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After 15 hours of research and another 15 hours of testing, we determined that the 32GB SanDisk Extreme Plus is the best SD card for most people because it’s fast, reasonably priced, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. In fact, it ended up being the fastest of our finalists after our burst shooting tests, file transfers, and benchmark tests, clocking speeds as high as 92.4 MB/s read and 60.7 MB/s write.


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Just like that, another former iOS exclusive has made its way to Android. Frontback, the “selfie + 1″ photo sharing community, debuted on iOS last year to great acclaim, allowing users to post two cropped horizontal images, delineated between the front and back cameras (hence the name) with a small caption.

The startup has raised just under $4 million in funding, and bills itself “the world’s most entertaining photo community.” The Android version doesn’t deviate too much from the style of its iPhone counterpart: like Instagram, you’re exposed to a vertical feed of your friends, with a heart in the middle of the two photos for easy liking.

As the service is in its infancy, there are no comments on the posts just yet, but that actually makes it more freeing — there’s no spam, no judgement, just good (or bad) photos. The service, because it practically requires one to post a selfie (it is possible to post two photos with the back camera, but why?) is a lot more personal than the average Instagram feed. It’s less manicured, and because there is no import function, no photos from other sources. There are no filters, either: this is just you, your phone’s camera and, often, a bunch of friends mugging the lens. In that way, it’s a lot less pretentious than any other photo social network out there.

New users can quickly make an account with Google Sign-on, and find friends from other services by pairing Frontback with Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. It’s also possible, and encouraged, to share Frontback posts to those other social networks, especially as the service is growing and has limited visibility.

It may not be for everyone, but Frontback is a lot of fun, and well worth the download.


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"It’ll never stop.":

John Gruber, ripping apart this piece by Joe Nocera:

The iPad was “just a big iPhone” when it was unveiled in 2010; today it’s hailed as Apple’s last great new product. My guess is we’ll see the same reaction to whatever Apple releases this year. It takes years for even the most amazing of new products — the iPhone, for example — to prove themselves on the market. It’s a long game.

Even then — come, say, 2017, when Apple is reaping billions in profits from some product first introduced this year — the doomed-without-Jobs crowd could (and I bet will) just argue that the product succeeded only because it had been conceived while Steve Jobs was alive. It’ll never stop.

A fun exercise would be to write Apple critiques years in advance and see just how close they are when the stories hit in the future. I bet they’d be pretty close. It’s like paint-by-numbers for the tech press.


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  1. It’s a gender-specific putdown, like saying a woman is emotional, or a black person “uppity.”

  2. Not only is it rude, unfair, and a lot of other negative things, it also says that the accuser has no real objection to what the person is saying. If they did, why resort to an ad hominem attack.

  3. If you’re being lectured at, condescended to, how about walking away?

  4. The term is also wildly misused. How could a blog post be mansplaining? Yet I’ve heard it said many times that a blog post is. (You’re not cornered, you can always hit the Back button, and it’s not making any assumptions about gender of the reader, blog posts are read by people of all genders, races, ages etc.)

  5. Women do it too.

  6. I’ve read all the literature on it. No need to send pointers.

  7. If the term is a feminist ideal, to label a bad behavior so people can see it, it has backfired. The term is most often used to shut people up, to shame them.


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This is like a slow motion 9/11 — it really is that serious.

No one is alarmed. The companies that should be safing-up their servers are moving too slowly.

This is very much like the buildup to the war in Iraq when the media didn’t carry the real story.

Only this time there is a lot that we should be doing that we aren’t doing.

What we should be doing

  1. Locating and updating the vulnerable servers.

There is no number 2.

Changing passwords is security theater. It doesn’t fix anything if hackers have access to your passwords, they have access to the new ones too.


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