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Dark Sky alternatives for Android weather watchers


If you’re a weather geek, you probably already know that Dark Sky, one of the most popular weather apps around, has been acquired by Apple and is probably being integrated into iOS 14. As a result, anyone who uses an Android device and has the Dark Sky app is going to lose access on August 1st. (It was originally going to go away on July 1st, but the shutdown was delayed a month.) In addition, a variety of other apps (some not even weather-related) will lose access to the Dark Sky API.

If you’re an Android user with Dark Sky and you’re wondering where to go now for your weather report, there are a few alternatives to choose from. But first, here are a couple of things to consider. Read More

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Tech Radar

OnePlus Nord alternatives: other cheap phones with the device’s top features


The OnePlus Nord was recently announced, and people are going wild for it for a variety of reasons – it’s a cheap 5G phone, it’s got a 90Hz display, and it’s the first OnePlus phone in ages that isn’t knee-shakingly expensive.

But as with all OnePlus phones, the brand’s fans seem to be taking the hype to hyperbolic levels, acting almost like it’s the first ever smartphone – though of course it isn’t.

There are plenty of smartphones in existence, and more come out all the time. There are big ones, small ones, cheap ones, expensive ones, ones for gaming, ones for photography, ones for watching content, and ones for people who don’t even like smartphones.  Read More

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The Next Web

UPS ditches delivery vans in Dublin to trial more sustainable (and smaller) alternatives


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This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News.

Dublin is trialling mini urban distribution centers and powered walkers and quad cycles to enable city centre deliveries that don’t contribute to local emissions or congestion. Read More

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Tech Radar

The best free alternatives to Adobe Illustrator 2020


With the best free Adobe Illustrator alternatives, you can create and edit vector graphics cost-free. These are a great choice if you’re new to designing with vector graphics. Unlike raster graphics, they use mathematical expressions to draw the lines, shapes and colours. This means they’re infinitely scalable, so you can blow them up to the size of a billboard with no unsightly pixelation.

While it’s true that Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard software for creating and editing vector graphics, you’re committing to an expensive Creative Cloud subscription. It’s not always the most cost-effective solution for many. Thankfully, it’s not the only choice. There are many Adobe Illustrator alternatives out there that are free.  Read More