Monday, December 28, 2015

The App-ocalypse: Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete?

The App-ocalypse: Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete?

Article Snip: "...It's the apps. The iPhone and Android conquered the world because of the apps. More specifically, what keeps Android and iOS dominant is the utter lack of those apps on competing platforms. But today, the mobile landscape is significantly different from a year or two ago (let alone five). Today, apps aren't really necessary..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Brazil bans WhatsApp over criminal case and strong encryption


Zuckerberg: 'Sad Day For Brazil' After WhatsApp Blockade

WhatsApp
WhatsApp
Article Snip: "...Some 62% of Brazilian Internet users aged between 16 and 64 use WhatsApp each month, according to GlobalWebIndex, a market research firm that specializes in app and social media use. WhatsApp has more than 900 million active users globally, making it the world’s most popular messaging service..."

Reference: www.forbes.com

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Yahoo Video Guide App: The streaming app to rule them all


Yahoo Launches A Video Guide App For Cord Cutters

Yahoo Video Guide App
Yahoo Video Guide App
Article Snip: "...Spending too much time jumping between streaming services to find something to watch? Stop searching and start watching! There’s a better, simpler way to find something to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO and more! With Yahoo Video Guide you can quickly find and stream all your favorite TV shows and movies in one beautiful app. The streaming app to rule them all: - Search from one place across Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO GO and more! - Tap “Stream Now” to watch instantly from all your favorite streaming apps - Need help deciding? View summaries, casting and ratings before you watch - Never miss what’s new on streaming with weekly updates - Find the perfect movie or show with our fun GIF-powered Mood Picker Yahoo Video Guide supports over 30+ services: Amazon Video, Hulu, Netflix, HBO GO, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, Xfinity, YouTube, A&E, BET, Cartoon Network, Cinemax, Comedy Central, Disney, Food Network and more..."

Reference: techcrunch.com

Monday, November 30, 2015

Microsoft PowerApps: Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

Article Snip: "...The world of Microsoft Office is going to get a lot bigger with today's introduction of Microsoft PowerApps, a new tool for business users that lets literally anybody design an app, from scratch, without writing any code..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Postal Service app lets you take photos with Peanuts characters


USPS AR app

Take a selfie with the Peanut Gang using free US Postal Service app

Postal Service AR App
USPS AR App
Article Snip: "...The U.S. Postal Service announced yesterday the addition of a Peanuts photo opportunity as part of its rotating “Miracle Mailbox” experience. The augmented reality application (USPS AR app), available for iPhone and Android, allows users to pose with Charlie Brown and other Peanuts characters next to any one of 160,000 blue collection boxes across the country ..."

Reference: www.examiner.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MIT App Inventor


MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor
Article Snip: "...MIT App Inventor is an innovative beginner's introduction to programming and app creation that transforms the complex language of text-based coding into visual, drag-and-drop building blocks. The simple graphical interface grants even an inexperienced novice the ability to create a basic, fully functional app within an hour or less. ..."

Reference: appinventor.mit.edu

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Stock Trading Was Expensive And Ugly. Robinhood’s App Makes It Free And Pretty


Stock Trading Was Expensive And Ugly. Robinhood’s App Makes It Free And Pretty

Robinhood Stock Trading App
Article Snip: "...The zero-fee stock trading Robinhood app is bonafide hit. Less than a year after launch it has hundreds of thousands of users, over $1 billion in transactions, $66 million in funding, and an Apple Design Award. In fact, it’s the first finance app to win that award. But it’s still pushing to make stock trading stylish, not just simple..."

Reference: techcrunch.com

Thursday, October 22, 2015

These apps use the most data and drain battery life

These apps use the most data and drain battery life

Article Snip: "...The AVG study took a look at all the top battery and data-consuming apps running on Android smartphones and tablets, using data from over one million anonymous Android app users. ..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Monday, October 19, 2015

Another big App Store breach has been discovered

Another big App Store breach has been discovered

Article Snip: "...Nearly a month after malware was discovered in hundreds of infected iPhone apps, another security compromise has infiltrated Apple's App Store..."


Reference: www.techinsider.io

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Insurance start-up Oscar seeks to shake up healthcare through its app

Insurance start-up Oscar seeks to shake up healthcare through its app

Article Snip: "...Imagine you can't sleep, so you grab your cellphone, open an app, type in "insomnia" and browse a list of specialists. Then you make an appointment with a doctor who the app says has a record of not just being the cheapest but also treating patients of your age and gender..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ring Video Doorbell App


Ring Video Doorbell

Article Snip: "... The Ring Video Doorbell connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and streams live audio and video to your Android device. It's the perfect blend of convenience, monitoring, and security all into one sleek, simple to use smart doorbell. Benefit from peace of mind by chatting with visitors from your Android device, whether you're in the kitchen or halfway around the world through the free Ring app. No need to wonder what's going on outside of your home–see for yourself. With Ring, you're always home. This app is also compatible with doorbot so if you are a doorbot owner, you can setup your device as well as use it through the Ring Doorbell app. The Ring Video Doorbell connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and streams audio and video to devices connected to Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Features include: -Night vision infrared LEDs -Quick and easy installation and setup -HD Camera -Dual power capabilities -Advanced motion detecting sensors -Cloud recording -Ability to pair with an unlimited number of devices..."

