Category Archives: News

iOS App Rating Flaw

I confess I am not now nor have I ever been a Mac guy, but to each his own. If you are, though this article looks to be of interest.

An iOS app rating flaw lets developers create apps that cannot be opened until the user gives it a five-star review. It’s the latest discovery by FlickType developer Kosta Eleftheriou, whose Twitter bio now describes him as “Professional AppStore critic.” Eleftheriou has indeed made a name for himself identifying high-profile scam apps that made it through app review, some of which have made millions of dollars for their developers…

3D Realms / Apogee History

This is not new and it is a very long read but if you are a fan of the company IMO it is well worth your time.

Those who know me (and have read my blog over the years) know that I spent quite some time working for Scott Miller & George Broussard of Apogee Software (later 3D Realms). Was probably the single most fun job I’ve ever had in my life, and to this day, I still wish the old team was together. I’m not getting into the why of that, just pointing out what happened in the past. I worked there from Dec of 1992 through May of 2009. I’ve talked about that part of my life in more detail elsewhere on this blog. That’s not why I’m writing today. I’m writing about the history of the company.

Logitech Mouse Issues

I must confess I have experienced this problem myself. While I appreciate this guy’s ingenuity but it is sad that it is even necessary at all.

A common complaint with modern Logitech mice are the switches: unintentional double-clicking, dropping items while dragging, or not registering clicks. I’ve gone through at least six Logitech mice (G500, G700s, G903 Lightspeed) in the past few years; they usually last about a year before failing. In this article, I will show how to replace broken switches with high-quality replacements.

Halo Getting Visual Fixes

This is something you don’t see often, a PC port with worse visuals than the console version.

When Halo: Combat Evolved was originally released for PC, it was widely pointed out that, despite performance improvements, the game itself looked like a downgrade from the Xbox original it was based on. 343 Industries is now experimenting with the visual fidelity for Halo’s PC port, trying to emulate the Xbox visuals.

Nightmare Whodunit

If the story in this crazy article keeps you up at night let’s just say you are not alone in that.

After a year of lockdowns, home schooling and a bout of Covid, Kate and Matthew (not their real names) were hoping for better times as 2021 dawned. Instead, one January morning, there came a knock on the door from the police who were investigating a very serious crime, involving images of child abuse being posted online. The couple insisted they had nothing to do with it.

Tinder On The Vaccine Train

Apps like Hinge, Tinder, Match and Bumble are offering special incentives to people who roll up their sleeves, including badges showing vaccination status and free access to premium content. BLK and Chispa will boost profiles of those who are vaccinated, to make them more visible to potential matches. And OKCupid will even let users filter out potential partners based on whether they’ve gotten a vaccine.

No More Internet Explorer

OK let’s see if I remember how to do this, and after over 10,000 previous news posts it would be a shame if I didn’t.

I would be surprised if there is one single person reading this saddened by this announcement.

If you’re one of the 10 people on the planet who absolutely loves Microsoft’s venerable Internet Explorer browser, you’d better spend quality time with it while you can—Microsoft is retiring the browser on June 15, 2022.