Post: The Weekly Dispatch #00003
The Weekly Dispatch contains Daily Bytes, a concise, succinct overview of websites you may have overlooked during your wanderings, and Hidden Bytes, where you'll find only the finest macOS, iOS, and iPadOS applications, tailor-made for the discerning Inter-tube adventurer.
On the rapidly-changing security front, one new search engine and a new
web browser have been recently announced as being in beta. Kagi, the search
engine, is being promoted as a "quick, user-centric, 100% privacy-respecting search engine" that is ethical and that exists
to "amplify knowledge and support a sustainable and better internet for generations to come." Next up, the Webkit-based
Orion Browser, a fast, zero-telemetry browser that respects the
privacy of the user. Additionally, Kagi plans to release an email service as well, creating an overall platform to experience
the web in a private, secure and unbiased way. I'd love to say this was all free, but Kagi plans on charging roughly $30 a
month for access to all three services.
Are you still accessing and reading RSS news feeds? Yeah, me too. There's simply no better way to consume new and updated information. Feedbin is a web-based feed aggregator that is billed as "the best way to consume content on the Web." The service connects to your favorite RSS reader and combines RSS, Twitter, and newsletters. Next up is Codecademy, a web-based service designed to "give anyone in the world the ability to learn the skills they’d need to succeed in the 21st century." Finally, we have the PICO-8 fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. It feels like a regular console, but runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a commandline, a suite of cartridge creation tools, and an online cartridge browser called SPLORE.
That's it for this week. Thank you so much for taking a moment to view the Weekly Dispatch! I hope you found something worth checking out and I look forward to seeing you again next week!
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