A number of free and open-source projects exist solely to protect your identity and online activity. Here are just a few to make you more secure in the new year.
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Telstra took a major step in its Digital First strategy today, with the opening of its Sydney digital transformation centre, where the company's digital team will come together with its other business units to design and build new digital tools.
The company added to its MobileFirst portfolio with development tools, preconfigured apps for verticals and more design studios.
The HTC One (M8) ticks most of our boxes: design, build and performance are all excellent, there's no app overload, and HTC Sense is improving with every iteration. Battery life could be better and some of the camera tools may seem unnecessary, but overall it's a winner.
Appurify Mobile Platform includes tools for addressing performance issues and flawed design early in the mobile development process, and offers data to address them.
Third parties are now offering tools to help users manage their privacy settings, but does this highlight that Facebook and others aren't doing a good enough job?
Updated: Microsoft is phasing out some of its Expression family of design tools for Windows and Windows Phone. So what's Plan B?
ZDNet's panel discussion threw up several interesting talking points such as the importance of reviewing analytic tools, the need to convince employees to adopt such tools, and user privacy.
Building a PC should be easy. Design great hardware, add an operating system and any specialized tools that your hardware needs, and delight the user. So why do some PC makers insist on screwing things up?
Web design frameworks can be useful tools but be wary of adding too much bloat to your website app.
Adobe has packaged up a suite of tools and services — some existing, some new — aimed at helping web designers and developers create rich standards-based content for multiple platforms.
Google is still figuring out the right balance between delivering useful tools to customers and preserving user privacy.
The weaknesses in web design tools and processes are being exposed by responsive web design. But until a truly native web design tool arrives, there are ways to ease the transition
Microsoft's FUSE labs are working with students to try and improve tools we use in our everyday online activities. However, privacy concerns have appeared. What should students be aware of?
Adobe does it again, this time with a cool set of tools that begs for students to be creative (and learn a thing or two about pro design on the way).
But EFF does have outstanding concerns.
Google just launched Good To Know, a simple and growing guide to Google's tools and information about privacy and safety online.
Security extension for Firefox has positive intentions and design specification to enhance online privacy and security but users need to recognize loopholes, security experts say.
The Opera developer toolkit, called Dragonfly, has emerged from a six week beta to reach fully-fledged release status.The tools are designed to make web design and development easier, faster and cheaper, Opera said in a statement on Thursday.
Apple plans to add a new privacy feature to Safari that keeps online advertising networks and other tracking tools from monitoring user activity,
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