Unsplash… two years later

Unsplash 2 Years Later (2015-05-28)

Unsplash turns 2: 15 thousand photos. 30 million downloads. 8 thousand photographers. And what’s coming next. →

Unsplash is one of the most beautiful places on the Internet. Read how much they’ve achieved, and how much they are evolving… fascinating to me!

Infinit coming to iPad

Venture Beat has wrote this informative article on this file sharing app called Infinit that is coming from France.

Infinit brings its slick P2P file-transfer app to iPad →

I am linking to much this app I’ve begun using it to send big files or a quick screenshot to people. Exclusively, abandoning CloudApp and proposing myself as a volunteer translator for Italian localization [and they took me!].

I’m currently testing the Beta (and Universal) iOS app and I can say we have made a good work.

The only ‘issue’ I have with the app it’s that it goes Yosemite only

Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools


That’s great!
But probably will mean lots of work for the translation team…

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Publishing tools for everyone

Roughly half of the content and traffic on the internet is in English1, yet English is the mother tongue of only about a quarter of internet users2, and less than 5% of the world’s population.3 We believe that WordPress.com should be for everyone, not just English speakers — it’s why we already serve WordPress in 131 languages — but we want to make it even more accessible.4

To keep so many languages up to date we need to make it radically easier for non-English speaking communities to help with translation. We’re proud to announce our latest step in that direction: the Community Translator.

Introducing: built-in translation

Here’s how it works: enable the tool in your blog’s settings. Then, when you activate the Community Translator, words in need of translation will be highlighted in green. You’ll be able to right-click on them, enter your new…

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San Francisco as default font for OS X? Done

Months ago (Oct, Nov. 2014) I’ve played with my freshly installed Yosemite system and some scripts to change the default system font. I’ve tried Helvetica Neue, Input and San Francisco. Here’s how it looked like:

Using the San Francisco font in Yosemite as the System Font

Do you like it? Personally I liked more Input, but after a while I’ve switched back to the Apple’s defaults.

For the record I’ve achieved that result using this GitHub repo, which in the meanwhile has undergone a DCMA takedown notice.

Suggested reads for May 26th, 2015

While the first two articles explains what’s to be intuitively expected from first–hand experiences, the latest comes quite unexpected (to me).
Enjoy the reads!

Suggested reads for May 23rd, 2015

Today’s suggestions are – in my opinion – little pearls. The kind of reading that takes time to be assimilated, and then some other time to grow inside you and take you to some new ideas or approach… Enjoy them!

give a boost to your downloads with Download Shuttle

Download Shuttle

Don’t know how many of you who are reading now this post have memories of the infinite time a download needed in times when all you had were dial-up phone lines or DSL begun coming to our houses. Parents screamed for the occupied line, obtaining a software was a conquer and magazines gave cd-roms or DVD to ease this process. Waiting for the next issue was the fastest way (in most of the situations) to have the newest release of your favorite GNU/Linux distro…

One of the most used trick was to use software that split, and then concatenate, your downloads. In that way you used the most of the resources available by your ‘repository’ and shorten the time needed.

Over this simple concept is build Download Shuttle, an utility for ours Mac OS X systems. The app is provided also with modules to install as extensions for Safari and Google Chrome so to become the default handler for all our download needs in the browser.

Also in these days the app is distributed for free – as in gratis – over the Mac AppStore.

Download Shuttle in action 01

These two last screenshots were taken earlier today when I had to download – fast – this big PDF file in the shortest time possible and I’m publishing them here so to prove what my experiences in the last two months of usage have given me. Short download times, fastest download speed…

Download Shuttle in action 02

Don’t miss your chance to obtain it for free. You’ll never know when it’ll become useful…

Canva’s study & infographic – How To Use Images To Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic

Canvas infographics – How To Use Images To Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic
Canvas infographics – How To Use Images To Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic

The fine pals at Canva, have made a nice recap of their study over 100 Million Facebook posts which told us about the power of images in our culture and so how it boosts traffic to the published contents. Here’s the original article (from which the infographic is taken):

How To Use Images To Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic →