Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Apps Using Wi-Fi: New Vulnerability Found

New Vulnerability Found in Apps Using Wi-Fi

Video of  vulnerability
Video of  vulnerability
Article Snip: "...The vulnerability allows attackers to persistently alter the server URL from which a mobile app loads its data, so that instead of loading data from realserver.com, for instance, the attack makes the app load data from attacker.com, without the victim knowing. ..."

Reference: nytimes.com

Saturday, October 19, 2013

SpyMeSat app - when are spy satellites watching over you

Spy satellites are watching — app helps you find out when and where

SpyMeSat app
SpyMeSat app
Article Snip: "...SpyMeSat, an app that provides notifications when spy satellites and unclassified imaging satellites are zooming above your head..."

Reference: www.nbcnews.com

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Apps dedicated to making life easier for wealthy

Have to Ask What the App Costs? It’s Not for You

apps for the wealthy
Apps for the wealthy
Article Snip: "...a new corner of the Web and mobile app marketplaces has emerged, dedicated to making life easier for wealthy consumers. “They’re playing off the affluent desire to be treated differently..."

Reference: www.nytimes.com

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ThinkUp app - mine social data like giant tech companies and marketing firms

ThinkUp launches new crowdfunded app to help users mine data from their own social networks

ThinkUp app
Article Snip: "...For the past two years year Anil Dash and Gina Trapani have been building ThinkUp. It's an app for the social web that helps the average person derive the same value and insight from their data as giant tech companies and marketing firms do...."

Reference: www.theverge.com

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Calling App Developers: Amazon Wants You

Amazon App Store
Amazon App Store

Amazon offers perks to customers who buy certain apps

Article Snip: "...The company needs developers to create more apps for its tablets -- and is willing to give up a little virtual currency to help persuade the devs that it's worth their while...."

Reference: cnet.com

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lockwatch app will photograph phone thief and GPS info

Lockwatch app photographs your phone's thief

Lockwatch app
Lockwatch app
Article Snip: "...Lockwatch, a new Android app, aims to defend users against theft of their phones or tablets by emailing a picture of the would-be thief to the owner...."

Reference: www.theguardian.com

Smart TV App Revolution

The Smart TV App Revolution Is Coming: Here's What You Need To Know

Article Snip: "...Consumer will also adopt less expensive game consoles and set-top boxes like Roku and Apple TV, which transform traditional TVs into Smart TVs with access to app stores. Approximately 20% of U.S. consumers already have their TVs connected in one of these ways...."

Reference: www.businessinsider.com