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  • 'Tinder Minus The Poor People,’ Online Dating App Caters Toward Affluent Bay Area Singles

    03/05/2015 10:12:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cate Cauguiran
    Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary. “It works a lot like Tinder, except this is Tinder minus the poor people,” said Darren Shuster, spokesperson for Luxy, a dating app geared towards the one percent. “I would describe the average member as somebody who makes a lot of money,” Shuster told KPIX 5. “Multiple cars, art collections, big fancy mansions.”
  • A grassroots Republican rancher fights an establishment Leftist with mobile technology

    10/16/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 10/16/2014 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Question: How does a grassroots Republican rancher fight an establishment Leftist incumbent swimming in limousine liberal money? Answer: With a grassroots campaign and by leveraging new mobile app technology. Jeff Byrd, a Republican running for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district (U.S. House) against one of the most liberal Democratic incumbents in the House, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, got a bit of help from a small tech firm located in Albuquerque.The Albuquerque-based tech firm microIT Infrastructure, LLC, released of a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTouch platforms in support of Jeff. The app can be download in...
  • They Went Looking For D.C.’s ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods. Guess What Happened Next.

    08/11/2014 6:48:07 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/11/2014 | Zach Noble
    A WUSA-TV news van was burglarized in Washington, D.C., Friday while the news crew was interviewing locals nearby, the station reported. The robbery happened as they were reporting about a “sketchy neighborhood” app. The crew said they had locked their van in D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood, but someone popped the lock and absconded with “the gear of photojournalist James Hash, the backpack of reporter Mola Lenghi, and the purse of intern Taylor Bisciotti.”[snip]
  • Class warfare over a parking space? New app denounced as unfair to the 'less affluent'

    07/16/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 10 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | July 16 2014 | Brian Maloney
    In Boston, parking’s been a nightmare for ages, with spaces capped by the federal Clean Air Act and further state regulations. Funny enough, that means MORE air pollution as frustrated drivers circle around the city looking for a place to put the car. So when free-market capitalism and technology ride to the rescue, you might think Boston would be quick to embrace the instant reduction in idling traffic. But if you’ve seen this movie before, you’ve already spotted the error: “free-market capitalism”. THAT’S a bigger no-no than smog!
  • This New App Could be Your Congressman's Worst Nightmare

    05/15/2014 11:45:00 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    They might not admit it, but a new app designed to give constituents easier access to their elected officials might just give your congressional member nightmares. Countable is a new social media app that gives voters a simple, concise and fast way to interact with their representatives. Countable “seeks to give citizens a greater voice in national politics,” Wired reported. “The company’s online service, which launches to the public today, gives you a simple and concise overview of the bills your national representatives are debating, and it lets you instantly send emails to these representatives, telling them how you would...
  • When Hitting ‘Find My iPhone’ Takes You to a Thief’s Doorstep

    05/05/2014 4:26:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-3-14 | Ian Lovett
    WEST COVINA, Calif. — After a boozy Saturday night, Sarah Maguire awoke the next morning to find that her iPhone was gone. Her roommate’s phone was gone, too. Were they at the bar, she wondered, or in the cab? Using the Find My iPhone app on her computer, she found that someone had taken the phones to a home in this Los Angeles exurb, 30 miles east of her West Hollywood apartment. So Ms. Maguire, a slight, 26-year-old yoga instructor, did what a growing number of phone theft victims have done: She went to confront the thieves — and, to...
  • This Is the App That’s Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela

    02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Defence One ^ | 9:31 AM ET 2-24-14 | Patrick Tucker
    Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in Ukraine. Over the past few days in Venezuela, the protests ballooned following rapidly rising food prices, controversy over President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies, public dissatisfaction over crime and multiple other factors. Moore was finding that in Venezuela that popularity had a price. Shortly after 9 p.m., his Twitter feed blew up with messages from users inside the...
  • The 'totally undetectable' app that lets you spy on friends, family or colleagues

    11/29/2013 4:39:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/28/13 | Chris Hall
    It's a secret agent's dream: one single piece of software that lets you into all of a 'target's communications, their movements and their personal notes. But this isn't some piece of top-secret NSA infrastructure. mSpy is a smartphone app that works on Android, Apple, Blackberry and Nokia phones - offering a staggering array of surveillance options. The app - which works on a subscription basis starting at Ł24.99 a month - is described as being able to 'run undetected on your child's or employee's cell phone and provide all of the necessary features for complete monitoring.'
  • Find out if Big Brother is watching

