Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Google introduces 'Duo' video-chat app to rival Skype, FaceTime


Google introduces video-chat app, Duo, to rival Skype, FaceTime

Google  Duo app
Google  Duo app
Article Snip: "...Google is trying again with a new video chat application called Duo. The app works with mobile devices running Google's Android operating system and Apple Inc.'s iOS. It runs on Wi-Fi and cellular networks, automatically switching between different types and speeds of connection and adjusting video quality. Duo also uses phone numbers, rather than a Google account or Gmail address..."

Reference: www.chicagotribune.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fake GPS Location Spoofer App


Fake GPS Location Spoofer App

Fake GPS Location Spoofer App
Fake GPS Location Spoofer App
Article Snip: "...Use the app so you can fake your location. It will overwrite your current proximity elegantly so that you can prank your friends on any social network to think you are somewhere else. Find people in different cities. Geotag that photo even if you forgot to turn on location when you were taking it ..."

Reference: play.google.com

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The 'Flyover Country app' tells you what’s outside your plane window


An app that tells you what’s outside your plane window

Flyover Country app
Flyover Country app
Article Snip: "...The Flyover Country app, which is available for both iOS and Android, uses a combination of WiFi and GPS. Before taking off, Myrbo suggests loading your city of departure and destination. The app then pulls information about geographic sites within several hundred miles of your travel path and saves it to your phone so you can use the app without purchasing in-flight WiFi. “It uses your GPS, which is completely legitimate in airplane mode,” Myrbo says ..."

Reference: www.pri.org

Friday, July 22, 2016

Beware: These Android apps will drain your phone's battery

Beware: These Android apps will drain your phone's battery

Article Snip: "...Android users, take note: if you want your phone's battery to last till the end of the day, you might want to ease up on certain "performance-draining" apps. The Amsterdam-based security software company AVG Technologies released its annual report Thursday analyzing which Android apps place the biggest demands on battery life, storage space and data use. What are the biggest culprits?..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Fly like a Blue Angel with new flight simulator app for your phone


Fly like a Blue Angel with new flight simulator app for your phone

Blue Angels - Aerobatic SIM app
Blue Angels - Aerobatic SIM app
Article Snip: "...You don't need to be a sailor anymore to fly like a Blue Angel. Anyone can now practice aileron rolls with the Navy's elite demonstration via a new app that lets you steer the virtual F/A-18 Hornets with a smart phone. "Blue Angels: Aerobatic SIM," released on July 15 for iPhone and Android, puts the player in the cockpit above real air show locales, using the phone's tilt control to steer the jets through real Blue Angels moves..."

Reference: www.navytimes.com

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Poke Radar' App Helps You Find Pokémon


Meet the Popular App That Helps You Find Pokémon

Poke Radar App
Poke Radar App
Article Snip: "...Poke Radar app for Pokémon Go is now the second-most-downloaded free app in Apple’s App Store, just behind Pokémon Go..."

Reference: fortune.com

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Apple’s New Swift Playgrounds App Will Teach the Next Generation How to Code

Apple’s New App Will Teach the Next Generation How to Code

Article Snip: "...the new Swift Playgrounds app, the next step on Apple’s path towards a new breed of computer programming. If you’re not a coder, that may seem a tad esoteric. But you’re the app’s target audience, along with everyone else ..."


Reference: www.wired.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Polaroid Swing app: create moving photos with one easy tap


Polaroid Swing app: create moving photos with one easy tap.

Polaroid Swing app
Polaroid Swing app
Memories move. Now photos do too. Polaroid Swing app lets you create moving photos with one easy tap. Capture one-second moments that magically come to life when you touch them or swing your iPhone. Share Polaroid moving photos with your followers on Polaroid Swing and out to Facebook or Twitter. Explore the best of this unique new visual medium through Featured Artists. Polaroid moving photos recreate life’s special moments: the kiss goodbye, the face breaking into a smile, the hair blowing in the wind. They combine the composition of a still with the vitality of a world that’s always moving. With Polaroid Swing you can also:
Reverse the moving photo to perfect the moment.
Take 3D selfies by rotating your phone around you.
Select live filters for inky smooth Polaroid moving photos.
Create your own moving profile image – and add a tint via settings.
Connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts to find friends.
No passwords to remember! Sign up with Facebook, Twitter or magic link.


