Facebook Brings Political Ad Shake-up to UK

· Charlotte Henry · News

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Facebook has announced a shake-up of how it handles political advertising in the UK, bringing rules from the US into other markets.

Twitter Absurdity, iPhone Pencils, Cyborg Vision - ACM 475

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Twitter killed some key APIs third party apps used to make their apps useful because Twitter hates influencers and power users. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet drop a few f-bombs. They also talk about the latest rumor that Apple will bring support for Apple Pencil to some new iPhone models. The cap the show by dipping into our cyborg future of enhanced vision.

This Instagram Account Shows How Alike Photographers Are

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

I discovered an Instagram account last night called @insta_repeat. The account posts collages of photos from all of the cookie cutter “adventure photographers” on Instagram. Don’t get me wrong. I follow some of these photographers and they are really good. I don’t want to diminish or disparage their skills. But they’ve fallen into the Instagram trap, where they post popular photos that people like, and other photographers see that popularity and post similar photos to get on the bandwagon. I think a lot of them are independent artists, and they don’t have the luxury of choice that photographers who get sponsored or have a business do. The account does it with class. No calling people out, or public shaming. Just simple collages of similar photos.

This Instagram Account Shows How Alike Photographers Are

How to Delete Snapchat Accounts Forever

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Fed up with social media? Or just Snapchat? No worries, because we’re here to show you how to delete Snapchat accounts.

This Chat App Combines Multiple Chat Services Into One

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

There’s an app called One Chat for Mac and iPad that combines multiple chat services into one. The chat app supports WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, Google Hangouts, Twitter, and more. It auto-locks when you’re away, and you can use a password or Touch ID to lock it. You can schedule messages to send to friends, generate “Auto Smart GIFs), customize notifications, and a whole lot more. It also supports file transfer, so you can send and receive photos, videos, DOC, TXT, PDFs, with drag-and-drop support. It costs US$17.99, and you can buy multiple copies in case you have a business.

Tweetbot 3 for the Mac Launches with Dark Mode, More

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Tweetbot 3 for the Mac is out, and it’s loaded with a bunch of new features. The Twitter client has improved timeline management, autoplay (or not) for videos and GIFs, drag-and-drop column organizing, quicker access to DM chats, a dark mode, and more. Tweetbot 3 is priced at US$9.99 and is available at Apple’s Mac App Store.

Tweetbot 3 for the Mac Launches with Dark Mode, More

Cybersecurity Tech Accord, Cyberwar Is Now, Social Network Inertia - ACM 458

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dissect the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by 34 tech companies to do something vague and unlikely. The timing for the announcement is somewhat interesting because we are in the middle of an undeclared shadow cyberwar. They cap the show analyzing what it might take for any new social network to supplant Facebook.