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How to Restore Deleted Files on Any Device

Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realizing you’ve deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there’s still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help…Read more… Continue […]

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GoodRx Shares My Prescriptions With Third Parties—and It’s Perfectly Legal

With the abysmal state of healthcare in this country, it shouldn’t be surprising that tech companies—specifically those in the app space—have swooped in left and right to solve the ills that the federal government can’t or won’t. Want to monitor your blood pressure? There’s an app for that. Mental health got you down? …Read more… […]

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GoodRx Shares My Prescriptions With Third Parties—and It’s Perfectly Legal

With the abysmal state of healthcare in this country, it shouldn’t be surprising that tech companies—specifically those in the app space—have swooped in left and right to solve the ills that the federal government can’t or won’t. Want to monitor your blood pressure? There’s an app for that. Mental health got you down? …Read more… […]

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How to Back Up Your Computer Automatically With Windows 10’s Built-in Tools

If you’re not backing up your computer, you should be. You never know when your hard drive will fail, your files will be accidentally deleted or, god forbid, malware will infect your machine—and you don’t want to be left empty-handed without all that precious data.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Preserve Data From Your Apps on a Spreadsheet

I use a lot of different tools and apps to manage both my workflow and my personal life: Airtable for scheduling, Toggl for time-keeping, YNAB for budgeting, RescueTime for productivity tracking, Fitbit for health tracking, and Exist to sync and synthesize the data I get from my other apps and draw correlations…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Your Kid’s School Is Probably Collecting Tons of Data on Them

We’re living in a time when cyber-bulling, self-harm, suicide and school shootings are all things that parents and educators need to worry about. And as technology became more prevalent in the classroom, an obvious solution was born—monitor what our kids are searching, reading, viewing and writing to look for red…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Your Kid’s School Is Probably Collecting Tons of Data on Them

We’re living in a time when cyber-bulling, self-harm, suicide and school shootings are all things that parents and educators need to worry about. And as technology became more prevalent in the classroom, an obvious solution was born—monitor what our kids are searching, reading, viewing and writing to look for red…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Use a ‘USB Condom’ to Protect Your Devices at Public Chargers

Yes, it’s a terrible phrase, but a “USB Condom” is a great little gadget you can buy to prevent an unknown attacker from doing something they shouldn’t when you’re charging your device. In other words, a USB “data blocker,” if you prefer that phrase, will allow you to use public USB ports to charge your […]

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How to Preserve the Tweets of Someone Who Has Died Before Twitter Purges Them

Twitter just announced that it is planning to free up usernames for inactive accounts. While that means that the coveted Twitter handle you’ve been eyeing might finally be yours, if you happen to grab it before anyone else, Twitter’s move comes with an unfortunate side effect: If someone you love is no longer around…Read more… […]

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Check Out Apple’s Updated Privacy Site ASAP

I’m a stickler for good data security, so it warms my heart when a massive tech company like Apple takes steps to be even more transparent about how it treats our data. Specifically, I’m referring to Apple’s new landing page that makes reviewing the company’s privacy policies and changing security settings even easier.Read more… Continue […]

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Doordash’s Latest Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself

Doordash is the latest of the “services you probably use, or at least have an account with” companies to suffer a large data breach. And while your passwords likely haven’t been compromised, it’s possible that your physical address is floating around in the Internet somewhere, among other identifying information.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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