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  • Refugee rescue app pulled from App Store after it is outed as fake

    06/21/2016 2:39:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2016 | by Alex Hern
    The I Sea app claimed to help people call lifeboats to refugees by locating their vessels, but actually showed static images of the sea A mock-up of the I Sea app. The actual app, as released, would never show a boat because it lacked the capacity to do so. Photograph: Grey Group An app which purported to offer aid to refugees lost in the Mediterranean has been pulled from Apple’s App Store after it was revealed as a fake.The I Sea app, which also won a Bronze medal at the Cannes Lions conference on Monday night, presented itself as a...
  • WWDC 2016: Developer accuses Apple of stealing his Breathe app

    06/14/2016 5:20:28 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 1 replies
    BGR ^ | Jun 14, 2016 at 1:21 AM | Kul Bhushan
    At WWDC 2016 Apple announced a new app called Breathe as part of its watchOS 3 for the Apple Watch. The app focuses on helping users stay stress free by deep breathing. It reminds users to do breathing meditation and even helps them via haptic guiding. Now, a developer called Ben Erez has claimed that Apple has ripped off his app with the same name available on Apple Store for over a year. “We’ve had the same concept, same spelling, similar functionality in the App store for phone and watch for over a year. We built the app because the...
  • Traffic-weary homeowners and Waze are at war, again. Guess who’s winning?

    06/06/2016 4:17:05 PM PDT · by dennisw · 70 replies
    Washingtoon Post ^ | June 5 at 9:29 PM | By Steve Hendrix
    “It used to be that only locals knew all the cut-through routes, but Google Maps and Waze are letting everyone know,” When population growth began to overwhelm a set of major intersections in his district, there was an increase of 45,000 cars a day on some residential streets, as app-armed commuters fought their way to nearby Interstate 85. In response, the city is posting signs to restrict left or right turns at key intersections. ____________________________ When the traffic on Timothy Connor’s quiet Maryland street suddenly jumped by several hundred cars an hour, he knew who was partly to blame: the...
  • The Safety Shot App

    04/18/2016 9:25:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/18/2016 | C Buckner
    Using Technology to stay safe in the woods.Hunter safety is something we bring up a lot because it’s something that is way too often overlooked. It's sometimes easy to get caught up in the excitement of the hunt and forget about some of the fundamental safety rules of hunting. That's where the Safety Shot app comes in, it's an app that works easily with your cell phone or tablet to keep you and all of your fellow hunting buddies up to date on exactly what's going on in the woods. The app is really easy to set up and it...
  • Removing useless pre-installed apps

    02/01/2016 9:40:13 AM PST · by Don@VB · 24 replies
    2-1-2016 | Self
    I am trying to remove useless apps from my Galaxie 5s... problem is getting past factory authorization in order to edit and remove unwanted apps.
  • It's time to kill the cable box with apps

    01/31/2016 6:25:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/31/16 | David Katzmaier
    Commentary: A proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calls for cable companies like Comcast to "unlock the set-top box." Unlocking isn't enough. The box should die, once and for all, and be replaced by apps. There's no technological reason that Comcast, or Time Warner Cable, or Charter or any other cable TV provider needs to provide physical hardware at all. There's no need for warehouses full of cable boxes or arduous "service windows" where the technician supposedly shows up "sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m."-- or not--to fix (or more likely just replace) your device. Full-fledged pay...
  • Does Anyone Here Write Phone Apps?

