The Decentralized-Approach Edition Sunday, April 26, 2020

Germany Flips On Smartphone Contact Tracing, Backs Apple And Google, by Douglas Busvine, Reuters

Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries.

Chancellery Minister Helge Braun and Health Minister Jens Spahn told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that Berlin would adopt a ‘decentralized’ approach to digital contact tracing, in so doing abandoning a home-grown alternative.

Apple Watch Five Years Later: What I Love And Hate, by Kate Kozuch, Tom's Guide

Have you ever held the Apple Watch in your hand, sans-bands? It feels like resting a teeny tiny iPhone in your palm. Try it the next time you’re switching your bands. While it might not be my favorite piece of tech, the Apple Watch fills me with geekiest joy in the world.

Microsoft Word Now Flags Two Spaces After A Period As An Error, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

If you have the double-space habit as a typist, you shouldn’t worry about it. Just go ahead and double-space and trust your software to do the right thing — either replacing your double spaces with a single space as you type, or collapsing them when you publish. Web browsers, for example, will do all do the right thing.

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