K-9 Mail joins the Thunderbird family, Firefox rolls out total cookie protection, System76 is working on a new keyboard, death to IE 11, and adding an audio jack to your Raspberry Pi 400.
00:39 RIP IE 11
08:39 Thunderbird mobile / K-9
14:49 Firefox total cookie protection
19:59 System76 is working on a new keyboard
23:14 RasPi 400 audio jack with DACBerry
Thunderbird mobile (Strider & RTheren)
- So last month when me and Venn talked about a mobile version of Thunderbird coming soon I said:
- I am already established on Gmail and K-9 Mail for Android.
- Although this announcement does make me think about changing, especially since I use Thunderbird on desktop daily!
- Well, now I don’t have to worry about making the choice between Thunderbird and K-9 Mail on Android because K-9 Mail is going to be merged into Thunderbird.
- Yes, K-9 Mail Joins The Thunderbird Family.
- And the name itself will change and adopt Thunderbird branding.
- But before that happens the developers will bring K-9 Mail into alignment with Thunderbird’s feature set and visual appearance.
- This way the K-9 developer gets funding and Mozilla gets an email client on Android.
- New features coming to the mobile email client include
- Thunderbird account auto-configuration for account setup
- Synchronization between Thunderbird’s desktop and mobile clients
- Folder management improvements
- Message filter support
- Getting Thunderbird spam filtering into K9 would be a value add.
- It will sync with firefox sync.
- K-9 will continue to get updated but exist in its own listing.
- Firefox’s strongest privacy protection to date, confining cookies to the site where they were created, thus preventing tracking companies from using these cookies to track your browsing from site to site.
- Total Cookie Protection creates a separate cookie jar for each website you visit.
- In theory this should allow cookies to function without being able to track the user.
- Just the thing for the privacy enthusiast in the audience.
- People have said will break Zendesk integration with Jira so heads up.
- Third party single sign ons could be affected because reasons.
- Total Cookie Protection turned on by default is awesome!
- It is moments like this that I really want the open source Firefox browser to dominate the Web once again.
- Now I don’t have to go into the Privacy & Security settings to customize my cookie options, and I feel more comfortable not having to use a New Private Window.
- System76 currently supplies products in Europe, but does so from its distribution centers in the US, which involves high shipping and import costs.
- AKA getting a System76 PC across the pond is expensive.
- This isn’t going to change that, yet.
- System76 is taking a page out of the doing it right manual by starting small in order to see where the gotchas are.
- They are currently looking for storage space to set up a distribution center.
- Potentially in the Netherlands.
- The tracer-round product will be an updated clicky clacky blinky box.
- System76 is going to have a new distribution center in Europe, and is also working on a new Launch keyboard.
- System76 will first start distribution of its Launch open source mechanical keyboard from its European center, as they say that is a lot easier to do then to start the distribution of their laptops and desktops because of restrictions and higher costs.
- System76’s new keyboard is called the Launch Lite.
- The Launch Lite will be a 65% keyboard, minus function keys and a USB 3.2 hub.
- But it will be smaller and cheaper than the current Launch Keyboard, which is $285.00.
Slice of Pi
- Powered directly from the GPIO header so no extra cables or power supplies are needed, keeping all USB ports on the Pi 400 free for other uses.
- SNR is acceptable for something in the $20 price range.
- Does not work yet on kernel 5.15.
- TRRS 3.5.
- Higher quality than most of the USB dongles out there.
- And you don’t have to rely on USB dongles, Bluetooth audio devices or listening to sound thru the 2 micro HDMI ports.
- This adds functionality to the Raspberry Pi 400 that the Orange Pi 800 has that we talked about last week.