    10/24/2013 11:04:00 AM PDT · by null and void · 6 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 10/21/2013 | Grace Noto
    New app for Apple lets users see if satellites are overhead If you’ve ever been curious about whether you’ve ever been seen by a satellite, there’s now an app for that. Orbit Logic has just created SpyMeSat, a mobile app available for Apple devices that alerts users when they are within range of an image or spy satellite that might be photographing them. A company that normally provides apps for the military and defense communities, SpyMeSat is Orbit Logic’s first app for the common man, according its president Alex Herz. SpyMeSat provides users with a satellite map that shows orbit...
  • Smell-o-Vision Comes to Life in New Phone App

    10/05/2013 2:42:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Delish ^ | 10/04/13 | Zoe Bain
    In case just looking at food photos on your smartphone isn't drool-inducing enough, a new Japanese app and plug-in phone cartridge allows users to actually smell food images. According to Foodbeast, the app is called Scentee and was originally created to help college students save money and dieters save calories by allowing them to smell the foods they were craving without actually eating anything.
  • Vatican's new Catechism app aims to spread faith worldwide

    09/20/2013 3:01:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | September 20, 2013 | Elise Harris
    St. Peter's Square. Credit: Camille King (CC BY-SA 2.0). Vatican City, Sep 20, 2013 / 07:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A pontifical council is preparing to launch a new app on the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to help promote and better expand Church teaching throughout the world. “Catechesis is important for the church first of all because it is the attempt we had from the beginning of our faith to put together the knowledge, the content of our faith, and the coherent witness that we should have,” said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, head of the Pontifical Council for the...
  • Tech-savvy pastor with Illinois ties reaches masses with Bible app

    08/18/2013 4:39:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/19/13 | Manya Brachear Pashman
    Standing in a security line at O'Hare International Airport seven years ago, the Rev. Bobby Gruenewald wished he had a Bible in his pocket to pass the time. Then the tech-savvy pastor raised in central Illinois had a thought: Wouldn't it be grand if anyone could have their favorite version of the Bible within reach anywhere at any time? "Could we be at one of these moments in history where technology, if we leverage it correctly, could transform how we engage in the Bible?" Gruenewald, 37, recalls thinking that day. "Drawing from the story of the printing press, for centuries,...
  • Hard-coded PIN vulnerability found in smart toilets

    08/06/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | by Nancy Owano
    Security experts are warning us all over the place. The digital life used to be a cubicle and workstation. Now it's well, life. Everything is connected, and Internet is everywhere. That means criminal intruders along with pranksters can also broaden their reach from computer malware to home connections such as smart appliances and meters. Last week, there was one more proof that this was so: According to a warning by the information security firm Trustwave, a Satis-brand toilet by the Japan-based company Lixil can be controlled remotely by an Android app. According to Daniel Crowley a managing consultant with information...
  • Vanity post re: iPad Apps

    07/27/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT · by BobNative · 20 replies
    July 27, 2013 | Self
    This is the first problem I have had with any IPad. On the App Store logo, when Apps need updating, there will be notice on the upper right corner of the App Store button indicating the number of App needing updating. I have an indicator of 5 Apps needing updating, but when I press the App button and go to the upgrade page, nothing shows to be updated. Help! Many Thanks.
  • The Faithful Embrace YouVersion, a Bible App

    07/26/2013 12:34:04 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/13 | AMY O’LEARY
    For millions of readers around the world, a wildly successful free Bible app, YouVersion, is changing how, where and when they read the Bible. Built by, one of the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced evangelical churches, YouVersion is part of what the church calls its “digital missions.” They include a platform for online church services and prepackaged worship videos that the church distributes free. A digital tithing system and an interactive children’s Bible are in the works.
  • Buycott app lets you vote with your wallet in the supermarket

    05/16/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    CNET ^ | May 15, 2013 | Brian Krepshaw
    Think you know what's in your grocery cart? Think again. Or use the Buycott app to check. Know where your consumer dollars go with the free Buycott app. Supermarkets are labyrinthine behemoths laid out in a convenient linear fashion. So where's the maze? On the supermarket shelves, of course. Food products galore stare back at us, silently appealing to our penchants for sugar, salt, and fat. We pick and choose, knowing full well what we are getting into. But it's the hidden components that are increasingly becoming a salient issue. If supermarket shelves are overwhelming due to the sheer diversity...
  • New App Warns Drivers: Arab Mob Ahead

