Apple has grown up to be a huge online supplier. The company now beats Wal-Mart, Netflix, and other major retailers to the coveted number two position behind Amazon. The growth has taken shape in the years following 2010 as apps came to dominate iTunes purchases.
There’s a new malware in town, and it’s preying on Android porn viewers. If you’ve been to a porn site or malicious sites on your PC or Anroid device, this scenario will sound all too familiar:
As the user browses, an application that claims to be a video player used for premium access to pornography downloads automatically. Unlike the Windows-based Reveton that is delivered via zero-interaction exploits, Koler.A still requires the user to enable sideloading and manually install the application. Read more
Dog lovers often leave their pets at home during working hours, so they can’t train them to understand a bell from a whistle. To make use of this wasted time alone time, dog owners can invest in a new device seeking doggy funding on Kickstarter: A smart WiFi-connected device your pet can use. Automatically entertain and educate your dog, even when they’re home alone.
Facebook is still dominating the Google Play Store with a permanent home at the #1 position as the most popular free app. Don’t Tap on the White Tile is holding on to its #2 position along with the usual suspects – Pandora Internet Radio, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger.
Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week and two video demos of Cut the Rope and LED flashlight. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.
We spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more
The latest quarterly traffic report from PR specialists, Walker Sands, shows the steady growth of Android traffic of the frequently mobile. Compared to Q4 of 2013, this year’s first quarter shows slower traffic growth than last year’s holiday peak, but it’s still promising for Android developers whose market share gained 10 points from Apple’s gradual decline.
Android lead smartphone traffic and continues to increase its share of Web traffic on tablets. The total number of Web visits from Android tablets is up 140 percent since the same time last year. However, iOS still leads in traffic coming from tablets, accounting for nearly three times as much as Android tablets. Read more
Selfy is a $50 hardware case that comes with a shutter control for your smartphone. It’s big, chunky, and completely unnecessary. For users seeking a camera shutter, we suggest buying Shuttr - an Indiegogo product that uses Bluetooth technology to control your smartphone camera. It comes in four different shades and cost the same without the case.
Selfy is a better option if you don’t mind the bulkiness since the case helps you manage and store your extra device while traveling. Selfy also comes with a collection of products like tripods, car mounts, and bar mounts – so you can attach your phone to practically any surface.
Every step you take is an exertion of physical energy that’s absorbed into your shoes and then into the ground. This shoe insert form SolePower allows you to harness the energy from your steps to power your smartphones.
The insoles do not connect directly to your smartphone. There’s a waterproof battery pack that attaches to your laces so you’ll have to carry a bit of extra weight on each foot.
A Florida man is facing fines that could cost him up to $48,000. The charge? Using an illegal jamming device to prevent other drivers from driving while texting. While the intent may be to create a no-cell safety zone, jamming signals can actually interfere with emergency calls as well as emergency personnel. Read more
Today, we are sharing the latest comic from digital comic extraordinaire, Randall Munroe of xkcd. It’s a perfectly comedic take on our smartphones, but you’ll have to read the fine print to appreciate the sarcasm (below). Read more
Drones won’t be making a friend of nature at Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service issued a statement banning drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). The Park Service claims the drones are a nuisance that disrupts the experience of being in the wilderness:
The park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones within park boundaries over the last few years. Drones have been witnessed filming climbers ascending climbing routes, filming views above tree-tops, and filming aerial footage of the park.