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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Signal: Encrypted Private Messenger App


Signal Private Messenger

Signal app
Signal
Article Snip: "...Say Anything. Signal app uses an advanced end to end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time. Signal is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. Signal is the only private messenger that uses open source peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe. Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges..."

Reference: play.google.com

Friday, February 3, 2017

Donald Draws Executive Doodle app: Make your own executive orders


Donald Draws Executive Doodle app: Make your own executive orders

Executive Order App
Article Snip: "...Donald Draws Executive Order app will help you make America Great Again. Write your Executive Order and post it on Twitter, etc. We have had great, great fun with this. You don't need this app? Wrong. You're wrong. This app is gonna be uge. It's gonna be big. It'll be the biggest app. It'll be the best app. It is the best app. This app is gonna make the United States of America Great Again. It's gonna be everything. Trump approved...."

Reference: play.google.com

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Airbnb introduces Lottie, a tool to help developers add animations to apps


Airbnb introduces Lottie, a tool to help developers add animations to apps

Lottie
Article Snip: "...Lottie is an iOS, Android, and React Native library that renders After Effects animations in real time. “Lottie allows engineers to build richer animations without the painstaking overhead..."

Reference: www.theverge.com

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ninja Spinki


Flappy Bird’s creator returns with a game that pits ninjas against bouncing cats

Ninja Spinki
Ninja Spinki
Article Snip: "...Creator Dong Nguyen ultimately backed away from the spotlight in the wake of the game’s success. This week, however, he’s returned with Ninja Spinki, a new mobile title that builds upon Flappy Bird’s most popular elements for something a bit more complex, though ultimately equally frustrating..."

Reference: techcrunch.com

Ninja is not an easy business.
Ninja training is just super hard.
6 different games with lots of challenges.
- Ninja Spinki

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Does Your Social Media App Know Too Much About You?

Does Your Social Media App Know Too Much About You?

Article Snip: "...How well do your Facebook friends know you? If you’re like most users, only about four people in your social media network can be considered your “real” friends. The truth is, your “friends” and followers just don’t know you that well—but the app you’re using might..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Friday, January 13, 2017

Try These Apps on Your Phone for Virtual Reality on the Cheap

Virtual Reality on the Cheap? Try These Apps on Your Phone

Article Snip: "...Start with the Within app, which is a free iOS and Android download. It uses so-called 360-degree video technology..."


Reference: www.nytimes.com

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Super Mario Run App


Super Mario Run sets new App Store record, 40 million downloads in four days

Super Mario Run app
Super Mario Run app
Article Snip: "...Super Mario Run launched last week with much anticipation, as Nintendo’s first real entrance into the iOS gaming market. Today, Apple and Nintendo have announced that the game has set a new App Store record with more than 40 million downloads in four days. The game continues to rank #1 for Top Free and Top Grossing in the App Store. Download Super Mario Run for iPhone and iPad in the App Store..."

Reference: 9to5mac.com
Tags: #supermario

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2016 in Review: The Year’s Best Apps

2016 in Review: The Year’s Best Apps

Article Snip: "...MORE than four million software programs are available in the Apple and Google app stores, including games, productivity tools and weather apps. This year, only a few stood out. Some of these apps were exceptional; others were useful or funny or just well designed..."


Reference: www.nytimes.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How to increase your Android phone’s battery life by 20% in 20 seconds

How to increase your Android phone’s battery life by 20% in 20 seconds

Article Snip: "...It turns out that Facebook remains a huge battery hog on Android, and you could get 20% more battery life on your smartphone if you uninstall it right now. That doesn’t mean you have to ditch Facebook..."


Reference: bgr.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Google’s New App Can Help You Scan Old Family Photos


Google’s New App Can Help You Scan Old Family Photos

Google PhotoScan App
Google PhotoScan App
Article Snip: "...PhotoScan scans photos using your smartphone’s camera in a way that eliminates glare and shadows to improve overall quality, the company says. It will also automatically crop out edges, like the white border of a Polaroid shot. Google says it should work with photos in frames and picture albums, too..."

