Easily share your screenshots on Trello, Slack and Github with Marker

Earlier today my friend @gpessia shared his discovery of Marker a Chrome extension aimed at web professionals needing a fast, easy, dependable tool to share their browser’s screenshots on Trello boards, Slack channels or Github pages.
This extension is being developed to talk with Evernote, Basecamp and Bitbucket in the near future.
It’s also free, so if you’re into Google Chrome why don’t give it a try?

Vivaldi, the browser

While only today the news that Opera has been ‘acquired’ by a chinese consortium led by Golden Brick Silk Road for $600 million (543 million euros) [source] … I have realized that I’ve not spent any word on some browsers I use as alternatives to the main 3 ones: Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome.

Vivaldi is the first one.

Vivaldi is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita.[5][6] The browser is aimed at staunch technologists, heavy Internet users, and previous Opera web browser users disgruntled by Opera’s transition from the Presto layout engine to the Blink layout engine, which removed many popular features in the process.[5][7] Vivaldi aims to revive the old, popular features of Opera 12 and introduce new, more innovative ones.[8] The browser is updated weekly, in the form of “Snapshots”, and has gained popularity since the launch of its first technical preview.[9]

Personally I use the latest beta release (which you can find clearly linked over the Vivaldi Blog) for testing some features or trying out some website while building them. A friend of mine liked it so much he uses it as default since this January … personally I prefer to stick with the 3 main ones for default, and use those alternatives in all the other situations.

What about you?

write 10 minutes every day

The 2016 edition of WordCamp Europe in Vienna was huge. There were lots of really good moments. Here’s the Andrea Badgley speech with the topic of daily blogging in her: Publish in 10 Minutes Per Day →

I’ll try to do this in the coming weeks, since I feel I am loosing confidence in writing out my feelings and ideas …

[Thanks to Luca Sartoni for putting the spotlight on this, I am digging with the technical speeches at the moment]

suggested reads for July 17, 2016

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suggested reads for July 10, 2016

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Are We at the Start of a Tech World War?

To borrow from Bernie Sanders’s stump speech, the richest 1 percent in America have almost 40 percent of our country’s wealth, while the bottom 90 percent have 73 percent of the debt. This is largely the result of technology. And just wait until our work force is truly affected by the rise of robots and automation.
Nick Bilton

New Backdoor Allows Full Access to Mac Systems

My pal PowerUser82 has found another ‘pearl’ to share with me:

New Backdoor Allows Full Access to Mac Systems, Bitdefender Warns →

appA new piece of malware, dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by Bitdefender researchers, exposes Apple systems to cyber-espionage and full, clandestine control from malicious third-parties.

The backdoor is embedded into a fake file converter application that is accessible online on reputable sites offering Mac applications and software. The EasyDoc Converter.app poses as a drag-and-drop file converter, but has no real functionality – it simply downloads a malicious script.

Be warned. Be careful.

Classic Mac stickers for iOS

If you’re a(n old-time) Mac lover what could be the sticker/icon set to absolutely have on your iOS device for chat use/abuse? Well, look no further than this amazing Classic Mac set officially – and freely – made available by Apple itself on the iTunes Store!

Our chat will never look the same! Now sorry, download has just finished and I can’t wait to use them

update = Requires iOS 10, so for now you can use it if you’re into the Beta program!

Tweetbot for Mac OS discounted!

Tweetbot icon Since July 1st Tapbots’ wonderful client for Twitter has been put with a -50% discounted price over the Mac App Store.

Now at 4,99€/$ I’ve finally bought it, feeling that to be the right price for a software that fills no need but just entertains me.

Tweetbot (for Mac and iOS) has a long and honored tradition of being one of the most gorgeous looking and functionality rich client available for Twitter, along with an history of polemics for its pricing update policy.

In fact with macOS ‘Sierra’ and iOS 10 coming in the next few months – maybe just after this summer – I am fearing, and I’m not alone in this, that this heavy discount promo is funneling a new breed of paying clients that will face a paid-upgrade version n°5 for the new Apple operating system.

Anyway only time will tell, and this is the lowest price ever for this good Twitter client. So if you need its feature set, compared to the free official client, why not go for it?

suggested reads for July 3, 2016

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