All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Cops Are Flooding Waze with Fake Info in the Hopes of Rendering It Useless

Some police are taking on a this pisses me off, so I’m going to try to destroy it strategy when it comes to crowdsourcing traffic app Waze. According to a report from Autoblog, who cites reporting from a local NBC affiliate, hundreds of police officers in Miami are flooding Waze with inaccurate information in the hopes that it’ll render it …

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Instagram Videos Now Loop Continuously

There’s a new version of Instagram out, and with it comes a small but important change to videos. Videos on instagram will now auto-replay in your feeds. According to Instagram, this will not affect how much data the app uses. Vine has been doing this since the beginning, and the constant looping is part of the app’s appeal. Case in …

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Vine, a Decidedly Non-Kid Friendly App, Launches Separate Kid Friendly App

Giving them access to millions and millions of 6-second video clips seems like a pretty smart way to keep your kid occupied – you know, short attention spans and whatnot. But handing three-year-old Timmy your iPhone and cutting him loose on Vine proper is a decidedly bad idea. Vine started blocking outright porn just weeks after its launch, but that …

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Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps

You know how you used to be able to use Facebook Messenger and Facebook proper on the same app – the main Facebook app – until the company decided that people needed a standalone app just for Messenger? Well, that sort of ‘unbundling’ is likely to continue. Hey, you wanted it, apparently. That’s the word coming from one Facebook exec. …

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Instagram Adds a Handful of New Filters

Instagram has launched an app update today, and it brings with it five new filters which the company describes as its “best yet”. Joining the filter lineup today are Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua, which “soften and subtly shift colors”. The last time Instagram added new filters was way back in December of 2012, alongside a major update to …

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DUI App Lets You Play Games to Show You How Drunk You Are

Sometimes, a good dose of reality can help you make a better decision – especially when it’s the reality that you’re too drunk to beat a simple memory game. The state of Maryland is looking to crack down on DUIs with the help of a new app. It’s called ENDUI, and it’s free on both iOS and Android. The app …

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Twitter Wants to Track Which Apps You Have on Your Phone; Here’s How to Stop It

Twitter has just added a section to its security & privacy terms that explains how the company is about the start “collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device”. Re/code first spotted the updated page, which explains Twitter’s ‘App Graph’ and what it means for you. In short, Twitter is occasionally checking in on which …

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HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One

Back in November of last year, Microsoft unveiled the list of streaming video apps that would grace the Xbox One. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, VUDU, Crackle, and Redbox Instant were on the list, but HBO GO was only given a “coming soon” designation. Well, today’s finally the day. Xbox One owners can now stream HBO content with HBO GO. …

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You Had to Download a Standalone Facebook Messenger App Because Tapping One Tab Was Too Hard

If you want to know exactly why you have to have two Facebook apps to do what one Facebook app could do before, well, Mark Zuckerberg is here to tell you. Kind of. Speaking on a live Facebook Q&A, Zuckerberg fielded a question about his decision to unbundle the main Facebook app and split Messenger off to a separate, standalone …

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Tinder Is Getting an Undo Button, But It’ll Cost You

Tinder is one of the hottest dating apps around – in fact, it’s just one of the hottest apps around period. Despite this, Tinder doesn’t make any money. As we learned a couple of weeks ago after then-CEO Sean Rad hinted at a premium service – that’s all about to change. Well, it looks like Tinder’s ready to launch its …

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The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Woefully Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released a scorecard featuring 39 messaging apps ranging in popularity from the relatively small Silent Phone and CryptoCat to the ubiquitous …

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Changing an App-Focused Mindset to a Company-Focused Mindset

There is no doubt that starting a new business and leading it to growth and financial success is not an easy task to accomplish. The well-known statistic that one in three new businesses will fail is one that’s not based on hyperbole, but in a real way reflects the challenges and difficulties associated with successfully building a new business from …

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