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The cost of running a startup can get out of control!

The cost of running a startup can get out of control! | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

We all love talking about the services out there to make running a startup easier. For the average well funded startup, paying for additional services is not a big deal. To the bootstrapped startup, it is an extremely important decision.

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Oh yes, there are plenty of nice services to have and we tend to think we need them all!

This article offers nice tips for small bootstrapped startups to maximize their potential without blowing their budget.

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Google Glass app offers new level of security for ATM users

Google Glass app offers new level of security for ATM users | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

A futuristic app uses Google Glass to add an extra layer of privacy for users withdrawing cash from ATM machines – by displaying a one-time personal identification number (PIN) which only the Glass user can see. Even attackers armed with Google Glass can’t decode the PIN – and watching users enter a PIN is useless, as it changes each time.

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No more pin spying!
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Google pressured Asus to cancel Android/Windows dual-boot devices

Google pressured Asus to cancel Android/Windows dual-boot devices | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Asus has reportedly shelved plans to release a new Transformer tablet that would allow consumers to run both Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android operating systems on the same device after Google voiced opposition to the move.

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As such a big player in the market, it wouldn't be a surprising move from Google – dual-booting with Windows is only really going to benefit Microsoft.

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Huawei MediaPad X1 takes on Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD

Huawei MediaPad X1 takes on Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has launched its 7-inch MediaPad X1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Most people would place a 7-inch model in the tablet bracket but given that the MediaPad X1 offers full phone functionality, it can arguably be justified that Huawei gives it the "phablet" label.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

The MediaPad X1 may give Google, Amazon and Apple a run for their money.

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Getty the world's largest photo service just made 35 millions photos free to use

Getty the world's largest photo service just made 35 millions photos free to use | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Faced with insurmountable piracy of its product, one of the world's foremost image repositories is trying a radical new way to convert pirates into licensees. Getty Images recently launched a new program that allows anyone to embed a wide variety of the stock photo agency's images into their websites for the low, low price of absolutely free.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Faced with insurmountable piracy of its product, one of the world's foremost image repositories is trying a radical new way to convert pirates into licensees.

Nice move Getty!

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, March 7, 2014 10:23 AM

We are always looking for quality images when doing projects with students.  This site has excellent images and a huge number of them have now been made free!  What a great resource to share with your students!

Luís Cálix's curator insight, March 8, 2014 7:28 PM

Uma interessante forma de combater a pirataria aos direitos de autor. A Getty Image,  a maior agência mundial fotográfica disponibilizou para uso livre mais de 35 milhões de fotos dos seus arquivos. Não para download mas como embed permitindo inclusive a partilha nas redes sociais. Uma ótima notícia mesmo assim. 

Só ficam de fora imagens de alguns acontecimentos como o 11 de Setembro  ou os confrontos da praça Tianamen. Compreensível. 

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'Outernet' aims to bring unrestricted internet access to every person on earth with mini-satellites

'Outernet' aims to bring unrestricted internet access to every person on earth with mini-satellites | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

An ambitious project known as Outernet is aiming to provide free Internet to everyone across the world from space in 2015.

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The project aims to bring the Internet to the roughly 40 percent of the world's population that doesn't have unrestricted access to the Internet, whether because of cost or censorship.

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OS X Mavericks 10.9.2: using FaceTime Audio on a Mac

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2: using FaceTime Audio on a Mac | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Apple's latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 update is an essential install for Mac users because it patches the widely reported GoToFail bug. It also brings something new -- the ability to make and receive audio calls using FaceTime.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

iOS 7 users should know that they can now use FaceTime for audio-only discussions rather than just video calls. Now audio calls are possible between the all Mac familly!

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iPad Air destroys the competition in battery life tests

iPad Air destroys the competition in battery life tests | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Tech Daily recently carried out a series of tests to determine which tablet is the one to beat when it comes to battery life.The results?

The iPad Air absolutely crushed the competition!

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

This is my next tablet. What else!

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Ravi Bhatia's curator insight, February 28, 2014 5:02 AM
iPad Air destroys the competition in battery life tests
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Oral B's smart toothbrush lets dentists spy on your brushing

Oral B's smart toothbrush lets dentists spy on your brushing | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

New Bluetooth 4.0 electric toothbrush connects to an iPhone or Android to chart your brushing, personalize your routine and let your dentist see how well you’ve been brushing.

