10 best apps to boost your productivity

This article was originally on GET.com at: 10 Best Apps To Boost Your ProductivityIf you commute via public transport in Singapore, you would have noticed how smartphones have taken over our world, making them truly indispensable. Well, with the exception of old grannies and grandpas of course.

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New centre to help Singapore boost cyber security

Singapore will face more cyber attacks as technology is increasingly used in everyday life, from smart traffic lights and driverless trains to the ubiquitous smartphones.The greater risk, which is inevitable as Singapore pushes to be a Smart Nation, was flagged yesterday by the managing director of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Ms Jacqueline Poh, noting the rise in the United States of such security incidents involving its critical infrastructures.To address the danger, Singapore plans to give existing measures a further boost.

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IDA exploring new way to get one-time passwords

SingPass users may soon have another option to receive one-time passwords (OTP).The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), which administers SingPass, told The Straits Times that it is mulling over the use of smartphone apps, also known as soft tokens, which would be more convenient for users.An OTP is an automatically generated password valid for only one login session or transaction.The OTP is entered in government websites in addition to the SingPass password and NRIC number in a process called two- factor authentication (2FA).

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Eyewear designed for bedtime smartphone users hits stores

Using electronic devices before bedtime is believed to disrupt sleeping patterns. But if one can’t break the habit, there are perhaps at least better ways to do it.Japanese eyeglass maker Jin Co. on Thursday released eyewear for bedtime smartphone users. The company says the glasses can cut 60 per cent of short-wavelength enriched light. This “blue light” may suppress the hormone that helps sleep.

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Hackers’ new target: Getting paid subscriptions for free

With alarming frequency, companies disclose data breaches or hack attacks that compromise the personal data of their consumers. Yet a new fear that may keep company executives up at night may not be from hackers, but the risks posed by their own client base.

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