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  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by aj0690
    +5 +1

    Italy launches COVID-19 Exposure Notification app to the public

    Italy on Monday launched its COVID-19 contact tracing app based on the Apple-Google Exposure Notification API, becoming one of the first to be available to the public.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by gottlieb
    +25 +1

    Google Removes Adware-Laced Kids' Apps From Play Store

    After over a million downloads, the Tekya-infected Android offerings are finally on ice.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by cone
    +27 +1

    End of an Era: Microsoft Word Now Flagging Two Spaces After Period as an Error

    Adding two spaces after a period is something that so many people seem to do, despite others obviously going for what they believe to be the correct choice and using just one space. While the two-space rule actually made sense in the era of typewriters, it does’t anymore, so switching to a one-space approach is something that everyone should do.

  • Download
    6 years ago
    by salmannella
    +4 +1

    MobilePatrol - Android Apps on Google Play

    Keeping communities safe and informed by improving communication between law enforcement and the communities they serve.This app is awesome l am sure the Iphone has it also.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by TNY
    +27 +2

    Mobile Contacts Are Now The Real Social Network

    Facebook’s surprising acquisition of WhatsApp signals that it has realized that users’ true social network is the contact list on their smartphones. Mobile contacts are usually limited to people a user knows well and actually communicates with, a veritable treasure trove when compared to the copious list of Facebook friends that many users have accumulated over the years.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by aj0690
    +12 +2

    Yahoo Gives CMU $10 Million to Invent a Better Siri

    Yahoo’s future mobile apps could come with a dash of intelligence that lets them act like personal assistants. The company has made a $10 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University for a project called InMind, which is intended to create and test assistant-style services for mobile devices.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +22 +1

    Network router caused WhatsApp's 'biggest' outage

    WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday's outage of the mobile messaging app. "We are sorry about the downtime," wrote Koum. "It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault which cascaded into our servers."

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by geoleo
    +15 +1

    Today's Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths

    While I am far from a Luddite who fetishizes a life without tech, we need to consider the consequences of this latest batch of apps and tools that remind us to contact significant others, boost our willpower, provide us with moral guidance, and encourage us to be civil. Taken together, we’re observing the emergence of tech that doesn’t just augment our intellect and lives — but is now beginning to automate and outsource our humanity.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by hxxp
    +15 +1

    Tor developing anonymous instant messenger

    Tor is currently working on a secure instant messaging app for the desktop that will automatically route encrypted messages through its anonymous network. The instant messenger may be available on its own or included as part of the Tor Browser Bundle — an app that allows users to easily enable Tor and begin browsing the web anonymously.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    Flipboard Acquires Content Discovery Tool Zite

    Social reader app Flipboard announced that it’s acquired content discovery tool and reader Zite from CNN. While Zite traded hands for a reported $60 million, it also appears that CNN has jumped on the Flipboard bandwagon and will be sharing its news and feature stories in its new Flipboard magazines: CNN and CNN International.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by KondoR
    +15 +1

    Vine officially bans all sexually explicit content

    Vine has previously taken steps to hide pornographic and sexually explicit videos shared by its users, but today it's outright banning the content. The company has updated both its rules and terms of service to prohibit sexually explicit material. "As we’ve watched the community and your creativity grow and evolve, we’ve found that there’s a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community," the company said in a blog post.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by aj0690
    +19 +1

    Privacy Groups Want To Block Facebook/WhatsApp Deal

    Two privacy groups filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to block the $19 billion deal between Facebook and WhatsApp. The groups, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy, say that WhatsApp's privacy policy doesn't match up with Facebook's, and that Facebook has a long history of violating users' privacy.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by macavoy
    +22 +1

    Yik Yak chat app stirring up trouble in high schools

    From Chicago, to Georgia, to Southern California, a new social media application is causing problems on middle school and high school campuses across the United States. It's called Yik Yak, a location-based app that creates an anonymous social chat room where up to 500 nearby users connect through GPS tracking on their phones. Less than 4 months old, Yik Yak has "a couple hundred thousand users, mainly in Southeast/East coast campuses," its co-founder Brooks Buffington said.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by zritic
    +17 +1

    Gogo plans to release an app that lets travelers call and text during flights

    Those who travel frequently know the woes that come from flying 35,000 feet in the air. While some airlines provide in-flight internet and other communication services, travelers are often faced with the consequence of not being able to receive calls or text during their flight. In-flight internet company 'Gogo' may soon have the answer: they plan to launch an app which allows you to make calls and even text while in the air.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by Nelson
    +16 +1

    Is Payment Startup Clinkle a $25 Million Bust?

    Everything about Clinkle seems right out of Silicon Valley central casting. There’s the peculiar name (inspired by the sound of pocket change), high-profile investors including early Facebook backer Peter Thiel, an office in downtown San Francisco, and pirate dress-up days. It’s also run by an energetic, brash 22-year-old named Lucas Duplan. In 2013 the startup raised $25 million for its mobile payment app, which no one had seen.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by CoffeeJunky
    +5 +1

    Social news app Nuzzel organizes the news according to who is sharing it

    Reading the news isn't a difficult task for most people, but finding the most interesting news of the day probably is. The folks at Nuzzel, a news aggregation service that launches today, can certa...

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by giblue
    +9 +1

    This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect

    A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it’s not the app itself that’s causing such a stir, it’s the underlying networking technology it taps into. The idea behind FireChat is simple. It’s a chatting app. After registering with a name — no email address or other personal identifiers required — you’re dropped into a fast-moving chatroom of “Everyone” using it in your country.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by drank
    +16 +1

    WhatsApp Claims To Have Sent 64 Billion Messages In 24 Hours

    WhatsApp just refuses to work with pedestrian numbers. Take for example its sale price to Facebook, which is snatching up the instant messaging service for $19 billion. That's a pretty big number, though not as high as the new record the service set in daily messages sent and received, which totaled 64 billion messages combined.

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by bradd
    +19 +1

    How child porn killed my app called YayNay

    Over a period of 6 months, two programmers and I, worked nights and weekends to create, launch and kill an iOS app called YayNay (hot or not for anything). We maintained full time jobs and families while pursuing this effort. Consumer apps are a hit or miss. YayNay was a miss. Read on to learn a bit about our process and how child porn eventually did our app in.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by zyery
    +18 +1

    App Helps the Blind "See" With Their Ears

    A woman who has been blind since birth sits at a table with a bowl of mostly green apples in front of her. When asked to find the single red one, she plucks it from the bowl without hesitation and holds it up to applause from the audience.