Curation Monday – July 8, 2013

Tech news bites from around the web

Tech-based news bites from across the web

Freebies!  Not an extensive lot, or easy to find, but the Apple App Store is offering a few premium iOS apps for free. No official details yet, but this could be related to the App Store’s upcoming 5th anniversary.  Via @engadget

Online security is very important – and unfortunately, we don’t always take advantage of some of the protective measures in place until something bad has happened. Here are 10 proactive security settings that you really should implement. Via @mashable

When you vacation on planet Earth, you pay for your purchases using cash, credit or Interac®. But if you’re a space tourist, these traditional payment methods won’t work (connection over that distance could be an issue, and there’s the question of which currency). PayPal hopes to solve the problem with PayPal Galactic. In case you were wondering… Via @mashable

The American Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is using an Instagram feed to show some of the items they confiscate at airport security checks.  Some very, scary stuff. So the next time you’re standing in line, patiently (or impatiently) waiting to go through a security check, keep in mind, these checks do have a purpose.  Via @abc

Using 3D printing to create a cast to heal bones. Interesting concept with lots of advantages, but how do you draw pictures and get autographs on a cast like that?  Via @mashable

Have we missed anything important? Do you know of anything new and exciting in the tech world that you’d like to share? Please do so in our comments section. Until next week…

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