Cyber Dust

Mark Cuban Wants Your Text Messages to Self Destruct

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and frequent “shark” on Shark Tank, has been pushing a new app on Twitter lately—Cyber Dust. It destroys text messages, much like Snapchat destroys photos. (PS, his handle for the app is @blogmaverick.) Cyber Dust for iOS (and coming soon for Android) sends completely encrypted text messages that [...]

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How To Turn Off Emergency Alerts On The iPhone

It’s summer time! We may also call it the time of many emergency alerts. Due to thunderstorms and flash floods in my area, this time of year brings a huge increase in the number of emergency alerts I receive. These are called Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). “WEA (formerly known as the Commercial Mobile Alert System [...]

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What is the Largest SSD Available in 2014? (Hint: solid state drives are getting BIG!)

Some of the earliest versions of computers had hard drives whose capacity could be measured in megabytes. The IBM 2311 in 1964 held 7.25 MB. Solid state drives are the future of storage. Compared with hard disk drives with spinning disks, SSDs in 2014 are less susceptible to shock, run more quietly, and have less [...]

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Tesla’s Next Electric Car to be Called What?

Highlights: Model 3 will boast 200+ mile range Price will start around $35,000 Size compared to BMW 3-Series Unveiling set for 2016; Goes on sale in 2017 It’s been confirmed this week that Tesla Motors’ next planned production vehicle will be dubbed Model 3. The company plans to unveil it in 2016, and general sales [...]

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Google Announces Analytics App For iPhone

The Official Google Analytics App has just been released at The App Store. “Access all of your Google Analytics web and app data from your mobile device. Monitor recent changes with Real Time reports. Easily get your Analytics data anytime, anywhere.” – The App Store You will now be able to track traffic to your [...]

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Facebook Will Soon Launch A ‘Buy’ Button?

Facebook is testing a new feature of its ad service that will make it much easier for users to purchase items they see advertising for. The new feature is a “Buy” button that would appear on ads, and its functionality is intended to make it easier for users to buy products they like directly from [...]

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Strava Now Supports Android Wear

The Running/Cycling App that we all love has just received it’s newest update and now supports Android Wear. During your ride, you have a quick view of your stats, and can start/stop your activity by hand or voice activation. This update also introduces Routes. You can download routes others have posted or save your own [...]

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Confirmed: Microsoft to Layoff 1 Out of Every 7 Employees by 2015, “Vast Majority” by Christmas

Bad news came down the pipe this morning for Microsoft employees. Satya Nadella, the company’s new CEO, is sharpening his ax, and has confirmed his intentions of cutting down the workforce by 18,000 people – 14% of the total employees at the Redmond, WA-based company. Two-thirds of the layoffs will affect employees in the recently [...]

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Outdoor Kitchen Company ‘Lynx’ is Developing a Smart Grill, Controlled by Smartphone or Voice

While this concept BBQer from Lynx won’t be available until next year, it’s yet another example of the “internet of things” slowly becoming the norm, even outside of the tech geek crowd. The “Smart Grill,” as they call it, is designed to bring grilling into the 21st century with WiFi, voice commands, push notifications, and [...]

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These 5 Apps Will Get Your Productivity on Track

Let’s face it. Phones have become one of our biggest distractions in life. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, text messages, and a slew of other time suckers, if can be difficult to stay focused on your real-time tasks—you know, those ones you get paid to do. Luckily, a slew of iPhone and Android apps are [...]

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