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Backblaze makes its cloud backup service faster and more efficient

Backblaze released a new version of its cloud backup service that supports significantly faster online backups, reduces hard drive writes and does a better job at managing bandwidth and system load. The update also coincides with a price increase.

Backblaze Speed

‘Big Mail’ first look: New email app attempts to make reading email enjoyable again

The Not So Big Company launched its Apple-centric multi-platform email client, Big Mail. The new email app has a stunning design, distraction-free reading, and a contact filtering tool that’s similar to Basecamp’s HEY.

Big Mail

Neeva makes invites available and adds Slack integration

The ad-free, privacy-first, and highly personalized search engine, Neeva, provided current users with invite links and added the ability to search Slack workspaces.

Neeva

LinkedIn adds pronouns to Profiles

Timed with the start of the LGBTQ+ Pride Month, LinkedIn has added the option to include pronouns to Profiles.

LinkedIn

Schema Markup Validator launches, replacing Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool

Google will be deprecating its Structured Data Testing Tool soon. Its replacement, the Schema Markup Validator, quietly went live as a beta version.

Schema Markup Validator

Pinata launches dedicated IPFS gateways with custom domains

Creating an IPFS gateway with a personal domain just became incredibly easy to do with Pinata’s new dedicated gateway feature.

Pinata

Twitter testing ticketed Spaces

Ticketed Spaces will allow Twitter users to schedule live audio, sell tickets to access the stream, and limit attendance.

Twitter Ticketed Spaces

Shopify adds Amazon order tracking to Shop app

Shopify updated its Shop app tracking feature to include automatic tracking of Amazon orders.

Shopify Shop app adds Amazon orders

IPFS may be the future of file hosting and content delivery

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made it affordable for independent web developers to build apps without the high cost. IPFS is positioned to transform the industry again through its free and high-availability distributed-web model.

IPFS

Mozilla permanently removing FTP access from Firefox

After a year-long delay because of the concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mozilla announces they are disabling FTP in version 88 of Firefox and will altogether remove it in version 90.

Firefox removes FTP

Neeva first look: What the ad-free Google Search alternative is like

Neeva is a privacy-first ad-free and tracking-free search engine created by ex-Googlers. The search engine is still being developed, is currently in the alpha stage, and requires an invite and onboarding experience to use it.

Neeva

New IBM patent uses IoT devices, eye-tracking, mics, and cameras to help make you a better writer

IBM was awarded a new patent that uses cognitive systems and invasive monitoring to improve writing composition via automated behavioral and content recommendations.

IBM Patent

Twitter updates two-factor authentication (2FA) to support multiple hardware security keys

Twitter accounts can now add several hardware security keys that are used for two-factor authentication on different devices.

Multiple Security Keys

TextBuddy is a new macOS app that transforms, sorts, captures, and filters text

The new TextBuddy app created by Click On Tyler, an independent software development company in Nashville, TN, is a Swiss Army knife-like tool with over 100 commands for manipulating plain text.

TextBuddy App

Twitter’s ‘bluesky’ releases Ecosystem Review of decentralized protocols and apps

The Bluesky initiative, a project focused on creating a decentralized social network backed by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, shared a 61-page Ecosystem Review of viable protocols and apps.

bluesky

Episode 11: Fabric CEO Faisal Masud and Co-founder Ryan Bartley discuss startups, the problem with low-touch platforms, and the unique capabilities of headless commerce

Fabric Co-founder Ryan Bartley discusses how Fabric went from an idea to a startup company, and CEO Faisal Masud reveals Shopify Plus’ Achilles heel. Then they talk about what companies can do with headless commerce.

Faisal Masud and Ryan Bartley

Adobe Flash Player now blocks all Flash content from playing

The twenty-five-year-old Adobe Flash Player is now end of life and will no longer play Flash content. Adobe is urging all users to uninstall it immediately.

Flash Player Notice

Signal AMA on Reddit: Team reveals future plans and discusses privacy, security, and funding

The privacy-focused messenger, Signal, is experiencing record growth, partly due to WhatsApp's changes, its usage in the Hong Kong protests, and Elon Musk promoting it. To better engage with their users, many of which are new, they held an AMA on Reddit to answer questions about the app.

Signal AMA on Reddit

Google awarded patent for dynamic knowledge panels in productivity apps

A U.S. patent recently awarded to Google describes integrating dynamic knowledge panels into apps, like Google Docs. The feature enables users to research without leaving the app and provides Google another channel for its shopping and ad networks.

Knowledge Panel in an app

Facebook adds support for uploading AVIF images

Chrome and Firefox users can now upload AVIF images to Facebook posts. Facebook automatically converts the AVIF images to JPEG format.

Facebook and AVIF