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Evernote: Two-Step Verification Now Available to Everyone

Evernote / Two-Step Verification

Evernote / Two-Step Verification

Two-factor authentication isn’t an extra or optional layer of protection, it’s a necessary one. Today, all Evernote users—whether paid users or those with free accounts—can turn on this important security feature.

Back in March, after a security breach, Evernote announced it would roll out two-factor authentication. The problem is, when they did, it was only for Premium or Business users.

The company is rolling out optional two-factor authentication today for all user accounts. To turn it on, head to the Security section of your account profile. You’ll also be able to generate one-time codes in case you don’t have access to your phone. (Two-factor authentication often, as in this case, sends a unique code to your mobile device for additional security if you try to log in from an unknown device.)

Two-step verification, also known as two-factor authentication, adds an additional layer of security to the login process, requiring you to enter a special code from your phone, in addition to your regular username and password. The goal of this extra step is to combine something you know (your password) with something only you would have access (your phone).

Setting up two-step verification is straightforward. Just follow the steps in the Security section of Evernote Web. Free users will be required to install an authenticator app on their phones. We recommend Google Authenticator. Premium users can choose to have the code delivered as a text message.

One very important thing to note. As part of the set up process, you will be given a set of one-time codes to use in the event that you are unable to access your phone. Don’t keep these codes in Evernote since you’ll need them when you don’t have access to your Evernote account.

Full Guide: Set up Two-Step Verification »

Apple releases Chrome and Firefox extensions for Windows for iCloud bookmark syncing

iCloud Bookmarks - Firefox

iCloud Bookmarks – Firefox

Apple has quietly released extensions for the Chrome and Firefox desktop browsers for Windows. The extensions allow Windows users to sync their Safari iOS bookmarks across the two browsers. Prior to the Firefox and Chrome extension release, iOS Safari bookmark syncing was limited to Windows Explorer via the iCloud Control Panel (v2.1.2) for Windows app.

Users can download the Chrome extension from Google’s Chrome web store. According to its release notes:

Keep your Chrome bookmarks up to date with the Safari bookmarks on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

iCloud stores your website bookmarks, so they are everywhere you go — on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. So when it comes to your devices, you can switch things up without mixing things up.

Note: iCloud Bookmarks extension for Chrome is for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Similarly, users can download the Firefox extension from Mozilla’s Add-Ons site. Its release notes read:

Keep your Firefox bookmarks on Windows up to date with your Safari bookmarks on iPhone, iPad and Mac with the iCloud Bookmarks extension for Firefox.

Unfortunately, it looks like these extensions are Windows-only for the moment and will not work on Chrome or Firefox for the Mac.

Story: tuaw / aol

Rumor: Leaked GTA V Config Code Reveals PC, PS4 Versions?

Grand Theft Auto V isn’t technically out until tomorrow (it’s out **), but it hasn’t stopped pirates from getting their grubby little hands on it. And pirates, being the crafty little buggers they are, aren’t just playing the game, they are disassembling it and poking around in its guts. As such, code from a configuration file allegedly coming from a pirated Xbox 360 version of the game has appeared on pastebin, and apparently points towards a PC and PS4 version of the game. Here are two screen-grabs of the relevant sections of code:

GTA V Source-code?

GTA V Source-code? (full size version)

The PC code is fairly obvious, and if you’re wondering what the hell “Orbis” is, it was the original code name of the PS4 back when the dev kits were being handed out to developers. Take this all with a grain of salt however, it is after all, the word of a pirate, and could have been entirely faked. But given GTA’s history of releasing on PC, and the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One are right around the corner, it does seem pretty likely that we will see a next-gen release of the game at some point.

* The code comes from a pirated version of Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360.

** The cheapest place to order Grand Theft Auto V currently is Amazon and eBay. – As of the time of writing.

Source & Images: Dualshockers

Pirate Bay Lauches Its Own Browser

The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay launched an anti-censorship browser that allows users to bypass ISP filtering and gives them access to blocked websites.

Pirate Bay’s ‘PirateBrowser’ has already been downloaded over 100,000 times from the direct link and thousands of times from shared downloads.

“I didn’t think it would catch on so fast,” The Pirate Bay’s Winston explains, “I guess people want to see the websites their governments and courts are trying to hide from them.”

The web browser is based on Firefox v23 with a Tor client, as well as some proxy configuration to speed up the loading time for web pages.

It is currently available for Windows, but Pirate Bay promises to have Mac and Linux versions available soon.

Download Here – PirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), FireFox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon) and some custom configs that allows you to circumvent censorship that certain countries such as Iran, North Korea, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Ireland impose onto their citizens.

iPooding Liquid Filled iPhone Case

iPooding.

iPooding Liquid Filled iPhone Case

While the iPhone (5) case market keeps filling up with tough and rigid cases, Korean design firm Sumneeds has created the softest iPhone case yet. The ‘Pudding’ case is a liquid filled case with small moving balls in it that gives it a snow globe effect. It is a peel-and-stick cover that you can apply directly on your iPhone or apply it on the case. Worried that it might pop? From the video on their website that shows a car running over the case without any damage, it is guaranteed that it won’t pop.

The website says:

A sweet & charming case for your i-Phone – just like a pudding!

A new grip with a new case, cute icons falling just like a snowball, various eye-catching graphic designs

One and only eye-catching case for your iPhone, i-Pooding

The world’s first high frequency forming mobile phone case, i-Pooding. Inserted with harmless liquid paraffin, i-Pooding gives you the softest grip for your iPhone. Also, just like a snowball, cute icons will move as you use your device. And lastly, through our collaboration with designers and artists, we will provide you with mutliple choices of designs that will fulfill your artistic standards.

※ i-Pooding may be damaged if artificial impact is caused to the product
※ Liquid substance in the product is harmless

BUY NOW $27 USD (Approx £17.66 GBP) – iPooding Liquid Filled iPhone Case avaiable in Blue, Yellow, Pink & Green for the iPhone

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