Saturday, January 20, 2018

LaunchTime: Keep track of space launches: There's an app for that

Want to keep track of space launches? There's an app for that

LaunchTime
LaunchTime
Article Snip: "...LaunchTime -- an application available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users -- gives users the latest information on all launches, including rocket information, mission details and launchpad locations. Users also can watch liftoffs live, according to the app description..."

Reference: www.chron.com

Monday, January 15, 2018

Google App Goes Viral Making An Art Out Of Matching Faces To Paintings


Google App Goes Viral Making An Art Out Of Matching Faces To Paintings

Google Arts & Culture app
Article Snip: "...the Google Arts & Culture app tapped into the zeitgeist over the weekend, until it seemed like just about everyone with access to a camera phone and a social media account was seeking and sharing their famous painting doppelganger..."

Reference: www.npr.org

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Grammarly is Mistake-Free Writing


Grammarly is Mistake-Free Writing

play.google.comArticle Snip: "...The Grammarly Keyboard helps you write mistake-free and with ease in any app you use on your mobile device. It provides hundreds of checks and features, along with seamless integration. Whether you’re sending an urgent email, important LinkedIn message, or essential Facebook post, you can write from your phone with confidence. Mistake-Free Writing..."

Reference: www.grammarly.com

Apple's board says that Tim Cook has to fly private from now on 'in the interests of security and efficiency'

Apple's board says that Tim Cook has to fly private from now on 'in the interests of security and efficiency'

Article Snip: "...Apple's board of directors is now making CEO Tim Cook fly on private aircraft when he travels, whether it's for work or for pleasure. "This policy was implemented in 2017 in the interests of security..."


Reference: http://www.businessinsider.com

Friday, December 22, 2017

Edward Snowden's Haven app uses your phone to detect intruders

Edward Snowden's Haven app uses your phone to detect intruders

Article Snip: "...a new app from The Guardian Project, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Edward Snowden aims to turn Android smartphones into tiny, unobtrusive security systems. Haven, released today in public beta, was designed to use a phone's built-in sensors to track sudden changes in the environment around it..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Trump Team Wanted Michael Flynn to Use This Privacy-Focused Messaging App

Trump Team Wanted Michael Flynn to Use This Secret Messaging App

Article Snip: "...The documents were obtained from the General Services Administration (GSA), which is responsible for facilitating the transition of power in the White House. The agency reportedly approved the use of the Signal app in part because of delays in obtaining secure cell phones..."


Reference: fortune.com

Apple slows your iPhone as the battery ages, but doesn’t give you a cheap way to replace it

Apple slows your iPhone as the battery ages, but doesn’t give you a cheap way to replace it

Article Snip: "...Apple is taking heat for a discovery about old iPhones: As their batteries age, Apple’s software slows them down. The phenomenon, discovered by Reddit members and acknowledged Wednesday by Apple, throws gasoline onto a long-standing conspiracy theory that iPhones slow to crawl as a sly way to convince us to buy new ones..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Oreo Go: Google Is Launching Another Lighter Version of Android to Power Cheap Smartphones

Google Is Launching Another Lighter Version of Android to Power Cheap Smartphones

Article Snip: "...The Android Oreo Go operating system can work on entry-level smartphones with memory of as low as 512 megabytes, Google said on Tuesday, adding it expects devices running on the software to start hitting store shelves in the coming months..."


Reference: fortune.com

Monday, November 27, 2017

This app predicts which of your contacts will sell ‘First’

This app predicts which of your contacts will sell ‘First’

Article Snip: "...Software uses big data and clever AI to help agents leverage the commission potential within the people they already know..."


Reference: www.inman.com

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Corporate America to Win Again: Net neutrality repeal means your internet may never be the same

Net neutrality repeal means your internet may never be the same

Article Snip: "...Net neutrality...means that companies like AT&T, which is trying to buy Time Warner, or Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, can't favor their own content over a competitor's content..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google

Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google

Article Snip: "...An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings...currently no way for Android users to prevent their location data from being sent to ad targeting giant Google — short of removing SIMs from their devices and disabling wi-fi (or else leaving the devices inside a Faraday Cage Faraday Cage)..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mom's iPhone unlocked using 10-year-old son's face

Mom's iPhone unlocked using 10-year-old son's face

Article Snip: "...Rather than a password or a fingerprint, Apple’s Face ID app uses biometric technology to take precise measurements of the owner’s face as a form of security. Nevertheless, as the tech giant has conceded, even its latest innovation can be thwarted by identical twins or non-identical family members..."


Reference: http://www.foxnews.com

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Woman Unlocks Sleeping Husband's Phone On Flight With Fingerprint App


Plane forced to land after woman creates drama on finding out her husband is cheating

Image Example from www.nist.gov
Article Snip: "...The Qatar Airways jet was en route to Bali from Doha on Sunday when it had to divert to Chennai due to the mid-air drama. ​ The woman is believed to have unlocked her sleeping husband's phone by placing his finger on the home button. She is then said to have started a fight..."

Reference: www.standardmedia.co.ke

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Apps for the Aging Bachelor(ette)

Apps for the Aging Bachelor(ette)

Article Snip: "...Note: These applications are only compatible with the BlackBerry KEYone. SeatPeek Aggregates all nearby restaurants with available bar seating so that you don’t have to take up a whole table while you eat alone and scroll through Twitter. Grumble Dating app for cantankerous singles and the people who like them. Swipe right to send that special someone a Grunt..."


Reference: www.newyorker.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

YouTube TV has an app built for your living room screen


YouTube TV finally has an app built for your living room screen

YouTube TV App
Article Snip: "...YouTube TV will start rolling out to screen running Android TV. And in the coming weeks, it'll be in plenty more places, including Xbox One, Apple TV and Roku, as well as Samsung, Sony and LG TVs. Building a user interface for a full-sized TV is a lot different than making one for mobile, so the YouTube TV app for big screens is a good bit different..."

Reference: www.engadget.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Adobe remakes Lightroom CC as a hybrid app and 1TB cloud service

Adobe remakes Lightroom CC as a hybrid app and 1TB cloud service

Article Snip: "...an all-new Lightroom CC with a 1TB cloud service -- the "Project Nimbus" app that leaked last year. It features a streamlined version of Lightroom CC that keeps images, edits and metadata synced in Creative cloud across PC and Mac, Android and iOS. For desktop users who prefer the current, non-cloud app, Adobe has re-branded it as Lightroom Classic CC..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

Protect your credit card info with the free ‘Skimmer Scanner’ Android app

Protect your credit card info with the free ‘Skimmer Scanner’ Android app

Skimmer Scanner
Skimmer Scanner
Article Snip: "...It turns out that it’s ridiculously easy to install a card skimmer at a point of sale terminal. Gas pumps are particularly vulnerable because they’re often unmanned and have a lot of traffic. Luckily, there’s a free Android app called Skimmer Scanner that can alert you if there are any of these devices nearby..."

Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

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