I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Purism Librem 5 evolves. https://pocketnow.com/the-privacy-friendly-librem-5-is-now-shipping-for-cool-people
With the exception of some basic tasks like #calls, #SMS, #IM, #email, and #GPSnav, I can do everything else on a #laptop or #desktop computer. I just need to be more #intentional and #organized with my #time.
#Coy.im is a fairly new, cross-platform, desktop chat app, for the #Jabber network (#XMPP protocol). It's privacy-focused, for example it uses #TOR and #OTR encryption for all chats by default (not #OMEMO, interesting choice). Also, they're avoiding implementing some features, like highlighted links, they say could add unnecessary complexity and more risk of bugs and thus security flaws. They say they are looking for people willing to do security audits on their code:
I wish nobody used #reCaptcha. Not only does it forces users to allow Goggle to run scripts in their browser, making users do unpaid mechanical turking for Goggle is just rude. If it contributed to a data commons, like training free code AI, I would't mind so much.
HP's Z series is among my favorite creative professional computer lines. The ZBook 14u is nice, but I'm more of a Zbook X2 guy.
Wow, we did not expect the level of interest you all have had in the #PineTime!
- Cost will be approximately 25USD
- Charging dock included in price
- Built-in heartbeat monitor
- Case built of Zinc alloy and plastic
- Battery life measured in days
- Sorry, can't run Linux itself. SoC is nRF52832, which uses a Cortex-M4 core. That's why we need FreeRTOS :)
Google Chrome on Android is almost usable! I wish Firefox Mobile would get their smartphone UI together. https://pocketnow.com/google-chrome-for-android-is-almost-usable #usability #ux #uxdesign
The progress of #pinephone hardware
from left to right: Project Anakin, Project Don't be evil and the final hardware
We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.
Which is your primary browser on your computer?
Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.
Retoot this to get more votes in.
Wow, Huawei just accused the US govt of launching cyberattacks to infiltrate its intranet and internal information systems: https://www.huawei.com/en/facts/voices-of-huawei/media-statement-regarding-reported-us-doj-probes-into-huawei (h/t @Viss and campuscodi)
Finally an update to the 2016 version! Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 (2019) Review | Pocketnow
I wrote a blog post that's a fairly detailed how-to on conducting usability testing for free software: https://samuelhewitt.com/blog/2019-08-27-how-to-run-a-usability-test-on-free-software-linux
This article does a good job on presenting the many different ways that data about your credit card purchases are shared without your knowledge or permission: #privacy https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/26/spy-your-wallet-credit-cards-have-privacy-problem/