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How Apple Should Fix iOS 7.1’s Horrible Shift-Key

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Current iOS 7.1 keyboard – is the Shift key on or off?

Among Jony Ive’s many changes brought to iOS 7 was the tinkering of the keyboard’s Shift key which has inexplicably gotten worse over time.

Streaks of successfully guessing whether the shift key is on or not should be award with showers of iTunes credits, but as designer Geoff Teehan points out, Apple could fix its keyboard woes with one simple change.

Check it out:

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Apple Leading By Example In Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Campaign

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Apple is one of several tech giants to enter a voluntary agreement to add a global anti-theft “kill-switch” to their handsets from July 2015.

Other companies on board include  Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, and Samsung — while carriers have reportedly agreed to help “facilitate these measures.”

Apple’s support of the need for a kill-switch doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The company added an Activation Lock with iOS 7, designed to make it tougher for thieves to use stolen iOS devices. The feature allows users to remotely locate, lock and wipe their iPhones if they are stolen.

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Change Your Passwords For These 15 Heartbleed-Vulnerable Sites ASAP

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photo Buster Hein, Cult of Mac

Heartbleed sent the web reeling with the discovery that the catastrophic security hole quietly left passwords and other private data open for the taking on nearly 66% of the Internet’s servers.  Luckily for Apple customers, iOS and OS X were never vulnerable to Heartbleed but some of the most popular sites and services on the Internet weren’t so lucky.

Many companies are still working to patch their hole, but Mashable has compiled a list of the biggest sites hit by Heartbleed. There’s no way to tell if your info was actually snatched by attackers, but if you have account on the following sites that were affected and subsequently patched, you should change your password ASAP:

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Become An Email Ninja With This Gmail Course [Deals]

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With this email course you will learn to effectively manage your email to increase productivity and get hours of your life back. No more wading through a flood of emails. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for 61% off the regular price – just $19!

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Apple’s Cash Reserves Are 30x What They Were 10 Years Ago

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Apple is leading the way when it comes to U.S. companies stockpiling cash, according to a note from Moody’s Investors Service.

Holding $158.8 billion, Apple’s cash pile is close to 30x what it was in 2004, when Apple has cash reserves of “just” $5.46 billion. This means that Apple holds 9.7% of total corporate cash outside the financial sector.

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Rdio For iOS Now Supports Google’s Chromecast

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If you’re a big fan of Rdio — after Spotify, the other major streaming music subscription service, which just happens to have much better iOS apps — and you also have a Google Chromecast, good news: Rdio for iOS now supports Google’s streaming HDTV dongle.

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New iOS App From Google Uses Chromecast To Turn Your TV Into A Live Photo Collage

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Today Google released Photowall, an iOS and Android app that beams photos through a Chromecast to be displayed on a TV. Photos can be doodled on and rearranged in a grid interface that updates as new photos are added.

Photowall works with the Chrome browser by providing a URL that anyone on the same network can access in Chrome to add their own photos and make edits. Once all photos are uploaded, a video can be made and published on YouTube.

Google put together a quick video to show how Photowall works:

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Ever wanted to build a website? Hosting is an essential part! No matter what kind of site, you always need a web hosting service.

DreamHost is an award-winning web hosting service that serves over 1.2 million apps, blogs, and websites. And now you can get one year of web hosting from DreamHost along with 2 free domains for 85% off the regular price – only $18.99. That’s less than $1.60 per month for one of the best hosting services on the web!

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Google Hangouts Gets iOS 7 Makeover, Video Messages, And iPad Optimization

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Google has released a major update to its Hangouts iOS app. Most notably, the new version includes a design makeover that’s more akin to iOS 7. Short video messages can be sent to contacts, and location data can also be shared.

Here’s the full changelog:

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Google’s Social Mapping App Waze Gets iOS Calendar Integration

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Although Google bought social mapping service Waze in June of last year, the iOS app is still getting impressive new updates.

The latest? Waze for iOS has just gained Calendar integration. It might not seem useful at first glance, but it’s actually a great addition.

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