Get Your News from RSS, not Social Media

In the article above, we see how bad actors are gaming the algorithms of Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation. We have seen how the proliferation of fake news has led to global catastrophes like Brexit, Trump’s presidency, and the resurgence of hate groups worldwide. We know that the algorithms that power …

Loop is Google Play Music on your Desktop

Google Play Music is my favorite music streaming service — but running it in my main browser has some drawbacks. Luckily Loop has emerged as a nice standalone desktop app for Google Play Music. It lets you keep your music player separate from your main browser, improving your overall performance …

Sandstorm.io for Teachers | Presentations

I’ve long been a believer that teachers should explore open source edtech tools as an alternative to all the free, freemium, ad-supported, and privacy-invading web applications that are marketed to us. In addition to all the great open source desktop applications, there are a lot of open alternatives to the …

Review: Typora Markdown Editor for Mac

I have been evaluating Typora, a markdown editor for Mac (currently free while in beta). Its killer feature is a distraction-free interface that allows you to type markdown syntax, but quickly hides it in a readable preview so you get more of a WYSIWYG experience. I have been really enjoying …