Microsoft OneNote team today announced the new partnership with Mod Notebooks. Mod is a paper notebook service that allows you to sync your notes to the cloud so that you can access your hand written notes from any device through OneNote. OneNote is the one place to bring together those ideas in one digital destination to be organized into a larger portfolio or shared with others. How it works? Step 1: Enjoy your new Mod notebook. Fill it in 2 days or 2 years. We’ll digitize it when you’re ready. Step 2 Once you’ve filled your notebook, mail it back to us using the pre-paid shipping envelope hidden in the back cover (shipping included). Step 3 We scan and digitize it for free within 5 days. Have the notebook recycled or returned to you. It’s your choice. Step 4 Enjoy your notes from anywhere in beautiful Mod app or OneNote. ...

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In U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Google is facing a privacy lawsuit for its data-mining practices of students email in its Google Apps for Education program. Even though the ads are not served for Google Apps for Education users, Google itself admitted that it scanned emails sent and received by students who attend schools that use Apps for Education. Google is using the data to build a profile that could be used for ad targeting outside Google Apps. The data-mining practices behind Google’s Gmail electronic-messaging service violate federal and state wiretap and privacy laws. Gmail is a key feature of Google Apps for Education, which has 30 million users worldwide and is provided by the company for free to thousands of educational institutions in the United States. Student-data-privacy experts contend that the latter claim is contradicted by Google’s own court filings in the California suit. They ...

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Yesterday, Major Nelson posted a Vine showing how you can scan a QR code using Xbox One and Kinect. Remember the old days of entering a 25 digit code to redeem it? Now, you have to simply say “Xbox, use a code” and show the Kinect your QR code printed on the back of your redeemable item. Kinect will instantly scan and recognize it. All this can be done within 6 seconds as Major Nelson does in the above Vine. Are you excited about Xbox One launch? Source: Major Nelson ...

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