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A collection of useful utilities and apps found around the web
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Why Twitter simplified its abuse reporting

Why Twitter simplified its abuse reporting | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Twitter is cracking down on abusive tweets and users. The platform has just unveiled new improvements to its reporting tool.
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Reddit (for iPhone)

Reddit (for iPhone) | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
After years stuck on the desktop, this hub of viral content finally makes its way to iPhone, but the app can be confusing and lacks some features. Its appeal will probably be limited mainly to longtime Redditors.
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Facebook Messenger globally rolls out Group Calling

Facebook Messenger globally rolls out Group Calling | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
You probably have around 10 group messages going on at any given time, given that you have an active online social life. But there comes a point when you need
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Jigsaw Ransomware Decrypted: Will delete your files until you pay the Ransom

Jigsaw Ransomware Decrypted: Will delete your files until you pay the Ransom | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
When the Jigsaw Ransomware threatens to delete your files, it's not kidding. This is the first ransomware that we have seen that carries out its threats and will delete increasingly greater amounts of files each hour until the payment has been made. Thankfully, a method has been discovered that can decrypt these files for free.
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Sweden Launches an Official Phone Number That Connects Callers to a Random Swede for a Chat

Sweden Launches an Official Phone Number That Connects Callers to a Random Swede for a Chat | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
The country of Sweden has launched +46 771 793 336, an official telephone number that connects callers to a random Swede for a chat. The number is live now and anyone in the world can call to say, …
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Up Periscope: Inside Twitter’s one-year-old broadcast startup

Up Periscope: Inside Twitter’s one-year-old broadcast startup | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour opens up about Facebook Live competition, Twitter trials, users and making money.
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Amazon CEO says a brand-new flagship Kindle is coming next week

Amazon CEO says a brand-new flagship Kindle is coming next week | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
If you're thinking about buying a Kindle Voyage, you probably should hold off. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just tweeted this morning that the company is ready t
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The Epic Story of Dropbox’s Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire

The Epic Story of Dropbox’s Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Half-a-billion people stored files on Dropbox. Well, sort of. Really, the files were in Amazon’s cloud. Until Dropbox built its own. And threw the switch.
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Owners of (older) Kindles have to update their software or lose Internet connectivity

Owners of (older) Kindles have to update their software or lose Internet connectivity | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
People who have Kindles made before 2012 need to update their software by March 22 or lose Internet connectivity, Amazon announced. Procrastinators and people..
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140 characters 'is staying,' CEO says while looking at Twitter's history

140 characters 'is staying,' CEO says while looking at Twitter's history | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey joins TODAY to talk with Carson Daly and Matt Lauer in the Orange Room about how the platform was developed, some of the most interesting moments in the history of Twitter, that he thinks Donald Trump's tweets use the platform "as a microphone at its best," and how the 140-character limit isn't going away.
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A Matchbook Full of Tiny Disposable Flashlights Is a Brilliant Emergency Tool

A Matchbook Full of Tiny Disposable Flashlights Is a Brilliant Emergency Tool | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Matches are a great way to start a fire when you don’t want to rub a bunch of sticks together, but their short burn time makes them terrible when you just need a little light. Here’s a better idea: a matchbook full of tiny disposable LED flashlights you can keep tucked away for when you need some emergency lighting.
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Crowdsourced weather app, Sunshine, now lets users train it to their temperature tastes

Crowdsourced weather app, Sunshine, now lets users train it to their temperature tastes | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
In a bid to stand out in the bustling weather app crowd, crowdsourced app Sunshine is adding a new personalization feature -- giving users the ability to..
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Dropbox will allow users to access cloud-only folders from Finder and Explorer

Dropbox will allow users to access cloud-only folders from Finder and Explorer | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Dropbox announced an update called Project Infinite, allowing users to access cloud storage from Finder and Explorer without needing to download files.
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Facebook’s News Feed is changing again to prioritize sites you actually read

Facebook’s News Feed is changing again to prioritize sites you actually read | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Facebook says it learned that the actions people take on Facebook — liking, clicking, commenting or sharing a post — don’t always tells the whole story..
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Mapfest Lets You Explore Music Festivals Around the World

Mapfest Lets You Explore Music Festivals Around the World | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
If you’re a fan of music festivals, it’s fun to see what they’re like in different cities around the world. Mapfest lets you explore these events depending on when and where you want to travel.
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Amazon Echo can answer questions about your kid's health

Amazon Echo can answer questions about your kid's health | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Amazon Echo's voice assistant has gained a handful of new skills, including the ability to answer questions about your kid's health. It now has access t
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Facebook’s using F8 proceeds to fund Dev Bootcamp scholarships for underrepresented people in tech

Facebook’s using F8 proceeds to fund Dev Bootcamp scholarships for underrepresented people in tech | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Ahead of Facebook's annual developers conference, F8, the company has announced a partnership with Dev Bootcamp to fund scholarships for 20 people of color..
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Facebook F8: Chatbots, AI Expected - InformationWeek

Facebook F8: Chatbots, AI Expected - InformationWeek | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Facebook is expected to announce API tools for chatbots and live chat during its F8 conference next week.
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Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People

Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
This morning, at a small office in Mountain View, California, WhatsApp made the scope of the Apple-FBI encryption battle look kinda small.
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Outlook Premium, Microsoft’s subscription email service, starts trials at $3.99 per month

Outlook Premium, Microsoft’s subscription email service, starts trials at $3.99 per month | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Microsoft's experiment with getting customers to pay for additional features in Outlook will be priced at $3.99 per month, according to an updated page on..
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Privacy Lets You Create "Virtual" Credit Card Numbers, Deactivate One Instantly If It's Stolen

Privacy Lets You Create "Virtual" Credit Card Numbers, Deactivate One Instantly If It's Stolen | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Every other day there’s a hack. Credit card information is stolen, leaving you stuck calling your bank for a new one, or waiting to see if yours is misused, but Privacy is a new tool that lets you create virtual, disposable numbers, then deactivate them instantly if one is stolen.
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It used to be that credit card companies themselves would offer temporary numbers for online shopping. I'm not so comfortable with a third party having my information.
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How to disable Twitter's non-chronological timeline (Wired UK)

How to disable Twitter's non-chronological timeline (Wired UK) | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Twitter has rolled out the next stage of its algorithmic timeline, forcing a non-chronological selection of tweets to the top of users' feeds
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Encrypted email service ProtonMail now has an Android app

Encrypted email service ProtonMail now has an Android app | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
With encryption issues and private citizen privacy rights being a source of constant debate among government institutions, tech companies, and the citizens
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Performance & Usage at Instagram

Performance & Usage at Instagram | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Here, we explore one case study where identifying and fixing low-hanging fruit reduced network usage, improved client-side reliability, reduced server-side latency, and in turn we saw an improvement in app-wide user experience.
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