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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The Poetry App (iTunes)

A Poetry App Worth a Look (and a Listen)

Article Snip: "...Hart's app features 115 poems by 16 poets (with plans to expand), including works by W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot..."


Thursday, September 13, 2012

McAfee "Mobile Security" app

Verizon debuts security app to battle malware on Android

Article Snip: "... Verizon announced the launch of its McAfee "Mobile Security" app for Android today, which aims to help subscribers protect stored data on their smartphones. More specifically the paid version of the app lets users remotely locate, alarm, lock, and wipe data from their device...."


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Edmodo app: teachers and students stay connected

Edmodo app: teachers and students stay connected

Article Snip: "...The award-winning Edmodo app for android and iPhone makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your mobile device to send notes, submit assignments, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom. ..."


AntiVirus Free app: AVG Mobilation™ AntiVirus Free for Android™

AVG Mobilation™ AntiVirus Free for Android™

Article Snip: "...AVG Antivirus for Smartphones & Tablets detects harmful apps & text messages

AVG Mobilation™ AntiVirus Free for Android™ is a mobile security solution that helps protect your mobile device from viruses, malware, spyware & online exploitation in real-time...."


Friday, September 7, 2012

BBC News app: News for international audiences

BBC News app: News for international audiences

Article Snip: "...Download the official BBC News app for international audiences.

Get the latest world and regional news from the BBC’s global network of more than 2000 journalists. From breaking news, to business, politics, entertainment, technology, the arts and sport, all divided into clear sections, this free app lets you watch video reports, listen to live radio and read the latest updates wherever you are.

Key features:

• Simple design with easy scrolling for efficient browsing
• Tap to reveal full-screen article and in-story video
• Swipe through stories to browse
• Post stories to social networks, or share via email and SMS
• Listen live to BBC World Service radio
• Watch or listen to the latest news headlines
• Personalise your home screen by adding, removing or reordering sections
• Choose to automatically update content in the background
• Set text size to suit your preferences

*Available in all countries outside of the UK.


Mobile Apps and Privacy

Consumers Say No to Mobile Apps That Grab Too Much Data

Article Snip: "...A study by the Pew Research Center, released Wednesday, found that among Americans adults who use smartphone apps, half had decided not to install applications on their mobile phones because they demanded too much personal information. ..."


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Google Shopper app

Get Google Shopper

Article Snip: "...Get amazing deals at the best places to eat, shop, and play. Subscribe now and get offers in your inbox with Google Offers. Now available in over 30 cities! Find a product by simply pointing your camera phone at the cover art of a book, CD, DVD, or video game. Say the name of a product and find it easily in Shopper. Scan the barcode of almost any product to quickly learn more about it. See a list of offers in the 'Eat' and 'Play' categories that nearby businesses have submitted through Google Places. ..."


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Current Caller ID

Meet Current, the First Caller ID App to Look Beyond a Name

Article Snip: "...Caller ID that will help you stay on top of your communications. Current Caller ID is a free Android app that provides an entirely new way to keep in touch with friends, family and acquaintances.

Current combines Call ID, Text ID, Social feeds, Local News and Weather in a single app. By identifying the people most important to you – the ones you call and text the most — and matching their latest status updates from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Current helps cut through the clutter and puts the latest updates from your top contacts front and center as you are about to communicate. In addition to surfacing the most recent social status, Current also delivers live local info from the caller or texter’s location, such as their local news and weather so you can keep that conversation going with events relative to the person you are taking with. To learn more check out the video, and download the new app today in Google Play. ..."