🍃 A bit windy outside…

👟 10k steps today. (Based on my work this is 2 times more than my usual)

About applications sideloading

Apple has now added sideloading for people in Europe to comply with DMA, but in my opinion this brings more problems than benefits.

One advantage I can think of is that you don’t have to comply with the official App Store requirements for publishing your application. (e.g. in-app payment).

But what about security? We have had sideloading on Android for a long time. And thanks to it, you can implement features in your applications that are not allowed in the Play Store. And many times there are applications that they imitate that are something else. These applications sometimes find their way to official stores, but less often.

Another thing is the ability to install an application directly from a web page. If you do that, it’s up to you to decide whether the site you’re installing the application from is malicious or not. In the best case you have something that tells you that site is untrustworthy, in the worst case you install application about which only god (and programmer of that application) knows what will do on your phone. This decision will be difficult for tech-savvy users, not to mention the average user.

It’s something that makes our smartphones much less secure. I don’t use app sideloading on my Android phone, and I probably won’t on my iOS either.

😨 My vertigo is back… I hate this…

⁉️ What would you do if your name is pretty unique and googling it let strangers find very close to your exact location or school where you studying or where you working?

🕵️ Looking for blogging platform (preferably with mobile app and markdown) or I’ll go back to static site…

Dune, 2021 - ★★★★

Watched on Wednesday February 9, 2022.

Luck, 2022 - ★★★★

Watched on Monday August 7, 2023.

The Casagrandes Movie, 2024 - ★★½

Watched on Saturday April 6, 2024.

Wish, 2023 - ★★½

Watched on Wednesday April 3, 2024.

Damsel, 2024 - ★★★

Watched on Friday April 5, 2024.

🙃 Overall I like silicone cases for my phone better because of colors and softness. But they not gong well with business suit, so I decided to buy leather case in black color. I hope it won’t be too slippery in hand…

🎧 Apple Podcasts caption is awesome 👏

🤯 I discovered that Samsung’s Secure Folder has a feature that allows me to run a VPN exclusively for the applications within it, while other applications operate without it. This enables me to simultaneously use two VPNs on my phone, each with a distinct exit location.

🎮 World of Warcraft after a while

💡 Considering to moving my blog from static generated one to the something “more dynamic” with mobile app support and import/export original markdown files to my Git repository…

🥳 Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate!

😩 Trying to replace screen protector on my phone and misaligned it again

🤖 I’d like to try new Microsoft copilot for 365 as they removed user count limit, but you have t pay it upfront.

My android homescreen.