Saturday, July 23, 2016

The 'Flyover Country app' tells you what’s outside your plane window


An app that tells you what’s outside your plane window

Flyover Country app
Flyover Country app
Article Snip: "...The Flyover Country app, which is available for both iOS and Android, uses a combination of WiFi and GPS. Before taking off, Myrbo suggests loading your city of departure and destination. The app then pulls information about geographic sites within several hundred miles of your travel path and saves it to your phone so you can use the app without purchasing in-flight WiFi. “It uses your GPS, which is completely legitimate in airplane mode,” Myrbo says ..."

Reference: www.pri.org

Friday, July 22, 2016

Beware: These Android apps will drain your phone's battery

Beware: These Android apps will drain your phone's battery

Article Snip: "...Android users, take note: if you want your phone's battery to last till the end of the day, you might want to ease up on certain "performance-draining" apps. The Amsterdam-based security software company AVG Technologies released its annual report Thursday analyzing which Android apps place the biggest demands on battery life, storage space and data use. What are the biggest culprits?..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Fly like a Blue Angel with new flight simulator app for your phone


Fly like a Blue Angel with new flight simulator app for your phone

Blue Angels - Aerobatic SIM app
Blue Angels - Aerobatic SIM app
Article Snip: "...You don't need to be a sailor anymore to fly like a Blue Angel. Anyone can now practice aileron rolls with the Navy's elite demonstration via a new app that lets you steer the virtual F/A-18 Hornets with a smart phone. "Blue Angels: Aerobatic SIM," released on July 15 for iPhone and Android, puts the player in the cockpit above real air show locales, using the phone's tilt control to steer the jets through real Blue Angels moves..."

Reference: www.navytimes.com

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Poke Radar' App Helps You Find Pokémon


Meet the Popular App That Helps You Find Pokémon

Poke Radar App
Poke Radar App
Article Snip: "...Poke Radar app for Pokémon Go is now the second-most-downloaded free app in Apple’s App Store, just behind Pokémon Go..."

Reference: fortune.com

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Apple’s New Swift Playgrounds App Will Teach the Next Generation How to Code

Apple’s New App Will Teach the Next Generation How to Code

Article Snip: "...the new Swift Playgrounds app, the next step on Apple’s path towards a new breed of computer programming. If you’re not a coder, that may seem a tad esoteric. But you’re the app’s target audience, along with everyone else ..."


Reference: www.wired.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Polaroid Swing app: create moving photos with one easy tap


Polaroid Swing app: create moving photos with one easy tap.

Polaroid Swing app
Polaroid Swing app
Memories move. Now photos do too. Polaroid Swing app lets you create moving photos with one easy tap. Capture one-second moments that magically come to life when you touch them or swing your iPhone. Share Polaroid moving photos with your followers on Polaroid Swing and out to Facebook or Twitter. Explore the best of this unique new visual medium through Featured Artists. Polaroid moving photos recreate life’s special moments: the kiss goodbye, the face breaking into a smile, the hair blowing in the wind. They combine the composition of a still with the vitality of a world that’s always moving. With Polaroid Swing you can also:
Reverse the moving photo to perfect the moment.
Take 3D selfies by rotating your phone around you.
Select live filters for inky smooth Polaroid moving photos.
Create your own moving profile image – and add a tint via settings.
Connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts to find friends.
No passwords to remember! Sign up with Facebook, Twitter or magic link.


Reference: itunes.apple.com

Hit App Pokemon Go Raises Security Concerns for Google Account Holders

Hit App Pokemon Go Raises Security Concerns for Google Account Holders

Article Snip: "...many of those who used their Google accounts to sign up for Pokémon Go on iOS may be surprised to know that they have basically handed the keys to their account to the game's developer..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Armed Robbers Used Pokemon Go App to Target Victims, According to Cops

Armed Robbers Used Pokemon Go App to Target Victims, According to Cops

Article Snip: "...A string of armed robberies that took place Saturday night in Missouri were perpetrated by suspects who targeted their victims using Pokémon Go, a popular augmented reality game, according to police ..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com