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Todoist, my new productivity tool

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Over the few months, I have been happy with org-mode, combining an incredible flexibility with the reliability of a plain text file in a Source Control System, and with the raw power of Emacs under the hood. Still, I am moving away, at least for a while. My main issues with org are: Limited functionality of MobileOrg: this is by far …

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Apple Gears Up for New iPads

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The tech giant shows no signs for slowing down. Mere weeks after Apple unveiled their largest smartphones yet, and amidst criticism of the their latest releases’ propensity for bending, Apple has confirmed their October 16, 2014 iPad event. Many months ago, Cesare wrote about the tablet and how many people considered it a low-hanging fruit, berating the tech giant for …

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Stanford’s password policy shuns one-size-fits-all security

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Finally a fresh idea about password policies. I really can’t understand why in 2014 there are still companies (including banks) forcing a maximum length for passwords. Stanford University network engineers have unveiled a refreshingly enlightened password policy. By allowing extremely long passcodes and relaxing character complexity requirements as length increases, the new standards may make it easier to choose passwords …

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Apple: The Next Thing and Low Hanging Fruit

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I don’t agree with David. It’s easy to say that the tablet was a low hanging fruit now, but before the iPad the very concept of tablet did not exist… Apple took a huge risk in launching a completely new product category, which became mainstream. We should also remember that people were laughing at the idea of Apple making a phone, as …

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Linode Introduces Hourly Billing

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Finally Linode moved to hourly billing, following DigitalOcean‘s model (hourly billing by default, capped at the monthly price). I don’t see Linode moving more into DO’s territory: Linode’s cheapest instance costs four times more than DO’s, but it is also more powerful and only comparable to a similarly priced instance on DO. Since I switched from Linode to DO, I …

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