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Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful — Medium

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful — Medium | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Around 2003 I came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, which introduced me to how behavioral…
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PlantNet : The App That Identifies Plants From A Picture

PlantNet : The App That Identifies Plants From A Picture | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
GeeksNewsLab is a Technology based Website which deliver articles in the area of Mobile, Augmented Reality(AR), Virtual Reality(VR), Internet of Things(IOT),3D Printer

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Google Drive

Google Drive | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Part productivity suite and part file-syncing and online storage service, Google Drive also provides excellent collaborative office-suite functionality.
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Why don't more people use FaceTime Audio for voice calls?

Why don't more people use FaceTime Audio for voice calls? | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
FaceTime Audio is a great alternative to traditional phone calls, and it doesn’t use nearly as much data as people think. The sound of FaceTime Audio calls is also usually better than cellular phone calls. So why don't more people use it?
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Paper-Pushing Flight Controllers See Future in Canada's System

Paper-Pushing Flight Controllers See Future in Canada's System | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
There’s an unusual quiet in Canada’s 41 air-traffic towers.
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Where to Learn Excel: The 10 Best Resources on the Internet

Where to Learn Excel: The 10 Best Resources on the Internet | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Check out this list of the best online resources for learning Excel.
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A great overview that explains potential internet resources for use in the classroom and beyond.
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Google is building YouTube Connect, a livestreaming app to take on Periscope

Google is building YouTube Connect, a livestreaming app to take on Periscope | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Google has quietly been building a new livestreaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat has learned. This service highlights the company’s efforts to double down on live video while also placing it in a position to compete directly against Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live. YouTube Connect will be available on both iOS and Android devices.
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Attacker leaves “SECURITY TIPS” after invading anti-DDoS firm Staminus

Attacker leaves “SECURITY TIPS” after invading anti-DDoS firm Staminus | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Then, it went on to list tips for what were supposedly the security holes found during the breach:

Use one root password for all the boxes
Expose PDU’s [power distribution units in server racks] to WAN with telnet auth
Never patch, upgrade or audit the stack
Disregard PDO [PHP Data Objects] as inconvenient
Hedge entire business on security theatre
Store full credit card info in plaintext
Write all code with wreckless [sic] abandon
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"Then, it went on to list tips for what were supposedly the security holes found during the breach: Use one root password for all the boxes Expose PDU’s [power distribution units in server racks] to WAN with telnet auth Never patch, upgrade or audit the stack Disregard PDO [PHP Data Objects] as inconvenient Hedge entire business on security theatre Store full credit card info in plaintext Write all code with wreckless [sic] abandon"
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SMS Generator

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SMS Generator from Classtools.net Classtools.net has many wonderful applications for students. Among them is the SMS (Short Messaging Service or Text Message) Generator which lets users simulate a text messaging exchange between two parties. The example here shows an exchange between America
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Eero is the home WiFi solution I've been waiting for

Eero is the home WiFi solution I've been waiting for | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Let's face it: Your home WiFi network probably sucks. Or at least, it sucks enough that you'd much prefer to plug in directly to your router every time you get...
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ShmooCon: LastPass design elements create perfect Phishing opportunity

ShmooCon: LastPass design elements create perfect Phishing opportunity | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
At ShmooCon on Saturday, Sean Cassidy, the CTO of Praesidio, demonstrated a clever attack against LastPass, which is possible thanks to a security trade off and easily spoofed UX elements.
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"The attack, which doesn’t require any special skill or circumstance to accomplish, enables an attacker to steal a LastPass customer’s entire existence, as everything stored by the LastPass service is exposed."

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All the New Stuff in IFTTT for iOS, and What You Can Do with It

All the New Stuff in IFTTT for iOS, and What You Can Do with It | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
The If This Then That iOS app was released a few weeks ago, and people have had plenty of time to create some clever recipes that integrate the new iOS-specific features. The iOS app extends the experience of IFTTT more than you might think. Here's everything you can do with it. IFTTT Brings Its Custom App Automation to the iPhone IFTTT Brings Its Custom App Automation to the iPhone IFTTT Brings Its Custom App Automation to the iPho iPhone: If This Then That is one of our favorite automation services, and now they've released … Read more Read more
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Siri technically only works with Apple's default apps, but if you use IFTTT's app, you can integrate Siri with your favorite apps in all kinds of ways.

