No more recording phone calls as of Android 9: Pie. Why (not)???

https://bitbucket.org/copluk/acr/issues/2418/

It seems really silly to me that there’s not an easy way that’s officially supported to record phone calls on smartphones. Privacy concerns amount to paranoia in this case. There is much practical value in recording phone calls.

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The Verge: Googleโ€™s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019

The Verge: Googleโ€™s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17848500/google-inbox-shut-down-sunset-snooze-email-march-2019

Well, I guess this makes sense. Recently I did find myself using both Inbox and Gmail for different purposes; I used Inbox for a quick triage of stuff and then use Gmail for composition and search functionality. I didn’t know what Google’s roadmap for either of these apps were so I thought they could be used complementarily. However for simplicity’s sake it seems like just using a single Google e-mail app make sense.

I’m still holding out for the next incarnation of Google Wave!!! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฆ„

Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan โ€“ review | Books | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/25/anti-social-media-how-facebook-disconnects-us-undermines-democracy-siva-vaidhyanathan-review

Thank you, Siva Vaidhyanathan!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ May the light you provided to us help us find our way to a much more enlightened place. Soon. ๐Ÿ˜