• Twitter Takes On Instagram Stories With New ‘Fleets’ Feature

    Earlier this year, Twitter was revealed to be testing out a new feature called Fleets. For those unfamiliar, Fleets was designed to be a temporary way of posting social media updates, kind of like Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories feature. For those who primarily use Twitter, you might be interested to learn that the feature is now live.

    According to Twitter, “Through our tests in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea, we learned Fleets helped people feel more comfortable joining the conversation – we saw people with Fleets talk more on Twitter. Those new to Twitter found Fleets to be an easier way to share what’s on their mind. Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings.”

  • Larry Brilliant Says We’ll Beat Covid—After We Go Through Hell

    Do we need to do a deep cleaning of the White House?

    Are you asking that since the White House was ground zero for a disease-ridden outbreak, does it have to have a deep clean? Well, it has to be made safe. Not just coming in with Clorox, it’s not a deep clean like that. But what are the air-filtration systems, are they adequate? How about the toilets, when you flush them do you create an aerosol? Still, most transmission occurs by droplets, human to human. The best thing you can do to make the White House safe is to remove the people who are spreading the disease.

    Each time I’ve talked to you, you’ve been very frank about the seriousness of the crisis but optimistic we’ll get out of it. But how do we enter this holiday period, when the calvary is not here yet?

    Every time you and

  • Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st

    On Wednesday, Apple announced a reduction to its longstanding App Store commission rate, one of the most substantial changes to how iOS developers earn money in the history of the iPhone maker’s digital app marketplace, as part of a new program for small businesses. The new App Store Small Business Program, as it’s called, will allow any developer who earns less than $1 million in annual sales per year from all of their apps to qualify for a reduced App Store cut of 15 percent, half of Apple’s standard 30 percent fee, on all paid app revenue and in-app purchases.

    The company says the “vast majority” of iOS app developers should be able to access the program, but Apple declined to say what percentage of its more than 28 million registered app makers would qualify. Apple also declined to specify how much of its App Store revenue would be affected

  • $6.6 Million Worth Of Apple Products Just Got Stolen

    While Apple products are expensive, they do hold their resale value especially if you take care of them really well, where even after a couple of years, devices like the iPhone can still sell for a bit of money secondhand. This is why they’re especially valuable for thieves who believe that they can fence stolen Apple goods.

    It is also why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that over in the UK, a group of thieves managed to stop a truck containing a bunch of Apple products worth an estimated $6.6 million and made off with it. The heist seems to have been carefully planned where the truck driver and security guard were tied up but were otherwise unharmed.

    The police later found the stolen truck which had already been emptied out and a total of 48 pallets worth of Apple products were transferred into a third