StayFocusd Blocks and Manages Time-Sucking Web Sites [Downloads]

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Windows/Mac/Linux (Chrome): It’s okay to fit a little social networking and not-quite-job-related news reading into your day, but mental limits are hard to stick to. StayFocusd sets timers on the sites you know are addictive, then blocks them when time’s up.

Rather than set individual time limits for each site, StayFocusd asks for a total amount of time you want to let yourself spend on all your non-productive sites. Kind of a clever restriction to have, because you just know you’d be heading right over to Twitter once your Facebook timer ran out, and vice-versa. StayFocusd does get specific on site URLs, though. You can timer-block the entirety of Reddit, for example, but leave the link submission section open for use throughout the day.

StayFocusd is a free download, works wherever Chrome Extensions do. For a similar strategy of blocking and controlling time-sink sites on Firefox, check out our guide to saving yourself with LeechBlock.







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PGP Corporation Announces New Data Protection Solutions for Mac and Linux Enterprise Users

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LinuxSecurity.com: First encryption vendor to provide support across Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Linux, Mac and Windows environments. PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced availability of the latest version of PGP© Desktop. This new release extends PGP’s leadership position in enterprise data protection and enables client convenience and compliance across all of the major desktop operating systems environments — Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux and Red Hat Linux. In addition to allowing disk encryption across mixed environments, PGP© Desktop for Mac now also supports Boot Camp, so users can have complete protection for machines running dual Mac OS X and Windows environments.

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