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Transmitting Digital Documents and Files Securely

Prior to computing technology, sensitive information was sent by an organisation through a third-party courier, snail mail or fax. Today, electronic transmission has overtaken all other forms of communication when transferring classified documents or files from one place to another. Although, electronic transmission of files has ensured speed and comfort, security is a number one concern in every organisation. It is important for every firm to conduct risk analysis communication processes with their partners, associates, and third-party clients in order to perceive how safely and securely their sensitive data is being exchanged online.

In spite of it being extremely common, file transfer protocol (FTP) as well as regular email is no longer considered as a safeguarded method of communicating classified information. Although there are a number of vectors and programs that can assist in transferring documents rather safely, it is important to realise the security methods employed by these programs before making use of them. There are basic levels of security available in some common email systems; however they are not often intrinsically incorporated within the program.

Various versions of FTP comprise: individual data compression, SSH File Transfer Protocol, Internet Protocol Security (IPsec), virtual private networks (VPN), and FTP over Transport Layer Security (FTPS) that can offer substantial amount of protection, even though with some consequences. These consequences extend from elementary passwords, physical cryptography, information integrity fears, platform adaptability complications, and other adjustment difficulties.

Some of the hazards of transmitting sensitive documents or openly despatching classified data files include:

- Document files being intercepted or eavesdropped on during transmission

- Prohibited admission to sensitive information

- Negligence in abiding by rules, regulations and ordinations

- Repute in endangerment due to violation of client confidential data

- Monetary risks - forfeiture or fines for noncompliance or infringement.

When the issue of safeguarding sensitive data arises, the following points become applicable: confidentiality/secrecy, authorisation, answerability/responsibility, principle, integrity and corroboration. The initial three points refer to data management while the remaining measures have to do with digital signatures.

When data is being controlled, it is important to ensure that sensitive data is limited to only authorised individuals who can access that data. Most recent technical progresses employed to convey confidential information files should be an inherent component in the risk assessment function before it is carried out. Controlling the safety of the contents in a document also provides for accountability regarding the usage of sensitive data. In a number of cases it is seen that data control takes place when a specific supervision mechanism conveys usage data back to the primary transmitter.

Making use of digital signatures can help authenticate that classified data has not been altered and that it has come in from the user who actually transferred it. In addition, digital signatures also render affirmation, in that the sender cannot deny sending the document file.

Sensitive data needs to be protected and the procedures used in doing so, should ensure all the requirements are abided by in order to safeguard the data. Organisational functions and implementations must be carefully monitored and critiqued periodically to offer security for sensitive data and to ensure that safety procedures are contemporized with compliance necessities.

Author Bio:
You can get more information regarding document security, how encryption offers more security to documents than passwords and all about DRM at www.locklizard.com

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Tesla Model S P100D is the Quickest Production Car in the World

The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5* seconds. However, both the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder were limited run, million dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new. While those cars are small two seaters with very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity.

The 100 kWh battery also increases range substantially to an estimated 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 km on the EU cycle, making it the first to go beyond 300 miles and the longest range production electric vehicle by far.

The larger battery pack is also available on the Model X, making the world’s quickest SUV even faster. Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9* seconds and travels up to 289 miles EPA estimated and 542 km EU on a single charge. Model X is also a pure electric SUV and can seat up to seven adults.

Model S and Model X are engineered to be the safest cars on the road and to have the highest ratings from NHTSA. Both have access to the Tesla Supercharger network for the freedom to travel long distance for free. And every Tesla will improve over time with free over the air upgrades.

Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack, but for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled.

