Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'Walkie talkie' app Zello tops App Store during hurricanes

'Walkie talkie' app Zello tops App Store during hurricanes

Article Snip: "...Zello is currently the most downloaded free app on Apple's US App Store, and claims to have had more than 110 million downloads across Android, iPhone, Windows, Blackberry and PC platforms since its relaunch in 2012..."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017

How the walkie-talkie app Zello helped rescuers find Harvey survivors


How the walkie-talkie app Zello helped rescuers find Harvey survivors

Zello, a free internet walkie-talkie app
Zello, a free internet walkie-talkie app
Article Snip: "...there are times when a single word - especially one uttered with emotion - can deliver far more information than a text. For example: An elderly victim screaming "Help" as the waters rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. "With voice, someone can communicate a ton of information in a way that text does not," said Bill Moore, the chief executive of Zello, a free internet walkie-talkie app. "In a few seconds of hearing your voice I can..."

Reference: www.dailyherald.com

How to Find and Use Android Instant Apps


How to Find and Use Android Instant Apps

Article Snip: "...In a nutshell, Instant Apps allow users to check out most of the features of an app without actually installing it by using deep links and running in a modular environment—hence the reason..."

Reference: www.howtogeek.com

Monday, August 28, 2017

Half of digital media time is spent in five apps

Half of digital media time is spent in five apps

Article Snip: "...Sixty-four percent of millennials download new apps more often than they did a year ago. And 57% download new apps more often than they delete old ones. This is promising considering that monthly app downloads have languished in recent years..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

Messaging Apps With Surveillance Malware Made It Onto Google Play Store

Messaging Apps With Surveillance Malware Made It Onto Google Play Store

Article Snip: "...Researchers at the security firm Lookout have identified a family of malicious smartphone apps, referred to as SonicSpy. At least three versions of the malware, which is able to remotely control infected phones, made it onto Google’s Play store..."


Reference: fortune.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Badoo dating app lets you search for matches that look like your ex, or your own doppelgänger

A global dating app now lets you search for matches that look like your ex, or yourself

Article Snip: "...Lookalikes, a feature Badoo launched this week, connects to a user’s Facebook profile and automatically suggests Facebook friends for whom they might want to find doppelgängers, as well as their own profile picture and a selection of celebrities. The user can then upload any picture, and the app will find lookalikes. The most-searched celebrities globally are..."


Reference: qz.com

Like your news 'fake' and with 'obvious bias' as reviewers declare? CNN has an app for you


CNN app savaged as 'fake news' by reviewers

CNN app
Article Snip: "...Dozens of people wrote scathing reviews of CNN's app on the App Store on Monday, including many from supporters of President Trump who said CNN is "fake news" and full of "obvious bias." CNN's app now has a one-star rating, a sign that most of the 2,286 people who reviewed the app are as opposed to CNN..."

Reference: www.washingtonexaminer.com

Monday, July 3, 2017

Brain Training App May Counteract Mild Cognitive Impairment


Brain Training App May Counteract Mild Cognitive Impairment

PEAK app
Article Snip: "...To overcome this problem, researchers from the Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and the Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cambridge developed “Game Show,” a memory game app, in collaboration with patients with aMCI. They then tested its effects on cognition and motivation...The University of Cambridge Wizard memory game is available through PEAK via the App Store and Google Play..."

Reference: psychcentral.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hulu’s new 'Hulu with Live TV app' hits the app stores


Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

hulu with Live TV app
hulu with Live TV app
Article Snip: "...The new Hulu with Live TV app is available now on iOS and Android, in their respective app stores..."

Reference: techcrunch.com

Monday, May 1, 2017

10 must-have apps for your phone

10 must-have apps for your phone

Article Snip: "...certain apps rise above the rest. They’re powerful, they’re fun, and they’re incredibly useful. They’re at the top of their category, and almost every user ends up exclaiming, “Wow, I can’t believe how cool this thing is!” Here are 10 of those must-have apps, plus a bonus..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Train Your Voice With The Vanido Singing App


Train Your Voice With This Singing App

Vanido Singing App
Article Snip: "...iOS: If you want to really kill it at karaoke, approximately hitting the notes won’t be good enough. A free app called Vanido can guide you through singing exercises, and show you in real time how well you’re hitting those notes. First, though, you get to find out what your range is, and how it compares..."

