Recently updated articles


Recently updated, corrected, and modified articles; in order of most recently modified.

  1. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review

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    Update : It’s been three years and the Yoga 3 Pro haven’t fared too well. Read all about it in my three-years later re-review!

  2. The many URI schemas used by the browsers’ “Reader Views”

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    Update : Almost three years later, the Chrome DOM Distiller finally shipped as an accessibility feature in Chrome 65 but only on Android.

  3. Microsoft adding Ogg, Theora, and Vorbis open media formats to Windows 10

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    Update : Microsoft has now released support for Ogg media container files and these codecs as an optional add-on to Windows 10 and Xbox One available for free in the Microsoft Store.

  4. Amazon Australia seems to prepare for Affiliate Program launch

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    Update : The Amazon Australia Affiliate Program was temporarily live and open for registration this month. The website has since gone offline again.

    Update : The Amazon Australia Affiliate Program is isn’t yet linkable Amazon OneLink.

  5. Resolving the battle for control over your DNS settings in Debian/Ubuntu

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    Update : This article still applies if you’ve updated from an older version of Debian or Ubuntu. However, I’ve since published How to take back control of /etc/resolv.conf on Linux which provides more up to date advice and help in more similar situations. I recommend you read that article instead.

  6. How ‘Do Not Track’ affects your visit to Ctrl blog

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    Update : The Privacy Policy have changed since this was published The DNT header still has a similar effect. Please review the new version for current information applicable to this website.

  7. mDNS and DNS‐SD slowly making their way into Windows 10

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    Update : Windows 10 also uses DNS-SD to announce and discover wireless displays (Wi-Fi Direct/P2P/Miracast) on the local network.

    Update : The optional ‘Device discovery’ setting, part of Developer mode, now uses mDNS to announce the device on the network. It’ unclear whether this will be on by default outside of developer mode at a later time.

  8. On using Coinhive CAPTCHA instead of reCAPTCHA by Google

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    Update : So that was a short-lived experiment. Coinhive CAPTCHA is now blocked everywhere including on DNS and ISP levels so I had to stop using them. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any other alternative CAPTCHA services available with the same level of privacy and ease-of-use on the user. But I’ll keep looking!

  9. Roomba app notifications are unhelpful and miss the point

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    Update : iRobot Home version 2.6 and Robot firmware 2.4.4 () now lets you disable job status reports if you sign up for an iRobot Account and link your vacuum. (That is an incredible sentence I never thought I’d write.)

  10. Stop CAs from misissuing certificates for your domains with CAA records

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    Update : The above overview was updated to reflect that CloudFlare, Dyn, Gandi, and GoDaddy DNS now support CAA records.

  11. Updated: Best practices for caching of syndication feeds for feed readers and publishers

  12. Updated: Understanding AdSense’s new “Ad balance” option

  13. Updated: Lenovo OneKey Optimizer review

  14. Updated: Isn’t it high time Apple enabled the OS X firewall by default?

  15. Updated: Comparing and contrasting Uncomplicated Firewall and FirewallD

  16. Updated: Exploring some of the lesser known robots.txt directives

  17. Updated: Apple News app getting its own User-Agent for analytics in iOS 10

  18. Updated: Reliably distribute your downloads from a seedbox via distributed BitTorrent (DHT)

  19. Updated: LastPass quietly deprecates Firefox for Android extension

  20. Updated: TP-Link repeater firmware squanders 715 MB/month

  21. Updated: Firefox 57 with a new and more distracting New Tab experience

  22. Updated: What is really the difference between TP-Link RE650 and RE500? Firmware limits.

  23. Updated: Automatically contribute to funding the web with the new Flattr extension

  24. Updated: Worst time to buy a new Lenovo laptop?

  25. Updated: Review of Linode VPS – 2 GB RAM plan for /month