Don’t want the NSA to know that you’re cheating on your significant other?

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Only 6 Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure

 

It’s slim pickings for mobile users who want truly secure messaging: According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), only six applications pass the security test.

EFF examined 39 services—including popular tools from Apple, Google, Facebook, BlackBerry, Microsoft, and Yahoo.

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Dreaming with my eyes open – Unlimited online backup space for $4.99/Year.

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iDrive promises unlimited cloud-based phone backups for $5 per year

As phone and SD card storage space continues to expand, the limited (cost-effective) options to backup your device remain few and far between (Apple I’m looking at you, 128 GB iPhone 6 and 10 gb free iCloud, yea no thanks).

iDrive’s newly launched service looks to alleviate that concern.

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While I haven’t yet tried out the service (at the time of writing), iDrive’s website say’s

Backup your device contacts, photos, videos, calendar events on iOS, in addition, you can backup SMS, call logs and apps, on android – in a single touch!

And to top it off, it’s cross-platform, so it should get easier to sync contacts if you carry and Apple and an Android device like me. Needless to say, this is on my list of to-do things.

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Your new BFF – Adobe’s code editor Brackets officially migrates from beta today

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It’s officially one of the most exciting open source projects on the web. And today, almost three years after the first commit, Adobe’s lightweight code editor Brackets is launching in 1.0 atFuture of Web Design New York.

Brackets is not so much a text editor as “an opinionated editor for HTML, JavaScript and CSS,” as Adobe developer evangelist Terry Ryan explained it to us. It’s firmly focused on the code, so that: “If you need to change the CSS of a particular bit of HTML, we can punch open a window to it without you having to open that CSS file. But you stay in the code. There are no property panels or metadata to mess with. All of this is accomplished with an open source code base written almost entirely in HTML/JS/CSS.”

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