Category: Technology

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp_e_w300Instant messaging service Whatsapp has announced it will encrypt all its users’ communications from Tuesday.

With end-to-end encryption, messages are scrambled as they leave the sender’s device and can only be decrypted by the recipient’s device. It renders messages unreadable if they are intercepted, for example by criminals or law enforcement.

Whatsapp, which has a billion users worldwide, said file transfers and voice calls would be encrypted too. The Facebook-owned company said protecting private communication was one of its “core beliefs…..(read the whole story)

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World Backup Day

World Backup Day

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Upgrade to Windows 10 for free

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Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use. It includes an improved Start menu and is designed to startup and resume fast. Plus, it’s packed with new innovations including Microsoft Edge – an all-new browser. Your personal files and apps you’ve installed will all be waiting for you. We’ve designed the upgrade to be easy and compatible with the hardware and software you already use.

Don’t miss out as this free offer won’t last forever. Reserve your upgrade today. Follow steps below to get started……….(read the whole story)

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《修理寬頻》__ 梁煥松 (71)

modem前日星期二上午,在電腦上網看Youtube期間,忽然斷片,電腦屏幕右下方圖像顯示「沒有網絡訊號」。檢查Modem,果然是不再online了,我能做的,就只有關電源再開,拔掉訊號線再接,通通無效,這些drop-out 情況,有時都會發生,三幾分鐘之後自動回復。

給他30分鐘,已經是仁至義盡,毫無復甦跡象,老大不願意打那個服務熱線。

電話號碼是澳洲的,XXX請按1字,YYY請按2字,搞一輪,電腦語音回覆我在排隊與負責人員動話,預計等候時間30分鐘,你要等可以等……(黐線㗎?家中電話是同一網絡的,已經與寬頻一齊跪低,我使用手機打的!)好彩今次服務比上次有進步,「她/它」跟著說,可以按X–選擇先收線,由the next available客戶服務員回電…..當然要啦。 Continue reading

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Lap-Chee Tsui 徐立之Interviewed

On CBC Radio 1 Ideas program, which is to be broadcast on Thursday, 25 September 2014, after the 9 p.m. news.  A podcast will be available online later on the Ideas web site.

Summary

GENETIC GENIUS

2014 Friesen Prize Winner Lap-Chee Tsui talks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about how a boy who remembers raising tadpoles in Hong Kong became the scientist who ultimately isolated and identified the gene that causes cystic fibrosis.

http://links.lists.cbc.ca/v/443/1f98d43e40a8976b8ab55b10ff45aaddeba90dde2c07c7c9

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsui_Lap-chee

http://baike.baidu.com/view/957133.htm?fr=aladdin

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What Happens to Your Digital Records after You Die?

Have you thought about what will happen to your digital property if you die or become incapacitated?

Most of us haven’t. Access to digital property has only recently emerged as an important part of will planning. But it’s important to plan ahead so your family can access your data in the future.

Learn more about planning for your digital property in this brief article by Jim Lamm. Jim is an estate planning lawyer who has made a specialty of this new area.

Click this Article by Jim Lamm to read the details.

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‘Minuum’ Keyboard

http://news.utoronto.ca/u-t-spinoff-company-launches-tiny-smarter-keyboard?utm_source=Bulletin&utm_medium=HTML&utm_content=Lead

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320-Gigapixel Photo Sets New Record

320 Gigapixel picture

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Microsoft to kill Messenger on March 15

SkypeMicrosoft will be killing off its Windows Live Messenger chat service on March 15, transitioning its more than 100 million users to Skype.

The company announced its plans to discontinue Messenger in November, but Microsoft sent a firm timetable to its users through e-mail on Tuesday. Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) is directing customers to sign in to Skype with their Windows Live login information, noting that their contact lists will automatically show up in the Skype software…….(read the whole story)

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Free way to back-up your Android device

Whoever said nothing in this world is free hasn’t spent a lot of time at Google Play, the online store with more than 600,000 apps for Android devices — many of which can be downloaded at no cost or close to it.

Now, Toronto’s Clickfree – a company best-known for its external hard drives that back-up your computer’s important files – has launched a free app called Clickfree Automatic Backup . As the name suggests, it can make a secure back-up of your Android smartphone or tablet, just in case something happens to your portable device. And no PC is required. …………(read the whole story)

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