    01/13/2016 6:26:49 PM PST · by 50sDad · 15 replies
    Self ^ | 01/13/16 | 50sDad
    I have an idea for a brilliant, sarcastic Conservative phone app called "Happy Safe Space Filter" that would be a wonderfully hot ticket with Conservatives, and/or Sarcastic Teenagers. It could either be a freebie for the Cause, or in true Capitalist fashion, would probably sell well at 99 cents. (The joke works I a lot of ways, but would include a little body copy crediting Conservatives.) I claim the idea and would be willing to give it up for 10% of gross. It is a pretty simple thing. If you have App writing experience, please message me here on Free...
  • Concealed Carry App - CCW – Concealed Carry 50 States

    12/21/2015 5:15:20 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12/19/15 | Dean Weingarten
    This is the most popular Concealed Carry app for Google Play. It requires the Android operating system, 2.2 and up. The current version was updated on November 15th of this year. Current cost is $1.99 at the store. More than 45,000 people have downloaded it. Features from the web site are: -Updated all Laws -Added logic for special reciprocity rules -Fixed minor UI bugs Other Recent Changes: -Added Constitutional Carry Map -Added integration to gun range tools & logs (Gun Vault Training Kit) -Added "Permit Recognition Laws" in each state -Added "Update Data" button -Added ability to display URL...
  • Ted Cruz rocks the web with game-style app

    10/14/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 14, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Sen. Ted Cruz's game-like app, "Cruz Crew," has become so popular that you could call it, "Call of Duty: Candidate Cruz." More than any other campaign application for mobile tech users, Cruz Crew has exploded with more than 15,000 downloads in the first three months since it was launched, the campaign told Secrets. It's just the latest sign that the 2016 presidential campaign is happening online, out of the media spotlight, and some like Cruz are especially good at making it connect with Millennials. Already a big player on Periscope and other digital avenues, Cruz first launched a crowdfunding platform...
  • A new app that lets users' friends 'virtually walk them home at night' is exploding in popularity

    09/05/2015 6:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/04/2015 | Mary-Ann Russon, International Business Times
    Tens of thousands of people around the world are now using a free personal-safety mobile app that allows friends to virtually walk you home at night. The Companion app, created by five students from the University of Michigan, enables users to request a friend or family member to keep them company virtually and track their journey home via GPS on an online map. Although they can do so, the friend or family member does not need to have installed the Companion app, which is available for both Android and iOS. The user can send out several requests to different phone...
  • Many Options, No Single Solution to Nation's Traffic Snarls

    06/30/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2015 | Joan Lowy
    The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Build more roads. Build more public transit. Rely on new technology. The possible solutions are many, but none is easy or cheap. A few ways to ease the nation's gridlock: ——— PUBLIC TRANSIT RENAISSANCE Ridership on public buses, trains and subways has reached its highest level nationally since the 1950s, and transit boosters cite this as evidence that expanded service and routes is a good investment. The nation's driving capital, Los Angeles, is making a multibillion-dollar investment...
  • Swipe Right Or Swipe Left? Tindog Is Tinder For Dog Lovers

    06/24/2015 9:08:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Tech Times ^ | June 20 | Alexandra Burlacu,
    A Tinder-like app for Android and iOS is now targeting dog owners, as the new "Tindog" app aims to match dogs and dog-lovers. The Tinder dating app has grown immensely popular among the singles community, boasting an efficient "swipe right - swipe left" selection manner that allows users to look around and find what they're looking for in a fast, simple and efficient way. The new app called Tindog borrows the same selection function, allowing users to swipe right or left, but revolves around dogs. Whether you're looking for a playdate for your best friend, looking for a suitable mate...
  • More Java holes found in Google App Engine

    05/18/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | May 18, 2015 12:15 PM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Google slow to respond. A Polish security firm has discovered more vulnerabilities in the Java coding platform used on Google's App Engine (GAE) cloud computing service, which could allow users to get access beyond their own virtual machines. The Security Explorations team, which has made a name for itself by unearthing large numbers of security holes in Oracle's Java framework over the past few years, said it had reported seven vulnerabilities to Google, along with proof of concept code. Three of the flaws allow complete bypass of the GAE Java security sandbox. Such a bypass could be used by attackers...
  • The Truth About Smartphone Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites

