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

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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

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