Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

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Apple came close to removing the ride sharing application from the App Store when it learned about secret tracking. The already controversial Uber app was recently nearly removed from Apple’s App Store. The iPhone maker discovered that the ride sharing company was continuing to track devices even after the mobile application was deleted. According to Uber, it was secretly tracking former users in order to avoid the risk of fraud. A new report showed that the Uber app secretly tagged devices and that this tracking tag remained even when the…

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Google Chrome for iOS now features QR code scanner

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The new feature has been included in the update and will scan several types of common barcode. The latest update to Google Chrome for iOS now includes a feature that will scan barcodes such as QR codes. This can be very handy for device users who would like to be able to use quick response codes but who don’t want a dedicated app. QR codes can be very handy in being able to access websites without typing in a URL. That said, in order to be able to use them,…

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Is the Facebook mobile app draining iPhone batteries?

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Users have been complaining that the application is running their devices out of power. Following complaints that the Facebook mobile app is rapidly consuming the power from iPhone, the social network says that it is working on repairing the issues that are behind the problem. That said, Facebook is denying that it is the continual location tracking that is behind the battery drain. The problem that iPhone users have been having with the mobile app is that it not only consumes a lot of battery when the application is open,…

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Je Suis Charlie support mobile app approved by Tim Cook

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Apple has given the nod to an application that allows iPhone and iPad users to express solidarity. Following a personal email to Tim Cook, a mobile app for the expression of solidarity through Je Suis Charlie with Paris has now received official approval to be added to the App Store for iPhone and iPad users. Nice-Matin, a French news agency, sent Tim Cook a personal email in order to ask for the application’s approval. Typically, the approval process for including a mobile app into Apple’s store takes around ten to…

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Halloween gets safer with mobile technology

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A new Trick-or-Tracker smartphone app makes it possible for parents to better monitor their kids. One of the main concerns that parents face on Halloween night has to do with whether or not their kids are safe, and now mobile technology can be used to complement other efforts – such as going trick-or-treating with the child and making sure that his or her costume makes it easy for drivers to see – in order to keep track of kids throughout this exciting evening. A new mobile app has been released…

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iWineMaker iPhone app is launched to assist home and professional wine makers

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iWineMaker, a new iPhone app, is now available at the iTunes Store to provide home and professional winemakers of conventional and organic wines with additional assistance with their calculations. This application provides these winemakers with a powerful mobile tool that will help them to quickly and easily perform their additions for alcohol, sulfur dioxide, acid, copper, fining agents, yeast and nutrients. It also helps with the sugar conversions and the adjustment of the Brix of grape must and juice. The iWineMaker application functions with the fact that making wine is…

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Augmented reality app makes adbusting a legal and viable way to make art

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Adbusting is a growing trend in the Eastern and Western U.S. Adbusting, also known as culture jamming, sees artists coming together to change existing advertisements with works of art. These works often hold some cultural commentary and are seen as vandalism in large cities. For some artists, the issue of vandalism can be quite the deterrent. As such, artists have begun using augmented reality as a way to carry out their adbusting goals. The Public Ad Campaign, a group of New York-based artists that considers all advertisements to be public…

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World’s first QR protection application coming from Symantec

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There can be no doubt that QR codes are becoming vastly popular. Both businesses and individuals are finding uses for the codes that range from expansive marketing campaigns to personal branding. The codes are not only grabbing the attention of tech-savvy companies and consumers, however, they are also attracting the notice of people looking to exploit their rampant popularity. The number of malicious QR codes is growing and most mobile consumers are entirely exposed to the risk such codes present. Symantec, a renowned security firm, has created the world’s first…

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SkyView mobile app lets iPhone users see the stars, with the help of augmented reality

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Terminal Eleven, developers of mobile applications, have launched a new app for the iPhone that allows users to see the stars like never before. The app, aptly named SkyView, uses augmented reality to make stars, planets and distant solar systems visible to the naked eye. Augmented reality turns the iPhone into a powerful, albeit virtual, telescope, and has already garnered rave reviews in the Apple App Store. Stargazers are likely to find the app useful, as it will let them scour the galaxy day or night. SkyView makes use of…

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Macy’s takes a new approach to shopping online with the help of augmented reality

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When shopping for clothes online, it can be tricky to find the right fit. Retailers do well to show how their clothes fit on models, but this often presents a less-than-accurate representation of the average consumer. Macy’s is taking a new approach to this by adopting augmented reality. Augmented reality has been used by retailers in the past to present consumers with a virtual fitting room, allowing them to try on digital clothing. Macy’s new AR system will help consumers find the best fit for their body and the company…

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