While the P100D Ludicrous is obviously an expensive vehicle, we want to emphasize that every sale helps pay for the smaller and much more affordable Tesla Model 3 that is in development. Without customers willing to buy the expensive Model S and X, we would be unable to fund the smaller, more affordable Model 3 development.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CrunchBase iOS App

CrunchBase comes to iOS

With over 25 million users, CrunchBase is the world’s most relied upon business information platform. CrunchBase’s mobile app is the fastest way to find what you need to know and will quickly become an indispensable part of your day.
- Search for innovative companies, people, and investors
- Research detailed information about companies, funding, investors, and leaders
- Read the CrunchBase Daily to to know what’s happening in the tech industry
- Find the latest news from TechCrunch and other top news sources
- Discover the deals and companies that are trendingUnderstand connections between - companies and people

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 2 for iOS

IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 2 for iOS - the full-featured, expandable, mobile sound and groove workstation

With a new massive collection of high-quality sounds, new sound engine, expanded 8 parts and redesigned interface, SampleTank 2 for iPhone/iPad now rivals desktop virtual instruments

August 23, 2016 - IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation, is pleased to announce the release of SampleTank 2 for iPhone and iPad, a major update to the flagship virtual instrument for mobile musicians. With SampleTank 2, iOS users now have the power of desktop virtual instruments - without compromise - with a massive number of over 1,900 high-quality instruments and the most advanced sound and groove workstation for the mobile platform.

A world of sounds on your mobile device

SampleTank 2 for iOS is a sample-based virtual instrument that allows users to have at their fingertips thousands of sounds from multiple categories of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments - all on their iPad or iPhone. To start, players can load up to 8 simultaneous parts from a selection of 140 included instruments in 16 categories, including: piano, drums, bass, guitar, strings, keyboards, synths, organs and more. These instruments can be played in a live setting or when composing with the device interface or an external keyboard or pads controller. The new SampleTank 2 sound engine is exactly the same as its Mac/PC software counterpart, offering astonishing realism and audio quality, thanks to the increased CPU power and memory of the latest generations of iPhones and iPads.

Over 700 new pro-quality sounds

Hundreds of new sounds are now available for in-app purchase in SampleTank 2 with six new "Pro-Instrument" packs comprising over 500 new instruments that let users customize their sound set for any kind of compositional style or musical genre:

- "Classic Keys" offers 73 keyboard instruments (piano, electric piano, and organ)
- "Synths" delivers 279 instruments (including synth leads, pads, hits, and FX)
- "Bass" offers 25 electric and 43 synth basses
- "Ethnic & Voices" presents 21 ethnic instruments and 10 vocal instruments
- "Drums and Loops" includes 61 instruments in 5 categories (drums, groove construction kits, acoustic drum loops, Latin percussion loops, and percussion)
- "All Pro Sounds" bundle includes all of the above (544 Instruments in 15 instrument categories)

What's more, three additional new downloadable libraries are also available for in-app purchase:

- "Alan Parsons Grand Piano" includes 13 piano sounds recorded by the legendary Pink Floyd engineer
- "Future Synths" has 150 synth sounds and patterns for a lifetime's worth of sound design
- "Elektronika - Deep House" is an essential mix of 4 loop construction kits and 32 jackin' beats, big-room bass, shiny synths, classic pianos, huge FX instruments and more
- More libraries, previously only available for SampleTank desktop, are scheduled for monthly releases from signature titles like Neil Peart Drums, Hugh Padgham Drums, Terry Bozzio Drums, 
- Billy Cobham Drums, American Acoustic guitar and more.

All new sounds are in addition to the previously available content - the original factory sound set plus the orchestral Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and SampleMoog Mobile Editions. This brings the total universe of SampleTank 2 for iOS sounds to over 1,900 instruments and over 1,200 MIDI patterns - the largest collection of sounds available for any virtual instrument on the iOS platform.

Redesigned interface for faster creation workflow

The SampleTank 2 interface has been redesigned in many of its core operation components for a much faster music creation workflow. Plus, the new design provides more advanced composition features right where they are needed most. The new Live interface, the new Browser and Song mode, the redesigned Pad interface and additional advanced MIDI features, have all been implemented to make SampleTank 2 the most powerful mobile sound workstation to date.
- New instruments and patterns Browser
Even though users can have well over a thousand sounds and patterns at their fingertips in SampleTank 2, the re-designed instrument browser makes it easy to find the right sound for the right application, taking full advantage of multi-touch gestures and providing an immediate visual reference of the instruments, thanks to new 3D images and icons.