Reference: lifehacker.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How to stop apps from collecting your email data

How to stop apps from collecting your email data

Article Snip: "...If you don't want Unroll.me -- or other companies -- to collect and sell your data, you can disconnect it from Google's security page. Go to ..."


Reference: cnn.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

Microsoft: Previous Windows patches fixed newly leaked NSA exploits

Microsoft: Previous Windows patches fixed newly leaked NSA exploits

Article Snip: "...Microsoft said it has already patched vulnerabilities revealed in Friday’s high-profile leak of suspected U.S. National Security Agency spying tools, meaning customers should be protected if they’ve kept their software up-to-date. Friday’s leak caused concern in the security community..."


Reference: www.pcworld.com

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Twitter Lite: Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets


Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets

Twitter Lite app
Twitter Lite app
Article Snip: "...It’s called Twitter Lite and, unlike similar ‘Lite’ apps from Facebook and others, it is browser-based — living at mobile.twitter.com. It is essentially a data-optimized version of the regular Twitter service that, the company said, loads fast and will work well on limited internet connections. It added that, already, “hundreds of millions” visit the mobile app each month but now it wants to expand that reach..."

Reference: techcrunch.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tearline app: American Spies Now Have Their Very Own Smartphone App

American Spies Now Have Their Very Own Smartphone App

Article Snip: "...Called Tearline, the app is a wiki-style collaborative platform for reading and writing unclassified intelligence reports, complete with charts, comments, and updates. There are versions for mobile and desktop, Apple and Android alike. Anyone can download them, but..."


Reference: www.wired.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Apple’s New 'Clips' App Makes Video Editing Stupid Easy

Apple’s New App Makes Video Editing Stupid Easy

Article Snip: "...Apple’s adding another mobile video editor to the mix: The Clips app. It’s the Goldilocks of Apple’s video editing apps – not too simplistic, but not too complicated, either. The free app, set to launch in April, is more customizable..."


Reference: www.buzzfeed.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Disney Magic Kingdoms Mobile Game App: Build the Park of Your Dreams

Build the Park of Your Dreams with New Disney Magic Kingdoms Mobile Game

Disney Magic Kingdoms app
Disney Magic Kingdoms App
Article Snip: "..Disney Magic Kingdoms app brings players to into the timeless world of Disney to experience magical moments from Disney Parks by building with classic attractions like Space Mountain, California Screamin’ and “it’s a small world” and sharing spectacular moments with beloved Disney characters from Disney●Pixar’s “Wall-E” and “Toy Story,” Disney’s “Tangled” and more..."

Reference: disneyparks.disney.go.com

Twitter got hacked — even a BBC account. Do this one thing to protect yourself

Twitter got hacked — even a BBC account. Do this one thing to protect yourself

Article Snip: "...several high-profile Twitter accounts were compromised, displaying messages featuring swastikas. BBC North America, Amnesty International and the European Parliament ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Who is listening? Hijacking devices

Who is listening? Hijacking devices

Article Snip: "...The next time you open your smartphone, be sure that you know what it's doing behind the scenes. Attackers have been infecting desktop computers for years with malware that enlists them into botnets, hijacking them and..."


Reference: www.scmagazine.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hidden Folks app


Hidden Folks app
Hidden Folks app

Find the simple beauty in ‘Hidden Folks’

Article Snip: "...If you need a calming and fun game that doesn’t ask much of you, Hidden Folks is an app you need to download. It’s a seek-and-find game, similar to Where’s Waldo, and it’s hand-drawn in black and white with goofy sound effects..."

Reference: www.digitaltrends.com