For example, you can set it up so when you add a note to Reminders it automatically goes to Evernote, Wunderlist, a Captain's Log, and even Any.Do.

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A Beginner's Guide to Effortless, Mouseless Computing with Alfred

A Beginner's Guide to Effortless, Mouseless Computing with Alfred | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to take control of your Mac without taking your hands off your keyboard? Alfred's an app launcher and utility that makes that possible. With just a little bit of setup and know-how, you'll be able to use Alfred to search for anything, anywhere, move around files, control software, and more without ever lifting your hands off your keyboard.
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Dutch cities are secretly tracking people’s phones to gather data on visitors’ behaviour

Dutch cities are secretly tracking people’s phones to gather data on visitors’ behaviour | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
For city governments, information about how visitors behave is precious – and one Dutch company thinks it’s struck gold. Amsterdam-based CityTraffic (slogan: "We know where people go") says it can measure how many people are in specific streets at any given time, accurate to half-hour time slots, and can determine how visitors travel through cities or shopping centres. It knows how long people visit for, and how often they return.
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WiFi Whisperer at Moogfest 2016

WiFi Whisperer at Moogfest 2016 | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
In his art installation, Kyle McDonald shows how easy it is to digitally eavesdrop on festival-goers all weekend
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1 Million Computers Hacked for making big Money from Adsense

1 Million Computers Hacked for making big Money from Adsense | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Million-Machine: More than one million Computers Hacked for making big Money from Adsense
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'People Don't Use Words Any More': A Teenager Tells Us How To Use Emojis Properly

'People Don't Use Words Any More': A Teenager Tells Us How To Use Emojis Properly | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Not sold on whether emojis are useful? They are undeniably popular, and beginning to shift how we communicate.
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Experts crack Petya ransomware, enable hard drive decryption for free

Experts crack Petya ransomware, enable hard drive decryption for free | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
The data extracted by the tool must be inputted into a Web application created by leostone that will use it to crack the key. The user must then put the affected hard drive back into the original computer, boot from it, and input the key on the ransom screen displayed by Petya.

"Once the hard drive is decrypted, the ransomware will prompt you to reboot your computer and it should now boot normally," BleepingComputer.com founder Lawrence Abrams, wrote in a blog post.
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"The data extracted by the tool must be inputted into a Web application created by leostone that will use it to crack the key. The user must then put the affected hard drive back into the original computer, boot from it, and input the key on the ransom screen displayed by Petya. "Once the hard drive is decrypted, the ransomware will prompt you to reboot your computer and it should now boot normally," BleepingComputer.com founder Lawrence Abrams, wrote in a blog post."
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Apple is selling Microsoft Office 365 as an accessory for the iPad Pro

Apple is selling Microsoft Office 365 as an accessory for the iPad Pro | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Apple wants the iPad Pro to replace Windows, and to convince customers it's bringing in a familiar face or two: Microsoft's Office Suite. As part of the ordering process for the new iPa
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Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered DIY Amazon Echo

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered DIY Amazon Echo | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
The Amazon Echo is a pretty neat little device, but at $180 for the Echo and $130 for the Amazon Tap, both options are pretty pricey. If you want to make your own, YouTube user Novaspirit Tech walks you through the process of how to do so with a Raspberry Pi.
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Make your Wi-Fi more friendly to smart-home devices

Make your Wi-Fi more friendly to smart-home devices | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Getting your smart-home set up and working smoothly can be frustrating and time-consuming. Use these Wi-Fi tips to ensure the process goes smoothly.
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Why AWS dominates the cloud services market

Why AWS dominates the cloud services market | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
In the latest Magic Quadrant report released by Gartner last year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) maintained its position as the king of cloud Infrastructure as
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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it

I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.


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Angela Mitchell's curator insight, March 3, 9:57 PM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

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Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

Carrie Hill's curator insight, March 10, 8:25 AM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

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How to see everything Google knows about you

How to see everything Google knows about you | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
You can access a lot of the information Google is collecting on you.
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Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we’re highlighting the best downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.
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