Internet Archive: HyperCard On The Archive (Celebrating 30 Years of HyperCard). “To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hypercard, we’re bringing it back. After our addition of in-browser early Macintosh emulation earlier this year, the Internet Archive now has a lot of emulated Hypercard stacks available for perusal, and we encourage you to upload your own, easily and quickly.” I miss HyperCard. Get off my lawn.
MyHeritage: MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform. “We’re delighted to announce today that we’ve acquired Millennia Corporation, makers of the popular Legacy Family Tree genealogy desktop software and well-attended genealogy webinar platform, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. This is our 9th acquisition to date. We consider Legacy’s products to be highly complementary to our wide range of features and services. The acquisition will introduce MyHeritage users to Legacy’s valuable genealogical webinars, and will also provide Legacy’s hundreds of thousands of users with improved resources and access to new services.”
MakeUseOf: Your Complete Guide to Living a 100% Free and Open Source Life . “If you’re only discovering free software for the first time, or even if you’ve been a long-time Linux user, you can only make this change if you’re willing to make sacrifices and miss out on most popular services and programs. You will have to change your priorities and expectations. Is it worth it? I think so. I value the peace of mind I get from using software made by people who respect users over profits. And I like knowing that the code I rely on will stick around and is largely free from ever-changing corporate priorities. I like knowing that my computer isn’t working against me.”
TechCrunch: Magic Wormhole is a clever way to send files easily and securely. “If you need to transfer a couple hundred megs to a coworker or friend across the country, you aren’t short on options. In fact, options are thick on the ground, and all have their own issues. Don’t you wish you could just speak a few magic words and send stuff directly to them, no intermediate upload, no web interface, no login? Magic Wormhole, created by developer Brian Warner, is a clever way to do just that.”
Digital Trends: Turn Your Chromebook Into A Killer Workstation With The Best Android Apps On Chrome OS. “Google opened up its Chrome OS platform a while back, bringing its massive Android ecosystem to the ultra-light operating system. That means you can install Android apps on your Chromebook, that light, little thing running on a modified version of the Chrome browser. That’s over 2.5 million apps! With that in mind, we went ahead and sorted through the Google Play store for the best Chrome OS Android apps currently available.”
The Next Web: Tweeten 2 updates the best Tweetdeck replacement with filters and better GIF support. “I live in Twitter. It’s where I find stories, communicate with my peers, and rant about PRs. That said, I’m not hugely impressed with the default Twitter web interface, which separates messages and the timeline into two disparate areas. Tweetdeck doesn’t do anything for me, either. Tweeten, however, is an intriguing little project. Launched almost eighteen months ago, this is a standalone version of Tweetdeck that comes bundled as an application, but has been skinned and customized within an inch of its life.” This sounds terrific. If only I used Windows and Twitter at the same time…
BetaNews: OutWiker is a versatile personal wiki. “OutWiker is a free personal wiki for organizing text notes into a tree structure. The program uses wiki-type notation and its own commands to set up lists, tables, headings and assorted formatting options, insert images and more.”