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Friday, January 4, 2019

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10 Reasons Why Privacy Matters - TeachPrivacy

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teachprivacy.com - Why does privacy matter? Often courts and commentators struggle to articulate why privacy is valuable. They see privacy violations as often slight annoyances. But privacy matters a lot more than that…

A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream

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arstechnica.com - Everyone is a Linux user, but almost no one knows it. The operating system is a strange beast. You'd be hard pressed to come up with another tool so widely used, so widely deployed, and so absolutely…

Samsung’s Space Monitor is practical and minimal

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techcrunch.com - Samsung always has a huge presence at CES, but it isn’t the giant TVs and flashy next-generation gadgets that have my attention this year; it’s this simple, flexible monitor that looks like it would …

HTC had a truly terrible 2018

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techcrunch.com - If you think times are bad at Apple, spare a thought for HTC, the once king-of-hill phone maker that continues to struggle very badly. The Taiwanese smartphone company, which offloaded a portion of i…

Sorry that I took so long to upgrade, Apple

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techcrunch.com - Apple had some bad news tonight. It was so bad, in fact, that it had to halt trading for a time while posting a grim report that its numbers would be lower than it had forecast at the last quarterly …

Apple’s App Store pulled in $1.22B over the holidays plus a record $322M on New Year’s

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techcrunch.com - Apple today is sharing some good news in the wake of yesterday’s reveal of a significant, market-moving cut to its revenue forecast, attributed to declining iPhone sales in China’s slowing economy. T…

Hacker leaks data on Angela Merkel and hundreds of German lawmakers

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techcrunch.com - A hacker has targeted and released private data on German chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German lawmakers and officials. The data was leaked from a Twitter account, since suspended, and in…

New Apple voice phishing scam looks just like a real support call

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techcrunch.com - A new voice phishing scam is going after iPhone users with in a clever new way: by making calls seem like they are coming directly from Apple Support. Brian Krebs reported today that a user, Jody Wes…

More than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold

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techcrunch.com - Over 100 million devices with Amazon’s Alexa assistant pre-installed have been sold, the company said Friday. The new metric, revealed by Amazon devices SVP Dave Limp in an interview with The Verge, …

Help TechCrunch find the best lawyers for startups

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is working on a new project to help you build a better company. We’re looking for the great service providers in the startup world: the lawyers, accountants, recruiters, human resource man…

DiscountMugs.com says four months of customer credit cards stolen by hackers

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techcrunch.com - DiscountMugs.com, a large online custom mug and apparel store, had a four-month long data breach just before the busy Christmas holiday season. The company said in a letter to state attorney generals…

Two years later, I still miss the headphone port

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techcrunch.com - Two years ago, Apple killed the headphone port. I still haven’t forgiven them for it. When Apple announced that the iPhone 7 would have no headphone port, I was pretty immediately annoyed. I figured …

TikTok’s quietly launched ‘Lite’ app has reached over 12 million downloads since August

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techcrunch.com - Short-form video app TikTok has been growing in popularity across international markets, including in the U.S. where a merger with Musical.ly has seen the app topping the App Store charts. Facebook a…

Start your (machine learning) engines: Amazon’s DeepRacer is almost here

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arstechnica.com - Sadly, there's one tech toy that Amazon won't be able to sell you for Christmas this year. DeepRacer is an autonomous 1/18th scale race car that was unveiled at Amazon re:Invent in November. But it w…

New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts

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arstechnica.com - The latest Insider build of Windows 10, 18309, expands the use of a thing that Microsoft has recently introduced: passwordless Microsoft accounts. It's now possible to create a Microsoft account that…

Apple stock plummets 8% on news of grim Q1 2019 outlook

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arstechnica.com - The beginning of 2019 isn't proving to be as fruitful as Apple anticipated. CEO Tim Cook released a letter to investors yesterday that revised the company's guidance for its Q1 2019 performance. Appl…

Patent issues force Apple to halt iPhone 7 and 8 sales in Germany

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arstechnica.com - Apple has suffered another blow in its global patent battle with Qualcomm as it was forced to pull older iPhones from its shelves in Germany. Currently the German Apple store offers the iPhone XS and…

How 3ve’s BGP hijackers eluded the Internet—and made $29M

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arstechnica.com - Over the past decade, many attackers have exploited design weaknesses in the Internet’s global routing system. Most commonly, the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is abused to divert gigabytes, or possi…

