Friday, August 16, 2013

Apps that could help the Postal Service - combining the electronic world with real mail

Could These Apps Save the Post Office?

Article Snip: "...Apple's Cards, Red Stamp, Postagram, Postcard on the Run, and my favorite, Postography, are some of the more popular apps in this space. You can shoot a photo and write a message, and for a fee these apps will print and mail your letter, making grandmas smile around the world. ..."

Reference: www.pcmag.com

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FEMA App - disaster preparedness information application from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


FEMA App - disaster preparedness information application from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA app
FEMA app
Article Snip: "...The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog. Terms of Use for the FEMA App: http://www.fema.gov/app...."

Reference: play.google.com and www.fema.gov/smartphone-app

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fidelity Investments has created one of the first investment apps for use with Google Glass

Fidelity develops investment app for Google Glass

Article Snip: "...The app has a modest first goal: allowing Google Glass wearers to see quotes of major stock indexes after the market closes. Eventually, however, the app could be used by Fidelity customers to perform more complex tasks such as looking up stock quotes and getting alerts about companies in their portfolios...."


Reference: www.bostonglobe.com

Sunday, August 11, 2013

YouVersion Bible app is the most popular one with 100 million downloads.

Bible app offers portability for the faithful

YouVersion Bible app
YouVersion Bible app
Article Snip: "...But Neal, a software developer from Gallatin, Tenn., isn't posting on Facebook or playing Candy Crush. Instead, he's following along during the sermon with the help of the YouVersion Bible app...."

Reference: www.usatoday.com

Presence app for iPhone - turn spare iPhone into home security cam with motion detection

Presence app for iPhone - turn spare iPhone into home security cam with motion detection

presence app
presence app
Article Snip: "...Presence turns your spare iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a FREE WiFi or cellular video camera! It features real-time audio and video streaming, motion detection video alerts, and 2-way conversation mode...."

Reference: itunes.apple.com

Thursday, August 8, 2013

MixBit app - stitch your videos together

YouTube founders launch MixBit video-stitching app

Mixbit
Mixbit
Article Snip: "...Known as MixBit, the free app debuted Thursday for iOS users via Apple's App store, while an Android version is due out by the end of September...."

Reference: cnet.com

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chromecast - app to stream to your TV via chromecast dongle


Chromecast

Chromecast app
Chromecast app
Article Snip: "...Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. No remotes required. Cast your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. Learn more at http://www.google.com/chromecast Use the Chromecast app to: • Set up your Chromecast to work with your Wi-Fi network • Manage your Chromecast settings (such as changing your device name, Wi-Fi password, etc.)..."

Reference: play.google.com

Monday, August 5, 2013

App Ops Starter - take control of app permissions


App Ops Starter

App Ops StarterArticle Snip: "..."App Ops" is the Android 4.3's Hidden App Permission Manager. It lets you selectively disable some permissions for your apps! This little tool makes it easier to access this hidden Permission Manager...."

Reference: play.google.com

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Android Device Manager - app-based location service

Google's Android Device Manager Releasing Later This Month

Article Snip: "...Locate your device in a flash with app-based location service. Sick and tired of losing your phone? Need some help when you've misplaced it? Google has a solution for you: the Android Device Manager service...."


Reference: www.maximumpc.com

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tinder app - intelligent new way to seek romance

Tinder app sparks new way to seek romance

Article Snip: "..."We make sure you want to be pursued, and as the pursuer you know the person wants to be pursued," Mateen said. "It starts at a much deeper level."..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fakers App - find out which twitter accounts are fake

Review: Fakers App sniffs out fake Twitter accounts

Article Snip: "...tests, the Fakers App seemed accurate at labeling my fake followers. The five accounts it identified as fake did not look authentic when I checked them out. Once the fakers are identified, it's up to you what to do, whether to block them from your account or remove the fake label. Uou can do both from your Dashboard. ..."


Reference: www.pcworld.com