    04/25/2013 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    Only in Israel: a new app for android phones lets drivers know if they are about to drive into a mob of Arabs armed with firebombs and rocks. Such ambushes have killed and maimed many Israelis over the years, including a baby girl, Adelle Biton, who has been barely clinging to life in the Schneider Children's Hospital since last month. As reported exclusively on the Tamar Yonah Show, .....
  • SCHNITT SHOW EXCLUSIVE: Military Vet Booted From Nursing School Over Phone Gun App

    04/04/2013 5:38:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Schnitt Show ^ | 4/2/13 | Sue Treccase
    Tampa – A man living in New Port Richey, Florida, phoned into the nationally syndicated Schnitt Show [Click Here for Audio] after he was dismissed from nursing school, all because of a gun app on his smart phone.During a routine break in a five-hour long sociology class at the Ultimate Medical Academy in Tampa, 33-year old “Dan”, who has asked that his last name be withheld, showed his recently downloaded “Gun Club II” app to a fellow classmate. The app supplies detailed pictures of various firearms, and produces the sound each gun makes when you hit the screen. Dan says...
  • Need the 411 on Obamacare? Now there's an app for that

    03/31/2013 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Rep-am ^ | 3/30/13
    **SNIP** The result is an app for the Apple iPhone called Obamacare411; a website at; and a Facebook page, Obamacare411_Info. (Do not confuse the Facebook page with, which is maintained by a separate group in Virginia.) Developed on what Pinto called a "shoestring budget," the app was available to be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store as of Wednesday. Because of budget limitations, the application is not yet available for other smartphone platforms. "That's why we developed the website, so people who couldn't download the app could still have access to the information through their browser,"...
  • There's An App That Can Detect If You Have Skin Cancer And It's Right 98% Of The Time

    01/17/2013 2:24:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/17/2013 | Megan Rose Dickey
    There's an app for just about everything these days. Well, now there's an app that correctly detects skin cancer 98% of the time, Christopher Weaver of WSJ reports. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tested four apps to analyze images of 188 moles, including 60 melanomas. All of these moles were pre-evaluated by a dermatologist. The best-performing app forwarded the images to board-certified dermatologists to review at cost of $5 per mole, while the other three used algorithms and cost less than $5. The worst of those apps determined that dozens of swollen, discolored moles were benign. During...
  • Exclusive - Inside Orca: How the Romney Campaign Suppressed Its Own Vote

    11/08/2012 10:30:53 PM PST · by stillonaroll · 129 replies ^ | 11/8/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romney’s get-out-the-vote effort, which underperformed even John McCain’s lackluster 2008 turnout. One culprit appears to be “Orca,” the Romney’s massive technology effort, which failed completely. ... Likewise, Twitchy recorded widespread real-time complaints and criticisms on Twitter by Project Orca volunteers. At one point during Election Day, the system had malfunctioned so badly that desperate volunteers wondered if the program had been hacked. ......
  • Report Incidents of Voter Fraud with VoteStand—Now Available on the App Store and Google Play

    11/05/2012 1:32:02 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/4/12 | Mobotory
    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2012 Mobotory today announced the availability of VoteStand, a voter fraud reporting App. The free App, which allows registered users to report instances of suspected voter fraud, is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and through Google Play for Android. Mobotory was selected to develop VoteStand based on its expertise in creating in-the-field incident reporting technologies.
  • VoteStand is the first mobile anti-vote fraud app

    11/03/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 1 replies
    VoteStand ^ | 11/2/12 | Winning Our Future
    Don't let anyone STEAL your vote! America's first anti-vote fraud app. VoteStand is the first mobile anti-vote fraud app. Allowing ALL Americans, with access to an Android or iOS device, an easy way to report vote fraud as you see it. Download now for iPhone Download now for Android Both apps are free to download! Investigate After an easy sign up, the app is ready to use and report all visual evidence of voter fraud. The processes is as easy as taking a picture and filling out some identifying information about the incident. That's it! Report The app uses...
  • William Shatner launches new app called Shatoetry

    11/04/2012 5:51:41 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 20 replies
    Slash Gear ^ | November 4, 2012 | Shane McGlaun
    Most geeks will know William Shatner as the original Captain Kirk from Star Trek. Shatner has also acted in other memorable roles including lawyer Denny Crane and Frank O’Hara on Psych. Shatner has launched a new application called Shatoetry that plays on Shatner’s known body of spoken word works. The app is available for the iPhone and comes with a library of pre-recorded words allowing users to create unique “Shatisms” that play using Shatner’s voice. Shatner says that his life is unlike any other celebrity allowing users to make him say whatever they want him to say. The app supports...
  • Mitt (Romney) In Your Pocket

