Walid Halabi

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Walid is a writer and editor at unlike kinds.

He has a background in the technology industry, and covers technology, business, and culture.

Walid is from Melbourne, Australia, graduated from Monash University. He now resides in Melbourne.

First name: Walid
Last name: Halabi

Articles by Walid halabi

Shady Netflix, blocking ads, and other mischief in the Android App Underground
There’s a whole hidden world of apps that Google doesn’t want you using on your Android phone. Luckily it’s easy to get them, and you can do some pretty incredible things with them
Trolls and Consequences: What Twitter needs to learn from Reddit
Twitter and Reddit are both huge, anonymous networks. But only Twitter has earned a reputation for abuse like rape and death threats. How does Reddit keep the trolls behaving?
Android updates are getting slower and slower, despite Google's best efforts
For a decade, Google has tried to speed up updates to Android phones. For a decade, they’ve failed. Even worse, updates are getting slower every year.
Theft and lies: why Uber doesn't deserve your business - and Uber alternatives
Uber’s terrible behaviour is well documented, but they’re not the only ride-hailing app around.
Bill Gates casually chats with people on Reddit when he isn't saving the world
It’s not every day you chat to a billionaire, but on Reddit you might just throw some words at Bill Gates without even realizing.
"The Prime Minister and his husband": Gay leaders around the world
Meet the trail blazing LGBT politicians elected to lead their countries.
Google may rank sites for queries that don't appear on the page at all
An undocumented ranking method can result in sites appearing in Google search results for queries that don’t appear on the page
Block ads in apps on Android (including video ads)
Regain your sanity by learning how to block ads in apps on Android, including video ads.
Your money can be stolen from your Uber account with shady Uber code texts
We’re used to companies securing our accounts by sending us SMS codes - but they aren’t as secure as we think
You might be procrastinating for good reason
Putting off work seems like an irrational, emotional thing to do. But there might be logical reasons why you’d rather be doing something else.
Google AMP lowered our page speed, and there's no choice but to use it
Google’s AMP project is supposed to speed up your web site. But what do you do when it makes your site slower? Do publishers have a real choice about using it?
How Google is getting between readers and publishers
Google’s harvesting of information from the web is fundamentally changing what publishers produce, but are publishers bearing an unfair burden, and is the web better this way?