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Letter: John Perry Barlow obituary

“I’d rather pump septic tanks,” John Perry Barlow told me in a Chinese restaurant in 1995 to explain how much he hated writing. “You can never tell whether you did any good or not.” We were all attending a nearby Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference. Barlow was then hashing out …

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Swype Keyboard is officially obsolete

Swype Keyboard, a popular third-party keyboard for Android, has been discontinued. Once the de facto option for people looking to simplify typing on a smartphone, the unique swipe-to-type functionality that set it apart has been diluted by other popular companies getting into the mix in recent years. The Microsoft-owned SwiftKey …

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Android Pay is dead, long live Google Pay

After realising that it was more than slightly unnecessary for Android Pay and Google Wallet to be completely separate services, Google has started rolling out its new unified payment service, Google Pay. The new app, rolling out now for Android devices, is largely similar to Android Pay in terms of …

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6 Tips for Surviving the New Snapchat

Snap Inc. is rolling out a new version of Snapchat that’s surprisingly different than what came before. But don’t panic: WSJ’s David Pierce explains how to make the most of the new app. Photo/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal

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