apps

Wed
20
Oct
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Facebook Admits Unintended Privacy Breach

Facebook has confirmed that user details have been revealed to advertisers inappropriately. Unlike many previous privacy disputes on the site, this appears to be a genuine error. The issue involves applications, the add-on games and tools that run ... on the site but are controlled by third-party companies. The most popular examples include games such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Generally, when users install such an application, they grant specific permissions for the app's creators to access their accounts in some fashion; for example to automatically post on the user's page when they achieve a ... (view more)

Fri
27
Aug
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Windows Phone 7 App Policies Firm, But Fair

Microsoft says its Windows Phone 7 developer tools have already been downloaded more than 300,000 times. The firm hopes this means there will be plenty of apps available to help the new system compete with rivals such as the iPhone and Android. ... Microsoft confirmed that the final edition of the developer toolkit will be released on September 16th, 2010: a package that should contain everything developers need to make sure their apps work when the phones go on sale. (Source: arstechnica.com ) Thus, we now have the clearest indication yet that phones carrying the new operating system should be ... (view more)

Thu
12
Aug
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Android Wallpaper App Harvests Personal Data

Those wanting to jazz up their Google Android phones better watch out for a new malware that masquerades as a wallpaper application. While aesthetically appealing, the malware rooted behind the wallpaper strips personal data and sends it away to a ... remote server. The mal-app (malware app) targets phone numbers, subscriber identity and voicemail passwords. The vulnerability was uncovered by the US-based security company Lookout, which is currently working on the App Genome Project, a website designed to uncover apps with malicious code embedded. Malware Source Identified Fortunately, the source ... (view more)

Tue
10
Aug
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Your Smartphone App May be Watching You: Report

Computer users aren't the only ones who need to worry about their privacy and security. A new report from San Francisco-based Lookout Inc., a mobile phone security firm, reveals that smart phone applications may be closely monitoring users and ... relaying that information to others. (Source: yahoo.com ) Personal Data Secretly Transmitted to Third Parties Nearly 300,000 free applications for Apple's iPhone and phones built around Google's Android software were scanned by Lookout, Inc. Results of those scans found that many of those apps were secretly pulling sensitive data off user phones and ... (view more)

Fri
20
Nov
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'All My Apps', and 'Format Recovery For Email'

All My Apps All your applications can be installed on your new PC with one click. Should you need to reinstall your system, Allmyapps takes care of reinstalling all your favorite applications in the blink of an eye. Extremely handy in the age of ... spyware and flimsy laptop and netbook casing! http://www.allmyapps.com Format Recovery For Email Format Recovery for Email is free software that can recover email from a damaged dbx file or deleted dbx file or re-installed Windows drive. The mail fragment can be saved as an EML file. It supports Outlook Express and Foxmail format. Even if the file ... (view more)

Mon
07
Sep
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Microsoft Rallies for Bing, iPhone Integration

Microsoft wants more iPhone applications to use Bing as their default search tools. While not developing apps itself, Microsoft has released a toolkit to allow independent firms to power their apps' searching with Bing. At the moment, Google is the ... default search engine on the iPhone, with Yahoo the alternative option. Anyone wanting to use Bing must use the web browser to type in the site's address rather than using search bars. That's not easy with smartphones such as the iPhone where small and fiddly keyboards make manual searches inconvenient. Many users prefer to use dedicated ... (view more)

Wed
01
Apr
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MS Unveils All-Star Dev Roster for Mobile Marketplace

Microsoft's highly anticipated Windows Mobile application store has yet to launch, but the company has effectively stirred the tech market into a frenzy with the recent unveiling of several notable supporting developers at the CTIA Wireless trade ... show in Las Vegas yesterday. (Source: pcmag.com ) The list includes a number of recognizable names for anyone with a computer or a game console. Among the most notable developers currently working on apps are news and weather networks: Accuweather.com Associated Press CNBC Video game developers and retailers: Electronic Arts (EA) Mobile Gameloft ... (view more)

Fri
26
Sep
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'Fast Explorer', and '5 Free Apps To Clone Your Hard Drive'

Fast Explorer Add, Customize and Clean Up Context Menu Items of Files and Folders/ This handy utility allows you to manage context menus items. Fast Explorer handles both static and dynamic context menu items and can assist with even more. With Fast ... Explorer, you can create new context menu items, submenus (cascaded menus), dividers, and optionally specify menu bitmaps and hint text. For ultimate control over dynamic context menu items added from within Fast Explorer you can define your own look and feel using the custom-drawing feature. Fast Explorer-driven context menu items can be ... (view more)

Mon
08
Sep
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'25 Must-Have Thumb Drive Apps For Geeks', and 'Mazzick'

25 Must-Have Thumb Drive Apps For Geeks With traveling and use of many different computers, many geeks often find a need to have a uniform set of tools handy wherever we may be. Here is a list of 25 invaluable portable applications that can be ... installed on a Thumb Drive. http://crazeegeekchick.com Mazzick MaZZick is a portable app which will let you do simple or complicated every-day tasks like launching files or folders, doing a google search, typing a phrase, copying, deleting, closing windows. http://devrexster.googlepages.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob ... (view more)

Tue
25
Mar
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'Speed Up Windows Vista', and 'Launch Apps Using The Scroll Wheel Button'

Speed Up Windows Vista If you're unhappy with the speed of Microsoft's newest and most controversial operating system, Vista, on a machine where Windows XP used to scream, these tips will help. http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Speed_Up_Windows_Vista ... Launch Apps Using the Scroll Wheel Button Registry Hack! Assign any applications to the scroll wheel button. http://unlockforus.com/2008/ (view more)

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