    05/04/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 1 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | May 1, 2015 | Not Listed
    Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites. There are essentially two starkly different environments in which to download apps. The first is Apple’s app store, which carefully vets apps before allowing only those deemed fit to appear. The second is the Google Play store, which is more open because Google exercises a lighter touch in vetting apps, only excluding those that are obviously malicious. But because Google Play is more open, the apps it offers span a much wider quality range. Many connect to ad-related sites...
  • New Republic: How Hillary Can Win With Apps

    04/04/2015 7:53:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I had to check the publication date on the article of New Republic senior editor Elspeth Reeve to make sure it wasn't published on April Fools Day. The date was April 3 so she wasn't fooling which makes her story about how Hillary Clinton should choose the right apps to make herself the inevitable nominee when she announces that she is running for president even funnier.  Of course, no word in the story about policy. It's all hip technology. Reeve analyzes in detail the pros and cons of each app available to Hillary. So let us now join Reeve in her highly...
  • How Apple Indoor Maps and Positioning Caters High Visitor Volume Facilities

    03/04/2015 6:25:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    App Developer Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stuart Parkerson
    One thing you can depend on, Apple is going to pack all kinds of goodies into its technology that offer the potential to transform the functionality of these devices and transform how you communicate with your customers. A case in point is Apple’s Indoor Positioning functionality, which Apple has updated for iOS 8 to provide facility owners with indoor latitude, longitude and floor level via API. To utilize Indoor Positioning in their own app, facility owners will need to survey their facility using Apple tools and upload a map to the Maps Indoor interface. Once that is done, the technology...
  • Line Hopes Messaging Stickers Help It Take Off in U.S.

    03/01/2015 8:14:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    adage dot com ^ | orig Nov 2014
    In Asia, emojis and stickers on messaging apps are big, and it's common for people -- even adults -- to pay extra so they can punctuate their text messages with bears or bunnies. Now the Line messaging app says Americans are getting in on the sticker phenomenon too. Japan's Line Corp., which is trying to popularize its messaging app in the U.S., amid tough competition, launched a contest for artists to design new stickers, with people voting for winners. Line says the U.S.-focused contest brought in more than 10,000 sticker submissions and 500 million votes since it was launched in...
  • What BlackBerry's CEO Wants From Apple

    01/22/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 1-22-15 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    BlackBerry's CEO John Chen wants companies to stop "discriminatory practices" against BlackBerry by not allowing them to use certain apps. Chen called out Apple and Netflix in a blog post about net neutrality and what he called a "two-tiered wireless broadband ecosystem" where developers create apps only for iOS and Android devices. "Unlike BlackBerry, which allows iPhone users to download and use our BBM service, Apple does not allow BlackBerry or Android users to download Apple's iMessage messaging service," he wrote. Apple's iMessage service is only available to customers using the company's ecosystem of devices. Calling out Netflix, Chen said...
  • 87% of top Apple iOS apps have been cracked

    11/18/2014 11:44:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Attacks on Apple iOS devices are rising sharply, with 87 percent of the top 100 paid-for iOS apps now having been cracked and cloned - up from just 53 percent in 2013, according to a new report.87% of top Apple iOS apps have been cracked Arxan's 2014 ‘State of Mobile App Security' study also highlights the widespread targeting of Android apps. It finds 97 percent of the top 100 paid-for Android apps have been cloned, similar to previous years.The report, which was released on Monday, also reveals widespread copying of financial services, healthcare/medical and retail/merchant apps: 95 percent of Android-based...
  • 4 Things Every American Should Know About Uber.Com, AirBnB.Com, et. al.

    10/19/2014 5:08:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | October 19, 2014 | Austin Hill
    Uber.Com. AirBnB.Com. TaskRabbit.Com. What are these websites about, and why are they so controversial? Let's be clear: these websites, and others like them, are online hubs for what is best described as the emerging "freelance services industries." The service providers you find through these websites are most certainly freelancers, not established corporate business owners or employees of other peoples' companies. Uber.Com, a San Francisco-based venture that matches people who need a ride from one end of a city to another with people who have cars and are willing to travel, is perhaps the most high profile of these entities.Visit the...
  • Stranger Danger and Guns ("What an idiot!")

