Technology


How Secure is Your Password?

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First Adobe and now Gmail? If you're not familiar with the latest privacy scandal that's got the world on edge, just last week it was discovered that over 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords have apparently been leaked and shared on a Russian Internet forum. Slightly unnerved? Freaking out? You wouldn't be the only one. Password protection has become a hot topic in recent months, what with the leak of naked celebrity selfies and ...

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3 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time

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After taking a brief hiatus to travel the world (as you do), I am now attempting to reign in my time and get back into a more productive work schedule. And thanks to a steady diet of leisurely days and free time, I also have to break a few rather naughty habits accumulated over the past couple of months. So to get back into shape, I've implemented these awesome time management hacks to cut down on wasted time while also increasing daily ...

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What Obama Can Teach Us About Finding Our Audience

American president Barack Obama caused quite a stir yesterday by starring on the unconventional online parody show "Between Two Ferns" hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis. It appears Obama's reason for appearing on the show was to target an often ignored demographic of young Americans - what the New York Times refers to as "the connected-but-distracted generation." The move was to encourage fans of the popular comedy show - which has ...

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Is the 40 Hour Work Week on Its Way Out?

Posted on February 3, 2014

To say that I am currently going through a transition period would be a grand understatement. Instead of boring you with all the Hows and Whys, I'd much prefer to focus on the What Ifs? Any change in scenery opens up a host of new possibilities that were otherwise out of sight. My deck has recently been reshuffled and I am stepping out with a totally new hand. It's really got me thinking about the alternatives to the traditional career as ...

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Why You Can’t Afford to be Late for the Cyber Revolution

Posted on January 9, 2014

My husband is convinced that in the next five years – ten years tops – we are all going to be living online. Work, shopping, leisure activities, everything will be conducted remotely through some sort of online interface. While it’s easy to negate his little sci-fi fantasy, the reality is that real life is rapidly merging with cyberspace. The cons of this particular arrangement certainly receive a fair bit of media attention, however ...

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The Danger of Online Consumption

Shopping online is a relatively new concept for me. I moved to Canada just over a year ago and found the sheer availability of online retail opportunities astounding. Now it may not look like much from the vantage point of those south of the border, but compared to New Zealand, it was incredible what you could buy without so much as setting foot in a store. Throw in free shipping, a wider range of styles and one click payment options, and ...

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How to Hire a Freelancer Online

Posted on November 22, 2013
Hire freelancer online

While I'm a big fan of the Jack of All Trades approach, it's safe to say that no one can feasibly do everything. There are going to be times when you need something done that you haven't the slightest clue how to do. Do you leave it be, decide it's not worth the effort? Heck no! You call in the big guns and hire someone to do it. Now I know what you're thinking, sounds expensive, right? Not necessarily. With the advent of fantastic sites ...

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Is Social Media Making You Even More Lonely?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? This was the question Sherry Turkle raised last year in her fantastic TED Talk that delved into the complexities of building our emotional lives around technology. Turkle argued that the editing and overall put togetherness of social media posts, texts and other online communication robs us of the skills to conduct spontaneous, engaging conversations with others in real ...

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Today’s Technology Roundup

Posted on November 10, 2013

A rundown of today's top technology stories from around the web.

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How to Protect Yourself From Google’s Shared Endorsements

Forget using models or cheesy testimonials, Google now has a better way to coerce your friends and connections: You. As of November 11, Google will be rolling out it’s new function Shared Endorsements. The feature makes it possible for your name and profile photo to appear alongside advertisements and Google product reviews based on your past activity.

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