With the most recent release of #NewPipe (0.20.0) I've spontaneously started picking it over the official #YouTube #Android app for playback. It's just that good now. Automatic transition to background/windowed playback when switching from the app *rocks*!
It's not a completely seamless transition yet, there's a noticeable hiccup when that happens, but I have faith in #opensource community.
Google to make third-party app store use easier with Android 12
The sign up section has been moved to a separate page, the confusingly interchanging usage of tech jargon like "instance" and "server" has been removed in favour of "community". The questions "can I move my account later" and "can I talk to people from other communities" is answered upfront. Categories are now at the front and the communities are grouped by language with a prominent language filter option. Communities that don't offer instant sign-up are now clearly marked as such upfront.
All the more amusing is that my answering machine's greeting addresses telemarketers first and then invites everyone else to leave a message. In a broad sense, it's working... 🤔
The latest message on my answering machine starts with a "beep" common in call centres, "Hello" from the operator, a few secs of confused silence and hangup.
My answering machine must have had a productive conversation with the marketing robot, but their operator was left out of it. Ha.
I suppose that's where we are headed, robots talking to each other in human ways, for ultimate interoperability. It's already happening: web scraping, phone trees with speech recognition, Google Duplex…
Technology fanatic, I'm into smart homes, self-education, self-hosted services and e-biking.
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