Official Twitter Client for the Mac Abandoned

Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

As John Gruber explained on Daring Fireball:

Twitter dumped Tweetie’s codebase years ago, of course, and their Mac app has been garbage ever since they did. It’s all fine, really, so long as they continue to allow third-party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific to exist. But this “Mac users should just use the website” attitude is exactly what I was talking about here as an existential threat to the future of the Mac.

Starting today (16 Feb 2018) the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.

Affinity Photo for iPad available now!

Professional photo editing on iPad

Developed without compromise, Affinity Photo for iPad is the first full blown, truly professional photo editing tool to make its way onto the Apple tablet. Built from exactly the same back-end as our award-winning desktop version, and fully optimised to harness the full power of the iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities. Affinity Photo for iPad offers an incredibly fast, powerful and immersive experience whether you are at home, in the studio or on the move.

Engineered for iOS, reimagined for touch

We have been fastidious in our approach to developing the iPad version of Affinity Photo. Every tool, panel and control has been completely reimagined to optimise for touch. All rendering, adjustments and filter effects have been fully hardware accelerated. The result is an all-new way to interact with your images, with performance you will find hard to believe.

Capabilities never seen before on iPad

Multi-Touch gestures for enhanced productivity. Metal accelerated to achieve blazing-fast performance even when editing large images. Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, Affinity Photo harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil. And full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage and sharing.

All the details here:

The December 2016 WordPress Attack Activity Report – Wordfence

Wordfence published today an interesting report: the WordPress Attack Activity Report.

This new of a kind report shows the attack data for the previous month from the 1st to the end of the month and provides an analysis on the attack activity targeting WordPress websites.

The report includes a table that lists the most active attack IPs for December 2016. Ukraine still owns the top spot. Ukraine absolutely dominates the report. Out of 25 top IPs 13 are based in Ukraine.

Enjoy the rest of the report here:


Typewolf is the absolute best resource available for everything related to typography on the web.

Typewolf is an independent site that features typefaces from all type foundries regardless of where the fonts can be purchased.

Critical Vulnerability in PHPMailer. Affects WP Core

A critical remote code execution vulnerability in PHPMailer has been discovered by Polish researcher Dawid Golunski.

The vulnerability was announced on yesterday but proof of concept exploit details were not included.

Unfortunately someone posted a proof of concept to exploit-db and to github demonstrating how the vulnerability can be exploited in the PHPMailer library, but not targeting any web application that is in use.


December update of Adobe Experience Design CC

What’s new for XD on mobile?

  • Browse and open XD documents saved in Creative Cloud Files
  • View XD documents even when you’re offline
  • Browse all artboards in an XD document
  • Turn hotspot hints on or off
  • Share the current screen as an image

Read it here: December update of Adobe Experience Design CC

This month’s big news is that the first public beta for Adobe XD for Windows 10 is ready for you. More here: Windows release.

The 42 best Photoshop plugins

There are many plugins available for PS users, but in this article you can find the best of those that you can download and use straight away.

Source: The 42 best Photoshop plugins

Here is the list

  • Google Nik Collection
  • Getty Images
  • ParticleShop
  • Ink
  • Fixel Contrastica 2
  • Perfect Resize 9.5
  • B&W Effects
  • Kubota Texture Tools Industrial
  • Page Curl
  • PSD Cleaner

The rest later…

facebook VR Resources

Becoming a Virtual Reality Designer: Lessons from a VR intern at Facebook

  • Lesson #1 : Create your own curriculum
  • Lesson #2 : Put it on your face
  • Lesson #3: Choose your platform
  • Lesson #4: Learn the terminology
  • Lesson #5: Lean into your strengths

Source: Becoming a Virtual Reality Designer