WordPress 4.1, named “Dinah” is now available. New theme, Twenty-Fifteen is included in this release.
… in light of major US theater chains’ decision to stay away from The Interview, Sony will not do a theatrical release for the film at all.
Sony Pictures definitely errs on the side of caution in the interest of public safety.
Life sometimes imitates art.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014 is Thanksgiving Day; the beginning of Thanksgiving Weekend.
We’re all spending times with our family and friends and will be back on Monday, December 1, 2014.
Jack Marshall, writing for WSJ.com:
Twitter is now collecting information about the apps installed on users’ devices in order to better target and tailor advertising and other content to them.
To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in.
If you’re not interested in a tailored experience you can adjust your preferences at any time (read below). Additionally, if you have previously opted out of interest-based ads by turning on “Limit Ad Tracking” on your iOS device or by adjusting your Android device settings to “Opt out of interest-based ads,” we will not collect your apps unless you adjust your device settings.
I have always enabled the “Limit Ad Tracking” option on all of my iOS devices.
Joanna Stern, writing for WSJ.com:
A quick camera reminder: Looking at the megapixel numbers when comparing phones won’t help you at all. An 8-megapixel camera with a superior sensor can take far better photos, even more detailed ones, than a 21-megapixel camera with an inferior one.
I’m really glad to see Joanna Stern mentions this. For years, a lot of so-called Tech Journalists still measuring the quality of a camera by the pixel-count alone.
Some few years ago, a clerk/salesperson at a store that shall remain nameless adamantly told me that a 13-Megapixel point-and-shoot camera captured better image than an 8-Megapixel DSLR Camera.
On a personal note, Joanna Stern lost one point for using the term “phablet” for a product category. Just call it a big-ass phones and it would’ve sound much better.