    09/28/2014 1:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The New York Times Sunday Review ^ | September 28, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    EARLIER this month, my iPhone vanished. I looked up its location on an app called Find My Friends that my wife and I use, and I had a shock: The app said my phone was in a house 15 miles away, in a neighborhood that I’d never visited. I drove there. It was night. The house looked creepy. My wife stayed in the car, cellphone in hand, ready to summon the cavalry. I walked to the front door and rang the doorbell. Nothing. The lights were on, so I rang again and knocked hard. I spent five minutes ringing the...
  • Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls

    08/17/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT · by G Larry · 30 replies
    CBS New York via Drudge ^ | 15 August 2014 | Alice Gainer
    Frustrated Mom says: “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,”
  • (vanity) What are FReepers' favorite iPhone/iPod apps

    06/22/2014 8:31:41 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 76 replies
    6/22/14 | ol' marty
    It's been a couple of years since the last thread on this, so what are FReepers' favorite or recommended iPhone/iPod apps?
  • I have an idea for a smart phone application. Where do I start?

    05/27/2014 7:27:35 AM PDT · by killermosquito · 62 replies
    5/27/2014 | killermosquito
    I have an idea for a smart phone app. Does any freepers have any experience doing that? I'm curious to know if charging for the app or selling advertising in the app makes more sense.
  • 8 Months After Learning To Code And Launching An App, Leo The Homeless Programmer Is Still Homeless

    05/27/2014 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/27/2014 | Caroline Moss
    Last December, a man named Leo Grand created a ride-sharing app that ended up earning him a modest sum of money. This, in and of itself, is nothing unique. However, Grand was homeless, and had learned to code only four months prior to the launch of his app. A few weeks after the launch, he had made about $10,000. But today, Leo the Homeless Coder is still homeless. He has yet to touch a penny of his money. When his app launched, he was center of national attention. No one has followed up on Grand. Grand and his teacher Patrick,...
  • TV Networks Are So Scared About This App, They're Taking It All The Way To The Supreme Court

    04/22/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2014 | Steve Kovach
    Aereo, a service that lets you stream live broadcast networks like NBC, CBS, and ABC, is the focus of a big Supreme Court case today that could determine the future of TV.The networks are suing Aereo, claiming it violates copyright laws. If the networks win the case, Aereo will likely have to shut down.What is Aereo and how does it work? The company assigns each subscriber an antenna that can access programming broadcast for free over the air.The antennas look like this. They're stored in Aereo's server centers in the local markets Aereo serves: APAereo then streams that content to your...
  • LifeSaver App Prevents Distracted Driving

    04/01/2014 4:18:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Bay Area's Chase Cain reports on extra police patrols in Palo Alto and a new app that will keep you safer on the roads.
  • Millennials Are Ditching Their Television Sets, Shifting To Mobile To Watch TV Shows

    03/26/2014 5:34:58 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    AppAdvice ^ | Bryan M. Wolfe
    A new report suggests bigger isn’t better, when it comes to watching television programming. Deloitte found that Millennials rather watch movies and television shows on computers, smartphones, and tablets. These details were recently published in the firm’s annual Digital Democracy Survey. Those between the ages of 14 and 24 only watch TV shows on an actual television set 44 percent of the time. Thirty-two percent of the time, TV shows are consumed on a desktop or laptop. Smartphones and tablets make up another 16 percent, while gaming devices are used 8 percent. This is the first time computers, smartphones, and...
  • OfficeSuite Professional 7 (Android) Free on Today

    03/24/2014 12:51:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies ^ | 3/24/2014 | Vanity
    The link leads to the product description page. I haven't tried the app before but it looks like something I've been wanting and I thought I would spread the word.
  • Facebook Is Building A Massive New Business That Exploits A Key Weakness At Apple And Google

