Legislating open protocols and adversarial interoperability can help ensure more competition in the digital services market.
Comparison review of the two secure PGP-oriented email providers ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org. A huge price discrepancy for the same service.
How to use U2F security keys (USB A or C, Bluetooth, others) with Firefox and Google’s Advanced Account Protection program.
The new Google Podcast app doesn’t play well with other podcast apps. It doesn’t support some podcast standards, or importing or exporting subscriptions.
Firefox removed the ability to add new search engines with OpenSearch when it removed the separate search field. It has now restored OpenSearch discovery support.
Learn how to work with XDG Base Directory variables and defaults in your Bash scripts. Write well-behaved scripts that respect user preferences.
A Steam Cloud documentation mistake is the root cause of why some Steam game titles won’t Cloud Sync when installed with Flatpak on Linux.
Free Windows extension from Microsoft adds support for three more open-source multimedia codecs and container formats.
Windows 10 adds support for three new open-source multimedia codecs, Theora for video and Vorvis for audio, and the Ogg multimedia container format.
Social networks are some of the web’s largest consumers of RDFa metadata. Yet, their document parsers really suck at handling it.
Windows 10 supports syncing email, contacts, and calendars with all major providers. However, Microsoft chooses to close it down to a handful of providers.
New Windows Calendar feature is just standard webcal subscriptions but interestingly you can’t add your own webcals.
Learn how to work-around Windows 10 limitations to add iCal and webcal calendars to the Windows Calendar app through Outlook.com.
EdgeDeflector stops Windows from forces-opening links in Microsoft Edge, and makes Windows respect the system-wide default web browser setting instead.
Feed delta updates strip away feed entries that the subscriber has already download and only transmits the update delta consisting of new entries.
Learn about the HTTP Vary response header and its important role in HTTP content negotiation and caching. Vary is an important but little-known part of HTTP.
Windows 10 Home edition has a built-in remote desktop access (RDP) server. Unlock it with this free utility program. However, enabling it is a big security risk.
Learn how to enable the new Brotli compression module alongside Gzip compression in the Apache HTTPD server.
Ensure reliable and long-term content distribution over BitTorrent with a dedicated seedbox. All you need is a small server or a cloud VPS.
Take control over your WordPress site’s HTTP Cache-Control response header directives with my easy-to-use WordPress plugin.
Get the details on how GNMOE Web (formerly Epiphany) uses favicons and other website assets when installing websites as web apps on the Linux desktop.
A survey shows how many websites discriminate against and block all search engines and spiders except GoogleBot in their /robots.txt files.