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2017

We all have dozens of online accounts. All of them require a password. Complex and unique. Password re-use is a huge problem with large data breaches becoming more and more common these days, with billions of data records lost or stolen since 2013.

So what can you do to protect yourself? You can create a complex and unique password for each and every online account you own and then write each of those passwords on a piece of paper for reference. But that’s just insane. The best way to approach this is to use a password manager.

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2017

The biggest dumbest pain in the ass change in macOS High Sierra is the behavior of the media controller keys.

You’ve probably noticed that keys no longer control iTunes/Spotify/Deezer/Vox/etc. They now control video playback in Safari.

It turns out I’m not the only one pissed off about this change, and luckily there’s people like Milan Toth who can do something about it.

He created an app to proxy media key events to iTunes/Spotify/etc. NOTE: right now it only works with psychical buttons ( no TouchBar support )

You can download the app here or check out the project on GitHub. ( you can also install with homebew: brew cask install highsierramediakeyenabler )

Pro tip: add the app to your Login Items to have it start at login.

2017

Just a quick heads-up: Firefox Quantum is now available for download. The new version of the popular browser is twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, comes with a sleek UI, allows you to customize the toolbar, includes Pocket recommendation of what sites to browse on every new tab, and takes up less memory than Google Chrome.

Night Mode and other features are available as free Firefox add-ons. For more info check out this Mozilla blog post.

2017

So what do you use for Notes on your device? Apple’s Notes, Evernote, OneNote, Bear, SimpleNote? There’s so many note apps, and most of them are great. But not necessarily privacy-friendly.

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2017

Samsung dropped a new commercial, dubbed “growing up” it which the company pokes fun at the iPhone X. In the add you can watch a long-time iPhone user switching to a Galaxy Note 8 as people line up for the new iPhone X. To notch haircut.

Jump over the break to check out the video…

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