    03/13/2014 12:33:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/13/2013 | Jim Edwards
    A long time ago, Facebook launched an app store. If you didn't know that fact, don't be alarmed. People don't talk much about the Facebook App Center any more. That's because almost everyone downloads the apps they need from Apple's App Store and the Google Play store on Android. It's a powerful duopoly, and everyone is used to it. Apps and downloads are one of Apple's fastest-growing, least-talked about businesses. They generate $4.4 billion per quarter, and are projected to be more profitable than iPads and Macs. Android and the Google Play store that supplies it run on up to...
  • Vanity; California's SB 127 or Tyranny

    11/21/2013 6:19:59 PM PST · by 45Auto · 3 replies
    SB-127: Good Law or Tyranny? Gentlemen: As a life long member of NRA I would not be so quick to show full support for the provisions of California's recently enacted SB 127. The audit of the APPS system does not do a lot to assuage fear that the law will be abused by the DOJ. For example, it is not at all clear that the provision of "communicating of a serious threat of physical violence to a licensed psychotherapist by a person, be reported to local law enforcement, within 24 hours" will work in practice. Does this encompass ALL visits...
  • Microsoft 3D Builder printing app released for Windows 8.1

    11/18/2013 8:25:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hexus ^ | 11/18/2013 | Mark Tyson
    Just before the weekend Microsoft released its new 3D Builder app for Windows 8.1. We heard before the launch of Windows 8.1 that 3D printing capability would be native to the operating system; with plug-and-play support for a wide range of 3D printers and native support for many associated 3D file formats. Now the new Microsoft 3D Builder app puts a front end on this functionality and presents you with a “clean, simple user interface,” to easily get you from object browsing to finished output.Microsoft calls the 3D Builder app “the best place to view, prepare, and print your 3D...
  • Obama, In His Own Words (There's an app for that)

    09/10/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 7 replies
    iTunes ^ | Sep 05, 2012 | Cutlass App Development LLC
    Just heard about this on Beck's radio show. It's an app of Obama's own words. Could be used in a "debate" with libs (if anyone encounters them). :-)
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Energy Dept. offers prize to create mobile apps that already exist

    04/05/2012 6:30:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 4/5/12 | Paul Conner
    The Department of Energy announced Thursday a $100,000 prize for software developers to come up with mobile applications to tell consumers how much energy they are using. But there’s already an app for that. A quick scan of the iTunes and Android markets shows nearly two dozen existing applications that accomplish the same purpose — helping users keep track of their energy consumption at home. The uMeter app, for example, allows consumers with Wi-Fi-enabled home energy meters to “manage and optimize their energy consumptions, in order to reduce their expenses and carbon footprint,” according to the description. Similarly, the Home...
  • (vanity) Any good tablet/smartphone apps for precinct canvassing?

    03/18/2012 2:56:24 PM PDT · by ak267 · 3 replies
    me | 3/18/2012 | ak267
    I'm in the process of getting an iPad-3 and was wondering if there were any apps for precinct walking. 1. Map of precincts with the addresses of GOP registered voters. 2. Easy way of accessing candidate's platform if a vote has a question (can also incorporate graphs, pictures and videos) 3. Video of the candidate speaking directly to the voter asking for their vote. 4. Method of taking down information such as marking off houses visited, those who want more information or wish to contribute/volunteer
  • Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices (biased title,story different)

    01/06/2012 4:51:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies ^ | 1-6-12 | See-BS Seattle
    Microsoft has been granted a patent for its “avoid ghetto” feature for GPS devices. A GPS device is used to find shortcuts and avoid traffic, but Microsoft’s patent states that a route can be plotted for pedestrians to avoid an “unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures.” Created for mobile phones, the technology uses the latest crime statistics and weather data and includes them when calculating a route.
  • BlackBerry offers angry users $100 in free apps as apology

    10/19/2011 8:45:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 10/19/11
    BlackBerry offers angry users $100 in free apps as apologyOCTOBER 19, 2011 Last week, BlackBerry users experienced a service disruption that in some countries lasted three days. Said to have affected their entire customer base of 70 million users, the outage lasted for one day in the U.S., 1.5 days in Latin America and Canada and for about three days in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. To compensate users for their inconvenience and frustration, Research in Motion (RIM) is offering users $100 in free premium apps between now and the end of the year. **SNIP** • SIMS 3...
  • Apple blocking Sony Reader app, WTF?