Reference: play.google.com

Friday, October 9, 2015

Apple pulls the plug on in-app ad-blockers

Apple pulls the plug on in-app ad-blockers

Article Snip: "...Apple decided to allow ad-blocking in mobile Safari with iOS 9, but the company has no intention of allowing apps that install root certificates to block ads in other apps—no way, no how..."


Reference: www.macworld.com

Friday, September 25, 2015

Don't Fall For This Facebook "Dislike Button" Scam

Don't Fall For This Facebook "Dislike Button" Scam

Article Snip: "...Sophos security researchers writing on Naked Security said that clicking on the links brought them to two different scam sites, "neither of which had anything to do with Facebook, or a Dislike button, and both of which wanted us to sign up by giving away personal information." This is classic scam stuff. Facebook wouldn't make you jump through hoops to activate a new feature. Attackers and phishers often use the colors and logos of companies to make their fake sites look legitimate. Their links may lure users into sharing personal information or unwittingly downloading malware ..."


Reference: www.wifr.com

Friday, September 18, 2015

S Health app: Great app for counting your steps and so much more


Feature rich S Health app now available on non-Samsung smartphones

S Health appArticle Snip: "...It’s taken a while, but Samsung’s excellent S Health app is now available on any Android running Android 4.4 and above, not just the company’s own smartphones. Before brushing aside S Health as simply yet another health tracking app, it actually has several features that set it apart..."

Reference: mobilesyrup.com

Monday, September 7, 2015

'Head First Android Development' based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory

Head First Android Development


Article Snip: "...What will you learn from this book?

If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this book will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You’ll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It’s like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need is some Java know-how to get started.

Why does this book look so different?

Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works...."


Reference: www.amazon.com

The company behind Ashley Madison worked on an app called 'What's Your Wife Worth'

The company behind Ashley Madison worked on an app called 'What's Your Wife Worth'

Article Snip: "...Avid Life Media, owner of Ashley Madison, the beleaguered dating website aimed at connecting married individuals, was working on an app called "What's Your Wife Worth?" according to The Daily Dot and independently verified by Business Insider..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

app took secret photos of users

app took secret photos of users

Article Snip: "...appeared to offer pornography, but secretly took pictures of users with the phone's front-facing camera...."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Shryne App: Archiving Your Ex in This App Is Almost as Bad as a Breakup

Archiving Your Ex in This App Is Almost as Bad as a Breakup

Article Snip: "...Shryne is the digital version of that box and the obsession it compels. The app collects data from your social media and email and other accounts and creates something akin to a digital scrapbook...."


Reference: www.wired.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

FishBrain App, Best Fishing App for iPhone and Android


FishBrain, 'Facebook for fishing', raises $8m in round led by Spotify backer

FishBrain App
Article Snip: "...The FishBrain app allows users to log trips, share catches and browse crowd-sourced information about weather, sightings and fishing hot-spots. Premium users can also access data analysis to improve their performance. ..."

Reference: www.telegraph.co.uk

Monday, June 1, 2015

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. June 8-12, San Francisco (WWDC15)

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. June 8-12, San Francisco

Article Snip: "...Apple’s renowned developer community will come together at WWDC to learn about the future of iOS and OS X.

WWDC features more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs, and the Apple Design Awards.

Developers can apply for tickets to attend WWDC and millions worldwide will be able to watch sessions streamed live.

WWDC Scholarships are available to students and members of participating STEM organizations around the world...."


Reference: apple.com

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hurry! Get onboard with Kickstarter campaign for Chip, a $9 micro-PC


Meet Chip, an ultra-tiny $9 PC that makes the Raspberry Pi's price seem luxurious

CHIP $9 PC
Article Snip: "...Now a new micro-PC threatens to make the Raspberry Pi look like a luxury model. Next Thing Co. recently announced a Kickstarter campaign for Chip, a $9 micro-PC shipping in 2016...."

Reference: www.pcworld.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Periscope app lets you broadcast live video to the world or in private


The Periscope app lets you broadcast live video to the world or in private

Periscope app
The Periscope app lets you broadcast live video to the world. Periscope is a great streaming app. Some people have used it for streaming concerts (we don't recommend this). political events, sports events, streaming live birthdays for grandparents to watch and even backyard water gardens.

Reference: itunes.apple.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kong App is a Great Selfie GIF Creation Application


Path’s New App Kong Is A Selfie GIF Creation Machine

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Kong
Article Snip: "...That starts today with the launch of Kong, an app for iOS and Android that is a big departure from its previous offerings. The app, being launched today, is designed to create a new type of social interaction built around sharing short, looping GIFs of your face...."

