Monday, December 31, 2012

Rayman Jungle Run game app

'Rayman Jungle Run' Gets New Levels and New Playable Characters

Rayman Jungle Run
Article Snip: " auto-running version of the popular app with 40 brilliantly designed levels, each crafted with Rayman's various special abilities – like wall-jumping and helicopter floating – in mind. Rayman Jungle Run also boasted some of the nicest visuals and smoothest animation on the entire iOS platform...."


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Snapchat app - self destructing messages

Snapchat app for disappearing messages

Snapchat app
The Snapchat app will let you send messages that will self destruct ten seconds after the intended recipient views your picture or video. That's right, now you can send that 'hot' pic to your significant other and then it will self destruct ...yes, it disappears. The app will let you know if the recipient takes a screenshot (capture) too!

Reference: Android and iPhone Apps and News

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Facebook Poke app - with disappearing messages

Facebook launches Poke app, reinventing feature

Facebook Poke
Article Snip: "...Facebook has reinvented its Poke feature with a new standalone iOS app that lets you send messages, photos and videos to your friends on the social networking service that disappear within 10 seconds of someone opening them. ..."

Reference: disappearing

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Words With Friends app

Words With Friends app

Words With Friends app
Article Snip: "...The #1 mobile word game app Words With Friends Free is now available on Android. Play Words With Friends Free, the #1 mobile word game app, with both your Android and iPhone/iPad-toting friends. Experience for yourself why millions of players are addicted to the word building, triple score seeking, ..."


Monday, December 17, 2012

Moviefone app - Movie showtimes, trailers, reviews, news

Moviefone app - Movies & Showtimes

Moviefone app
Article Snip: "...Moviefone is the best app for movie showtimes, trailers, reviews, exclusive movie clips and news. Love movies? Trying to find movie showtimes? Moviefone is for you. Find movies and showtimes near you, view movie trailers and get movie info. Ready to go to the movies? Get maps and directions to theaters across the U.S (tap the red location bar to change zip codes). Buy tickets to the latest flicks - just look for the red "ticket" next to the theater and purchase your tickets through Fandango without leaving the app...."


Saturday, December 15, 2012

TED app - Riveting talks by remarkable people

TED app - Riveting talks by remarkable people

TED app - Riveting talks by remarkable people
Article Snip: "...Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. TED's official Android app presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1200 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added each week) on the official TED app -- now for tablets and smartphones. This app is made possible with the generous support of Sony...."


Action Movie FX app

Apple names 'Action Movie FX' and 'Paper' as Apps of the Year

Action Movie FX app
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Article Snip: "...Action Movie FX took top honors for the iPhone category. The app is free and lets users shoot short scenes that are then enhanced with special effects such as falling rocks and vehicles and various types of missile attacks...."


Friday, December 14, 2012

Strum app: turn status updates into music videos

Strum app turns a status update into music video

Article Snip: "...Strum. The free app for Apple iOS devices lets you shoot a 15-second status update and use their tools to vocalize your musings with a backing track, and add Instagram-like photo filters to pretty up the image. ..."


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Google Maps App for iPhone

Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

Google Maps app
Article Snip: "...Just a few hours after its return to the App Store, Google Maps is the most popular free app in the bunch...."


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Twitter app

Twitter rolls out image filters in app update after Instagram pulls integrated photo viewing

Article Snip: "...Twitter rolled out updates to its official iOS and Android apps on Monday, adding new image editing features including Instagram-like image filters after Instagram halted support for in-app photo viewing on Sunday. ..."


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ingress app: a view into the augmented reality of the resistance

The Ingress has begun

Article Snip: "...I could see a small blue flame like structure on the screen of my phone. I had been looking forward to this sight the whole day. I worked swiftly; a couple of taps on the screen and a few seconds later I had captured the first portal. I had taken my baby steps in Ingress and claimed the portal for the Resistance. None of the Enlightened were around and I hoped it would stay with us for a long time...."


Monday, December 10, 2012

Crackle app and more

Android apps you need now

Article Snip: "...All of Crackle's app content is free. Some popular movies and relatively new TV shows are available for streaming...."