- New Live interface
In the new Live interface, SampleTank 2 becomes an extremely powerful real-time playing instrument where its 8 instrument slots can be used to create layers, splits, or multis easily and quickly thanks to the multi-touch device interface. Additionally, loops and patterns can be loaded and used to create backing tracks and accompaniments at any time. All of these features operate the same way they would on an advanced hardware sound workstation, empowering mobile users to do what they would do on an instrument costing thousands of dollars - all from the convenience of their mobile device.

- New Song mode interface
For composers, the new Song mode includes helpful compositional tools like an integrated 8-track MIDI sequencer featuring an optimized interface for fast, intuitive recording. The sequencer also supports looped instruments to kick-start musical creativity in a snap. The new full song timeline with one-touch real-time rewind helps when laying down ideas easily and effortlessly during the recording process.

- New Pads interface
For beat makers, the redesigned Pad interface with 4x4 launch pads lets them create grooves and beats with ease. The new velocity and repeat sliders make complex beat programming a breeze for every skill level of beat maker and producer.

- MIDI learn
The new MIDI learn function makes controlling SampleTank 2 from any standard MIDI keyboard or pads controller easier than ever. MIDI learn lets users program their controllers with a fully intuitive step-by-step interactive process providing seamless integration with their existing hardware - no instruction manual needed!

Plays well with iRig interfaces and controllers

Although SampleTank 2 makes exceptional use of touch control-even for tight spaces like smartphones-users can expand beyond touch. IK's iRig MIDI 2, iRig PRO or iRig Pro DUO interfaces connect SampleTank 2 iOS with all popular standard MIDI controllers, while the iRig KEYS line of MIDI controllers or the iRig Pads groove controller offer compact, immediate plug-and-play, mobile-friendly and studio solutions for on-the-go musicians with no need for additional adapters. Additional SampleTank sounds are also unlocked when you register compatible IK hardware.

Pricing and availability

SampleTank 2 is a universal app for iPad and iPhone and is available now as a direct download from the App Store as a Free version (over 20 instruments), and paid version (over 140 instruments) for only $/€19.99. Additional Sound Packs are available through in-app purchase starting at $/€5.99. Existing users will immediately benefit from the fully redesigned interface and new features for free. Newly released SampleTank Pro sound packs and downloadable libraries are available for in-app purchase starting at $/€9.99.

Proxy - Access the office effortlessly, using your phone

Meet the new way to access the office.

It's time to say good bye to access cards and key fobs. Now there’s a better and simpler way to access your office or building with just your phone.

Dead simple access management.

Office administrators can instantly and effortlessly manage all employee, contractor, and visitor access through our simple and beautiful web dashboard.

Your existing doors. Our innovative technology.

Proxy works with your current infrastructure. We come to your office and install simple sensors, opening the door to easy, affordable mobile access.

A hands-free magical experience.

Proxy’s smartphone app works with special sensors to unlock doors as you approach them. Simply walk up, and walk right in. No need to pull out your phone, keep the app running, or say "open sesame".

A modern approach to securing access.

Proxy provides a modern approach to securing access while providing a seamless experience for end users and access administrators. We use strong cryptography and a one-time tokenization scheme to keep your building and personal credentials more protected than ever.

Source Proxy

App Launchpad - Create free beautiful screenshots for App store/Google play

App Launchpad is an App Screenshot Builder for App Store and Google Play which is completely free .

Reasons we built this tool:
Making screenshots has always been a tedious task for every App Developer. Sometimes we pay a Designer other times we use a paid tool to make screenshots. But App release iterations are so frequent task, that we felt there should definitely be some simpler & cheaper way to do this.

Difference between App Launchpad and other Screenshots Builder
1) Its 100% FREE.
2) It gives more variety of Original & Custom devices for iOS and Android.
3) It provide Filters (like Instagram) which are combinations of best color, device and font style, to give your screenshot Designer touch in one click.

