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Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)

House Hearing on The Role of Federal Agencies in Water Infrastructure https://t.co/wH65O3XD0K

Alan’s Introduction

As the new Executive Director, I would like to introduce myself to the ASDWA members and express my thanks for this opportunity, and 2017 promises to …

Microsoft Goes All-in with Office for Phones and Tablets

In a surprise move, Microsoft has today announced that Office for mobile is now free on Android and iOS.<p>That’s right, from today you won’t need an active Office 365 subscription to edit or store documents in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud. The pricing news was joined by other updates to the Office …

Chargerito

We've seen some damn small phone chargers before, so when one claims to be "the world's smallest", we tend to be skeptical. Yet the Chargerito …

Adobe source code breach; it’s bad, real bad

The theft of source code for Adobe(s adbe) Acrobat, Cold Fusion and other products poses a wide-spread threat given the installed base of these …

Evernote two-step verification now available to all

Evernote's been rolling out two-step verification over the course of some months now, making the feature available to its Premium and Business users way back in late-May, a few months after having its database hacked. Now the company's ready to offer the added security up to the rest of us, making …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

CyanogenMod adds encrypted messaging to help beat the NSA

In light of the recent surveillance scandals that have hit the USA and to some extent the UK, the key developers for the CyanogenMod project have been adding some new privacy features to the alternative Android firmware. First, the Run in Incognito Mode, which limits as apps access to your personal …

Privacy

Boomerang for Android Released Bringing Email Snooze and Scheduling

Baydin, the company behind the Boomerang for Gmail service on the Web, has released its first native app today – and it’s only available on Android.<p>The service known as Boomerang for Gmail has been helping people organize and keep track of the most important mail in their inbox for a while now, and …

Dropbox for Business Lets Administrators Create Team Folders

Dropbox today announced a new Dropbox for Business feature: team folders. Administrators can now create folders that are instantly shared with all members of their team, both current ones and new ones that join later.<p>This means all important files that all colleagues need can be shared with the …

You Will Not Believe The Video Game Characters These Heroes "Drew" In Excel

Art, one cell at a time.

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

Gigaom | Circa hires Anthony De Rosa away from Thomson Reuters to expand its editorial ambitions

Advertisement<p>Circa, the mobile-only news service founded by Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh, announced on Tuesday that it is hiring Thomson Reuters …

It's Time to Stop Arguing About the Pronunciation of 'GIF'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's time we took some advice from George Gershwin and stopped bickering over the right and wrong …

Google Voice Can Prevent Twitter's New Security System From Locking You Out

Twitter just announced its new two-factor authentication security system that can go a long way towards preventing unauthorized use of accounts.<p>Like ATM machines that require both a card and a pin number, most two-factor security systems require that you have something and know something. In …

Vermont Enacts The Nation's First Anti-Patent Trolling Law

Efforts to crack down on patent trolling are escalating. Just a couple of years ago, Congress passed a major amendment of the Patent Act (the America Invents Act) with the hope that it would curb some abusive patent assertions. Some members of Congress aren’t satisfied with the results of that …

Verizon's Galaxy S4 gets rooted almost instantly

Modders and ROMmers rejoice, almost as soon as it reached the hands of consumers, Verizon's Galaxy S4 has been rooted.<p>Instructions for rooting Big Red's S4 were posted on the xdadevelopers forum this week, allowing folks who want to take full control of all that sweet new hardware to do so and get …

Evernote adds Reminders to Mac, iOS and web applications (video)

Sure, Evernote is great for jotting down recipes and syncing notes to the cloud, but users lacking in the memory department still had to rely on external alarm apps to remind them of their to-do lists. That all ends today with the introduction of Evernote's Reminders feature for Mac, iOS and web …

These two charts make the case for iPads in every classroom

Over the last few weeks, my startup conducted pilots of our adaptive math iPad app in 12 different classrooms across the country. Many of our hypotheses were confirmed and many were unraveled, but no conclusion was as strong as this: adaptive learning—where each student learns at their own pace—is …

Education Technology

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition opens door to Android purity for Verizon

This week the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition has been announced by the company for Verizon and AT&T, here opening the door to a more “pure” …

Galaxy S4

Google Maps App

Sick of Apple's less-than-perfect Maps in iOS 6? Your unlikely hero has arrived. The Google Maps App ($Free) is here to restore the big G maps you've …

Google Maps

Mailbox

If you've ever heard of Merlin Mann's Inbox Zero concept, then you know you can boost productivity by focusing only on the emails that matter. …

Goodbye Ugly Forums! Moot Is A Flexible And Modern Platform For Online Discussion (And It’s Free)

Moot, a startup offering a new take on commenting and forums, is launching today after three and a half years of development with the goal of bringing these key pieces of Internet discussion into the modern era. Unlike many of the options for online discussion that exist today, Moot is designed to …

Office for iOS reportedly pushed to late 2014

Microsoft appears to be holding off on introducing its Office for iOS and Android versions. <i>ZDNet's</i> Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft has decided to introduce its mobile Office variants later than originally planned. <i>The Verge</i> originally revealed Office for iOS in November, with an expected …

Who needs MS Office for iOS and Android? CloudOn's here now

Those of you waiting for Microsoft to unveil a version of Office for iOS or Android should stop waiting and take CloudOn's Office app for a spin.<p>Reports of Microsoft bringing Office to the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices have been in the wind for the past year.<p>Initial rumors pointed to a launch …

SendHub, A Google Voice Alternative For Enterprise, Arrives On Android

SendHub, the Y Combinator-backed call and messaging solution targeting business users and other organizations, is today extending its platform to include support for Android. The company had previously rolled out support for iPhone almost a year ago, promising that an Android option was on the …

OfficeSuite Pro 7.1 update arrives, adds multi-window support and more

Recent rumors claim that Microsoft Office may arrive on Android sometime in late 2014, but in the meantime there are certainly tons of great Office alternatives already out there. One of the better-known choices is OfficeSuite Pro, and now it is getting even better thanks to its latest …