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Electrical Outlet Switch App

Belkin WeMo Switch

Article Snip: "...Belkin's WeMo Switch and its companion app use your home Wi-Fi network to let you turn electronic devices on or off from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wherever you are. ..."


Friday, December 7, 2012

IPhone App enabled Home Video Monitor

Philips In.Sight Wireless Home Monitor

Article Snip: "...Protect your home and family with monitoring from anywhere on your iPhone. With one free app, you can watch up to sixteen Philips In.Sight wireless home monitors. Place as many monitors as you like, anywhere you like...."


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Apps To Save Loads Of Money When You're Shopping For Gifts

How To Save Loads Of Money When You're Shopping For Gifts

Article Snip: "...Use these mobile apps to make sure you're getting the best possible deals while shopping for the holidays...."


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NORAD Tracks Santa App

NORAD Santa Tracker App

Article Snip: "...he NORAD Tracks Santa App is the official mobile app of the NORAD Tracks Santa program. Watch the days countdown to Santa's flight, follow Santa's progress on December 24, play "Thin Ice" to help Santa's elves deliver presents, and learn about NORAD and its mission. Please note that the countdown in the app is NOT a countdown to December 25. It is a countdown to when the app begins tracking Santa's flight...."


Friday, November 30, 2012

Wonder and Wander app (Winnie the Poo for iPhone)

Wonder and Wander

Article Snip: "...Wonder and Wander with Winnie the Pooh App Enter the fantastical world of the Hundred Acre Wood where Moms and their Little Ones can interact with Winnie the Pooh and his friends – creating happy fun and sharing whimsical discoveries...."


Monday, November 26, 2012

Triggertrap app for remote camera operation

Triggertrap Mobile Goes Wireless

Article Snip: "...this new Wi-Fi triggering technology enables photographers to leverage the range and speed of a Wi-fi network to control the dynamic features of the Triggertrap Mobile app wirelessly from an iOS device. ..." ...and Android


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snapseed photo editing app - amazing

Snapseed photo editing app

Article Snip: "...Snapseed is THE ONLY APP THAT YOU’LL WANT TO USE EVERY DAY. Snapseed – brought to you by Nik Software – makes any photo extraordinary. Easily enhance your photos, add amazing effects, and share them everywhere...."


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

App for skiers and snowboarders

App will track jumps, spins on ski hill

Article Snip: "...smartphone app to count a skier or snowboarder’s jumps, spins and other hill stats, like average hang time. It works with the help of a motion sensor ..."


Related Reading:

  • Mosoro 3D-Motion Sensor: The sensor data can then be displayed numerically (amount of airtime while snowboarding), graphically (chart of how active your dog is) or rendered as a 3D model (accurately replay of a skateboard trick). Another use of 3D-Motion that current Mosoro app–developer partners
  • Monday, November 19, 2012

    DIRECTV app for Android and iPhone

    DIRECTV app for Android and iPhone

    Article Snip: "...With the FREE DIRECTV Phone App, you can watch the hottest movies and shows on your cell phone anytime, anywhere. You can also stream live TV channels anywhere inside your home network—select channels are available even outside your home network. Need to set your DVR? With the DIRECTV app, you can set it from anywhere. It's all at your fingertips. ..."


    Sunday, November 18, 2012

    Picture apps that give you unprecedented levels of creativity and control

    The best creative apps for mobile phones

    Article Snip: "...Turn dull smartphone photos into vibrant works of art with apps that give you unprecedented levels of creativity and control..."


    What does it take to be an app developer?

    What It Takes to Be an App Developer

    Article Snip: "...Hoping to come up with the next smash-hit app? If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll need a serious crash course in programming, and probably a healthy marketing budget, to even get noticed in today’s crowded app market. ..."


    Friday, November 16, 2012

    ASMALLWORLD app - Social networking / dating for the affluent only

    ASMALLWORLD app - Social networking / dating for the affluent only

    Article Snip: "...Membership to ASMALLWORLD is by invitation only, which is part of what makes this network unique, and the connections, authentic. Trusted and loyal ASW members who meet certain criteria have the privilege of inviting a limited number of their friends to the network. If you know someone with this privilege, you can ask them to invite you. If not, please be patient and continue to ask around in your own personal and professional circles...."


