The most interesting link I’ve read in this week where Google decided to “sunset” Google Reader:
Google Has Killed Android (the Brand) – Gizmodo
The operating system is becoming less and less relevant, desktop computing is becoming less and less relevant while brands and services are becoming more and more relevant. What matters now isn’t iOS, Android or Windows, but Google, Apple or Microsoft, and that’s why Microsoft has a grim future.
RIP Google Reader – Mashable
We saw this coming: RSS is in decline, Google Reader lost its space inside Google (to Google+ or Currents), lost its space to social media (Facebook and Twitter) and lost its space to news aggregators (Flipboard and such). And with the end of Reader comes another problem, the various apps and services build around it, like my favorites: news reader Feedly or Android podcast app BeyondPod. Update:Feedly will be moving seamlessly to their own infrastructure, gotta love that service!
How I ended up with Mac – Miguel de Icaza
While I’m not using Apple (at least until it’s time to upgrade my computers) I can totally relate to this. I’ve chosen Ubuntu some years ago so Linux fragmentation issue is not an issue to me, but some things and have been annoying me: sudden broken support with the latest upgrade of Xorg or the huge mess of the release of Gnome3 or Unity… But one thing is certain: I won’t go back to Windows in the near future.
My Photos and the New Splash Screen for the New Flickr iPhone App (Photo credit: Thomas Hawk)
Get More From Flickr: Navigate and Explore – Flickr Blog
Yahoo is redesigning Flickr, something photographers were asking for a long time, by changing the navigation on the web interface and launching a brand new iOS app. Is it too late for Flickr? When will we see a new Android app?
SwiftKey Flow Beta Now Open – SwiftKey English
Swiftkey and Swype? For a long time I was divided by Swype’s lovely input and Switfkey’s excellent dictionary and prediction algorithm. My choice ended up being Swiftkey, always felt more productive using it and allowed more than one language at the same time (I’m writing in Portuguese and English). But now with Swiftkey Flow it’s a no-brainer,even in Beta stage.
Some of the most interesting links I found for 2012-06-8
Android Rising | Tao of Mac Android is c rising but could it rise above its mobile world? I think it can, as long as Google is willing to do so: Android makes much more sense for a lightweight computer that ChromeOS.