Reference: time.com

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hackers Can 'Easily' Turn Shazam Into An Evil Spy App

Hackers Can 'Easily' Turn Shazam Into An Evil Spy App

Article Snip: "...If you have Shazam running on your Apple Mac, it might be listening to you right now, even if you asked it not to. That’s because an ex-NSA researcher has found the Mac version of the song finder app continues using the mic even when it’s been turned off..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps from the App Store

Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps from the App Store

Article Snip: "...Counterfeit apps masquerading as huge brands like Zappos and Nordstrom are sneaking into the iOS App Store..."


Reference: www.macworld.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

U.S. Goverment Accountability Office (GAO) Official App


U.S. Goverment Accountability Office (GAO) app

GAO App
Article Snip: "...Get the latest reports, Congressional testimonies and legal decisions from the congressional watchdog, the Government Accountability Office, right to your iPhone. The official GAO app also delivers podcasts and videos..."

Reference: itunes.apple.com

...and get the Android app on Google Play.

Friday, September 30, 2016

How to Make $1.5 Million Hacking the iPhone and iPad

How to Make $1.5 Million Hacking the iPhone and iPad

Article Snip: "...Anyone interested in becoming a millionaire by hacking an iPhone or iPad should listen up. A bug broker named Zerodium has tripled its payment for zero-day exploits, or hacks that can be immediately taken advantage of and are unknown to the rest of the world..."


Reference: fortune.com

Monday, September 19, 2016

Interactive Constitution app


Interactive Constitution app

Interactive Constitution app

Interactive Constitution app

The free Interactive Constitution app presents the full text of the U.S. Constitution and features essays by leading scholars that detail areas of agreement and disagreement across a range of philosophical and legal perspectives. Created by the National Constitution Center in partnership with the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, this nonpartisan resource is featured by the College Board in its Advanced Placement history and government courses. The Interactive Constitution was made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. To use the Interactive Constitution, just hit the "Explore It" button on its opening screen. Then you can: Select the "Articles" and "Amendments" tabs on the next screen to read the part of the Constitution that interests you. For the first 15 Amendments, you can read the annotated text of each amendment, along with "Common Interpretations" - joint statements by leading scholars detailing areas of agreement - and "Matters of Debate," individual statements by those same scholars detailing discussing areas of disagreement, along with the annotated text of each amendment. For Amendments 16-27, you can read the full annotated text, plus interpretations from the Annenberg Classroom, a national leader in resources for civic education. For the Articles I-VII of the U.S. Constitution, you can read the full text of each article by sections, with annotations from some of the nation’s leading scholars and from the Annenberg Classroom. The "About The Constitution" section contains a series of white papers that provide overarching background on the Constitution, its history, and how it should be interpreted and applied.

Reference: play.google.com

Friday, September 9, 2016

Callblock iOS app: block calls from over 2 million telemarketers


Callblock’s new iOS app will block calls from over 2 million telemarketers

CallBlock App
CallBlock App
Article Snip: "...A new application, Callblock, coming to the iTunes App Store, claims to block phone calls from over 2 million telemarketers by type, including things like robocallers, debt collectors, political campaigners, scammers, and more. ..."

Reference: techcrunch.com

Thursday, September 8, 2016

BleachBit: Wipe your computer like Hillary

BleachBit: Wipe your computer like Hillary

As you may recall, Hillary Clinton, with a coy smile, responded to her missing email situation by questioning what investigators meant when they ask her about wiping her server. Her response was, 'wipe' like with a cloth or something? Well Hillary, not so funny. No, what they meant was by using BleachBit, which is exactly what happened. Of course, 'over-controlling' Hillary claims she knew nothing of the action performed under her watch. That's scary! But wishy-washy politicians aside, BleachBit is a Hillary-proven tool that according to South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy on Fox News, 'so even God couldn’t read them.' BleachBit claims:

  • BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean a thousand applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.

If it is good enough to foil the FBI and continue a run for the presidency then it's good enough for us. You can't beat an unofficial, unsolicited endorsement like that. Download BleachBit now and wipe those family-related emails forever.


Reference: Android and iPhone Apps and News

More Reading: The following is an excerpt from an The Atlantic article:

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