    Ingress app - alternate reality gaming by Google

    Inside Ingress, Google's new augmented-reality game app

    The world around you is not what it seems
    Article Snip: "...The Ingress game app takes the form of a free mobile app, now available on the Google Play store for Android devices. It is the second product from Niantic Labs, a startup accelerator within Google. Niantic is run by John Hanke, the former head of product management for Google's "Geo" division, which includes Maps, Earth and Local, among other divisions. Niantic's first project was Field Trip, an Android app for discovering the world around you. ..."


    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    NASA's NetworKing app - build a complex communications network

    NASA's NetworKing app - build a complex communications network

    Article Snip: "...As a new Network Manager, your job will be to build and upgrade a complex communications network in order to support scientific missions. Objectives Build the Near Earth Network. Enable periodic communication with satellites in low Earth orbit. Build the Space Network Deploy a constellation of geosynchronous relay satellites to support LEO missions that require continuous coverage. Build the Deep Space Network. Support interplanetary spacecraft missions with powerful antennas. Manage and Improve Your Networks Manage your network usage, deal with disasters, and research upgrades to enhance your networks' capabilities. Support NASA Missions. Advance your networks to unlock special NASA missions that show the networks in action. ..."


    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Barcode Scanner app for Android

    Barcode Scanner app

    Barcode Scanner app
    Android and iPhone Apps and News
    Article Snip: "...Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc. Also share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks via QR Code. ..."


    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    App Maker - AppMakr will let you build an iPhone app in minutes

    AppMakr will let you build an iPhone app in minutes

    Make your own iPhone App with the Free iPhone App Maker! The iPhone appmakr builds apps for free, by people like you! ...with no coding required. Then submit to the iPhone market. AppMakr enables anyone to build rich content based apps using a point and click solution. Place ads in your app, or charge for it! Share your app before you publish.


    Yapp app - make your own app with and app

    Yapp: Make Your Own iPhone and Android App With an App

    Article Snip: "...Today Yapp, an app to make apps, is coming out of that private beta stage and is available for everyone to use. And unlike some of the other app-making solutions it's really easy to use and requires little-to-no technology know-how. ..."


    Monday, November 12, 2012

    Skype app for video and voice calls

    Skype app for video and voice calls

    Article Snip: "...Make internet calls for free with Skype. Call friends and family on any phone with Pay As You Go and Pay Monthly subscriptions..."

    Reference: Skype

    Sunday, November 11, 2012

    Angry Birds Star Wars app is on fire!

    Angry Birds Star Wars tops App Store chart in 2.5 hours

    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Article Snip: "...Angry Birds Star Wars, rose to the top of Apple's U.S. app store in two and a half hours -- breaking its own records...."


    [Angry Birds Star Wars (Google Play)]      [Angry Birds Star Wars (iTunes)]

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Hooked app intelligently predicts best game apps for you

    How to find the right smartphone games for you

    Article Snip: "...Hooked app, which is only currently available on Android, acts as a recommendation engine, serving up not just the most popular games, but also games relevant to you. ..."


    Build an app to get rich

    Top Ranking iPhone App Could Earn $199K Per Day

    Article Snip: "...Everyone knows that a ton of money can be made by successful iOS Store Apps, but the exact amount has always been a closely guarded secret. Has always been, and still is, but Ethan Levy of game development start-up Quarter Spiral thinks he may have an answer: $..."


    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Where's my Droid app - receive the GPS coordinates to a phone with this app

    Where’s My Droid Helps Locate Your Android Phone Near and Far

    Article Snip: "...text your phone and instead receive the GPS coordinates and a link to Google Maps displaying the location of your phone. ..."


    Google app scanner to the rescue

    Google's Android 4.2 will scan your apps for safety

    Article Snip: "...The app scanner, which was hinted at last month, is a thin client of the Google Play store's Bouncer software, which scans every app uploaded to the official Android app store...."


    Monday, November 5, 2012

    Bit9: Many Android apps put you at risk of advanced persistent threats (APT)?

    Study finds 25 percent of Android apps to be a security risk

    Article Snip: "...Bit9—a security vendor with a focus on defending against advanced persistent threats (APT)—there is a one in four chance that downloading an Android app from the official Google Play market could put you at risk...."