Reference: techcrunch.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

With Oyster Unlimited, a million books are all yours


Oyster is the best way to read

Oyster Books
Oyster
Article Snip: "...Named one of TechCrunch’s “Best Apps,” Oyster has been featured by The New Yorker, CNN, The TODAY Show, and The New York Times.

Buy virtually any book in the world right from the app. Want to read more and save money? Subscribe to Oyster Unlimited to read as much as you’d like for $9.95 a month. The books you get on Oyster will be synced to your app instantly and can even be read offline.

Start your free trial of Oyster Unlimited today.

◇ Features ◇

• Read books from virtually every author in the world including James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Stephen King, Anthony Doerr, Walter Isaacson, Donna Tartt, J.K. Rowling, and many, many more.
• Choose from beautifully-designed reader themes to suit every reading environment.
• Get spot-on recommendations based on what you like to read.
• Read exclusive book reviews and author interviews written by our award-winning editorial team.
• Share what you’re reading to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
• Read all of the Harry Potter books in custom themes inspired by each Hogwarts House.
• Follow friends, create Book Lists, and explore the libraries of creative and interesting people.
• Download books to any device for offline reading.

With Oyster, the world is yours for the reading...."

Reference: play.google.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Your opportunity is knocking: Space Apps challenge


Develop an App for Space Exploration with NASA & IBM

Space Apps Challenge
Space Apps Challenge
Article Snip: "...IBM will be offering free access to its cloud development program, Bluemix, as part of a collaboration with NASA during a global weekend of coding. The Space Apps challenge will take place this weekend, Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, across 62 countries around the world..."

Reference: www.pddnet.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

Shopkeep iPad POS System and ShopKeep Pocket™ app for your small business


ShopKeep works, whatever your business.

ShopKeep Pocket app
ShopKeep Pocket app
Article Snip: "...ShopKeep works, whatever your business. ...Sales are quick, easy and secure, however your customer pays. For restaurant & bar, retail and quick service. Lightning quick transactions at high volume. Long lines vanish, your bottom line grows. Turn walk-ins into regulars with our smart customer marketing tools. ShopKeep Pocket app keeps you up to date in real-time. If your family could invent an app, it would be ShopKeep Pocket™...."

Reference: www.shopkeep.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

LinkedIn Job Search App


LinkedIn Job Search App

LinkedIn Job Search
LinkedIn Job Search

Article Snip: "... LinkedIn Job Search gives you all the tools you need to easily find your dream job – or let it find you. Quickly find career opportunities wherever you want with location-based search. Get automatic recommendations and notifications based on your job searches. Apply to jobs at companies with your LinkedIn profile in just a few taps. Save jobs you are interested in and resume searching on your schedule. And do it all in total privacy, knowing your LinkedIn network won't be notified. ..."

Reference: play.google.com or IOS

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BriefMe news ranking mobile app in the Apple App Store


Harvard-built news aggregation app BriefMe launches in App Store

iTunes BriefMe app
BriefMe App
Article Snip: "... The company, Allston-based BriefMe, officially launched its news ranking mobile app in the Apple App Store today after months of beta-testing. According to the company, it is the first-ever news ranking system. (Yahoo’s News Digest ranks news being funneled through Yahoo twice per day based on importance.) ..."

Reference: www.betaboston.com

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Own A Chromecast? Google Wants To Give You $6

Own A Chromecast? Google Wants To Give You $6

Article Snip: "...Google is giving out $6 in Google Play credits to Chromecast owners. One catch: it seems to be U.S.-only as far as I can tell. The idea is that you’ll use the $6 to rent some ooey-gooey romance movie over Valentine’s weekend… but you’re also free to use it to beef up your Clash Of Clans village, if that’s more your thing...."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Google pulls three stealthy adware-filled apps from Play store

Google pulls three stealthy adware-filled apps from Play store

Article Snip: "...The three apps were reported to Google yesterday by security firm Avast, which discovered the apps had sneaked past Google's Play store checks despite clearly suspicious behaviour. One of the three apps, a card game aimed at English-language users called ..."


Reference: www.zdnet.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Very effective Waze app causes law enforcement to request that Google disable a feature


Cops ask Google to remove police tracking from app

Waze
Article Snip: "...A law enforcement campaign to compel Google Inc. to disable a feature in its popular Waze traffic app that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity shifted Wednesday when a sheriffs’ organization openly complained that the app..."

Reference: nypost.com

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Material Design Android apps

10 Material Design Android apps you should be using right now

Article Snip: "...It might be cheating to include Google's own apps in this list, but Google's Inbox is one of the best examples of Material Design in action to date, so I'd be remiss to ignore it. Inbox has everything you want from a Material Design app: bold colors, fun pull-to-refresh actions, easy one-handed navigation, and informative animations. It actually makes it fun to manage your inbox, which is no small feat. Inbox is free..."


Reference: www.theverge.com