Tag Archives: Apps

Anti-FB.

Ello, the (supposed) anti-Facebook is¬†opening up their former invitation-only status as well as launching an iPhone-app…

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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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Smartphone Spying.

South Korea’s governmental ruling mandating the installation of an application (created by the government no-less) monitoring Smartphone usage of those 19 and under is not without (major) controversy… even Orwell could not have imagined this!

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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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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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