    02/01/2011 3:48:17 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 5 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 1 February 2011 | Raven Lovecraft
    If you were hoping to be able to buy digital books through Sony's platform on the iPad, kiss that dream goodbye. Apple has rejected Sony's submission of a Reader app because it allows financial transactions to take place outside of Apple. According to a New York Times report, Sony was sent a rejection letter, stating the app violates the App Store rules. According to those regulations, developers are not allowed to offer in-app transactions unless they go through Apple. That is, they must share a cut of all those purchases. Funny, though, that Amazon's Kindle app allows external purchases, and...
  • Apple's Mac App Store fundamentally changes PC software usage rights

    01/07/2011 10:16:46 AM PST · by stripes1776 · 36 replies
    BetaNews ^ | January 6, 2011 | Joe Wilcox
    Earlier today, Apple officially launched its application store for Macintosh, with about 1,000 free and paid applications available. Snow Leopard users download the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update, and the store is included. But people using the software are in for a change. Consumers typically buy software by machine. Those people buying from the Mac App Store purchase by person. The software is attached to an identity. This is a dramatic departure from how consumer software is typically licensed. Licensing agreements typically restrict installation on one PC, sometimes two or even three...The Mac App Store changes the paradigm and usage...
  • How the Mac App Store Changes Everything

    01/06/2011 9:25:44 PM PST · by stripes1776 · 51 replies
    Mashable ^ | December 6, 2011 | Jennifer Van Grove
    The Mac App Store has arrived and with it comes access to more than 1,000 different free and paid apps. While nearly identical in design to the iTunes App Store for iOS apps, the Mac App Store represents a big shift in Mac application discovery and development. We’ve already done a walkthrough of the new store. What follows is our analysis of the overall store experience after spending the last few hours exploring the store, downloading applications, comparing the release to initial expectations and ruminating on how it will change the developer ecosystem. If you’ve yet to experience the Mac...
  • Apple Will Sell $2B in Apps in 2011

    12/30/2010 6:00:29 PM PST · by stripes1776 · 20 replies · 231+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | December 30, 2010 | Sarah Lacy
    I’ve often wondered if the early Web pioneers had it all to do over again if Web companies would have put less of an emphasis on free. People have been conditioned against paying for services or content on the Web, and the Web elite only have each other to blame. For all the talk of Web companies getting users first and “figuring out” how to make money later, the only two jaw-droppingly, multi-billion-dollar, innovative new ways to advertise online have been Google’s paid search ads and Groupon’s solution to unlocking local ad dollars on a mass scale. Those who win...
  • Recommended apps for new 4th generation iPod touch? (Vanity)

    12/28/2010 9:29:44 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 16 replies · 10+ views
    Vanity | 12/28/2010 | RayChuang88
    Help. I just got myself a new 4th generation 32 GB iPod touch. Any suggestions for about 4-5 good apps for my new iPod? I already plan to install the Dirty Birds game, the ESPN Radio app (since I will connect with Wi-Fi over my home network) and apps for Twitter and Facebook access (so far).
  • Your Apps Are Watching You

    12/18/2010 5:23:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 2+ views
    A WSJ Investigation finds that iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone usersFew devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner's real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off. These phones don't keep secrets. They are sharing this personal data widely and regularly, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. An examination of 101 popular smartphone "apps"—games and other software applications for iPhone and Android phones—showed that 56 transmitted the phone's unique device ID to other companies without users'...
  • 50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

