Facebook's Groups are one of the network's original features. They've changed over the years, like the rest of the network, but Groups remain incredibly popular, even though they're buried in the left rail of your News Feed like afterthoughts. This year, Facebook started to declutter its unwieldy big blue app by spinning off features into separate, stand-alone services. This week, Facebook Groups got the same treatment with a brand new iOS and Android app that takes the Groups that more than 650 million people use every month and makes them easily accessible.
Reader Richard Spitzer is concerned about using a third-party SSD drive with his Mac running Yosemite. He writes:
Microsoft and several other teams, including Google, are all apparently planning to publish papers on systems that can "see" images.
The new feature promises the same smooth edges as multi-sample anti-aliasing, but without the performance hit.
Purism wants your help making an uncompromisingly high-end Linux laptop with uncompromisingly free software inside.
BitTorrent has some big plans for Sync in 2015. The bad news is most of them are going to cost you.
Whether a takedown happens or not, the dust-up underscores tensions between artists and streaming services like YouTube and Spotify.
Who wasn't impressed with Monument Valley, the visually stunning perception puzzle that has players work their way through an MC Escher-inspired landscape? Despite being somewhat costly ($4) and relatively short (it took me less than three hours to complete it), Monument Valley is easily one of the best mobile games of 2014--perhaps ever.
Configuring multiple drives in RAID can protect against disaster and provide face-meltingly fast transfer speeds.
This isn't a Sonos killer by any means, but Samsung's product line is worth your consideration.