­pris­ing as many of the tech com­pa­nies have been diver­si­fy­ing in the past to try and move into con­tent, and lock you into their plat­forms. This …

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Mozillia an Internet Villain for supporting DNS over HTTPS

An odd sto­ry popped up on my social media feed over the week­end. The Inter­net Ser­vices Providers’ Asso­ci­a­tion has nom­i­nat­ed Mozil­la to be an ‘inter­net vil­lain.’ This seemed rather odd giv­en that the Fire­fox web brows­er is the only main­stream brows­er cur­rent­ly being devel­oped inde­pen­dent­ly of any com­pa­ny*. Look­ing clos­er at their rea­son­ing, ISPA writes: …

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Twitter to now disclose when public figures break the rules

They won’t remove them though… This fol­lows up a post back in 2018, that Twit­ter would not block world lead­ers. Whilst not nam­ing a par­tic­u­lar politi­cian, I think we all have an idea on who they are refer­ring to, Twit­ter will hide by default, but not remove tweets which break their rules. From Twit­ters blog …

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Microsoft Edge to become Google Chrome based

What could be described as an end to an era, espe­cial­ly to those of use who knew Inter­net Explor­er 6 as all that was, Microsoft announced last week that it chang­ing the under­ly­ing com­po­nent (Ren­der­ing Engine) that pow­ers its cur­rent web brows­er, Microsoft Edge, to use the same one used by Google for Chrome. The …

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Help, My WordPress editor has changed!

Note: this applies to self host­ed ver­sion of Word­Press, not to the ver­sion that uses WordPress.com. Last week, the new ver­sion of Word­Press was released. After many delays, the self host­ed Word­Press 5.0 brought the new Guten­berg edi­tor. This has been con­tro­ver­sial with a lot of peo­ple in the Word­Press com­mu­ni­ty. The new edi­tor changes …

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Flickr going back to its old subscription model

How­ev­er for free users this will mean that pho­tos will be delet­ed. Back in April, Flickr was acquired from Yahoo by Smug­mug, this rep­re­sents a major change in direc­tion for Flickr under them than Yahoo, and a return to Flickrs sub­scrip­tion based roots. Orig­i­nal­ly, Flickr would let you upload 200 pho­tos on free accounts, then …

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Tech for Good Brighton Launch Today

Just a quick post to men­tion that the Brighton Tech for Good Launch is today (Wednes­day 10th Octo­ber). From the event descrip­tion: WHY TECH FOR GOOD BRIGHTON? Brighton has a dynam­ic dig­i­tal scene. It also has an active charity/voluntary/social sec­tor. And a bur­geon­ing social enter­prise scene. Brighton also has loads of social chal­lenges. Dig­i­tal can …

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Brighton Digital Festival 2018

One of the high­lights of liv­ing in Brighton is the amount of cre­ative out­put in the city, along­side the huge amount of tech that goes on here. Com­bin­ing both of these is the Brighton Dig­i­tal Fes­ti­val. This year between 13th Sep­tem­ber and 13th Octo­ber 2018. I went along to the open­ing on Thurs­day 13th at Phoenix. …

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