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Source theapplaunchpad

The Ideal Anti-Burglary Setup

Modern society is far from perfect, and with rising crime figures, the homeowner must take steps to protect the property against unauthorised entry. The older generation will reminisce, explaining that in their day, no one locked the house when they went out, and while that might have been the case fifty years ago, home security is necessary today.

Variety of solutions

Home security systems have come a long way in the past few years, with motion and sound sensors able to activate alarm systems, and infra-red beams strategically placed, making it almost impossible to break in. While security alarm systems are efficient, there is a more cost-effective way to protect one’s home and that is to monitor the perimeters round the clock.

Video surveillance

This doesn’t mean one has to pack the sandwiches and coffee flask, and camp out at all hours, as technology provides a 24/7 neighbourhood watch in the form of a CCTV system. A typical home CCTV system would include four state-of-the-art cameras that would be positioned to cover all entry points, and with remote viewing, one can watch the home at any time, from any location. CCTV is a great deterrent to the average burglar, as they avoid risk as much as possible, and besides, there are many unprotected homes that offer a much easier entry.

Professional service

If one lives in Western Australia, Castle Security offer a wide range of security solutions for domestic and commercial clients, and with expert installation, the property will be well protected. The recent developments in camera technology have resulted in a fall in prices, making video surveillance even more affordable.

Customised solution

No two properties are identical, and with customised video surveillance, one can create the perfect angles, giving the occupants peace of mind that the perimeters are being monitored at all times. When a prospective customer contacts a security company, they will send a representative to view the property, and with the client’s input, a design will be put together. The installation is usually completed in a matter of hours, and the system switched on.

The deterrent factor

It isn’t a bad idea to alarm the windows and doors of a home, but CCTV cameras provide all the deterrent one would need, as burglars avoid homes that are protected by video surveillance systems, and they are easy to spot if one is a professional thief. It is for this reason that prominent camera locations are preferred, and with stickers placed at the front of the home, any potential intruder would simply walk away. If one is looking for CCTV in Perth, there are online home security companies that specialise in CCTV systems.

Remote viewing

The annual family holiday is always welcome, yet there are times when a person wonders if all is well at home, and with remote viewing, one can watch the perimeters of one’s property in real time, using the Internet as a medium.

CCTV is by far the most cost-effective solution for home security, and with a professional installation, the house will be protected 24/7.

Wooden Speakers by Grovemade

We collaborated with industrial designer Joey Roth to create a speaker system that could only exist with our unique approach to product and his experience in audio design.

We simplified the speaker down to its essentials by replacing digital signal processing with a custom back-loaded horn design.

A: The full-range driver reproduces the entire range of frequency information.

B: The enclosure has no parallel walls or flat surfaces. Like a concert hall its internal geometry eliminates standing waves that cause distortion.

C: The back-loaded horn reinforces the speaker's bass response.

Source Grovemade

Google Duo - One-to-one video calling

Google Duo is One-to-one video calling. Google's FaceTime competitor.

Be together in the moment.

Get closer to everyone you love with simple, high-quality video calling on iOS and Android.

Face to face with just a tap.

Simple one-tap calling and super smooth switching from cell to Wi-Fi make it easy to check in from anywhere.

Source Google

4 Rules Everyone Should Follow In An Economic Recovery

It's a new investment environment time today. But many people still don't understand this. Instead they are wondering how long this slow economic growth will last. But what if we can use this situation and get additional bonuses out of it? What if this slow economic recovery is a great opportunity to invest and get constant profit during the next decade or two? By the way, many successful investors say the best time to invest is stagnation period. Why? First, each stagnation period sooner or later will be replaced by economic growth. Second, you can buy stocks at the best prices during economic stagnation. So use these benefits during today's economic recovery period. But how to do this? Let's consider some important points from the recent McKinsey Global Institute report.

The recent McKinsey report suggests that investors from the US and Europe have to lower their future returns expectations. Today's situation on financial markets is rather a rule than an exception. If you follow the rules you will get stable returns. Yes, these returns will be lower then before but stable enough to let your business survive and even prosper.