    10/27/2010 5:45:27 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Datamation ^ | 25 October 2010 | Cynthia Harvey
    Experts estimate that the number of open source apps available doubles every fourteen months. Sourceforge alone has more than 260,000 projects, and with so many open source apps now available from so many different repositories, it can be hard to keep up. For this list, we've highlighted some newer open source tools you might have missed. We also included some gems from obscure categories, like Mandelbulbs, gene sequencing, and knitting, to name just a few. Other open source tools on the list are good projects that are overshadowed by older, better-known projects, and at least one is an old favorite...
  • iPhone Applications & Privacy Issues

    10/01/2010 7:39:35 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 14 replies
    PreSet Kill Limit ^ | October 1, 2010 | Eric Smith
    Every Apple iPhone shipped since its introduction in 2007 contains a unique, software-visible serial number -- the Unique Device Identifier, or UDID. Apple provided this functionality to allow application developers to uniquely identify the iPhone being used for purposes such as storing application preferences or video game high scores. While the UDID does facilitate the process of collecting and storing certain types of data, it also creates a tempting opportunity for use as a tracking agent or to correlate with other personally-identifiable information in unintended ways. In this paper, we investigate where and how UDIDs are being shared, with whom,...
  • App Store, Hacked. (Updated: iTunes Accounts too.)

    07/04/2010 7:02:00 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 140 replies · 1+ views
    The Next Web ^ | July 4th, 2010 | Zee
    Two iPhone App developers have spotted what appears to be a hacking of the App store rankings by a rogue developer. The rankings in the books category of the US iTunes store features 40 out of 50 apps by the same app developer, Thuat Nguyen. What’s more concerning is that it seems individuals iTunes accounts have been hacked to make mass purchases of that one developer’s apps.
  • Following iPhone’s Example Windows Phone 7 to Ban Porn Apps

    06/09/2010 9:16:12 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 64 replies · 142+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Wednesday June 9, 2010 Following iPhone’s Example Windows Phone 7 to Ban Porn Apps By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiREDMOND, Washington, June 9, 2010 ( - Following Apple's lead in trying to keep pornography off its iPad and iPhone products, Microsoft has announced a new set of policies for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that will not allow porn or sexually suggestive content.The application certification requirements for Windows Phone 7 program developers states that Microsoft will no longer allow content such as "Images that are sexually suggestive or provocative, Content that generally falls under the category of pornography, or Content that a reasonable...
  • Blackberry 83xx - 8330 (Boost) - Vanity

    03/11/2010 9:48:24 AM PST · by FlGoldwingGuy · 17 replies · 448+ views
    3/11/10 | Flgoldwingguy
    I am looking to try and regain the technology edge (at least the best I can do at this point). I know NOTHING about apps, G3, and the ilk. When i started in "cellular" (yes there was a word before wireless) it was ALMOST "two tin cans and a string". I was always on the "bleeding" edge of the technology for most of that time. Life and circumstances has me looking at this Boost product. So I am about to pull the trigger on a Blackberry 83xx - 8330 (Boost to be precise). I am interested in your pros, cons,...
  • Stalker fear over phone app

    03/01/2010 6:54:05 AM PST · by null and void · 58 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Sun ^ | 3/1/10 | RICHARD MORIARTY
    Step 1 ... point phone at someone and press 'recognise' Step 2 ... woman's name appears on screen Step 3 ... press screen and personal details appear A CAMERAPHONE application that finds names and addresses of total STRANGERS was blasted as a "stalker's dream" last night. The facial recognition "app" instantly identifies snaps by matching them to photos on websites like Facebook and Twitter, where personal info is accessed. Horrified security experts claim BURGLARS taking secret snaps of revellers could find out their addresses. Unsuspecting strangers fooling around on nights out could also fall prey to BLACKMAIL. And women could...