Within hours of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s revelation that apps for Google Glass will require Google’s approval, a renowned hacker/developer has shattered the notion of locked-down Glass. More specifically, Jay Freeman — aka “Saurik” — has jailbroken it.
Freeman is also the creator of the popular Cydia app store for jailbroken iOS devices, and hetweeted a photo Friday afternoon that’s apparently a capture of the “Device info” dialog for the pair of Glass [...]
Google Apps is currently experiencing partial service outage affecting multiple services including Gmail, Google Drive, and the Admin control panel. Google is attempting to resolve the issue as fast as possible but has not disclosed a cause as of yet.
Some users trying to access these services are getting the following message:
Sorry, there seems to be a problem. The service you’re looking for is temporarily unavailable. We’re working hard to restore [...]
Brand new story from NPR as of March 22, 2013; a well-researched and all-around epic investigation into how the Feds are hiding the unemployed:
“Scotty, I’m gonna be honest with you,” the guy told him.
“There’s nobody gonna hire you … We’re just hiding you guys.”
The staff member’s advice to Scott was blunt: “Just suck all the benefits you can out of the system until everything is gone, and then you’re on your own.”
Amazon mostly soaks up cash for real world stuff, but as they move further into the Kindle and Android worlds, the company is getting more and more digital. Now the retail giant wants users to buy their Android virtual stuff with a new currency–”Amazon Coins.” The currency, if successful, could allow Amazon to build loyalty in their Android ecosystem.
In May, Amazon will give “tens of millions” of free Amazon Coins [...]
Facebook is going crazy. App update for android
Without your confirmation..they will hear and see what you do!
That’s the worst thing about Android – app permissions. Even the most basic applications demand near-ownership of your device. There are ways to mitigate this, but you often lose some functionality in the process.
It’s not always completely clear what a given permission entails. The entire issue needs to be simplified and standardised, plus, the [...]
October 22, 2012
Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins.
These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing “man-in-the-middle” attacks to reveal data that passes back and forth when devices communicate with websites.
Google has yet to comment on the research and its findings.
Here’s the letter, via TechCrunch:
To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As [...]
Shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) hit a lifetime high of $51.24 this morning, and is currently quoting at $51.16, up over 3%.
In breaking news, the company has teamed up with Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) to provide apps for Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) smartphones, including “Where’s My Perry?,” a game starring Perry the Platypus from the cartoon “Phineas and Ferb,” and “Where’s My Water?” featuring Swampy the Alligator. The [...]
Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos.
“What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. My jaw dropped as it often does when someone I know tells me they’re choosing [...]
(CNSNews.com) – First Lady Michelle Obama this week is serving as guest editor for iVillage.com, NBC’s “community of online women” that offers sexually explicit material, including graphic sex tips from prostitutes, “20 kinky things you SO can do,” and a list of “naughty” apps for mobile devices.
After spending years making devices and apps ever more irresistible, tech executives are urging staff and customers to seek balance and log off once in a while, reports the New York Times, which notes the trend is somewhat akin to makers of muscle cars warning buyers about the dangers of speeding. – Nikki Waller
Hate booking your boss’s family vacation to Aruba or marketing junket in Las Vegas? Make sure he hates [...]
Microsoft announced pricing details for its Windows 8 app store this week.
Windows 8 developers can price their apps starting at $1.49. For comparison, Apple and Google let developers sell apps for as low as $0.99 in their app stores.
But even though the cheapest apps will start at $0.50 higher, developers can choose to let customers try apps for seven days before committing to the full paid version. That’s something you can’t do on iOS or Android.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/windows-8-app-store-2012-7#ixzz21MfMMyQx
BIG CABLE LIKE FOX ,MSNBC ,CNN LOST 50% VIEWERS (VIEWERS THINK SOCIAL WEBSITE YOUTUBE ,TWITTER ,GLP ARE MORE TRUSTWORTHY
Facebook 900 million users a day ,TWITTER 450Million users ,YOUTUBE 550Million users VS fox (1.5Million). CNN 900K ,MsnBC 840K per show —-
Google’s DoubleClick ad planner utility suggests a huge surge in Facebook usage over the past two months: Facebook may have added more than 300 million users.
Over 450 Million Twitter Members Can’t [...]
We wish to welcome former LTCM trader, and current TBAC chairman, Matt Zames to his new post as head of the world’s biggest, government backstopped prop trading desk, with a hearty and sincere “good luck.” Because an ex-LTCMer in charge of ~$70 trillion in derivatives? Why, what can possibly go wrong…
Well, maybe this?
Finally, we urge readers to go easy on the JPM HR department: obviously all the JT Marlin traders were currently [...]
May 12, 2012
The Netherlands has become the first EU member country to pass into law new net neutrality regulations, following in the footsteps of Chile, which became the first country in the world to make net neutrality laws back in July 2010. The new Telecom Law was approved unanimously by the Dutch Senate and is set to ensure that access to the internet remains neutral and unfiltered.
The move follows plans announced last [...]
by Seth Fiegerman
So much for the dream of turning an app into a business.
App Promo, a marketing firm, surveyed 102 app developers who work with iOS and Android and found that 80% do not make enough money from their apps to support the costs of a starting a standalone business. What’s more, 59% don’t even make enough to recoup the original costs of developing the app.
The problem, according to the report, is that the app market [...]
We already know that Amazon’s Kindle Fire tanked in the first quarter of 2012.
But Paulo Santos over at Seeking Alpha thinks that regular Kindle sales have also melted away.
He uses a number of statistics to prove his point:
E Ink Holdings, the sole supplier of e-ink screens for the Kindle, told reporters that their major customer (Amazon) ordered too many units in Q4 2011, which made them order “almost nothing from us” in Q1 2012. [...]
Google lost money on Android every quarter in 2010, a judge revealed today.
Reuters reports that Judge William Alsup, who is oveseeing the Oracle-Google trial, had previously sealed a document showing Google’s sales figures for Android in 2010. Today, though, he revealed that it lost money in each quarter.
“That adds up to a big loss for the whole year.”
Previously, an internal Google presentation released during the trial showed that the company expected to lose $113 million on Android during the [...]