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If you want to sell or dispose of your computer, it’s important to make sure there isn’t any data left on there for someone to find. When it comes to NTFS-formatted hard drives, simply deleting your files isn’t enough.
If you need to present some data — for a work project or class — you want it to be visually interesting to look at. The RAW web app lets you upload tabular data in the form of text or spreadsheet files and lets you create an eye-catching chart or diagram in minutes.
Windows/Mac/Linux: When you’re gathering data for research or a project, it can be laborious entering each individual piece of information into a table. Import.io can grab data from a web page’s code and create tables for you.
Many of us have a protective instinct when it comes to our data. After all, it’s ours. Why should someone else profit from it? There’s just one problem: there may be privacy laws protecting you from being spied on and copyright laws protecting the ownership of content you create, but data doesn’t belong to you just because it’s about you.
When we rounded up 4G BYO no-contract plans earlier this week, we noted that there’s a big premium to pay if you want to use the Telstra network relative to other providers. Several readers pointed out a prepaid option you can use which makes Telstra a lot more affordable.
Over the past few years, there has been mounting concern that the US government could invoke the Patriot Act to collect Australian data for surveillance purposes without permission. However, the extent of these powers is a little hazy: some experts claim that the Act can be enacted on American soil only, while others maintain that any data centre with ties to US companies is fair game.
If you’re on a cheap mobile phone plan, there’s a good chance your monthly data allowance is woefully inadequate. This can lead to huge bills at the end of the month if you don’t keep close tabs on your usage. Instead of switching off your mobile data completely (or downgrading to a basic phone), try following these simple data-stretching tips. With plenty of discipline and a bit of know-how you can make even the flimsiest of data plans go the distance.
Good news for cloud developers with a data fixation: the Windows Azure Store has expanded to Australia, allowing developers to buy (and sell) data sets for use with their cloud applications. Australia was one of 25 new markets added to the service last week. [Windows Azure Store via Windows Azure Blog]