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Monday, January 29, 2018

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Alcatel apps just went adware on us

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www.slashgear.com - Alcatel apps for Alcatel phones have just been updated to include advertisements. While previous apps from Alcatel were free, included with the phone, and weren’t half bad, several have been updated …

Automation Is Great but Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia Shouldn’t Forget Some Humanization

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www.inc.com - The human touch might become your competitive advantage. Right now everyone is big on automation. The aim being to find as many ways to automate our business, our communication, our sales process, ou…

Facebook will start prioritizing local news in user feeds

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techcrunch.com - Facebook’s latest step in its on-going effort to fix its embattled news delivery offering involves prioritizing local sources. The social media giant announced today in a blog post that, along with e…

Instagram won’t comment on rumored video calling feature

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techcrunch.com - Instagram copied the ‘Snap’ and now it might be going after the ‘chat’. A video calling feature was spotted in an non-public version of Instagram by WhatsApp industry blog WABetaInfo. It would let us…

US military reviewing tech use after Strava privacy snafu

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techcrunch.com - The U.S. military has responded to privacy concerns over a heatmap feature in the Strava app which displays users’ fitness activity — and has been shown exposing the locations of military facilities …

GV leads $25M investment in Hover, a computer vision startup that digitizes your home

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techcrunch.com - As more and more startups aim to 3D scan the world, the question of what consumers will actually care about enough to bring into the digital world is a tough one to answer. For most people, a home wi…

There’s no way the government is building its own 5G network

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techcrunch.com - A report this weekend by Axios cited documents from within the National Security Council describing the possibility — nay, inevitability — of a 5G network built and operated by the U.S. government. O…

Why the Dell rumors might have substance

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techcrunch.com - By now you’ve probably heard that the Dell board is supposed to be convening later this month to figure out how it might reorganize itself to deal with the mountain of debt it took on when it bought …

Social media is giving us trypophobia

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techcrunch.com - Something is rotten in the state of technology. But amid all the hand-wringing over fake news, the cries of election deforming Kremlin disinformation plots, the calls from political podia for tech gi…

Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models

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techcrunch.com - According to a Bloomberg article, Apple could be working on three new Mac models for this year. All three of them could feature an ARM coprocessor to improve security. Apple isn’t switching to ARM ch…

DJI Mavic Air review

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techcrunch.com - The Mavic Air is a minor engineering marvel. The first time you set up DJI’s new drone it’s like trying to solve a puzzle box. You flip, you twist, you unfold. The metal joysticks are safely nestled …

It’s time to address the elephant in the room: Influencers don’t really influence anything or…

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medium.com - Earlier this week a major shitstorm hit the Internet, when a boutique hotel owner posted a screenshot of an email he received from a travel blogger and “influencer”, asking for a free stay (in the pe…

More than 2,000 WordPress websites are infected with a keylogger

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arstechnica.com - More than 2,000 websites running the open-source WordPress content management system are infected with malware, researchers warned late last week. The malware in question logs passwords and just abou…

Elon Musk is selling a Boring Company flamethrower because why not?

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arstechnica.com - Over the last 15 years, Elon Musk's companies have had a big impact on the rocket, electric car, and battery markets. This weekend, Musk entered yet another new market: flamethrowers. Musk's Boring C…

In a first, US hit by “Jackpotting” attacks that empty ATMs in minutes

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arstechnica.com - For the first time on record, ATMs located in the US are falling prey to jackpotting, an attack in which malicious hardware or software forces the machines to dispense huge amounts of cash to waiting…

This 1 Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else, According to Warren Buffett

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medium.com - Besides his enormous wealth, Warren Buffett is also well-known for his incredibly valuable wisdom. So when I found out the “Oracle of Omaha” had a rule that can make you both wealthier and happier, I…

All the Ways You Can Upgrade Your Smartphone's Keyboard

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fieldguide.gizmodo.com - You spend a lot of time working with the keyboard on your smartphone, so any little improvements or tweaks you can apply here can make a big difference to your mobile life. If you’ve never ventured b…

Google Assistant avoiding answering questions about Jesus for a “good reason”

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androidcommunity.com - There has been a minor “controversy” regarding Google Assistant as some users have complained that when you ask the virtual assistant questions about Jesus or God, it does not recognize the “figure” …

