Monday, July 16, 2018

Google Voice App: free voicemail transcriptions, free phone number for calling, Backed up and searchable text messaging, and voicemail


Google Voice App: free voicemail transcriptions, free phone number for calling, Backed up and searchable text messaging, and voicemail

Google Voice App
Google Voice App
Google Voice gives you a free phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app while on the go or at home.

You're in control
Forward calls, text messages, and voicemail to any of your devices, and get spam filtered automatically. Block numbers you don't want to hear from.

Backed up and searchable
Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history.

Chat in groups, with photos
Send group texts and share photos instantly.

Your voicemail, transcribed
Google Voice provides free voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app or have sent to your email.

Reference: play.google.com

Sunday, May 6, 2018

FakeApp Lets Anyone Make Fake Videos of Anyone


Face-swapping videos could lead to more 'fake news'

Article Snip: "...Now there is a way to make fake videos with nothing more than your laptop. FakeApp can be used to make fake videos of people using images or other videos of them..."

Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Monday, April 23, 2018

How to use Google Duo, the video calling app that's better than Apple's FaceTime and works on any phone


How to use Google Duo, the video calling app that's better than Apple's FaceTime and works on any phone

Google Duo
Article Snip: "...Google thought of a solution for people in a cross-platform relationship: a video calling app called Google Duo. Duo is a free app that works on both iPhone and Android phones. It comes standard on the Pixel, and all I had to do was take two minutes to download it for iPhone from the App Store..."

Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

McDonald’s app

Image of McDonald’s app
McDonald’s app
Article Snip: "...Mobile Order & Pay
Pick a deal, then pick up your meal. Mobile Ordering is now a part of the McDonald’s app, making ordering ahead as easy as a few taps and swipes.
Three Easy Ways to Pick Up
Order from anywhere and pick up from any participating location. There’s three easy ways: Curbside Pick-Up, Inside the Restaurant or Drive Thru.
Exclusive Deals for Tasty Meals
Enjoy app only offers and discounts that are as delicious as the food they’re for.
Save & Name Your Favorites
Add any of the classics to your bag or try something new. Customize your order & save your favorites to reorder with ease.
Restaurant Locator
Where are you going to head when McNuggets® call your name? Open up the map and find your nearest McDonald’s.
Pay Through the App
Save your payment method for even faster checkout with Mobile Order & Pay.
Download the app and register today to get more out of your meals at McDonald’s!
Legal:
Must be 13+. Data rates may apply. Prices and participation may vary. Offers available only at participating restaurants. Check https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/terms-and-conditions.html for Terms and Conditions and more information. ©2018 McDonald’s..."

Reference: play.google.com

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Apple removes secretive Telegram messaging app from App Store


Apple removes secretive Telegram messaging app from App Store

Telegram Messaging App
Telegram Messaging App
Article Snip: "...In the company blog, Telegram wrote that “nobody, including Telegram, can decipher the data exchanged by communicating parties.” The company says secret chat messages cannot be forwarded, and when you delete them, the message on the other side of the communication string will also be deleted. Senders can also arrange to have messages “self-destruct” after a designated time after which they’ve been opened or read. Durov recently tweeted that, “Some politicians tend to blame tools for actions one can perform with these tools..."

Reference: www.usatoday.com

Spying on You? Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

Article Snip: "...The testing also found that all these TVs raised privacy concerns by collecting very detailed information on their users. Consumers can limit the data collection. But they have to give up a lot of the TVs’ functionality—and know the right buttons to click and settings to look for. (See below.)..."


Reference: www.consumerreports.org

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