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  • Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

    04/24/2017 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2017 | By MIKE ISAAC
    Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion. SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading. For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple’s engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly...
  • CNN Hypes '5 Must-Have Apps' for Illegal Aliens

    04/01/2017 4:55:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 31, 2017 | Tim Graham
    CNN.com ran a shocking headline on Thursday: “5 Must-Have Apps for Undocumented Immigrants.” Anyone in CNN’s audience knows which side they take on immigration, but this is the most obvious they’ve ever been. “Here’s how to evade the law, by CNN.”... 2. Arrived A hub for immigration resources, Arrived displays the latest immigration news and educates users on the deportation process. It also offers English lessons, answers popular queries like "how to write a resume" and offers a map with every non-governmental organization, law clinic and sanctuary city in the United States.
  • Ways to improve this site (We just did)

    03/11/2017 8:06:34 PM PST · by NewBalanceCADI · 183 replies
    I remember about 11 years ago the first time I was banned here for saying something controversial Those were the Glory Days Jim could raise his quarterly goal in a week now a days I watch it take three months sometimes so let's brainstorm how to make this site better
  • Tesla driver stranded in the desert after smartphone app failure

    01/17/2017 6:23:22 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 70 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | January 17, 2017 | By Cara McGoogan
    A Tesla driver was stranded in Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas after the car's keyless control app suddenly stopped working. Interested in testing a feature that lets Tesla owners unlock and power their car using their smartphone, Ryan Negri decided to leave his keys at home when he went for a drive around the canyon yesterday. The keyless smartphone feature, which is available through Tesla's iPhone and Android apps, lets users remotely monitor and control their Tesla Model S without their key. One of the main features of the app is the ability to "unlock and drive Model S...
  • New FCC Cable TV App Mandate: 'Fixing' a Problem Caused by the Fixer

    09/12/2016 8:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 11, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    In Medieval times, Kings and Queens interested in maintaining control over small, outlying geographical areas arranged a complex system of fiefdoms, vesting feudal lords with their imprimatur to tell the local serfs and vassals what to do, and granting them the “power” to extract taxes – a portion of which would be given to the royals. Despite Constitutional strictures created to insure the contrary, the United States federal government has followed pretty much the same template, albeit on a bureaucratic, rather than monarchical, level. Case in point, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is showing once more that it is...
  • It’s Easy to Become a “Scientist”—there’s an App for that!

    07/24/2016 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Suffice to say that neither being a U.S. Senator nor signing a petition by the UCS makes you a scientist. That "App" needs (much) more work! No need for you to feel “scientifically challenged” anymore; there’s an App for nearly everything now. It appears that one of the easiest ways to become a “scientist” (concerned or not, my personal view) is to join the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). That group has already millions of members (so it claims) and you are most welcome to join. No experience or other credentials required—if anything, just a few dollars from your wallet....
  • 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 google.com 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...