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Is this a true statement?

"The Pixelbook runs more apps without dual- or multi-booting than any computing platform ever."

(Specifically, most Android, Linux, Windows and Fuschia apps.)

True or not true?
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Easy mobile security the Faraday way

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/njmieH )

Have you heard about those special bags, cases and wallets that protect your electronics from hack attacks?

It’s a signal-blocking container, basically a tinfoil hat for your gadget.

Tinfoil hats are associated with conspiracy theorists concerned about secret government mind-control programs. But when it comes to your wireless gadgets, they really are out to get you.

Faraday containers are the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to know that your keys, credit cards, passport, phone, tablet and laptop aren’t sending or receiving signals while you’re sleeping, traveling, driving, walking or in meetings.

Here's why you really need this:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3273491/security/easy-mobile-security-the-faraday-way.html

#faraday #faradaybag
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Why not wrap your gear in Faraday cages?

Paranoid and lazy? This company has the solution:

http://gastronomad.net/home/2018/5/17/why-not-wrap-your-gear-in-faraday-cages

#mobilesecurity
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Encountered this old phone in Italy

Wow! How cool is that?
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Here's a question for you SEO/Google nerds

Google ranks pages higher if they're quicker to load, right? The main drag on load performance is often picture size, right?

Then why doesn't Google Photos or Snapseed offer a way to reduce file size?

Which tool does Google recommend for reducing picture file size?

(And which tool do YOU recommend?)
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Remember the heyday of foldable mobile keyboards?

I used to love them, and used them with whatever phone I had.

This $80 mobile keyboard, called the TekNmotion Rollable Bluetooth Keyboard & Speaker, rolls up into a tiny cylinder and connects via Bluetooth to any iOS or Android device.

Best of all, it also has built-in speakers.

It comes out July 1, but you can pre-order it now.

https://amzn.to/2rL3V8L

#mobilekeyboard
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These bone-conduction glasses are on sale for $69

Would you wear them?

They can be fitted with sunglasses or prescription lenses, and you can use them to make phone calls, interact with your phone's personal assistant and listen to music.

http://www.music-lens.com/store/goods

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Can you actually copy and paste messages sent via "Confidential mode"?

A reader of mine says "yes."

Can you replicate this? Here's what he wrote:

"I sent myself a "test" email from one Gmail account to another. Although I can't highlight the body of the email itself, if I start with Google's notice at the bottom ("Content expires..."), highlighting that and scrolling up, past the body and up to the header (sender/recipient, time, etc.) and paste that into a Word document (or similar), it does indeed capture the entirety of the text body."
Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential mode

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/mhwY2E )

Gmail's new "Confidential mode" offers expiration dates for email, and other controls. It sounds awesome. But there are a lot of “gotchas” in the new Confidential Mode that you need to know about.

For example, in an enterprise environment, Confidential mode via standard Gmail breaks the law, while in G Suite Gmail it breaks the privacy.

Here's everything you need to know about Gmail's new Confidential mode:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3272247/email/watch-out-for-gmail-s-new-confidential-mode.html

#gmail #google #confidentialmode
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This suitcase has a built-in kitchen

Including a refrigerator, stove and cutting board. Need!

http://gastronomad.net/home/2018/5/15/who-says-you-cant-take-it-with-you

#gastronomad
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