    10/07/2012 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    Was looking at NOOK apps and say one that has this I investigated the website. The app link is below
  • Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners

    04/30/2012 1:48:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 4/30/12 | SUZANNE GAMBOA The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — A Sikh advocacy group launched a free mobile application Monday that allows travelers to complain immediately to the government if they feel they've been treated unfairly by airport screeners. Launched at midnight by The Sikh Coalition, the FlyRights app had fielded two complaints by 10 a.m. EDT Monday. The first complaint came from a woman who said she felt mistreated after she disclosed to a screener that she was carrying breast milk. A man who is Sikh filed the second complaint, saying he was subjected to extra security even though he had not set off any alarms. The...

    04/23/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 1 replies
    There's no wiki on viddy yet. Someone explain to me what the purpose of this is. I'm seeing viddy links on facebook now and I just don't get it. It appears to be a dumbed down version of youtube for iphone people.
  • iPhone app projects user household tax payments for federal deficit

    04/13/2012 4:31:30 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/12/2012 | Staff
    U.S. taxpayers can now use their iPhone to compare how much different plans to tackle the federal deficit would cost them in their yearly income taxes. Debt Bomb — based on the U.S. tax code and publicly available data from the Congressional Budget Office and other government sources — allows users to project how a raise in taxes would cost in their personal income taxes over the years. In order to make a projection, users input basic income tax data — modeled after what a household pays in taxes — into the app. “Debt is going to be one of...
  • Lawmakers Consider Digital Download Tax (CT)

    03/16/2012 7:41:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | Friday, Mar 16, 2012 | Updated 10:21 AM EDT | Staff
    A public hearing about the proposed tax will be held Friday morning. Downloading music, movies, e-books and Apps could soon cost Connecticut residents more as lawmakers consider a tax on digital downloads. The bill, proposed by the General Assembly's Finance, Review and Bonding Committee, would have consumers pay the 6.35% sales tax on any electronic transfer. Supporters say the bill would level the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers in the state who are already required to charge Connecticut sales tax to consumers who purchase these products in their stores. About 25 states around the country have already begun taxing digital...
  • ‘Talkers’ magazine publisher: Limbaugh likely ‘has the biggest audience he’s had in years’

    03/14/2012 8:11:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2012 | Caroline May
    There has been no measure of his listenership since the Fluke flap. But nonpartisan radio expert Michael Harrison told The Daily Caller that Limbaugh’s numbers likely are going nowhere but up — despite the anti-Limbaugh push. Harrison is founder and publisher of Talkers magazine, the industry’s leading trade journal. According to Harrison, even if all the publicity is negative, it is a “good bet that Rush is enjoying pretty high ratings” last week and going into this week. “The irony is that he probably right now has the biggest audience he’s had in years, and the double irony of all...
  • Twitter stores full iPhone contact list for 18 months, after scan

    02/16/2012 7:06:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    L A Times ^ | February 14, 2012, 4:56 p.m. | David Sarno
    Twitter Inc. has acknowledged that after mobile users tap the "Find friends" feature on its smartphone app, the company downloads users' entire address book, including email addresses and phone numbers, and keeps the data on its servers for 18 months. The company also said it plans to update its apps to clarify that user contacts are being transmitted and stored. The company's current privacy policy does not explicitly disclose that Twitter downloads and stores user address books.
  • Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Target of a Newly Released Android App - Flip-Flop Mitt

    12/29/2011 5:36:03 PM PST · by Fred · 1 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 122911 | Digital Journal
    The new Android application, Flip-Flop Mitt is an interactive quiz game that features an animated character dressed in the standard blue suit, red tie and the a-typical bright yellow boxer shorts. He holds a spatula with a pancake on it, which he tosses in response to players answering questions. A video of the game is available on YouTube at this link: Video The purpose of the game is to test the player’s knowledge about Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s position on several important issues. The goal for the player is to answer every question correctly. The player has an option to...
  • OSHA Wastes $200k for Mobile APP that Doesn’t Work

    11/23/2011 8:36:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/23/11 | Publius
    The infamous $640 toilet seat which the Pentagon purchased back in the 1980′s now has a crappy, excuse the pun, modern day equivalent: a government-made mobile app with a price tag of $200,000. Rich Jones of, a job board for hackers, downloaded and installed the Heat Safety app from OSHA. It’s a straightforward service that finds your current location, measures the heat and humidity and serves up a warning with notes if the temperature is dangerous. One might call it the kind of app that could have been created for less money by simply telling people to stick their...
  • Coupon Clipping – The Smartphone Way

