Email Encryption from Virtru | Encrypted Email Service

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Privacy concerns have become a major issue for Internet users, and the privacy of email is no exception. Every email you send is potentially being profiled by advertisers, screened by government agencies, and perhaps even intercepted by hackers who would like to use your personal information for their own ends. Virtu takes care of all that. The extension, which is tremendously easy to install, works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook to encrypt the emails you want kept private. Using the basic service, which is free, readers may click a single button to turn encryption on. The receiver then gets a message explaining what you have done and how to access the key to decrypt and open the email. While this may sound complicated, the process is actually quite intuitive. Virtu also offers more advanced features for five dollars per month, such as HIPPA compliance and the ability to revoke access to emails that have already been sent. [CNH]

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Intuit to sell off Quicken, Demandforce, QuickBase – Fortune

In August, 2015, Intuit  announced that Quicken (both for the Macintosh and for Windows) is going to be sold to 

another developer:

http://tidbits.com/article/15882

http://fortune.com/2015/08/20/intuit-quicken-sale-turbotax/

Quicken, a pioneer in desktop accounting software, was once Intuit’s core product. It came out in 1984 and even beat out Microsoft’s competitor, Microsoft Money, which was also introduced in the 1980s.

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Intuit will retain TurboTax, among other software products.

Still no word on which developer that will be:

https://qlc.intuit.com/announcements/1208584

 

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Old Maps Online

http://www.oldmapsonline.org

Map lovers will find hours and hours worth of cartographic joys on this site that draws sources from the U.S. Geological Society, the National Library of Scotland, the Land Survey Office of the Czech Republic, and many other participating institutions. Beginning as a project between Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland and The Great Britain Historical GIS Project, OldMapsOnline “aims to demonstrate a combination of tools for publishing historical maps with a focus on their easy accessibility for the general public.” To scout the site readers may like to type a location into the search engine. For instance, entering New London, Connecticut returns maps from 1848, 1893, 1958, and 1989 of New London’s harbors, landmarks, neighborhoods, and roads. Meanwhile, entering Abu Dhabi returns dozens of maps dating back to the 18th century, including a beautiful Map of Persia compiled by the British War Office in 1891. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

Editor’s Note:  Try looking up your location in New York State.  You may find, as I did, some extraordinary historical maps, which lay out the Great Lots upstate.  I found this feature very useful for interpreting deed legal descriptions.

Adobe Security Notification Service

The Adobe Security Notification Service is a free e-mail notification service that Adobe uses to send information to customers about the security of Adobe products. Anyone can subscribe to the service, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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When they publish bulletins, they’ll describe the security issue, its impact, and how customers can protect themselves. The bulletins will also detail what actions Adobe has taken and additional resources that may be available.

Register for free here.

ALM/Lexis Deal Good News for Some, But Not for Others – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites

Legal news company ALM and legal research company LexisNexis this week announced an expansion of their content licensing agreement that is good news for LexisNexis subscribers but not so good news for the rest of the legal community.

Since 2011, LexisNexis has had the exclusive license to archived content from all ALM publications, which include The American LawyerCorporate CounselThe National Law JournalLegaltech News, the Law.comwebsite, and a number of other regional and specialty publications.

Yesterday’s announcement extends this relationship for an unspecified term and also opens opportunities for direct integration of ALM content into LexisNexis legal research products. According to the press release, the way ALM content is delivered through LexisNexis Newsdesk will be streamlined so it is delivered directly from ALM.

Direct integration will also mean that case law references within ALM online publications will link directly to the actual cases in Lexis Advance, according to the release. LexisNexis users will be able to use a single password to access all LexisNexis and ALM content.

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Read all of Robert Ambrogi’s report here.

Apple Updates iWork Suite for iOS 9 With Multitasking Support, 3D Touch, Versions, and More – MacStories

Apple updated its iWork suite for iPhone and iPad today, bringing iOS 9 integration with new iPad multitasking features and keyboard additions, support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s, the ability to view and restore versions of files, and a new way to share documents on the web and view them on iOS and Android browsers.

Read more here.

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Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 for Mac – Free download and software reviews – CNET Download.com

From Microsoft: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 is primed for use on tablets and phones, so you can swipe and tap your way through presentations. There are many features which make the new PowerPoint attractive. Presenter View automatically adapts to your projection set-up, and you can even use it on a single monitor, Themes now come with variations, which make it simpler to hone in on the look you want, and when you’re working with others, you can add comments to ask questions and get feedback. Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 gives you several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or a blank one. You can send out a link to the slides, or start a full-on Lync meeting that displays the deck with audio and IM. 

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