Hobbyists resurrect Kojima’s “lost” game P.T. as a free PC download

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arstechnica.com - Spooky lighting, check. Ominous sentences appearing on walls for no reason, check. A creepy message appearing underneath a faded, Laura Palmer-esque portrait, checkity check check. And that says noth…

Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

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arstechnica.com - About three and a half years after its release, Windows 10 seems to have convincingly passed Windows 7 in usage share. Online stat-tracking service Net Market Share puts Windows 10 at 39.22 percent o…

A bewildered, far-from-conclusive look at the state of public gaming in Tokyo

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arstechnica.com - My arcade gallery begins with easily my favorite find of my Japan travels: DanceRush Stardom. Notice the on-screen indicator, which looks like a Guitar Hero note grid... This tells you when to put on…

Nvidia Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Losses After Diminished Mining GPU Demand

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cointelegraph.com - Graphics processing unit (GPU) producer Nvidia is facing a class action lawsuit over the losses reported by the company when lower crypto prices diminished demand for GPUs by miners. Schall law firm …

5 Ways to Design for Large Viewports | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Web designers have typically always been big-picture people, in that they like having really big screens in front of them. It’s convenient, and it makes you feel very professional. At this point in m…

The Grumpy Designer's Bold Predictions for 2019

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speckyboy.com - 2019 is upon us and it has me thinking big. And since everyone else out there is telling you what will happen in the new year, I’m going to do the same thing: But with a twist. You see, this isn’t an…

Stripe Atlas: Writing copy for landing pages

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stripe.com - It’s often a company’s first impression: a digital introduction to an organization, the problem it tackles, and the solutions it offers. The sophistication of landing pages can vary. Some companies u…

How This Entrepreneur Bootstrapped His Startup From Zero To Over $100 Million In Revenue

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www.forbes.com - Courtesy of Martin Rawls-MeehanCourtesy of Martin Rawls-Meehan Courtesy of Martin Rawls-Meehan We don’t seem to hear as much about lean startups these days. The main focus in the startup community se…

Xiaomi foldable phone in the works, demoed in a cryptic video

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androidcommunity.com - This is crazy. Xiaomi is crazy. It’s the first time we’re hearing about a foldable phone from Xiaomi but the former top Chinese OEM is showing off a working device. Evan Blass once again shared an in…

mophie’s new powerstation PD, PD XL, supports fast charging

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androidcommunity.com - When it comes to external batteries and power banks, mophie is one of the most popular and trusted brands out there. They’re introducing two new products that aren’t necessarily groundbreaking but ar…

LG may beat Samsung to the punch for Sound on Display integration

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androidcommunity.com - While Samsung is getting the big buzz about their reported integration of the Sound on Display technology in their future products, someone else may beat them to the punch when it comes to releasing …

Google Pixel 3 getting LTE Band 48 support via an update

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androidcommunity.com - The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL may not be your top choice when it comes to smartphones but the two certainly have advantages over other current flagships available. The duo offers support for different c…

Huawei’s Facing Emotions app helps visually impaired “hear” emotions

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androidcommunity.com - To get a full understanding of what the person you’re talking to really feels, face-to-face communication is still the best way. But if you have a visual impairment, of course you are limited to just…

TCL to showcase Alcatel, Blackberry, smartphone display at CES 2019

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androidcommunity.com - We’re just a few days away from the year’s first big mobile and gadget trade show as the Consumer Electronics Show starts in Las Vegas on January 8 and run until the 11th. We’re seeing both official …

Latest ASUS Chromebook Education Series products announced

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androidcommunity.com - ASUS may not be a big name in mobile phones but when it comes to laptops and Chromebooks, you can rely on this brand to give you several great choices. We’ve lost count of how many ASUS Chromebooks w…

Motorola P40 specs detailed, new image out

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androidcommunity.com - The year 2018 ended for Motorola with the P40 being teased. It’s not really Lenovo or Motorola’s doing but OnLeaks and 91Mobiles presented the image renders and 360-degree to the public. They simply …

AT&T, Arrow Electronics and Indiegogo Propel Next Wave of Internet of Things Innovation - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Entrepreneurs looking to tap into Indiegogo, the global innovation platform, now have new incentives and new tools to help bring their dreams to life. AT&T is teaming up with Arrow Electronics and In…