    10/27/2011 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Immerito · 12 replies
    CBS 11 News ^ | October 27, 2011 | Ginger Allen
    ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) – There’s a new secret to saving money and getting free stuff in your everyday life. It almost sounded too good and too simple to be true. Our investigative team went undercover to check it out, and you can do it, too. Clipping coupons could soon be a thing of the past. Now, there’s an app for your scissors! Saving money can be as easy as swiping your finger, or touching a button. Lynette Shofner of Allen never leaves home without her smartphone. “If I’m going to spend money, it’s going to be at a discount,” Shofner said.
  • 'I'm getting arrested'(Android)app created for 'Occupy' protesters("Free to the other 99%")

    10/17/2011 8:10:18 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 18 replies
    Q13 FOX News Seattle ^ | October 17, 2011
    SEATTLE—A new smartphone app bills itself as a useful tool for the hundreds of boisterous Occupy Seattle protesters at Westlake Park and other locations throughout the world. The “I’m Getting Arrested” app, created by Quadrant 2, provides a one-click button on your phone that you can press when you know arrest is imminent. Once you hit the big red bull’s-eye, a prewritten text message will be sent to your mom, your lawyer or any other contact you might want to help you out. The app can also be used to quickly send any other message to a group of people....
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | Neil Munro
    An “Obama Clock” app is jockeying for position with National Geographic’s World Atlas atop the iTunes app store’s reference best-seller list, partly because conservatives are eager to monitor President Barack Obama’s skidding approval numbers and shrinking calendar, says the app’s designer. Read more:
  • VANITY - Parents With Kids who travel via car, please contact me

    08/03/2011 8:45:14 AM PDT · by HamiltonJay · 7 replies
    This is completely Vanity, but if you travel with kids via car over long distances and have a droid phone, if you could send me a private email, I'd like feedback about an App I have. Thanks.
  • Is there a CHUMBY app for Free Republic?

    06/27/2011 3:23:28 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 5 replies
    prisoner6 | 06/27/2011 | prisoner6
    Probably a bad day and time to ask but does anyone know of an app that would put the latest Free Republic posts on a Chumby? Don't know what a Chumby is? Lookie here! I have a Chumby One, you have to scroll down a bit to see it. It's smaller than the Chumby8 but I LOVE it! Think of it as an alarm clock on steroids. Mine does get lots of stuff including news from several sources, several types of internet and terrestrial radio, webcams and more. I'd really like to get FR on it, maybe an RSS feed?...
  • Have Any Freepers developed a phone app?

    06/15/2011 12:12:46 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 23 replies
    I am working with someone to develop a game application for smart phones etc. Anyone have any experience in this field?
  • The Invisible iPhone

    05/24/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | By Kate Greene
    A new interface lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand. Over time, using your smart-phone touch screen becomes second nature, to the point where you can even do some tasks without looking. Researchers in Germany are now working on a system that would let you perform such actions without even holding the phone—instead you'd tap your palm, and the movements would be interpreted by an "imaginary phone" system that would relay the request to your actual phone. The concept relies on a depth-sensitive camera to pick up the tapping...
  • Controversial Dog Wars app renamed KG Dogfighting, back on sale

    05/01/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Immerito · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 30, 2011 | LA Times Staff
    The controversial Dog Wars app has been renamed KG Dogfighting and is back up on the Android Marketplace. The site says it was updated Saturday two days after the head of the Los Angeles police union urged Google to permanently pull the virtual dogfighting game app from its phone app marketplace. In the letter sent Thursday to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber urged Google "to do the right thing and ban this game permanently." "The game teaches users how to breed, train, fight, medicate and kill virtual dogs," Weber wrote...
  • Apple under fire for approving(Exodus International)app that claims to cure homosexuality

    03/22/2011 9:18:13 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Brett Michael Dykes
    "There's an app for that." The catchphrase coined by Apple and their advertising gurus to sell iPhones and iPads has become so ubiquitous that it's even been parodied on Sesame Street. Still, few would have ever thought that the tech giant—which, like many other Silicon Valley concerns, boasts a progressive profile on many cultural issues, and extends domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees—would condone an app that purports to "cure" homosexuality. It would seem an even greater stretch for Apple and company founder and CEO Steve Jobs to make such an application available through its iTunes store. Yet the...
  • Just a thought...

