Tag Archives: app

Five to Try: Not Hotdog is a perfect July 4th gag app, and Futurama: World of Tomorrow opens up

We’re only a few days away from the Fourth of July, and if you plan to celebrate Independence Day at a party with pals, then you might want to grab HBO’s Not Hotdog app. You don’t have to be a fan of Silicon Valley to appreciate this neural network-powered gag, which manages to be both weirdly brilliant and impressively pointless. On the ... Read More »

Five to Try: Not Hotdog is a perfect July 4th gag app, and Futurama: World of Tomorrow opens up

We’re only a few days away from the Fourth of July, and if you plan to celebrate Independence Day at a party with pals, then you might want to grab HBO’s Not Hotdog app. You don’t have to be a fan of Silicon Valley to appreciate this neural network-powered gag, which manages to be both weirdly brilliant and impressively pointless. On the ... Read More »

6 ways to make the most of Android’s Clock app

  Credit: Ben Patterson / IDG Who needs an alarm clock when you’ve got your Android phone handy? In the past year or so that I’ve relied on the Clock app on my Nexus 5X, I’ve rarely overslept. Now that I’ve got the hang of the Clock app’s various features and foibles, I’m close to replacing that “rarely” qualifier with ... Read More »

IAMAI to set up first mobile app incubator in Kozhikode

Speaking to IANS, IT Parks CEO Hrishikesh Nair said they have set aside 10,000 square feet space at the Cyber Park exclusively for the Mobile app incubator facility for the IAMAI. The Cyber Park here, which opened on Monday, is spread over a 2.88 lakh square feet area. Founded in January 2004 by leading portals in India, IAMAI is the ... Read More »

App Flaw Reportedly Creates Backdoor for Hacking Millions of Android Phones

A recent study has found that hundreds of Android apps on Google Play that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers. This research was done by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, who claim that the most vulnerable among the lot, is an app called ... Read More »

Italy plans Monte dei Paschi di Siena rescue if private bailout fails

Italy is prepared to launch a multibillion-euro rescue of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) by the end of this week if the bank fails in its last-ditch effort to secure €5bn (£4.2bn) from private investors, according to a finance ministry official. The official told the Guardian the ministry was “fully confident” that the world’s oldest bank would be able ... Read More »

Twitter removes @names on replies from iOS app, brings them back after uproar

Twitter timelines were full of complaints against the experimental change where the names mentioned would be stripped from the start of replies in the notification tab and would not be counted towards the character count in replies. According to a report in BuzzFeed on Friday, Twitter had announced the changes in May and had been testing them since then. “But ... Read More »

Spotlight: MacroDroid is a super-powerful automation app for Android that rivals Tasker and IFTTT

Have you been spending countless hours automating your Android device with the difficult-to-grasp Tasker or the less powerful IFTTT? That’s great because we are just about to introduce you to yet another great automation app that will further waste a few hours of your time for all the good reasons! Wave a big hearty welcome to MacroDroid, an automation app ... Read More »

‘One app, two systems’ for China app censorship: researchers

China’s hugely popular social media app WeChat operates different censorship systems for Chinese- and overseas-based users, a research group found, applying the Communist country’s rules to mainland-registered accounts even when their owners are abroad. WeChat, known as Weixin in China, is the world’s fourth most popular social media platform, according to the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, with 806 million ... Read More »

Google’s Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location with loved ones in real time

Google today unveiled a new app & service combo in the form of Trusted Contacts – a new way to let your loved ones know where you are by sharing your real time location with them. Trusted Contacts can be very helpful in real emergency situations, but it can also be used as a means to simply give your family ... Read More »