McKinsey Global Institute is an established organization specializing in global economy research. Its reports are widely used by those involved in financial transactions all over the world.
The McKinsey report mentioned above describes two possible scenarios for the next 30 years: slow economic growth scenario with returns on investments about 4-5%, and more optimistic recovery scenarion with 5.5-6.5% equity returns.

So how to succeed in this new economic environment? Here are some advices on how to thrive and adapt.

1. If You Don't Invest You Don't Get Any Returns

Remember that even 1% returns are better than no returns at all. So don't be afraid to buy stocks. Moreover today you can buy pretty good stocks at low prices and get more return in the future. So today is a good time to invest your money.

2. Re-Evaluate Possible Risks 

In the earlier years maximizing risks meant increasing your returns. But now you should concentrate on diversifying and balancing your stock portfolio. This will help you to increase returns and recover from any possible market drops.

3. Concentrate On Defensive Stocks 

Buying stable stocks that are generally independent of down market cycles is also a good strategy in today's investment environment. Such stocks tend to outperform unstable business cycles.

4. Increase Your Savings 

It's too hard to beat cash reserves during down cycles. Increase your budget devoted to savings. Whatever extra cash you can save will help to survive and succeed in the future. The more savings you make today the more confident and powerful you business will be tomorrow.

The latest McKinsey report is not the truth in the first instance, but you should follow it and plan your investments accordingly. If you follow the rules then you are likely to succeed in a short perspective. Outperform your competitors and help your business to prosper by uderstanding and using all the resources available.

Author bio:
Denny Lunch is financial expert, insterested in investment, stock exchange and Stocksneural forecasting

Muutea - Creative tea bags for tea lovers

what does Muutea mean?

Muutea is a combination of mood and tea. Mood for expressing yourself with designs by talented artists. And tea for health, taste, freshness, quality. It is pronounced ~/mu:/ /ti:/

Muutea is an organic tea company, passionate about beautiful design. But we are much more. We are directly in contact with farmers from all over Black Sea. We travel thousands of miles from farm to farm to find the highest quality tea leaves. Muutea comes directly from tea farms to your cup; collected and designed with passion and the love of tea.
Source Kickstarter

Monday, August 15, 2016

Laugh.ly - World’s first app for streaming stand up comedy

I started the company because I love comedy but didn't have a good way to listen to comedy while I was commuting or road-tripping. I tried to listen to comedy on my beloved Spotify and Pandora subscriptions, but those apps are really just designed for music so I couldn't dig as deep as I wanted. I tried to listen to comedy on my Sirius XM description, but I didn't have control over what I listened to. Thusly, Laugh.ly was born.

We offer access to thousands of albums from hundreds of comedians. You can search by comedian, by album name or just topic. Listening is totally free and our ad-free subscription is also an option. I look forward to all of you giving this a try and telling me what you think! - David T. Scott — CEO, Laugh Radio

Source laugh.ly 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fabric - The story of your life that writes itself

Fabric is a personal location-based journal that catalogs your experiences and interactions.


Automatically preserve a record of places you visit, your paths and activities.


Automatically add friends to your journal when spending time together. Keep track of when you hang out with which friends.


Browse photos in your camera roll by people, places, cities, or categories.

Source fabric

Love Home Swap - Travel the world through swapping homes

Home swapping is the real deal

Real people

Get great local knowledge from the people who live where you're staying

Real homes

Enjoy the laid back comfort and space of staying in a home, not a hotel

Real holidays

You'll experience authentic local culture by staying right in the heart of it

Office Snapshots - Browse offices around the world, with photos

Office Snapshots is a leading online resource for the global office design community.

Founded in 2007, we curate and publish new projects, highlight innovative products, and examine industry trends with the goal of improving the workplace, one office at a time.

The founder, Stephen Searer, originally started Office Snapshots to take people behind the scenes of some of the world’s most interesting companies. Thousands of offices and tens of thousands of photos later, the site has grown into an inspiration and invaluable resource for millions of people around the globe.

Office Snapshots is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

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