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Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Especially when you’re traveling for business.

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The 50 Smartest Companies of 2017 might not be what you think

The 50 Smartest Companies of 2017 might not be what you think | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Our editors pick the 50 companies that best combine innovative technology with an effective business model.
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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

SMS Generator | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
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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Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
What is the best way to protect yourself against these kinds of Wi-Fi threats? Although antivirus protection and firewalls are essential methods of cyber defense, they are useless against hackers on unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Consider the following seven security tips to keep prying eyes out of your devices:

Don’t use public Wi-Fi to shop online, log in to your financial institution, or access other sensitive sites — ever
Use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, to create a network-within-a-network, keeping everything you do encrypted
Implement two-factor authentication when logging into sensitive sites, so even if malicious individuals have the passwords to your bank, social media, or email, they won’t be able to log in
Only visit websites with HTTPS encryption when in public places, as opposed to lesser-protected HTTP addresses
Turn off the automatic Wi-Fi connectivity feature on your phone, so it won’t automatically seek out hotspots
Monitor your Bluetooth connection when in public places to ensure others are not intercepting your transfer of data
Buy an unlimited data plan for your device and stop using public Wi-Fi altogether
The more you take your chances with a free network connection, the greater the likelihood that you will suffer some type of security breach. There is a saying in the cybersecurity industry that there are three types of people in the world: those who have been hacked, those who will be hacked, and those who are being hacked right now and just don’t know it yet. The better you protect yourself, the greater your chances of minimizing the potential damage. Remember: Falling victim to public Wi-Fi’s dangers is a question of when, not if.
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6 Security Tips If You Really Need to Use Public Wi-Fi on Your iPhone, iPad or Mac

6 Security Tips If You Really Need to Use Public Wi-Fi on Your iPhone, iPad or Mac | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Deep down, we know that using an open, unsecured Wi-Fi connection is risky. But usually, we ignore that instinct. We think that it’s not going to happen to me, I…
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How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game | Tech - mostly Apple | Scoop.it
Inside the portable battery pack giant
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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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