How Facebook Ads Find You

If there’s one thing that people will never stop complaining about, it’ll be ads on Facebook. Well, I take that back. They’ll stop complaining when Facebook is out of business.

Have you ever wondered how advertisers ended up targeting you, as a Facebook user? I did, then I discovered a small feature that I don’t think many know about.

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Dump Flash

Apple World Today has a quick piece on dumping flash. If you need it, I feel bad for you. If you don’t need it, get rid of it. Adobe Flash has been riddled with holes almost since day one and has never gotten better. It’s 2015 and with the level of intricacy front-end UI frameworks provide, there’s no need for it. Flash needs to go away for good.

If you’re like me, you’ve already dumped it. I keep Google Chrome around just in case and if Flash is an absolute must.

Shot on iPhone 6

Apple has a new page on their site titled “Shot on iPhone 6.” This collection of photographs feature some of the best images taken with an iPhone 6. Of course, low light is still uncharted territory for the iPhone and you probably won’t see any of them in this mega gallery. I only got through roughly two dozen photos before I realized how long the list actually is. 

For your viewing pleasure.

Apple Repairing Macbooks for Free

If you’re an owner of one of the following Macbook Pros, you can send in your system for a free repair of any video issues you might be having.

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
  • Macbook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
  • Macbook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)

Find more information about the issue and your options to have your system fixed on Apple’s site.

Kill Switch: Engage

One of the biggest “duh” technologies that we got in the last year or two was the phone kill switch. Lose your phone? Nuke it from orbit. Phone stolen? Nuke it from orbit. Jealous ex texting you at 3am? If you know their Apple ID password, nuke it from orbit.

From Reuters:

Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities since manufacturers began implementing “kill switches” that allow the phones to be turned off remotely if they are stolen, authorities said on Tuesday.

That’s great. Now if only there was some way to educate the remaining group of individuals responsible for stealing phones anyway.

No Fly Zone

This is good news for fans of privacy.

Yesterday a new website and database launched called NoFlyZone.org, which invites people to enter their home address to prevent amateur drone pilots from zooming over their property, GoPro running. The database is maintained by a team of 10 people based in El Segundo, California, and led by Ben Marcus, a private pilot and drone operator.

I have a pretty good idea what organizations won’t be using this database.