Strava’s heatmap may have shown info about US military bases

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androidcommunity.com - With the advent of apps and services that required location sharing, issues on privacy and inadvertently revealing sensitive information have come out. It’s not a new problem and there’s no clear and…

Google Camera port now supports wide-angle sensors on LG smartphones

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androidcommunity.com - When we say that the Google Camera with HDR+ app is one of the most wanted apps right now, we really mean that. A lot of developers are porting this wonderful app – made special by Google’s imaging a…

10 Fun Wауѕ Tо Earn Mоnеу Onlіnе from the comfort of your home

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solopreneurism.com - Do уоu spend most оf уоur tіmе аt hоmе аnd wаnt tо еаrn еxtrа саѕh? Would you want to earn money online? Well, іf you are wondering hоw tо еаrn money online whіlе ѕtауіng at your hоmе there аrе ѕо mа…

How To Find The Best Work From Home Jobs

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solopreneurism.com - The emergence of technology has indeed made work from home jobs to be more common. Big thanks to tools, apps, and platforms such as Google Hangouts, Slack, and Skype a lot of companies successfully r…

7 Productivity Tips For Busy Social Media Users | Marc's Blog

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marcguberti.com - I'm happy to see you around. You may want to subscribe to my blog. Thanks for visiting! How often are you on social media on a given day? How often are you productive on social media? Although these …

SearchCap: Merkle ad report, Google Search Console beta survey & Google My Business tips

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Bing and Yahoo saw search ad spend jump 32 percent over prior year in Q4 among Merkle’s…

What you need to know in advertising today

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www.businessinsider.com - Facebook's latest algorithm change may make life a lot harder for publishers and businesses accustomed to getting their messages in front of the platform's users with relative ease. But it could have…

Tips For Successful Holiday Mobile Marketing Campaigns

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durac.info - Mobile marketing can be a great way to reach out to a much larger audience. Just about everyone owns some sort of mobile device today. Mobile marketing requires much more compact usage of space, so y…

Iphone Tips And Tricks For A New Generation

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iphonefindmyphone.com - It seems like almost everyone has an iphone today. The iphone is one of the most popular pieces of technology of our lifetime, but it can be tough to figure out. If you are one of the many people wit…

It’s not easy to opt out of the Strava heat map that’s revealing secret locations

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www.theverge.com - Over the weekend, news broke that data from the fitness-tracking app Strava was revealing information on clandestine locations. The data was anonymized, but the map was so detailed that it revealed p…

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

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9to5google.com - There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or per…

Everything you need to know about buying a new TV

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uk.finance.yahoo.com - The lead up to the Super Bowl is the best time to buy a new TV. But with all of the features, flourishes and companies fudging their sets’ numbers, figuring out which TV to buy can be quite a challen…

Who’s ready for AI? Notes from NRF

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blogs.sas.com - Enochlophobia. It means “fear of crowds,” and I have it. I wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near Times Square on New Years’ Eve, and how did I ever endure the stadium-sized rock concerts of my youth?…

GDPR: Don’t Forget The Right to be Forgotten

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www.egnyte.com - As a part of the GDPR businesses will have to find and delete any stored personal data if requested by a EU citizen, and it’s this part that’ll change the way data is handled in Europe and beyond. Wh…

How to Write a Fiction Book Blurb That Sells (Not Just Another Boring Synopsis) | TCK Publishing

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www.tckpublishing.com - Are you frustrated with trying to write a compelling and interesting fiction book blurb? Does it take up a lot of your time and still doesn’t sound all that good? If you’re an indie or self-published…

Apple Cutting iPhone X Production to Half in Q1 2018

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www.iphonehacks.com - Apple will reportedly be reducing its iPhone X production to half from its original figure of 40 million for the period starting from January 2018. The Cupertino company has been forced to take this …

Windows Defender schützt jetzt gut

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www.n-tv.de - In einem aktuellen Test von Antivirus-Software schneidet Microsofts kostenloses Bordmittel Windows Defender besser als zuletzt ab. Er nervt zwar weiter durch Fehlalarme, entdeckt aber fast alle echte…

Customer Experience Tips for SMBs to Conquer 2018

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smartercx.com - Customers are the most important part of small- or medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Today, it’s no longer enough to simply provide them with a great product or service. “Satisfied” won’t cut it; they …

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