    Saturday, November 3, 2012

    Philips Hue app to control home light bulbs

    Philips Hue: The Light Bulb You Can Control With Your Phone

    Article Snip: "...It is a light bulb that you can control with your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone. Yes, with an app, you can not only turn on and off the light when you are away from home, but you can also customize the color of the light...."


    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Shatoetry app recites messages in William Shatner's voice

    William Shatner's 'Shatoetry' app recites messages in actor's voice

    Article Snip: "...The space-traveling, price negotiating actor has released his own app for the iPhone called "Shatoetry." The app lets you craft a voice message using Shatner-recorded words...."


    Reference: Los Angeles Times

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Badabing app finds racy Facebook photos of your friends and more

    Badabing app for iPhone

    IPhone app that finds racy Facebook photos raises privacy worries

    Article Snip: "...The application, called Badabing, searches tagged photos and posted albums from as many as five Facebook friends at a time. The app returns the Facebook pictures as a list that can be easily liked, bookmarked and shared...."


    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    A must read article

    Warning! Protect your credit card

    NFCProxy: why you want to protect your credit card

    Although this app and the technology involved is amazing and useful for credit card transactions, you may want to take a look at this article and the video to educate yourself on how this technology can be misused to your detriment. The app, and many more out there, can be used to skim your credit card information and then use it at at a credit card reader found at almost all cash register checkouts at almost any store. Imagine you are sitting at work, a restaurant, or anywhere and you have your credit card in your pocket or sitting on a counter for some reason. Then someone innocently sets their phone down next to it. Tap!! ...your credit card information has been skimmed and twenty minutes later someone just purchased that VIZIO 55-Inch Theater 3D Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV with Internet Apps at your expense. It is that easy. What if you are at a checkout and you hand your credit card to the cashier or salesperson and they simply set it down next to their phone while processing your purchase? Tap ...they have your information. Keep your card in view and away from smartphones and think about purchasing an inexpensive credit card protector like the Identity Stronghold Secure Sleeve / Case for Id & Credit Card - Pack of 10 from Amazon. Please send this article link to your friends and family to educate and protect them: or simply scan our QR code found below to get the article link on your smartphone:

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    Source: Android and iPhone Apps and News

    NFCProxy: why you want to protect your credit card

    NFCProxy: why you want to protect your credit card

    "...NFCProxy is a an Android app that lets you proxy transactions between an RFID credit card and a reader. The saved transactions can be replayed to skim credit cards or the RFID credit card can be replayed at a POS terminal..." Reference:

    NFCProxy demonstration as found on youtube:

    Android apps: updates and more

    New Android apps worth downloading: Google Search update, Flip Launcher, Chrono Trigger

    Article Snip: "...Google Search's latest update gives the app new capabilities – including the ability to help you book hotels, flights and restaurant reservations. Flip Launcher comes next, making it easier to launch your favorite apps without going and searching for them. Finally, role-playing classic Chrono Trigger finally makes the leap through time from 1995 to your Android device...."


    Saturday, October 27, 2012

    "Tips and Tricks" apps for Droid and iPhone

    How Smart Is That Phone? Apps Unveil the Tricks

    Article Snip: "...Among the best iPhone "tips" apps I've found is Tips for iPhone -- Tricks & Secrets (currently free on iTunes). This has been freshly updated for iOS 6 and has hoards of handy hints and tricks...."


    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Six apps that help cheaters cover their tracks

    Cheating Spouse: 6 Sneaky Apps For Two-Timers

    Article Snip: "...the development of mobile apps that help cheaters cover their tracks has made infidelity a no-brainer. Click through the slides before to see six sneaky apps that aid two-timers in their adultery. ..."

    Tags: Slydial app, Cate App, TigerText app, Vaulty Stocks app, BlackBook app, Mobile Vault app,

    Sunday, October 21, 2012

    History Here app - discover history all around you

    History Here app

    Article Snip: "...Whether you’re on vacation or just running errands, the app makes it simple and fun to get the facts on the history hidden all around you! Features: Select your current location..."


