AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps like Facebook and WhatsApp having conquered chat, AOL is giving up the … More AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

Shout Makes It Easy to Curate a List of Links, Send Them Off to Friends

iOS/Chrome: If you like to collect together different links, whether that’s for organizing a vacation or just random cool stuff, Shout makes it easy to do so, then turn that collection into a list of stuff other people can see. Shout works something like a more public-facing Pocket and takes the idea of Pocket’s public … More Shout Makes It Easy to Curate a List of Links, Send Them Off to Friends

Microsoft is retiring the Blue Screen of Death for some users

Windows 10 beta testers who are used to the warm, familiar glow of Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death will start learning it’s not easy being green. Microsoft is tweaking its venerable error message that lets people know that something went wrong, and their computers need to be restarted. While everyday consumers will still see the … More Microsoft is retiring the Blue Screen of Death for some users