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Goodies: August 11

Good morning, everyone and welcome to the post-Google world! Google announced a major reshuffling of thier corporate structure yesteray, and it was basically the only thing anyone has been talking about since. This is huge news, and I think it's great news for everyone who loves Google products. Expect a bonus episode of Bite Size Tech a little later today where I share my take on the whole deal.

At the very least, abc.xyz is a pretty rad URL.

Our video this week is this incredibly painful rowing video that I can't even describe. I don't know what anyone is doing, but I know that I feel bad for everyone involved in this video. Oof.

New Games

  • Everybody's Going to the Rapture (PS4)
  • Goat Simulator (PS4/PS3)
  • OlliOlli: Welcome to Olliwood (Windows)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS4/Xbox One) - Wednesday
  • Fallout Shelter (Android) - Thursday

Links of Note

  • Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do - here's how to opt out - BGR
  • Apple can't change the world every six months (and shouldn't try) - Apple World Today
  • Opinion: That's Not a Heart Rate Monitor - WatchAware
  • HTC stored user fingerprints as image file in unencrypted folder - The Guardian
  • A New Soft Technology - Breaking Smart
  • Hello Moto - Rusty Rants
  • There are no lucky independent developers - Polygon
  • Netscape changed the internet—and the world—when it went public 20 years ago - Quartz
  • Iterate and Release Often - Dan Counsell

Swag of the Week

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I don't usually link to app bundles, but this one is really great. StackSocial has a bundle with 10 apps that are actually worth your time and moeny. Screens and CrossOver are the killer apps in my opinion, but there's a ton in here that could be useful to just about anyone.

You get all 10 apps if you pay more than the average selling price, which is currently $6.63.

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