Day One Encryption

In Day One Encryption:

This approach allows us to continue developing additional applications and services for Day One, like our web and Android apps (currently in beta),

Encryption is great but I am almost more interested into the web-version and the Android version, which would make it more usable for me. Currently I’m using Journey (which is a nice, cross-platform app), but would switch back to DayOne for IFTTT integration alone. I’m not good at all at daily journaling but if I can automate at least some entries, that would already be helpful.

‘Trying to compare the two as if they were parallel just doesn’t make sense’

In Apple’s Android upgrade jabs don’t tell the whole story :

So, yes: Android OS upgrades are not a stately situation. Apple’s pie chart doesn’t lie about that. What those stunning circles don’t tell you, though, is that OS upgrades on Android play an extremely different role than OS upgrades on iOS. Google has deliberately shifted much of Android’s core functionality away from the operating system and into standalone apps — apps that are then updated instantly and universally, numerous times a year, without any manufacturer or carrier involvement and without any direct connections to the OS itself.

J.R.Raphael nails it here. Android updates are a pain in the butt, but core-functionalities are added and updated many times a year. To me this makes sense. All of Google’s apps get updates all the time, which is much more exciting than waiting for the yearly (or twice yearly incremental update).

‘Get out of Nuzzel for a few minutes during your lunch break and try some indie blogs’

Gabe of Macdrifter in ‘If You Like Indie Blogs then Share Them’:

Is this it then? Is this the last gasp of independent blogging as everyone moves to micro transactions of half considered thoughts? Will Tweets eat WordPress? … By my estimation, the best way to show that I support indie blogging is to recommend some of the sites I read. Page views are the real currency of the internet.

A great post by Gabe and a reminder to everyone to read and share more blogs, not sites. I enjoy blogging and read blogs (which I why you read this here) and agree with Gabe: the best way to support, is to share them.

My list and write-up will be up in a couple of days.

Upcoming new Google Music

Google just announced a new and updated version of Google and it looks really nice and seems to sport some nifty new features.

I have long been using Google Music (in fact listening on it at this very moment) and like it from all the streaming services the best, not alone to the fact that I can upload my own music. I have some music in my collection which is on no streaming service, and with Google Music I can actually listen to it everywhere. Something that I never got to work properly with iTunes match.

‘Crazytown’ – Small Town Horror Podcast

By now it is obvious that I have a thing for mystery or horror podcasts and the other day I ran into another interesting one: Small Town Horror Podcast:

From the description:

Small Town Horror is a bi-weekly serialized docudrama about one man’s search for answers in his hometown, the site of his own mysterious kidnapping 18 years ago. Are the answers he seeks worth the cost of returning to the place known as Crazytown

I have been binging this one the other day and find it interesting to listen to. It’s a fortnightly show and the episodes are with about 20 min of length just in the sweet spot. By the time of this writing the show has four episodes and two teasers episodes.

Looking forward to see how it continues.