    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Dictation app - Philips Dictation Recorder

    Philips Dictation Recorder

    Article Snip: "...Capture your thoughts on the move with Philips Dictation Recorder app for Android. Philips Dictation Recorder app for Android presents a new dimension to wireless working. Recording, editing and sending dictation files from your Android device offers mobile flexibility and reduces document turnaround time. SpeechExec is the perfect companion for your Android device, delivering everything you need for secure, wireless dictation workflow. Enhance your productivity • The Philips dictation recorder app for Android offers editing functions such as insert, overwrite and append for professional recording control • Priority setting for getting urgent jobs processed first Designed for professionals ..."


    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Apps for Blood Pressure and Health

    Smartphone Apps to Monitor and Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Article Snip: "... As more and more people are taking control of their health, smartphone apps are becoming increasingly popular in educating and helping folks to get started. Blood pressure apps are certainly some of the more popular apps. An Android search of blood pressure apps..."


    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    IDEAL Currency Identifier app

    Gov’t launches Android app to help the blind scan bills, hear denomination read aloud

    Article Snip: "...launch the free app. U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios says the “IDEAL Currency Identifier” is intended to give the blind more independence. There’s already a similar free app called EyeNote for Apple device..."


    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    PlaceRaider app uses your phone camera to spy

    New Android Malware App Turns Phone into Surveillance Device

    Article Snip: "...Researchers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing introduced PlaceRaider late last week, putting a new spin on burglary and espionage while coining the term visual malware. PlaceRaider exploits innate weaknesses in Android to use the phone’s camera to surreptitiously take photographs, and send that data off to a command and control server where an attacker could build a 3D model of the victim’s environment...."


    Sunday, September 30, 2012

    TelStop app - Stop TEL attacks

    Samsung Android hole also leaves SIM cards vulnerable

    Article Snip: "...Mulliner created an application called TelStop that blocks the attack by registering a secondary "tel:" URI handler. When TelStop is installed and the phone encounters a "tel:" URI, the user is presented with a dialog to choose between TelStop and the regular dialer. If TelStop is chosen, the application will reveal the content of the "tel:" URI and will display a warning if the content is likely to be malicious. ..."


    Friday, September 28, 2012

    Field Trip app by Google

    A New Google App Gives You Local Information — Before You Ask for It

    Article Snip: "...The app, Field Trip, offers historical trivia about a park, an architectural factoid about a building or reviews of a nearby restaurant. Google says it’s like having a local friend with you as you make your way through a city...."


    Apple Map App Not Ready for Prime Time

    Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for maligned in-house Maps app

    Article Snip: "...It got so bad that Chief Executive Tim Cook acknowledged Friday that Apple "fell short" with the homegrown app, which replaced Google Inc.'s popular Maps app on iOS 6 devices including the new iPhone 5...."


    Friday, September 21, 2012

    CATE app hides text and calls from anyone

    New app may help cheaters hide calls and texts from prying eyes

    Article Snip: "...It comes in the form of an app on your cell phone that can hide who you've been texting and calling. The app, called "CATE," hit the Android market last week and is already getting rave reviews. But one divorce attorney says the app may keep your secrets secret, but not for long. CATE stands for "call and text eraser" which is exactly what it does. The app erases any opportunity for your significant other to find out who you've been in contact with...."


    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    FlightRadar24 app - flight tracking

    Track flights in the air in real-time with FlightRadar24

    Article Snip: "...Like most new internet services, coverage is best in the United States and Europe. Also, there’s a pretty cool iPhone app associated with the service. It provides the same data in a mobile package, but the coolest feature is an augmented reality trick that allows you to point your phone at a plane and learn all the associated details with that flight, such as flight number, destination, and expected landing time. Wolfram Alpha’s apps have allowed you to see flights overhead using the same data, but the augmented reality layer is a nice touch. Head over to FlightRadar24 to try it out...."


    Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Stitcher radio app

    Stitcher internet radio app

    Article Snip: "...Stitcher is the leader in Internet Radio app for the world beyond music. We deliver the latest news, politics, sports, business and entertainment on-demand to listeners on their mobile phones. The Stitcher app has been downloaded over 5 million times and offers the best programming from thousands of content providers including NPR, Fox and CNN. Stitcher is available for iPhone, Android and iPad and is being integrated directly into new Ford and GM vehicles...."

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