Saturday, 12 June 2010

The Weekly Links Post: No. 13

Welcome, again, to another entirely subjective selection of 15 links, humanely culled from my week's online reading and roughly collated under the seven broad categories seen below:

Selected Highlights from Guardian Technology (Because otherwise I just don't get around to reading it now it's no longer in the print edition).

Google's front page gets a background image - for less than 24 hours.

Could Safari's new ad-blocking feature, paradoxically, help the media?

Free movie streaming trial launched in UK to help combat piracy. (Trial ends on 13th June.)

Was Iran's 'Twitter revolution' exaggerated?

Why publishers are abandoning the web, in favour of the app.

Social Media

Yahoo and Facebook announce agreement
to tie their services closer together.

Books, Writing & Storytelling

KCRW's archive of the Bookworm radio show: listen to and download some of the best author interviews you'll hear.

This month's The Believer magazine has an interview with the show's host, Michael Silverblatt.

Useful Apps, Utilities & Downloads

Wi-Fi Stumbler: discover the most interference-free channel for your wi-fi router.

A new minimalist way to read The Guardian online: just keep turning the page. (More info from its creator here.)


A symphony in a jewel case, but without the CD: 1-Bit Symphony.

Thom Yorke's prognosis for the UK music industry: will fold in a matter of months.

Games & Other Distractions

Can you stabilize the US debt?


Microsoft update adds an extension to Firefox without asking.

Adobe fixes critical Flash security flaw.

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