Benjamin Button Reviews The New MacBook Pro (Pinboard Blog)

The most obvious change is the redesigned keyboard. Removing the Touchbar creates room for a row of physical function buttons and, in a nice touch, an escape key. This isn’t a perfect solution: the function buttons map to a confusing series of actions that can send windows flying around the screen with an errant keystroke, and the new physical off switch is too close to the backspace key.

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Mullenweg Takes Aim at Wix over GPL Abuses, Wix Response Fails to Address Licensing Issue

Over the weekend WordPress co-creator and Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg called out Wix for copying GPL code from the WordPress mobile app and distributing it in its proprietary app. He identified two repositories that Wix forked in order to bring the GPL-licensed WordPress Rich Text Editor into its app.

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Real World Websites Using the WordPress REST API in Cool and Unexpected Ways

For most of us, the WordPress REST API feels like something experimental, something we might be developing our skills on or experimenting with. I know there are plenty of developers out there who are playing with the API, testing what it can do and using it to build personal projects and experimental sites.

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Freelance Productivity: How Tom McFarlin Gets Things Done

Almost every freelancer struggles with productivity, time management and process. We’re all asking how we can get more done without going more crazy. So let’s share. What works for you? Today we start by asking freelance WordPress developer Tom McFarlin. He runs Pressware, edits Tuts+ Code, and regularly blogs about development and how he works.

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Bitsplitting.org

Matt Mullenweg, the founder of Automattic, downloaded his competitor Wix’s iOS app. It looked eerily familiar, and he confirmed it contains source code stolen from WordPress. He called them out on his blog, getting right to the point in addressing the problem: Your app’s editor is built with stolen code, so your whole app is now in violation of the license.

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Dear Matt Mullenweg: an open letter from Wix.com’s CEO

Wow, dude I did not even know we were fighting. First you say we have been taking from the open source community without giving back, well, of course that isn’t true. Here is a list of 224 projects on our public GitHub page , and as you can see they are all dated before your post.

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CodePen Talks with 10 Other Web Companies About How They Run Their Business – CodePen Blog

We recently completed a 10-part mini series on our podcast, CodePen Radio, in which we talk with 1) Sparkbox Episode 101: We talk to Ben Callahan and Rob Harr from Sparkbox about their experience running an agency – hiring employees, forecasting cash flow, diversifying income, how Sparkbox handles apprenticeships, and how they’re handling growth.

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Joomla Exploits in the Wild Against CVE-2016-8870 and CVE-2016-8869

Exactly 3 days ago, the Joomla team issued a patch for a high severity vulnerability that allows remote users to create accounts and increase their privileges on any Joomla site. Both issues combined give the attackers enough power to easily upload backdoor files and get complete control of the vulnerable site.

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Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. That’s basically what Facebook is doing nowadays. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls “Ethnic Affinities.”

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Real World Freelancing – Book and Packages

We are both active speakers, podcast guests and WordPress community members. A single recurring theme emerged from all these conversations – freelancers are having a tough time getting the skills and information they need to be successful. Most content targeted at freelancers is cheap and cheesy – “make six figures while sipping a mai tai at the beach”.

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WordPress 4.7 Brings Custom Page Template Functionality to All Post Types

WordPress 4.7 will introduce support for post type templates, an exciting new feature for theme and plugin developers. Page templates, which allow developers to specify a different layout or design for a page, are nearly as old as WordPress itself. For years developers have coveted that same functionality for other post types.

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Introducing the WCUS Speakers – Part 2

We shared part one of the WordCamp US lineup yesterday, and we’re back today with more! Check out this next batch of speakers: Mika Ariela Epstein is better known as Ipstenu, the Half-Elf Rogue. Working for DreamHost, specializing in WordPress hosting (aka ‘WordPress Guru’), Mika helps make WordPress and hosting better for everyone.

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