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  • (vanity) What are FReepers' favorite iPhone/iPod apps

    06/22/2014 8:31:41 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 75 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...
  • PleaseRobMe: Phone Location Apps Might Be a Bad Call

    02/18/2010 7:13:51 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 7 replies · 348+ views
    IBD's Click ^ | 2/18/2010 | Brian Deagon
    One of the fastest growing trends in mobile is the use of applications such as Foursquare, a social game wherein people randomly report their current location. A new Web site called suggests you may want to think twice about it. Such location-aware applications inform people when you’re not home, information that can be automatically posted on Twitter or Facebook. PleaseRobMe scoops up that data, mainly from Twitter, and posts that on its home page under the heading “Recent Empty Homes.”
  • IPhone Apps List 2010: 700+ Apps Reviewed by Category (For All You iPhone Junkies)

    01/03/2010 1:44:06 PM PST · by Stayfree · 10 replies · 691+ views ^ | January 3, 2010 | Matt Silverman
    Of the 100,000+ iPhone Apps out there, These 700+ Apps Reviewed by Category On Mashable
  • Winners of the 2008 Best iPhone App Ever Awards Announced

    01/09/2009 1:25:27 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 849+ views
    prMac ^ | 01/08/2009 | Jeff Scott
    San Francisco, CA - The winners of the 2008 Best App Ever Awards have now been announced in the inaugural competition honoring the best iPhone apps and games released in the iTunes App Store. "The goal of the awards was to help publicize some applications that people may never have seen. Some of the best apps have never been featured on the iTunes front page or in an iPhone TV ad, yet they deserve recognition and publicity for the great work the developers have done." said Jeff Scott, founder of 148Apps and the Best App Ever Awards. And it looks...
  • Apple Apps "Bubble" Talk Just That, As Downloads Soar

    12/05/2008 9:33:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 53 replies · 1,367+ views
    CNBC ^ | 12/05/2008 | By:Jim Goldman
    You may have seen the Apple advertisement in the New York Times this morning (back page of the Business section) extolling the virtues of the iPhone. Nothing new there. If you made it through the fine print, you may have noticed that there are now 10,000 applications available for iPhone and the iPod Touch available on the App Store. Nothing new there, either. What is new, and absolutely stunning, is the small print at the bottom of today's ad. Apple now says that iPhone users have "downloaded over 300 million" applications from the App Store, from games to business programs....