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A collection of useful utilities and apps found around the web
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HotelTonight Now Lets You Upgrade That Cheap Room to a Suite

HotelTonight Now Lets You Upgrade That Cheap Room to a Suite | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
When it comes to last-minute travel, HotelTonight can be a lifesaver. The app allows you to get same-day hotel rooms at a fraction of the cost you might pay had you booked the room earlier. This week it added another feature: the option to upgrade that last-minute booking to a suite.
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Hate Twitter's New Look? Roll it Back With a Chrome Extension

Hate Twitter's New Look? Roll it Back With a Chrome Extension | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Today Twitter, social network famous for not banning Nazis from its site, rolled out a redesign, featuring everyone’s favorite polarizing design choice: all curved everything. Your profile photo is now round instead of square, buttons are oblong, and the icons look downright childish.
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How a Graphic Designer is Using Visme to Create Beautiful Interactive Infographics

How a Graphic Designer is Using Visme to Create Beautiful Interactive Infographics | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
The creative lead of an online safety organization in Australia explains how she creates interactive infographics without coding knowledge using Visme.
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Instagram deters deletion with reversible “archive” option

Instagram deters deletion with reversible “archive” option | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
When Instagrammers don't get enough likes or think their posts look boring, they sometimes impetously delete them. But they can later regret this common..
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Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers

Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly.

We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor.

We’ll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you’re looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We’ll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We’ll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we’ll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms.

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An interactive map can keep you off LA's most fatal roads

An interactive map can keep you off LA's most fatal roads | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Open data can be an incredibly powerful tool, but it still requires context and people to actually pay attention to the information for it to be valuable. Lo
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Florida Fire Service creates app to inform residents about wildfire dangers, activity & more

Florida Fire Service creates app to inform residents about wildfire dangers, activity & more | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
The Florida Fire Service has created an app that helps you keep track of the fires in your area and around the state. 
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Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome

Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Google is planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome, its web browser, and to possibly turn it on by default for all users. That seems counterintuitive for a company that makes the majority of its rev…
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Giphy Collects Together Thousands of Animated GIFs to Help You Learn Sign Language

Giphy Collects Together Thousands of Animated GIFs to Help You Learn Sign Language | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Knowing at least a few phrases in American Sign Language is always useful and there are few videos that are a more popular means of learning it than the Sign with Robert series. Giphy has teamed up with Sign with Robert to put together a ton of animated GIFs to help you learn a variety of phrases.
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Microsoft's paid Outlook.com email drops the preview tag

Microsoft's paid Outlook.com email drops the preview tag | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Microsoft's paid take on email, Outlook.com Premium, is officially open for business: the company has quietly dropped the Preview label on its service, makin
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4 guidelines for aggregating news content

4 guidelines for aggregating news content | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Media consumers are bombarded with information from an ever-growing range of sources. Many journalists and news sites act as curators, collecting and sorting information for their audience. You add…
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Evernote aims for speed and simplicity with its new iOS app

Evernote aims for speed and simplicity with its new iOS app | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
How do you keep loyal users after quickly stepping back from a potentially intrusive new privacy policy? For Evernote, it's by releasing a new app tha
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Facebook hopes to run ads in the middle of videos

Facebook hopes to run ads in the middle of videos | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
You may soon have to get used to seeing promos when you're watching certain videos on Facebook. Recode tipsters claim that the social network will star
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Product Review: The Scrubba Wash Bag - SmarterTravel

Product Review: The Scrubba Wash Bag - SmarterTravel | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Does this "portable laudromat for your clothes" get the job done on the go?
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Try Google Assistant Applets for iPhone

Try Google Assistant Applets for iPhone | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Now you can say “Ok Google” to your iPhone. Check out some Applets and try it out!
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How to Create Pictographs and Icon Arrays in Visme

How to Create Pictographs and Icon Arrays in Visme | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
A step-by-step tutorial on how to use Visme's free drag-and-drop pictograph maker and icon array tool to visualize percentages and statistics.
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The Best Free Tools for Twitter Sentiment Analysis

The Best Free Tools for Twitter Sentiment Analysis | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
There are tons of sentiment analysis tools for Twitter data. We’ve dug through them to find free solutions that work reliably and offer robust features.
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CORSAR Card - Chaffee County Search & Rescue - North

CORSAR Card - Chaffee County Search & Rescue - North | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
What is a COSAR Card and why should you get one?
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After 18 years, About.com is rebranding as Dotdash - Digiday

After 18 years, About.com is rebranding as Dotdash - Digiday | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
About.com's name change to Dotdash is one of the final stages of its rebrand that is splitting the publisher into separate businesses.
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4 Amazing Infographic Tools for Producing Visual Learning

4 Amazing Infographic Tools for Producing Visual Learning | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
If you want some amazing infographic tools for sharing visual learning projects, look no further than these 4 heavyweight graphical contenders.
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A new Google tool is about to change the way you search videos forever

A new Google tool is about to change the way you search videos forever | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Google's computer vision technology is now so good it's able to find specific objects within a video or group of videos.
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ZipGrade - iPhone and Android Grading App for formative assessment and quizzes.

ZipGrade - iPhone and Android Grading App for formative assessment and quizzes. | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
A mobile device app that turns your iPhone, iPad, or Android device into an optical scanner for grading paper multiple-choice assessments. Great for quizzes, exit tickets, and larger exams of up to 100 questions.
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New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates

New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
Security researchers have discovered new malware for macOS called 'MacDownloader,' which is believed to have been created by Iranian hackers to try and attack individuals and companies involved in the US defense industry.
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Dangerous New Gmail Phishing Attack Gaining Steam

Dangerous New Gmail Phishing Attack Gaining Steam | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
None of the usual browser indicators of fraudulent websites are present in this method of phishing.
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FAA removes in-flight warnings for Galaxy Note 7

FAA removes in-flight warnings for Galaxy Note 7 | Tools You Can Use | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration has finally removed the mandatory warnings about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at the airports and before flights. It’s not that
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