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8 Important Things You Can Do With an iPad - The Mac Observer

8 Important Things You Can Do With an iPad - The Mac Observer | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

It's tempting for critics to suggest that the iPad is a very personal device, a vanity product that promotes a self-serving approach to life.

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9 Reading Apps You Need To Have On Your iPad

9 Reading Apps You Need To Have On Your iPad | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Looking for reading apps on your iPad? You can find a reading app to suit any purpose: studying, working, or reading for pleasure.
The iPad’s ideal for students: you can search, add highlights, and make notes, right within an app.
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19 Tips You'll Need to Master iOS 7 | Slideshow

19 Tips You'll Need to Master iOS 7 | Slideshow | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
From privacy settings to getting notifications, here's what you need to know about Apple's newest operating system.
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20 Apps That Look Great on iOS 7

20 Apps That Look Great on iOS 7 | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Apple released iOS 7 Wednesday, and debuted a huge visual overhaul along with it. Heavily textured backgrounds and dark colors are out, while soft gradients, thin sans-serif fonts and bright, bold hues are in.
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I'm 13 and None of My Friends Use Facebook

I'm 13 and None of My Friends Use Facebook | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I’m a teen living in New York. All of my friends have social networks — Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, etcFacebook used to be all I could talk about when I was younger. “Mom, I want a Facebook!
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Do you know where your children are?

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Set Your Facebook Pictures to Self Destruct With Secret.li

Set Your Facebook Pictures to Self Destruct With Secret.li | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Nobody wants her employers to see pictures from the party last night or random acquaintances to see pictures from his engagement.
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Apple refunds dad $6,000 iPad bill racked up by 8-year-old

Apple refunds dad $6,000 iPad bill racked up by 8-year-old | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Incredibly, there are still some 8-year-olds who don't know that in-game purchases involve real money. As Lily Neale's aerospace designer dad discovers when his bank account is frozen. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
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Flipboard Is Coming to Windows

Flipboard Is Coming to Windows | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

 

Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.


Flipboard will be custom-made for this new platform, allowing Windows users to read, create and share magazines on virtually any topic imaginable. Microsoft fans have already proven to be passionate curators on Flipboard—see magazines like “The Micro-Times,” “Love My Windows Phone” and “Flip Your Geek.” Now they’ll be able to curate and enjoy content from Windows computers and devices, joining many more enthusiasts already rallying around everything from global issues (“The Collapsing Climate”) to personal interests (“Fixie”).

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20 Must-Have iPad Apps /iPhone Apps That You May Be Missing

20 Must-Have iPad Apps /iPhone Apps That You May Be Missing | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
With over 300k apps for iPad, the iTunes store is overflowing with awesome apps that you may not have heard about.
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The 25 Best Free iPad Apps

The 25 Best Free iPad Apps | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
This list of free iPad apps will save you from endless browsing in the App Store, and they'll all prove worthy of your homescreen.
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Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy

 

One of the great things about attending Facebook’s events is that one gets to see Mark Zuckerberg mature as a chief executive and hone his presentation skills. And today, he didn’t disappoint in his ability to spin the media corps. It was all claps for “four colors on HTC First” and ideas “inspired” by the likes of Amazon Kindle (ads) and Path. But what he did most brilliantly was obfuscate the difference between an app (Home), the user experience layer and the operating system.

Zuckerberg did that for two reasons: First, to buy his company time to build a proper OS that will come to us in dribs and drabs and then will wash over us suddenly, like a riptide. And secondly, to convince people that ”Home” is just like any other app. Unfortunately, Facebook’s Home is not as benign as that.

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I read this with great interest. Even though I don't write as well as this author, he has been able to express my exact feelings about the new "Facebook Home" app/pseudo android home page enviironment. We all need to be aware of where this is going. 

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Google Reader is dying, but we have five worthy alternatives

Google Reader is dying, but we have five worthy alternatives | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
With Google Reader on its way out, many users will be in need of a replacement for their RSS subscriptions. Here's a roundup of what we think are the best alternatives available. Read this article by Jaymar Cabebe on CNET.
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YouTube Updates iOS App, Adds Send-to-TV Feature

YouTube Updates iOS App, Adds Send-to-TV Feature | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
YouTube updated its iOS app Thursday, adding the Send-to-TV feature it introduced for Android in November of last year.
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Handwriting Makes a Digital Comeback, on Apple Devices at Least

Handwriting Makes a Digital Comeback, on Apple Devices at Least | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

One of the many casualties of the digital age, decent penmanship, may not be lost to history after all. A few apps are bringing back the art, with a few modern improvements.

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9 Essential Apps for Your Amazon Kindle Fire

9 Essential Apps for Your Amazon Kindle Fire | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
When you get a new tablet, whether it's your first or 50th, you immediately download the most popular apps. Basics such as Facebook, Pandora, Candy Crush and Netflix are standard, but what else should you put on your new Kindle Fire?
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9 Apps Draining Your Phone's Battery

9 Apps Draining Your Phone's Battery | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Whether you're an Android or an iPhone user, odds are you have a gripe or two about your phone's battery life. It's the number one complaint among cell phone users, and unfortunately, there haven't been many breakthroughs in cell battery tech.
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How To Unplug Without Ignoring Your Friends

How To Unplug Without Ignoring Your Friends | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The experience of dining out has changed. We text, tweet and email all while forking a few bites into our mouths and half-participating in the actual table talk.
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14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
These are our favorite features and capabilities (whether native or app-assisted) in our iPads that you might not know about.
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App Overload: It's Time to Clean House

App Overload: It's Time to Clean House | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The other day I noticed I had more than 165 apps on my iPhone. Of them, I consistently use, maybe, 15. In other words, 91% of my apps are in the way of other apps I want to use. Organization does help, some.
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You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings

You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Online security isn't just a good idea anymore — it's an essential safety measure for anyone using the web.

In 2012, Wired senior tech reporter Mat Honan lost more than a year's worth of pictures of his newborn daughter after his Google and Amazon accounts were hacked. Earlier in 2013, the Syrian Electronic Army allegedly hacked the Twitter accounts of The Financial Times, E! Onlineand The Associated Press.

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Microsoft Office Finally Comes to the iPhone

Microsoft Office Finally Comes to the iPhone | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to create and edit Word and Excel documents on your iPhone, the wait is overMicrosoft is launching Office for iPhone, bringing Word, Excel and PowerPoint to the world's most popular smartphone.
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Top 5 iOS Travel Apps for Your Summer Vacation

Top 5 iOS Travel Apps for Your Summer Vacation | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Between pricey flights, hotels and foreign shopping sprees, travel may be one of the best indicators of consumer confidence. And with unemployment going down, and even real estate seeing a modest comeback, that confidence seems to be rising.
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Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For now, we are making smartphone purchasing decisions not just on hardware specs, connectivity and price but even more so on the software and data entanglements of these device.
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How to Protect Your Personal Information on Facebook

How to Protect Your Personal Information on Facebook | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The MyPermissions web application can determine whether your privacy and permissions are revealing too much on the internet.
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iTunes U Hits 1 Billion Downloads

iTunes U Hits 1 Billion Downloads | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The popularity of Apple's online educational catalog, iTunes U, has tripled over the past two-and-a-half years -- if the number of downloads is any indication.
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