    03/07/2011 1:29:18 PM PST · by arderkrag · 12 replies
    So, I was thinking yesterday (A dangerous hobby, I know) and the though occured to me: Why not develop a Freerepublic app for smartphones? I mean, sure, the site displays fine and all, but a couple of other sites have apps that update and show you recent posting activity, so why not here? Ideally, it would be cross-platform, and allow you to choose which forums to display the recent activity from. I know it would only appeal to a niche audience of Freepers, but I don't see any reason it couln't be done. Any coders out there with some spar...
  • iTunes salvation: Roman Catholic Church approves Confession app

    02/08/2011 8:45:49 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 02/08/2011 | Tim Stevens
    Are you a sinner? Don't worry, there's an app for that. The Roman Catholic Church has approved a recent iTunes addition called Confession, a $1.99 app that bills itself as "the perfect aid for every penitent." As you can see above, it lets you pick a commandment and tick off all your sins, keeping a running tally to bring into the confessional with you -- a sort of anti-tasklist, if you will. Can't find your particular misstep? No problem! You're able to add your own, custom dastardly deeds, filling in those gaps the app's authors didn't think anyone would fill....
  • Millions of Android users hit by malicious data theft app

    02/02/2011 5:31:09 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Apple Insider ^ | February 2, 2011 | By Daniel Eran Dilger
    An app distributed by Google's Android Market has collected private data from millions of users and forwarded it to servers China, validating Apple's uniquely strong stance on mobile security in the iPhone App Store. The exploit, tied to an app that appeared to simply load free custom background wallpapers, was downloaded "anywhere from 1.1 million to 4.6 million times. The exact number isn’t known because the Android Market doesn’t offer precise data," according to a report by Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat. The app "collects a user’s browsing history, text messages, your phone’s SIM card number, subscriber identification, and even your...
  • Patriot App

    12/14/2010 9:23:48 AM PST · by Excellence · 42 replies ^ | Unknown | Citizen Concepts
    Mobilizing the Globe Citizen Concepts announces the launch of PatriotAppTM, the world's first iPhone application that empowers citizens to assist government agencies in creating safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities via social networking and mobile technology. This app was founded on the belief that citizens can provide the most sophisticated and broad network of eyes and ears necessary to prevent terrorism, crime, environmental negligence, or other malicious behavior. Simply download, report (including pictures) and submit information to relevant government agencies, employers, or publish incident data to social network tools. Key Features: Integrated into Federal Agencies points of contacts FBI, EPA,...
  • STD Test? There's an App for That

    11/08/2010 11:22:49 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 15 replies
    Observer ^ | 11-8-10
    STD Test? There's an App for That By Ben Popper November 8, 2010 | 1:16 p.m Gives a whole new meaning to status update. Gives a whole new meaning to status update. British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD. Seriously, we could not make this stuff up if we tried. According to The Guardian, 4 million pounds have been invested in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, which is creating a smartphone app that will allow users,...
  • Facebook: Committed To Voting? (Beware!! Misleading Facebook App is Obama Data-mining Trap!!!)

    10/23/2010 10:18:42 PM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10-21-2010 | Kashmir Hill
    Not to be outdone by the Republicans when it comes to technology and data-mining, Barack Obama has launched a new “Commit to Vote Challenge” Facebook application. You can access it through the Barack Obama website ...
  • Shaved Bieber (New Firefox add-on Rids the Internet of Justin Bieber)

    05/27/2010 7:47:52 PM PDT · by tlb · 39 replies · 1,052+ views
    Fat Lab ^ | May 17, 2010 | Greg Leuch
    We’ve developed a series of innovative tools to help cover the lower regions of web pages from unwanted Justin Bieber content. Shave away those Bieber mentions on web sites with our bookmarklet, Firefox Add-on, or JavaScript files
  • They are Out to Get Us (Atheism on Campus)

    05/18/2010 10:10:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 515+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 18, 2010 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Not only are they out to get us, they want our children too. “They” being the atheist stalkers that seek to undermine every shred of faith in God. They are sometimes blatant and sometimes sneaky, but they know what they are doing. Consider the “Atheist Pocket Debater,” a new iPhone app released last month. The competition is stiff with more than 150,000 apps on the market, yet “Atheist Pocket Debater” is currently ranked #100 in popularity. Here is the iTunes description:“Atheist Pocket Debater” gives many ways to argue against Christians, Creationists, and Bible thumpers. It is set up for very...