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If you spend a lot of time at your computer, there’s a good chance you grab your phone somewhere between seven and 7,000 times per day to check notifications, reply to texts, and a lot more. Wouldn’t it be easier to do all this directly from your computer?

Yes—and that’s why Pushbullet exists.

What Is Pushbullet?

If you haven’t heard of Pushbullet, it’s an app for your phone and a Chrome extension for your computer. These talk to each other using your Google or Facebook account and allow you to share a lot of different things between your phone and computer. Here’s a list of everything Pushbullet does:

  • Share files and links between from one device to another. This was really Pushbullet’s calling card back in the day: the ability to “push” files and links between devices. This is how it started, and it has just grown from there.
  • See your phone’s notifications on your PC. If you don’t want to pick your phone up every time a notification comes in, this is a fantastic feature. It basically mirrors all notifications from your phone on your PC.
  • Send SMS messages from your computer. Alongside mirroring notifications, Pushbullet also allows you to send and reply to text messages directly from your computer. Typing from a real keyboard is so much nicer.
  • Access files on other devices. If you have multiple phones or tablets, Pushbullet allows you to remotely access the files stored on all of them. Right now, this only works on Android and Windows (requiring the Windows application; this isn’t supported using the Chrome extension).

In addition, there are two versions of Pushbullet: free and pro. The pro version, of course, adds a lot of excellent functionality to Pushbullet, but it will set you back $39.99 a year or $4.99 a month.

So, what do you get for these funds? Quite a bit, actually. Here’s the most notable things: more storage space for sharing files, the ability to send larger files, unlimited text messages sending from the computer, mirrored notification actions, universal copy and paste, and priority support…

Pushbullet, to me at least, is one of those apps that so seamlessly blends into your life, you can’t imagine not using it. It’s something I personally use on the daily, multiple times for multiple reasons. I push files and links from my phone to my computer for reference, I text almost exclusively from my computers when I’m at home, and so on. If you find as much value in Pushbullet as I do, I highly recommend getting Pro. It’s worth every penny.

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Government loses appeal to take phones from asylum seekers

The federal government has lost its appeal to overturn an injunction allowing immigration detainees to keep their mobile phones.

The federal government has lost its appeal against a court ruling that allows immigration detainees to keep their mobile phones.

The Federal Court threw out the appeal in Sydney on Thursday, upholding its injunction and preventing Immigration from seizing detainees’ phones.

After the decision, the National Justice Project’s principal solicitor George Newhouse said if the government was concerned about access to phones it should separate convicted criminals from other detainess.

“The blanket removal of phones is part of the process of criminalising asylum seekers and this government ongoing policy of punishment and cruelty towards them,” Mr Newhouse said.

“Peter Dutton claims that the use of mobile phones is linked to criminal behaviour but asylum seekers are not criminals. Mobile phones are a life line to the outside world that enables them to maintain their sanity and communicate with their families, thr loved ones, the community and their legal representatives.”

Source: Government loses appeal to take phones from asylum seekers | SBS News

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Three people killed in two-car crash on Indian Ocean Drive north of #Perth; AGAIN…

THREE people have been killed in a two-car crash on Indian Ocean Drive in Breton Bay, just south of Ledge Point.

St John Ambulance and the RAC Rescue Helicopter are at the scene in Breton Bay.

6PR reports that three people have died in the crash.

The crash occurred at about 7.30am on Thursday morning.

The highway has been closed in both directions and traffic is being diverted.

More to come.

Source: Three people killed in two-car crash on Indian Ocean Drive north of Perth | Perth Now

Australia Day: Yarra Council punished by government for cancelling national event

A MELBOURNE council wants a meeting with the federal government after its power to hold citizenship ceremonies was revoked following a vote to stop referring to January 26 as Australia Day.

Yarra City councillors voted unanimously on Tuesday night to move its traditional citizenship and citizen-of-the-year award ceremonies from January 26 to another date out of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It will also cease to refer to January 26 as Australia Day and officially join the change-the-date campaign in its publications and social media. The move by the Greens-dominated council angered Canberra, which on Wednesday stripped the power of Yarra Council officers to hold a citizenship ceremony at any time of the year.

Yarra Mayor Amanda Stone says the council does not believe it is in breach of the citizenship ceremonies code and is seeking a meeting with the government.

“We are working through the implications of the (minister’s) announcement,” she said in a statement on Wednesday night.

“We will be seeking to discuss this matter with the Assistant Minister as soon as possible.”

Source: Australia Day: Yarra Council punished by government for cancelling national event

Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed

Kelly’s early attempts to impose order on the White House are derailed by the president himself.

As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members — including Trump’s relatives — go through him to reach the president.

But none of those attempts at discipline mattered this week. Instead, Kelly stood to the side as Trump upended his new chief of staff’s carefully scripted plans — pinballing through an impromptu and combative news conference in New York in which he inflamed another self-inflicted controversy by comparing the actions of white supremacist groups at a deadly rally in Charlottesville last weekend with the counterprotesters who came to oppose them.

The uproar — which has consumed not only the White House but the Republican Party — left Kelly deeply frustrated and dismayed just over two weeks into his job, said people familiar with his thinking. The episode also underscored the difficult challenges that even a four-star general faces in instilling a sense of order around Trump, whose first instinct when cornered is to lash out, even self-destructively.

