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4 items tagged “washingtonpost”

2021

Apple’s tightly controlled App Store is teeming with scams. I’m quoted in an article in the Washington Post today (linked at the top of the homepage!) explaining how I got scammed on the App Store and spent $19 on a TV remote app with a similar name to the official Samsung app. I mistakenly assumed that the App Store review process wouldn’t allow an app called “Smart Things” to show up in search when I was looking for SmartThings, the official name—and assumed that Samsung were nickel-and-diming their customers rather than expecting the App Store review process to have failed so obviously. # 6th June 2021, 10:13 pm

2009

Washington Post Update. Peter Harkins summarises the large number of Django-powered database journalism projects released by the Post since September 2007. # 16th January 2009, 12:18 pm

2007

Washington Post and Facebook. Deryck Hodge on hacking against Facebook API using Django. # 19th June 2007, 10:33 am

Knight Foundation grant. Adrian’s leaving the Washington Post to found EveryBlock, a startup focusing on local news and information in the style of chicagocrime.org. # 24th May 2007, 4:27 pm