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30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

25 underrated books on persuasion, influence and understanding human behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

Book Review: Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is narrative non-fiction at its best

<i>Dr. Mütter’s Marvels</i> invariably invites comparisons to Erik Larson’s popular 2003 book, <i>Devil In The White City</i>. Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, also …

Books

USB Condom: charge your devices without allowing sneaky data-transfers

Those public USB charging points are tempting, but could be used to propagate all kind of grotesque malware (imagine what happens when your phone's …

WPS Office: The best free office suite since Kingsoft

Surprise! It IS Kingsoft Office, just with a new name, new features, and plenty of other goodies designed to make you forget Microsoft's suite.<p>You've heard it all before: There's no such thing is a free lunch. If it sounds too good to be true, it must be. Rick Broida sure is a handsome fellow.<p>Don't …

Software

​Why you shouldn't be scared by the 'largest data breach' ever

Experts say the reported heist of 1.2 billion account credentials is legit, but caution that for most people there's little they can do -- or should be worried about.<p>LAS VEGAS -- There's a good chance that one of your email accounts is among the 1.2 billion accounts compromised in what appears to …

Security

The Internet of Things Is the Hackers’ New Playground

A new study finds new Internet connected gadgets tend to lack the most basic security.<p>Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things? Good. Because hackers are too. Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.<p>The company’s Fortify application …

After Turning Down A Million In Funding, Over Brings Its Photo-Editing App To Android

Over, a popular image editing application for iOS users that has grown to over 9 million installs since its launch, is now available on Android – a move that founder Aaron Marshall claims has been a top request for some time. In the new version, Android users will be the first to receive a few …

Leak Lets You Send Anonymous Emails

It’s clear that anonymity, in one way or another, is going to be a part of our digital future. But the folks over at JustLeak.it have looked to the past for inspiration in this<p>braveweird new world.<p>Leak is a web service that lets you send anonymous emails to people. Just put in a recipients’ email, …

Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is <i>one</i> interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school.<p>That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most …