By Wednesday, Trump, back at his New Jersey golf club, was further isolated and the White House was again under attack. Some aides and confidants privately described themselves as sickened and appalled, if not entirely surprised, by Trump’s off-the-cuff comments. And the president watched, furious, as a cascade of chief executives distanced themselves from him, prompting the dissolution of his major business advisory councils

Source: Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed – The Washington Post

Two Bush presidents condemn ‘racial bigotry’ amid Trump backlash

Statement from George HW and W Bush doesn’t mention president by name but marks latest Republican rebuke of his defense of far-right rally in Charlottesville

Former US presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush on Wednesday issued a joint statement that condemned “racial bigotry, antisemitism and hatred” as Donald Trump faced a growing backlash over his defence of those who took part in the far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The father and son did not mention Trump by name, but their rare combined intervention came after Trump’s comments that “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence on Saturday.

“America must always reject racial bigotry, antisemitism and hatred in all its forms,” the Bushes said in a statement, going on to cite the one of the nation’s founding fathers, the third president Thomas Jefferson, who lived near Charlottesville.

“As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our creator with unalienable rights. We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country.”

Supporters are facing intense pressure to denounce Trump, who at a bellicose press conference on Tuesday drew a moral equivalence between white supremacists and a non-existent group that he branded the “alt-left”.

Source: Two Bush presidents condemn ‘racial bigotry’ amid Trump backlash | US news | The Guardian

MasterChef judge George Calombaris admits assaulting teen

MASTERCHEF judge George Calombaris has pleaded guilty to assaulting a teenager after the A-League grand final in Sydney.

The 38-year-old Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the ultimate winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium.

In the Downing Centre Local Court today, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present.

The celebrity chef was supporting Melbourne Victory in Sydney when he began arguing with a fan.

A video emerged of Calombaris embracing a blonde woman after chatting to Football Federation boss David Gallop. He then confronted Sydney supporters sitting in the grand stand.

Calombaris is shown waving his Melbourne Victory scarf before approaching a man and appearing to shove him.

The man looks visibly shocked in the footage, which was shot by SBS’s the World Game website.

In an earlier statement to News Corp, Calombaris said he was not proud of his actions at the game.

“I am really disappointed with what occurred last night,” he said.

“I was genuinely shocked when post-match football banter turned into personal abuse about my family. I regret the way in which I reacted, I am disappointed that I let it get to me, and I sincerely apologise for offending anyone. While I am not proud of my reaction to the situation, I was offended by a spectator yelling out abusive and derogatory comments about my family.

The case was adjourned for sentence on September 8.

Source: MasterChef judge admits assaulting teen

Point-to-point speed cameras will go live, millions of dollars in fines each year

POINT-to POINT speed cameras will go live on Forrest Highway from September 6, with millions of dollars in fines each year expected to be generated by the technology.

Extensive testing of the cameras began last October and found almost one-third of 500,000 drivers monitored over three months were speeding.

About 10 per cent of them — 16,500 — were speeding by more than 10km/h.

Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said yesterday an advertising blitz would be held before the cameras were turned on to warn drivers to think about their speed.

“This education campaign, which will include TV, radio, digital ads and billboards, begins two weeks prior to enforcement and gives drivers plenty of notice if they speed on the Forrest Highway they will be caught,” Mrs Roberts said.

The cameras are on both sides of a 27km stretch between Lake Clifton and Binningup.

They capture the registration details and times that vehicles enter and leave the zone.

The data is used to calculate the vehicle’s average speed.

The cameras can detect if a car is speeding when it enters or leaves the zone and infringements can be issued regardless of the average speed.

“The McGowan Government is committed to reducing road trauma on WA roads, and speed is a significant factor in fatal and serious injury crashes,” Mrs Roberts said.

“The average speed safety camera zone on Forrest Highway is an effective way to slow drivers down and ultimately save Western Aust- ralian lives.”

Mrs Roberts said Forrest Highway had been selected for the first point-to-point cameras because of the high number of fatal and serious crashes.

Between 2009 and 2016 there were 183 crashes in the 27km covered by the cameras.

Eight people died and 22 were seriously injured…

Source: Point-to-point speed cameras | Perth Now

At least 37 die in prison riot in southern Venezuela: governor

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela’s southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

The prosecutors’ office said an investigation had been launched into “the deaths of 37 people” in the facility in the town of Puerto Ayacucho.

Governor Liborio Guarulla had earlier tweeted that a “massacre” took place with at least 35 corpses counted.

Prosecutors said 14 officials were wounded in the violence, but did not say if any were among the dead.

Two prison-monitoring groups, A Window to Freedom and the Venezuelan Prisons Observatory, said the 37 killed were all inmates.

“This is the worst riot we’ve had in a detention facility,” Carlos Nieto of A Window to Freedom told AFP.

“In this one, detainees are only supposed to be held for up to 48 hours, but there were prisoners who have been there for years,” he said.

The jail was holding 105 prisoners at the time of the riot, Guarulla said.

Source: At least 37 die in prison riot in southern Venezuela: governor | SBS News