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Bluetooth is bad and you should stop using it

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Everyone uses Bluetooth. Perhaps they shouldn’t.

The technology that we’ve come to rely on to connect our phones, smart speakers, cars, vibrators, and toasters is problematic for reasons more serious than pairing issues. Bluetooth has been shown time and time again to be a security and privacy nightmare — albeit one that can be mostly solved with a simple toggling of an off switch. 

You just have to decide to flip that switch. 

Bluetooth has long been a dirty word for security professionals. So much so, in fact, that one of the most common pieces of advice given to attendees of the annual DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas is to make sure Bluetooth is disabled on their phones. Read more…

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This genius hack for graphic designers will cost you just $19

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TL;DR: Get the design goldmine of an Icon54 Unlimited Membership for $19. Usually priced at $97, you’ll be saving an impressive 80% on the deal. 


When it comes to writing marketing copy, it’s not cheating to use a thesaurus. And when it comes to graphic design, it’s not cheating to use pre-made icons. In fact, some would say it’s just plain smart.

Whether you’re a professional graphic designer or a marketer trying to bootstrap some designs yourself, Icon54’s massive collection of icons will be your secret weapon to designing more efficiently. Plus, a lifetime subscription is only $19.

Drawn by hand and approved by top designers, Icon54’s collection of line and glyph vector icons will be a great addition to your design toolkit. With this subscription, you’ll gain access to over 5,000 unique icons in 101 different categories for web, apps, iOS, and Android. Each icon is designed to precision on a grid system, so you can enjoy ease and consistency. All of them are also fully customizable, allowing you to alter the color, size, orientation, and shadow using your design software of choice. Plus, each icon comes in line and solid versions and available in seven file formats for next-level flexibility. Read more…

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This genius hack for graphic designers will cost you just $19

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TL;DR: Get the design goldmine of an Icon54 Unlimited Membership for $19. Usually priced at $97, you’ll be saving an impressive 80% on the deal. 


When it comes to writing marketing copy, it’s not cheating to use a thesaurus. And when it comes to graphic design, it’s not cheating to use pre-made icons. In fact, some would say it’s just plain smart.

Whether you’re a professional graphic designer or a marketer trying to bootstrap some designs yourself, Icon54’s massive collection of icons will be your secret weapon to designing more efficiently. Plus, a lifetime subscription is only $19.

Drawn by hand and approved by top designers, Icon54’s collection of line and glyph vector icons will be a great addition to your design toolkit. With this subscription, you’ll gain access to over 5,000 unique icons in 101 different categories for web, apps, iOS, and Android. Each icon is designed to precision on a grid system, so you can enjoy ease and consistency. All of them are also fully customizable, allowing you to alter the color, size, orientation, and shadow using your design software of choice. Plus, each icon comes in line and solid versions and available in seven file formats for next-level flexibility. Read more…

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Gmail will fix your shoddy grammar for you using AI

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Google will soon improve Gmail’s grammar correction with the help of artificial intelligence, the company announced Tuesday

Instead of having to click on Gmail’s dots menu in the lower right corner and choosing “check spelling” while you write an email, Gmail will start doing it automatically, detecting spelling errors and grammar issues, and even autocorrecting some common spelling mistakes. 

Autocorrect is only available in English — for now. 

The engine powering the feature is the same one Google is using in Docs, where it was introduced in July 2018. You can find out more on how it works hereRead more…

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Gmail will fix your shoddy grammar for you using AI

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Google will soon improve Gmail’s grammar correction with the help of artificial intelligence, the company announced Tuesday

Instead of having to click on Gmail’s dots menu in the lower right corner and choosing “check spelling” while you write an email, Gmail will start doing it automatically, detecting spelling errors and grammar issues, and even autocorrecting some common spelling mistakes. 

Autocorrect is only available in English — for now. 

The engine powering the feature is the same one Google is using in Docs, where it was introduced in July 2018. You can find out more on how it works hereRead more…

More about Gmail, Grammar, Ai, Machine Learning, and Tech