Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Build with Chrome app - build your Lego dream home


Build with Chrome app
Remember Lego? Check out build with Chrome app. A new Google venture.

Reference: http://www.buildwithchrome.com/builder

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NSA data collection from numerous apps: you are probably using at least one of these apps

NSA using mobile apps like Angry Birds, Flickr, Google Maps to pull out user data

Article Snip: "...the mobile app initiative between the two spy agencies has been up and running since 2007, and they have traded programmes to collect location and planning data when a target uses Google Maps or sends posts or pictures via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Flicker apps..."


Reference: www.dnaindia.com

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Awesome! OBDLink app (OBD car diagnostics) - works with OBDLink MX


ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth/OBD-II Scan Tool Interface

This app is too cool. Purchase the ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth/OBD-II Scan Tool Interface from Amazon and Convert your phone or tablet into a full-fledged automotive diagnostic scan tool. The Free Android and Windows Diagnostic software OBDLink app and OBDwiz are included with your purchase, free of charge! The app can be downloaded from Google Play as well. You can read automotive diagnostic trouble codes, clear the "Check Engine" light, check emissions readiness, estimate fuel economy and much more!
OBDLink MX Bluetooth is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, hacker-proof, lightning-fast Bluetooth OBD adapter that can turn your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or netbook into a sophisticated diagnostic scan tool, trip computer, and real-time performance monitor.
The ergonomically designed, small form factor device comes in frustration-free packaging, and takes an average of 3 minutes to install. The button on the back of the unit makes the connection process both easy and secure: unlike most other adapters on the market, MX neither broadcasts its presence, nor uses an easy-to-guess PIN to protect the communication link. A potential hacker would require physical access to the device, in order to connect to it.
MX supports all legislated OBD-II protocols, plus advanced Ford & GM vehicle networks (Ford MSC and GMLAN). MX works with all 1996 & newer cars and light trucks sold in the United States, and also supports EOBD, JOBD, and all other international variants of OBD-II. If you don’t require access to advanced Fod & GM networks, consider purchasing the ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LX Bluetooth OBD-II Scan Tool Interface.
The OBDLink app exclusively works with OBDLink MX. It will not work with any other brand of OBD adapter.


Reference: Amazon

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Starbucks app is not encrypted ...and many apps are not!


Starbucks app teaches users to check security, experts say

Starbucks Mobile App
Starbucks Mobile App
Article Snip: "...”The recent news that the Starbucks mobile app is not adequately protecting usernames and passwords should be a wakeup call for us..."

Reference: www.pcworld.com

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Confide app will make sensitive messages disappear


Confide: an app for execs who want sensitive messages to vanish Snapchat-style

Confide app
Confide app
Article Snip: "...“Confide,” a new app aimed at professionals who want to message each other about job references, corporate intrigue or other subjects that could cause trouble..."

Reference: gigaom.com

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Skype and Snapchat app hacked, Millions affected


Millions affected as Snapchat, Skype reported hacked

Article Snip: "...Several million usernames and phone numbers for the mobile messaging service Snapchat were apparently leaked online late Tuesday night...."
Millions affected as Snapchat, Skype reported hacked
Reference: www.greenvilleonline.com