Category Archives: Software

The new version of Facebook Messenger now allows you to chat via people’s phone numbers, even if your contact isn’t on Facebook. This feature could be really devastating to WhatsApp and the like, but how many people are willing to switch from what they’re used to remains to be seen.

Erato

Erato is a beautiful and simple Markdown editor for your Mac. It is fast, extremely easy to use and gets out of your way.

csscss

csscss will parse any CSS files you give it and let you know which rulesets have duplicated declarations.

Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services business

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion in cash. Microsoft will draw upon its overseas cash resources to fund the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

On Asana’s onboarding process

We have a rule at Asana that all new engineers must ship something on their first day. It could be a tiny product improvement, or a fix to a bug or a typo—anything. But it has to get out to production.

WordPress.com Connect

Today, we’re announcing a new feature for developers called WordPress.com Connect, a secure and easy way for millions of WordPress.com users to log in to your website or app.

I’m guessing a plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs will arrive shortly.