Recently, Twitter gave us a huge shock by doubling their 140 character limit to 280. And as we recover, another shock comes full-on: Official Tweetstorming support. In case you didn't know, Tweetstorming is a technique of breaking up one tweet over multiple tweets to do one of two things: Portion tweets into different bits (like … Continue reading Twitter Announces Official Support For Tweetstorms
The web is full of consumer danger. In fact it seems that the seco0nd we tackle a problem, a new one pops up. First the popup ads (which AdBlock got rid of), then HTML5 canvas fingerprinting, AKA the Supercookie (which Firefox 58 will be taking care of). But now, a new danger rises: Online cryptocurrency … Continue reading How To Protect Yourself From Online Cryptocurrency Mining
HTC. Google bought their smartphone division a couple of months ago, and this purchase has brought more than a nice Pixel 2. It's brought a new phone from HTC, the U11 Life. First of all, let me get one thing straight. This is not the new HTC U11. Think of it instead as a less flagship-y version, … Continue reading HTC Releases Brand-New Android One Phone
In case this hasn't been clear previously, I love Android. The main reason I love it is because apps have loads of freedom to do whatever they want, and this makes it customisable. But that is about to change. The problem is the accessibility features. Google, like most people, want their phones to be usable … Continue reading Android Apps To Lose Functionality
Does anyone here remember my previous article about Firefox 57? It was entitiled Firefox 57: Does It Deserve The Hype? and as I recall, I said yes, it does. Well, I am pleased to tell you that Firefox 57 is now here!!! And I should care because? Because it's much better. Mozilla have replaced their … Continue reading The Best Firefox Yet Has Arrived
As you may know, Double Geek is, at the moment, in the USA. We said we wouldn't go offline, and then we did. Here's why: No, we're not liars, and no, we're not like the dolphins in The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy. We're not saying, "So Long, and thanks for all the views!" Right before Double Geek's impending … Continue reading No, we’re not dead. But we are sorry
We've all been there, haven't we? Your volume's really loud, so you try to turn it down. But it turns the ringer volume down instead of the media. Sigh. Why do you even NEED those buttons for the media volume To silent my phone, for one thing No, you don't. Have you ever seen the Silent Switch? … Continue reading How to stop the volume buttons controlling the ringer volume on iOS
Firefox have been teasing 57 for a while now. They say it will be "The best Firefox ever." But is it worth it? Will it fix every single one of Firefox's issues? I grab a copy of Firefox Nightly and find out. If you want to follow along with me, you'll need to download a … Continue reading Firefox 57: Does It Deserve The Hype?
Stop smiling, all you on Android Nougat! You ain't on the latest Android anymore! Android O is finally here. And, to the obvious relief of the community, it's called Oreo. The reason we're all releived is that back when Nougat was still N, the public wanted Google to call it Nutella, like they did with Android 4.4 … Continue reading Hurrah! Android O Is Out!!
Yup. Allo on the Web is finally here. Finally. Ever since Nick Fox, head of Google Allo, tweeted a screenshot of Allo on the Web, all Google fans (myself included) have been watching with bated breath, watching, hoping, longing for Allo's web interface. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I thought it would be. Shame. Hold it. Let me … Continue reading Google Allo Web (Finally) Realesed