More information and videos here: http://connectedtoothbrush.com

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Proctor and Gamble first introduced its smartphone-connected Oral-B toothbrush earlier this month, but the company is on hand at the Mobile World Congress conference in Spain to give attendees a look at the upcoming device.

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Quick Tip: Get your custom Google+ URL right here

Quick Tip: Get your custom Google+ URL right here | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Google now allows you a customized Google+ URL. Find out how to get yours.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Nice! Now I own a nice user friendly url  

https://plus.google.com/+FrancoisXavierSchaeffer

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Collecter, partager et collaborer avec Newsdeck

Collecter, partager et collaborer avec Newsdeck | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Newsdeck est une plateforme pour collecter, partager et collaborer sur des news et des informations publiques trouvées sur le web. Il vise les professionnels afin d’optimiser leur collaboration interne d’une manière efficace qui remplacerait les longs fils de courrier électronique.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Découvrez Newsdeck la plateforme professionnelle collaborative pour  la curation de contenu, un outil performant et très intuitif. 

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RealPlayer Cloud rolls out internationally, adding SMS text capabilities and refer-a-friend rewards

RealPlayer Cloud rolls out internationally, adding SMS text capabilities and refer-a-friend rewards | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

RealNetworks, Inc. announces RealPlayer Cloud is now available for international users. The app allows users to easily move, watch, and share videos with any user on any device, including iOS, Android, Windows 8 Modern UI, Kindle Fire, Roku and Chromecast. 

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Looking for a powerful yet affordable solution to watch & share videos, you must give it a try!

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Face à face en vidéo : Sony Xperia Z1 Compact VS Apple iPhone 5S

Face à face en vidéo : Sony Xperia Z1 Compact VS Apple iPhone 5S | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Après avoir testé le Sony Xperia Z1 Compact dans tous les sens, nous avons décidé de le confronter à l’iPhone 5S. L’iPhone 5S est la 7e génération du téléphone de la société Apple.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Pas facile choisir ce sont vraiment deux magnifiques smartphones. Captif de mon ecosystème Apple je suis naturellement attiré par l'Iphone mais si je devais switcher pour un Android le Sony Xperia Z1 serait dans ma short list.  

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Apple's iOS 7.1 brings iPhone 4 speed enhancements

Apple's iOS 7.1 brings iPhone 4 speed enhancements | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Along with the addition of headline features like CarPlay, Apple's latest iOS 7.1 update brought a welcome speed boost for the four-year-old iPhone 4.

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iPhone 4 users might now experience some relief. The latest OS update delivers a number of tweaks that make life a bit easier.

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10 Enterprise Networks to improve company communication

10 Enterprise Networks to improve company communication | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Deloitte predicts over 90% of Fortune 500 companies will have partially or fully implemented an enterprise social network by the end of 2013. An ESN is an internal workplace that streamlines communication among co-workers. They give employees a sense of online community and help forge connections between departments, especially within larger corporations.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

If you are looking for ESN, here are 10 excellent options.

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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, March 11, 2014 6:08 PM

Yammer is here, but so are several others. Are we using Yammer to the extent of its capacities?

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iPhone 6 to sport blazing Quad-Core A8 processor

iPhone 6 to sport blazing Quad-Core A8 processor | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Apple was the first smartphone maker to pack a 64-bit processor inside a smartphone with the iPhone 5s, and it looks like the iPhone 6 will kick things up a notch. According to a new report, Apple’s big-screen sequel will have a quad-core CPU under the hood (up from dual core) along with quad core graphics.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

If there’s one thing that’s consistent about Apple’s smartphones and tablets, it’s that the Cupertino giant has always been obsessed with providing the best performance that it can. Apple’s iPhone 6 will be a monster!

 

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JCFROG's last great pastiche ▶ Every mail you send

For his birthday JCFROG just released a great new pastiche of the classic "Every breath you take" by Police. Have a break and enjoy.

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Make yourself a favor watch this one and subscribe to his Youtube channel. You will thank me latter :) 

Happy birthday Jerome.

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How to quickly close all iOS 7 Safari tabs in just a few taps

How to quickly close all iOS 7 Safari tabs in just a few taps | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Safari for iOS 7 allows you to keep up to two-dozen or more tabs open at the same time. That's fantastic... until you want to close them all and quickly. Then you're either touching-and-flinging cards (iPhone and iPod touch) or tapping little X icons, over and over and over again. Luckily, there's a great work-around that lets you close all the tabs you have, all at once. Here's how!...

