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Fri
04
Mar
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MS Encourages Employees to Develop Smartphone Apps

In an effort to capitalize on the rising popularity of smartphone apps, Microsoft is now allowing their employees to moonlight as self-directed entrepreneurs to help improve the image of the company in the mobile market. To make smartphones that ... house their Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system more marketable in an industry dominated by iPhone and Android-based devices , Microsoft is planning to offer their prospective customers more apps than any other smartphone on the market. App Rules Relaxed in Light of Development While an admirable endeavor, putting the plan into practice still ... (view more)

Mon
28
Feb
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Facebook Stalking Made Easier by New 'Breakup Notifier'

A Facebook "relationship notifier" application -- originally designed as a joke -- has proven to be a major hit. The app, which lets users know when a Facebook user changes their relationship status, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times. The ... app works in a simple manner: you click a list to confirm which of your existing friends you want to track, and then you receive an email whenever their listed relationship status changes. Facebook Users Love 'Breakup Notifier' Aptly named "Breakup Notifier", the Facebook app notifies you if a "friend" on your list changes their ... (view more)

Wed
02
Feb
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Google Phone Offers Multi-Lingual Conversation

Google has unveiled two new tools for its Android phone system. One is genuinely useful while the other appears to be an impressive gimmick. The first tool is an extension to the existing Google Translate feature. As well as offering traditional ... translation services, the phones could recognize voices and offer a translation of spoken words. However, as with most automated translation tools and traditional phrasebooks, this was limited in conversations with foreign speakers. That's now been solved by the introduction of a conversation mode. For example: a Spanish user can speak into the phone ... (view more)

Tue
04
Jan
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WSJ Report: Mobile Apps Snoop, Sell Personal Data

A recent Wall Street Journal report has revealed that some popular mobile apps have been sending personal data of their users to third parties without consent. A whopping 56 applications using the Apple iPhone and Google Android systems were found ... guilty of such practices. In a recent statement, Alex Deane, director of Big Brother Watch, was outraged with such activity. Founded in 2009, Big Brother Watch is a British-based group dedicated to combating intrusions of privacy and protecting civil liberties. Personal Info Breach "Alarming News" "This is alarming news. Most users of ... (view more)

Fri
17
Dec
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New iPhone App Designed to Prevent Skin Cancer

In Australia, more than 1,850 people succumb to skin cancer each year -- more than the number of those killed in road accidents. Researchers believe that close to two-thirds of all Australian youths will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of ... 70. (Source: canoe.ca ) Now, in an effort to reach out to this generation and save a few lives in the process, a new iPhone application has been released, providing current weather forecasts and the maximum ultraviolet levels expected for the day. Temperature and UV Rays Difficult to Discern In a recent report, Sue Heward, SunSmart Manager at Cancer ... (view more)

Thu
09
Sep
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Microsoft Bing App now Available on Android OS

Recently, Microsoft raised a few eyebrows by partnering with old rival Yahoo on the search and advertising front. Now, Microsoft once again looks to blur the line between friend and foe with plans to introduce their first application for Google's ... Android platform. The application will offer a host of typical Bing features: image search, movies, maps, local news and driving directions. Microsoft Flaunts Bing via Google App It seems as if Microsoft is trying to purposely highlight functions that Google does not currently offer, while flaunting their features on an Android-based (Google) ... (view more)

Fri
16
Apr
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Pulitzer Winner's Political Cartoon App Barred by Apple

You'd think it'd be great to get award-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore's work on your portable Apple device, wouldn't it? Unfortunately, Fiore, who last week won the Pulitzer Prize for his edgy political cartoons, was banned from Apple's App Store ... late last year. Cartoonist App Violates License Agreement According to a report by Nieman Journalism Lab of Harvard University, Fiore submitted a cartoon app to the NewsToons Apple App Store in December. Unfortunately, it was rejected because of a perceived violation against section 3.3.14 of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement. The issue? ... (view more)

Mon
08
Mar
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'Explorer2', and 'Single App'

Explorer2 Free Edition: the lightweight version of xplorer2 sports dual panes and folder tabs and allows you to browse anc copy files using an Explorer-like interface (with many improvements). http://www.zabkat.com Single App Want to maximize the ... efficiency of your PC? Sometimes your system can get really bogged down if you've got several bulky processes running all at once. Limit that with Single App, which allows just one process to run at a time. http://www.donationcoder.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jan
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BeenVerified: iPhone App Offers Free Background Checks

A new iPhone app is causing quite a stir because of its ability to perform a background check on nearly anyone within a matter of seconds. While the app would be a tremendous resource for checking out a romantic prospect or a new co-worker, the ... opinions of most people change when the tables are turned and the background checks are being done on them. Still, BeenVerified is a friend to almost any employer. The only stipulation is that individuals may only conduct up to three free background checks per week for the app to still be considered free. For an additional $8 per month, you can ... (view more)

Tue
05
Jan
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New iPhone App Helps Determine Blood-Alcohol Level

As is part of the annual tradition, millions of people around the world rang in the New Year with more than a few adult beverages. But unlike any other year to date, after the partying had ceased thousands reached for their mobile phones to ... determine whether or not they were capable of driving home. Apple App Released by Colorado DOT R-U-Buzzed, a free application released by the Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT), helps users determine their blood alcohol level in a matter of seconds. All an individual has to do is spin the virtual wheel to match weight, alcoholic beverages consumed ... (view more)

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