ASUS Launches Its First Chrome OS Tablet - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Asus is launching its first ever tablet powered by Chrome OS. The company’s new CT100 is part of its new line up of Chrome OS devices, which are mostly aimed at schools and kids. And a lot of that is…

Apple Promotes iPhones, Launches Special Edition Beats for the Chinese New Year - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - The Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and in awake of the major news drop from Apple on Wednesday night, the company is currently in serious damage control. Cupertino already announced some…

Google's Fuchsia OS Will Be Able to Run Android Apps - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - We have talked about Google’s upcoming Fuchsia OS a lot in the last year. Google’s next-gen OS is expected to focus on privacy, and it is a completely new OS that looks and seems to work much differe…

On-Page SEO for 2019 - Whiteboard Friday

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moz.com - Whew! We made it through another year, and it seems like we're past due for taking a close look at the health of our on-page SEO practices. What better way to hit the ground running than with a check…

WhatsApp Gold hoax message is circulating again - what to do if you receive it

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www.mirror.co.uk - It's been going round since 2016, and now it seems that the WhatsApp Gold hoax is circulating once again. The first half of the message claims that a video will come out tomorrow called Martinelli, w…

Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?

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www.infowars.com - The global controversy over video game loot boxes is now over a year old, and shows no signs of abating. In fact, quite the opposite: consumer outrage continues to grow, and governments around the wo…

Hacker group releases ‘9/11 Papers’, says future leaks will ‘burn down’ US deep state

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www.infowars.com - The Dark Overlord hacker group has released decryption keys for 650 documents it says are related to 9/11, and promised that future leaks will have devastating consequences for the US ‘deep state’. T…

Save 96% on this 8-part course in SEO and learn one of the hottest skills of 2019

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mashable.com - It's been said that attention to detail is the determining factor in whether something is great or just good. That's certainly true when you're dealing with search engine optimization or SEO. Things …

The one habit to build in 2019 for unlimited success at work

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www.wellandgood.com - There’s nothing like the start of the New Year to make us take stock in who we’ve been and who we want to be. Often, at the core of regrets and goals alike are certain behavioral habits. So it stands…

Auto Repair Tips For Novices And Experts

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carshopping.biz - Having an automobile repaired can make you feel rather overwhelmed. You can become more confident in choosing someone who does quality auto repairs to make sure you are taking good care of your vehic…

Mobile Marketing: Tips And Tricks For Beginners

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durac.info - Mobile marketing is actually kind of exciting to deal with once you have to understand what to expect from using mobile devices can do for advertising your business. It can have amazing brand-buildin…

Tips And Advice When Buying Your Next Auto

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carshopping.biz - Have you ever gone shopping for a car before and overwhelmed by the process? Perhaps you needed was some helpful advice. The following tips in this article will make it much easier to buy a car. Befo…

Great Advice For Using Web Marketing To Benefit You

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internetmarketinginfos.com - If you are truthful about your business when you are Affiliate marketing, you will admit that the main reason that you work so hard is to earn money. While you may like the products or services you o…

Joeris - Success Story

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www.egnyte.com - A recent spike in offices and employees revealed how difficult it is to maintain operations using a single file server. Joeris was looking for a competitive edge and a standardized collaboration solu…

Facebook Data Scandals Stoke Criticism That a Privacy Watchdog Too Rarely Bites

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www.nytimes.com - “If the F.T.C. had reached a conclusion that there was no case, we would have announced it,” Mr. Simons said in a statement. “Our investigation continues and when it is finished, you can be sure that…

Maximising the cloud advantage - CRN - India

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www.crn.in - For getting maximum benefits out of advanced cloud computing, organisations need to create high-level cloud strategies and measure the factors driving its growth. An analysis of why cloud computing i…

Vuzix starts selling its AR smart glasses for $1,000

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www.theverge.com - At CES, the consumer electronics industry’s biggest annual trade show, scores of products tend to get hyped up and unveiled, only to disappear when it comes time to ship them or to show off a new ver…

2019 mobile marketing predictions from industry veterans - Marketing Land

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marketingland.com - When was the last time you talked about electricity? Probably about as frequently as you wonder about the future of electricity (i.e., never). That’s because we’ve just come to expect that a) electri…

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