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Very nice Tip!

Takes only a few seconds to learn, will save you a lot of time.

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HighTechDad's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:57 AM

We love browser tabs, right? Not always! Great tip to quickly close them all!

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Apple TV sales topped $1B in 2013, becoming Apple's fastest growing hardware

Apple TV sales topped $1B in 2013, becoming Apple's fastest growing hardware | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Sales of the Apple TV are estimated to have grown by 80 percent in 2013, reaching around 10 million units for the calendar year, or some $1 billion worth of set-top boxes sold to end users.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Nice hobby :^)

Tim it's time to call it a Business with a capital B!

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TWoA_IT's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:59 PM

A must have for those who  use the Apple ecosystem. In my opinion, it is one of the most useful Apple devices and their cheapest!

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The Nifty MiniDrive gives your MacBook Air or pro more Internal, removable flash storage

Adding storage space to a MacBook shouldn't be complicated, but it can be. The MiniDrive is simple to use, non-destructive and lets you add up extra space. It also weighs next-to-nothing, fits snugly into your MacBook's SD card slot and is pretty much invisible once plugged in.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

An easy to use device that allows anyone to quickly and simply increase the available memory in their MacBook computer.

With Sandisk's introduction of the 128GB MicroSDXC it's a must have for all Macbook Air & Macbook Pro Retina owners!

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StorEDGE: Use your MacBook's SDXC slot to expand your storage!

StorEDGE: Use your MacBook's SDXC slot to expand your storage! | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

StorEDGE is the perfect solution for adding more storage without compromising your MacBook's sleek design. The StorEDGE card sits nearly flush to your notebook, so there's no need to remove it when you're on the go.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

The PNY storEDGE is available in capacities of 64 and 128GB and available at prices of about $78 and $158.  If you compared this to typical SD cards today, it might seem a bit expensive, however, PNY doesn’t even list this as an SD card; it is an expansion module.  It is meant to provide a permanent capacity increase in your MacBook and this expansion module comes with a limited lifetime warranty which is rarely ever seen.

UPDATE: you can get the 128GB at Amazon for $79.95

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SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards explained

SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards explained | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Have you found yourself standing at a counter or surfing the web after buying a camera only to be confused by all the different types of memory cards?

I’ve spent considerable time on the other side of the counter so I thought I would share some of my knowledge with you about the differences between memory cards.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

This very nice article  helped me clarify the difference between SDHC and SDXC. I hope it will be helpful for you too.

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Google+ hits 1 billion users!

Google+ hits 1 billion users! | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Back in December of 2012 Google announced they had 500 million users, and about 175 million active users. In septembre 2013 they hit 1 billion users including 340 million active users, what a growth!

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Here are February 2014 updated data: 1.4 billion users and 540 million monthly active users.

Google Plus may not be much of a competitor to Facebook as a social network, but it is central to Google’s future — a lens that allows the company to peer more broadly into people’s digital life, and to gather an ever-richer trove of the personal information that advertisers covet.

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Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, February 27, 2014 7:38 AM

Back in December of 2012 Google announced they had 500 million users, and about 175 million active users. In septembre 2013 they hit 1 billion users including 340 million active users, what a growth!

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How Nokia learned to stop worrying and love Android

How Nokia learned to stop worrying and love Android | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

As of today, Nokia's product line includes the Nokia X, a phone that runs Android, the platform operated by Microsoft arch-nemesis Google. By launching an Android phone, Nokia has invited questions about its commitment to Windows Phone and even the viability of Microsoft's platform in general. That's a very odd thing for such a close strategic partner to do.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

Nokia hasn't lost it -- there's a logic to releasing its first Android phone, the Nokia X. But it's shaky, and the company should still worry for Lumia.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 with fix for SSL security flaw, plus new FaceTime Audio

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 with fix for SSL security flaw, plus new FaceTime Audio | Digital Lifestyle Technologies | Scoop.it

Apple on Tuesday released an incremental update for its Mavericks operating system, with OS X 10.9.2 addressing a critical SSL-related security flaw for Mac users, and also adding a handful of new features, most notably additions for FaceTime calls and iMessage user blocking.

François-Xavier Schaeffer's insight:

OS X 10.9.2 just arrived via the Mac App Store, bringing with it a number of "improvements to the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

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