Tag Archives: Applications

U-Turned?

A California court-ruling regarding Uber being responsible for a driver’s expenses could signal a major shift for the world’s leading, taxi-app service.

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Hacking Encouraged?

United Airlines has launched an incentive-program (i.e., a ‘Bug-bounty Program’) rewarding hackers finding bugs in their online systems. As for their quality of in-flight service and amenities that is another issue!

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‘Bleep’ It!

As privacy concerns continue to be at the fore of the mind’s of countless global citizens, Bit Torrent’s Bleep – a tracking-free, P2P, messaging application could both be a big hit as well as usher in other me-too offerings.

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Brain-reading Patents.

The current upsurge in the aforementioned is related to both advances in brain-research and the (obvious) desire for attempting to find viable commercial applications related to them.

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There’s an Error for That?

The¬†faulty third-party application that caused American Airlines to cancel a number of flights demonstrates once again the increasing and on-going challenges of hardware/software reliance…

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Ageism?

Tinder’s new tier-based pricing policy smacks of ageism regarding the intended targeted audience that the firm is focused on.

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T-eaVesdropping?

In light of criticism regarding how their televisions listen (i.e., use voice recordings) Samsung’s ‘Smart’ TV just might be a little bit too ‘smart’ due to a third-party bug that’s causing a (silent) Pepsi ad to be played several times … Continue reading

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The ‘Free’ Hand…

It’s clear that BlackBerry’s effort to lobbying for governmental regulation i.e., mandating that applications are developed that run on their platform is another indication of just how far the firm has fallen.

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50,000.

While it is laudable that Uber has promised 50,000 jobs in the EU a myriad of questions (aside from personal safety, regulation and/or taxation arise) including ‘what sort of job i.e., can any given person make a viable and sustained … Continue reading

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In Case You’re Wondering…

Yes, Apple’s former-invincibility regarding being immune to malware / viruses, etc. is clearly under threat as evidenced in the PRC where Chinese users have been hit with the aforementioned. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/TJnzzb

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