Reference: itunes.apple.com

Hit App Pokemon Go Raises Security Concerns for Google Account Holders

Hit App Pokemon Go Raises Security Concerns for Google Account Holders

Article Snip: "...many of those who used their Google accounts to sign up for Pokémon Go on iOS may be surprised to know that they have basically handed the keys to their account to the game's developer..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Armed Robbers Used Pokemon Go App to Target Victims, According to Cops

Armed Robbers Used Pokemon Go App to Target Victims, According to Cops

Article Snip: "...A string of armed robberies that took place Saturday night in Missouri were perpetrated by suspects who targeted their victims using Pokémon Go, a popular augmented reality game, according to police ..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mobile Passport app: Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App


Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App

Mobile Passport app
http://mobilepassport.us/
Article Snip: "...Even if you’re not planning a trip immediately, do yourself a favor and download the free Mobile Passport app for Apple and Android phones now. With the app, American and most Canadian citizens can skip the slowest part of U.S. Customs by using a smartphone to import passport details, snap a selfie and answer basic questions ..."

Reference: www.wsj.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NFC ReTag app (free) on Google Play


NFC ReTag app (free) on Google Play

NFC ReTag app
NFC ReTag app
Article Snip: "...Re-use/recycle write protected NFC Tags such as hotel key-cards, access badges, price tags, lift cards, key fobs etc... You can use the NFC ReTag app to associate multiple functions (e.g. Wlan OFF, Bluetooth ON, Mobile Data TOGGLE, start navigation,run Tasker task, start any installed app, use media buttons, call a phone number, add a timestamp, calendar entry, add Text-to-Speech and much more!) to a NFC (near field communication) tag via an app internal database. You can even add tag cycles and let your tag run different activities per scan. So ReTag is the perfect NFC automation tool for you ;-). (Works with ANY android supported tag = re-writable AND write protected!)..."

Reference: play.google.com

What is a 'User Agent String'? ...and what does mine look like?

What is a 'User Agent String'?

Article Snip: "...The User-Agent string format is currently specified by section 5.5.3 of HTTP/1.1 Semantics and Content. The format of the User-Agent string in HTTP is a list of product tokens (keywords) with optional comments. For example, if a user's product were called WikiBrowser, their user agent string might be WikiBrowser/1.0 Gecko/1.0. The "most important" product component is listed first. The parts of this string are as follows..."


Reference: wikipedia.org

What does rooting your phone actually mean?

What does rooting your phone actually mean?

Article Snip: "...Super User permissions, and can do anything it likes to any file any place on your phone. This is why the people who made your phone really don't want you to have this level of access, and the companies who allow you to unlock the bootloader and change things still..."


Reference: www.androidcentral.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

7 common mistakes to avoid when naming your app

7 common mistakes to avoid when naming your app

Article Snip: "...While a weak name won’t necessarily spell disaster for a well-conceived product, a great name makes the all-important first impression. Here are seven common mistakes to avoid when deciding on a name for your app..."


Reference: thenextweb.com

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Google's new Science Journal app wants you to think like a scientist


Google's new app wants you to think like a scientist

Article Snip: "...announced Science Journal, a new Android app for budding scientists in a blog post on Google for Education. Aiming to "bring out that inner scientist in all of us", the new app will use the existing sensors in your phone..."

Reference: www.cnet.com

Friday, April 29, 2016

New Microsoft beta lets workers build their own apps without coding

New Microsoft beta lets workers build their own apps without coding

Article Snip: "...PowerApps allows employees to build business-focused apps without knowing how to program..."


Reference: www.pcworld.com

Building your first Android app

Building Your First App

Article Snip: "...Welcome to Android application development! This class teaches you how to build your first Android app. You’ll learn how to create an Android project and run a debuggable version of the app. You'll also learn some fundamentals of Android app design, including how to build a simple user interface and handle user input..."


Reference: developer.android.com

    TOOLS:
  1. Download Android Studio. (Android Studio Installation Directions)
  2. Download the latest SDK tools and platforms using the SDK Manager.
  3. Get started

Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Article Snip: "... Researchers from security firm PhishLabs claim that they've found 11 such applications since the beginning of 2016 hosted on Google Play, most of them created by the same group of attackers. The apps are simple, yet effective..."


Reference: www.computerworld.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Unlimited Free VPN app by betternet


Unlimited Free VPN app by betternet

Unlimited Free VPN app by betternet
Unlimited Free VPN app by betternet
Article Snip: "...Betternet is a free VPN for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with no ads and no registration. Super fast VPN, surf the web anonymously with no concern about being tracked by your ISP or anybody else as your IP will be changed, gives you access to the entire websites and applications in your country, at school or at work. You can surf on facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat and other social networks..."

Reference: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id946659216
...also at Google Play.