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Brave Search Now in Public Beta

Brave: Brave Search is available in beta release globally on all Brave browsers (desktop, Android, and iOS) as one of the search options alongside other search engines, and will become the default search in the Brave browser later this year. It is also available from any other browser at search.brave.com. […] Brave Search is different...

‘This One Email Explains Apple’

Matthew Panzarino, in a piece published just before WWDC: An email has been going around the internet as a part of a release of documents related to Apple’s App Store-based suit brought by Epic Games. I love this email for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that you can extrapolate from it the very reasons Apple has remained...

Feature-by-Feature System Requirements for Apple’s 2021 Operating Systems

Josh Centers, writing at TidBITS: We’re all eagerly awaiting iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8, but will they run on the devices you have now? Apple continues to do an excellent job of supporting old devices, but many iPhone and iPad features will require at least an A12 Bionic chip. On the Mac side, some of the new features...

★ The New York Times: ‘Sundar Pichai Faces Internal Criticism at Google’

Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for The New York Times: It is hard to argue that things aren’t going great for Google. Revenue and profits are charting new highs every three months. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is worth $1.6 trillion. Google has rooted itself deeper and deeper into the lives of everyday Americans. But a restive...

[Sponsor] Flatfile Portal

Think of the last time you imported a spreadsheet. Did it work the first time? 🙄 ​​ Chances are, you and your customers have struggled with formatting data in Excel, mapping CSV headers, or correcting invalid fields. ​​ This process of importing B2B data is known as data onboarding. And it’s been isolated from innovation. ​​ Flatfile, the...

David Cicilline’s Anchoring Strategy

Ben Thompson, writing last week about the four legislative proposals released by the House Subcommittee on Antitrust: I don’t think it is an accident that these bills were presented as a package, but I think it has been a mistake in a lot of coverage to view the package as one bill. It seems to me that Chairman Cicilline has played his...

Simris

My thanks to Simris for sponsoring DF this week to promote their algae-based omega-3 supplements. One third of the matter in your brain is literally made of omega-3, and many people eat fish and take fish oil as an omega-3 supplement. But the source of omega-3 is algae — not fish. Fish get their omegas from eating algae. Simris Algae Omega-3 is a completely...

Apple’s ‘Trusted Partners’ for iCloud Private Relay Include Akamai, Fastly, and Cloudflare

Dan Rayburn, writing for Streaming Media Blog: On Monday, Apple announced some new privacy features in iCloud, one of which they are calling Private Relay. The way it works is that when you go to a website using Safari, iCloud Private Relay takes your IP address to connect you to the website and then encrypts the URL so that app developers,...

Restoring a Badly Damaged Watch

If you find this as soothing and satisfying to watch as I do, you’ll enjoy a few others in this fellow’s YouTube channel. (Via Sebastiaan De With.)  ★ 

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Supplements are optional, omega-3s are not. Simris Algae Omega-3. No fish, no harm.  ★ 

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