Daily reminder that for many blind people, #Apple is the most useful and productive mobile operating system. It's not that Android is hard to use, but when text selection, especially on the web and in email, is from hard to impossible, and when one cannot spell check what they've written, and typing is either a minor annoyance (braille (input not registering sometimes) onscreen keyboard (very slow usually) external keyboard (yet another device to manage)), you begin to understand why people who don't enjoy customization, or getting the "most" out of a device choose iOS, especially for accessibility, and the AI of image recognition and such. And FOSS phones, like the PinePhone, won't be accessible until Orca/ATSPI can communicate with touch screens, and that won't happen without developers.
So, when you get that urge to say "I told you so you Apple sheeple, you should have been using FOSS!" Try to remember that some people don't have much of a choice.
GpsIcon needs help. No idea why this useful featue was ditched with Android 4.4: a GPS indicator that blinked when looking for a signal, and switched to steady when a fix was aquired. The tiny app (<50k!) even shows how many sats were found already, and how much are used for a fix.
But with Android 10, it not longer works reliably, see https://github.com/Limizin/GpsIcon/issues/3 – and the author has no idea how to fix that.
Anyone? Boosts welcome!
SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?
You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!
Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!
Join monthly Tor Localization Hangouts!
Every 3rd Friday of the month, the Tor Localization Team meets to translate, share tricks, meet fellow translators, have fun, & learn about @torproject l10n priorities.
NEXT HANGOUT: Fri., May 21 @ 8am UTC onwards
Finally a legit alternative to IRC: https://matrix.org/
Really excited about what it can do to break away from Slack and other non-open protocols.
#Volla has already donated a thousand Euros to kick things of and the campaign has raised 1500€ 💸 so far.
This is a good start, but they need at least 6000€ to hire a freelancer 💻️.
Thank you ♥️
Want all the gory details of how we hosted the world's largest free/open source conference #FOSDEM21 via Matrix? We just posted the full writeup at https://matrix.org/blog/2021/02/15/how-we-hosted-fosdem-2021-on-matrix. Huge thanks to @FOSDEM@twitter.com for putting their faith in Matrix & to everyone who helped make it a success! 🎉❄️🎆
Do more with your presentations! The LibreOffice Impress Guide 7.0 is now available, thanks to our documentation community. It's packed with tips, tricks and walkthroughs to get the most out of the software: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/02/09/make-better-presentations-with-the-impress-guide-7-0/
Your Phone Is Your Castle
"If your home is your physical castle, your phone is your digital castle. More than any other computer, your phone has become the most personal of personal computers and holds the most sensitive digital property a person has..."
2021 is here, and we need your help to keep fighting for free software. Associate members are the core of our work at the Free Software Foundation. Help us further the cause for freedom by becoming one today. https://u.fsf.org/joinfall20
Facebook are going to monetize encrypted messaging by consolidating metadata analysis of 3 key platforms (Messenger, #Whatsapp & Instagram). They will make money by tracking your relationships and social groups. They will make that information easily accessible to law enforcement.
They will build the largest #surveillance system ever conceived and will sell it under the banner of consumer encryption.
Big Tech's growing monopoly power means that more and more people are looking for secure alternatives to Gmail that won't read their emails or profit off their data. Here's what makes our Swiss-based email service a good candidate for the top spot: https://protonmail.com/blog/gmail-alternative/
Hallo im troet.cafe. Dies ist eine deutschsprachige Mastodon Instanz zum tröten, neue Leute kennenlernen, sich auszutauschen und Spass zu haben. +++ Bitte beachtet, dass derzeitig keine Neuregistrierungen mit gmail.com, hotmail.com und outlook.com Adressen angenommen werden. +++ Wenn Ihr keine andere E-Mailadresse habt, lasst Euch bitte von jemanden den Ihr kennt einladen, oder aber schickt mir eine E-Mail mit der Bitte um eine Einladung. Ich schicke diese Euch den Einladungslink zu.