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Five Best News Aggregators

Five Best News Aggregators | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
There are plenty of apps and services that just let you add your favorite blogs and keep up with their feeds, but what about apps that help you discover new and interesting news, things you wouldn't have found on your own?
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Article from October 2011 that I had sitting around somehow but I'm really enjoying News 360 today (it's the last in the list), so I'm sharing.

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140 CHANGE: Twitter may change but who cares? you still need to embrace chaos

140 CHANGE: Twitter may change but who cares? you still need to embrace chaos | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Twitter is not the last word in digital communications and maybe it’s about time you remembered that. There’s been a lot written just lately about how Twitter is changing. If you’ve missed it, the way you are presented with tweets is going to change. Gone will go the timeline of most recent first. In comes…
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Speedster Is a Native App for Testing Internet Speeds on Mac

Speedster Is a Native App for Testing Internet Speeds on Mac | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Mac: There are plenty of browser tools out there for testing your internet speed, but they’re usually filled with obnoxious ads. If you’d prefer a native app, Speedster is free and does its job well.
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Unlock Facebook Messenger's Hidden Chess Game

Unlock Facebook Messenger's Hidden Chess Game | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Did you know you could play chess with a friend directly in a Facebook chat window? All you need is a special phrase to launch the chess board and start playing.
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Apple Recalls Two-Prong Plugs Over “Very Rare” Shock Risk

Apple Recalls Two-Prong Plugs Over “Very Rare” Shock Risk | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
A rare Apple product recall -- the company has announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters made for certain regions because of what it says is a..
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Facebook is about to roll out a massive change to its 'Like' button

Facebook is about to roll out a massive change to its 'Like' button | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
The new Reactions feature will allow users to express a wider range of emotions online.
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Docs Online Viewer Opens Up Most Major File Formats Directly in Chrome

Docs Online Viewer Opens Up Most Major File Formats Directly in Chrome | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Chrome: When you’re browsing for files online, it’s always a bit annoying to have to download something, then open it up in a third-party application just to view it. Docs Online Viewer lets you open up most major file formats you come across right in Chrome.
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Mac Users Vulnerable To Malware As Gatekeeper Security Hole Not Yet Fixed Four Months After Discovery

Mac Users Vulnerable To Malware As Gatekeeper Security Hole Not Yet Fixed Four Months After Discovery | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Apple has still not provided a comprehensive solution to the Gatekeeper exploit that was first reported in September 2015. Fortunately, the security reseacher that found the bug has released a tool to patch up the problem.
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This is not a good thing. I can't vouch for it but Objective-see, which identified the flaw, has a tool available for download that will block scripts that El Capitan lets through. You can find that tool here: https://objective-see.com/products/ostiarius.html

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Reminder: Today Is The Day Microsoft Pulls Support For Internet Explorer 8, 9, And 10 For Good

Reminder: Today Is The Day Microsoft Pulls Support For Internet Explorer 8, 9, And 10 For Good | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
If you've been putting off your final farewells to Internet Explorer, it's time to stop procrastinating: Microsoft is ending support for IE versions 8, 9, and 10, effectively sending the browser to...
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Google Had A Major Core Ranking Algorithm Update This Past Weekend

Google Had A Major Core Ranking Algorithm Update This Past Weekend | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Google has pushed a core ranking algorithm update over the weekend. Did you notice ranking changes with your websites?
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Twitter is rolling out interactive 'conversational' ads

Twitter is rolling out interactive 'conversational' ads | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
We're still not 100 percent on whether Twitter will lift its 140-character limit on public tweets, but you can bet your bottom dollar that users will soon see m...
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Let's not and say we didn't....

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Textio, A Startup That Analyzes Text Performance, Raises $8M

Textio, A Startup That Analyzes Text Performance, Raises $8M | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Textio CEO Kieran Snyder always loved taking a quantitative approach to how language worked with her studies in linguistics. And when she and her co-founder..
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Epic Google Chrome experiment turns your smartphone into a lightsaber

Epic Google Chrome experiment turns your smartphone into a lightsaber | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Lightsaber Escape is a Chrome experiment that turns your smartphone into a lightsaber so you can battle Stormtroopers in your computer's browser.
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Gmail Now Warns Users When They Send And Receive Email Over Unsecured Connections

Google is marking Safer Internet Day, which falls today, by introducing new authentication features to Gmail to help better identify emails that could be..
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Want longer iPhone battery life? Delete the Facebook app

Want longer iPhone battery life? Delete the Facebook app | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
The Facebook app has found to drain iPhone battery life by up to 15% and Android battery life by up to 20%.
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Website only stocks products that last a lifetime

Website only stocks products that last a lifetime | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Tired of replacing stuff every few years? This website solves that problem.
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TrueBill Wants To Help You Manage Your Online Subscriptions

TrueBill Wants To Help You Manage Your Online Subscriptions | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
When Yahya Mokhtarzada got a $40 bill from Gogo, he started taking a closer look at the subscriptions on his bank statement. It turned out that he had been..
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Twitter Starts Taking Its Logged-Out Users Seriously

Twitter Starts Taking Its Logged-Out Users Seriously | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Twitter announced two updates today that should make it easier to use for logged-out users -- a group of people the company has generally not taken as..
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Chase To Install Cardless ATMs That Offer A Variety Of Denominations

Chase To Install Cardless ATMs That Offer A Variety Of Denominations | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Bank customers weary of using ATMs for fear they've been compromised by ne'er-do-wells using skimmers to get their hands on card numbers have a new option. That is, if they bank with JPMorgan Chase...
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You Can Now Schedule Skype Calls In Outlook Calendar

You Can Now Schedule Skype Calls In Outlook Calendar | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
iOS/Android: Microsoft has certainly invested heavily in making its services more useful lately. In a recent update to Outlook, Microsoft has added the ability to schedule Skype calls that automatically begin at the designated time.
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You Can Now Kick Off A Skype Call From Slack

You Can Now Kick Off A Skype Call From Slack | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
It's been a big week for Skype. The company announced group calling on mobile, integration with Outlook mobile, and today it's rolling out to Slack, too...
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VLC Is Finally Available on Apple TV

VLC Is Finally Available on Apple TV | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Now there shall be no more endless converting of your videos to make them more palatable to your Apple TV’s desires. VLC, the software that famously supports a wide range of file formats, is now available on the new Apple TV.
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Alive Is A Neat Little App To View, Edit And Share Your Live Photos

Alive Is A Neat Little App To View, Edit And Share Your Live Photos | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Meet Alive, a Swiss army knife for live photos on the iPhone 6s. There are many live photo editing apps out there, but this one is particularly well designed...
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IXmaps: a tool to figure out when the NSA can see Canadians' data

IXmaps: a tool to figure out when the NSA can see Canadians' data | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Canadians' data requests overwhelming flow through US cables, even when the communications are within Canada. Since the NSA takes the view that it is legally entitled to collect, inspect and retain...
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