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Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

pcalc-widget The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8’s support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that “widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations.” The app’s creator, James Thomson, took to Twitter to inform users and respond to inquiries about… Read More

About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card

american-psycho-business-card-scene1 Tony Conrad, the founder of about.me, says it’s time to disrupt the business card. He’s released a new app today called Intro to do just that. “You don’t always have a business card with you, but you always have your phone,” Conrad explained over the phone. “This takes what we have with About.me and makes it a digital business card for mobile,”… Read More

Google Play Books Updated To Make It A Better eReader For Students, Chefs, And Others Who Read Huge Books

books-looped Most eReader apps tend to be built for reading something from start to finish — which makes sense, given that that’s how about 99 percent of fiction works are meant to be read. But what about non-fiction stuff? The research documents, the textbooks, and the cookbooks of the world? In books of that sort, the reader often needs to flip back and forth between opposite ends of the… Read More

Elimi Turns Dating Into Truth Or Dare

ddd Hey, are you interested in ladies or men? Do you like to flirt with a capital F? Then Elimi is for you (or perhaps not if you prefer to meet potential partners at the church, club, or local rendering plant). Created by Adam Labedzki and Sebastian Brzuzek, the app allows you to enter into a sort of flirtatious version of truth or dare without the dare part. It’s a cute idea. Users… Read More

Productivity Startup Any.do Rolls Out A Business-Focused Upgrade, Subscription Pricing

all-devices Any.do, a productivity startup with apps for calendaring and task management which claims a reach of over 11 million users, is today expanding beyond its earlier consumer focus with a new set of features – and pricing plans – aimed at businesses. In the Any.do 2.0 release out today, colleagues and teams can now use Any.do’s task list application to collaborate on tasks,… Read More

Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move

Ampy It was surely only a matter of time before someone thought to capitalize on the current trend for wearables with a battery designed to charge via kinetic energy. And so meet Ampy: a spare battery pack, currently bidding for crowdfunds on Kickstarter, that straps to your person and, its makers claim, charges up from human movement, such as walking, running and cycling. Read More

BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

BITalino Developers wanting to build apps that monitor and respond to human bio-signals should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project. BITalino (r)evolution is the follow up to last year’s modular kit of bio-signal sensors from the same Portuguese team — but with a lower price-tag, improved electronics, smaller sensor blocks and individual sensors broken out on their own so… Read More

11 free tools to protect your online activity from surveillance

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The documentary Citizenfour, which debuted to a limited release on Friday, offers the closest look yet at Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed the National Security Agency spying scandal. In the film, Snowden and the journalists he works with go to great lengths to shield their correspondence from unwanted eyes.

Though Laura Poitras‘ film explores a very extreme circumstance — a massive leak of top-secret information to the press — it’s as good a reminder as any that we live in a time of widespread government surveillance, and you can’t be sure who’s intruding on or monitoring your Internet activity and communications. Read more…

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11 free tools to protect your online activity from surveillance

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The documentary Citizenfour, which debuted to a limited release on Friday, offers the closest look yet at Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed the National Security Agency spying scandal. In the film, Snowden and the journalists he works with go to great lengths to shield their correspondence from unwanted eyes.

Though Laura Poitras‘ film explores a very extreme circumstance — a massive leak of top-secret information to the press — it’s as good a reminder as any that we live in a time of widespread government surveillance, and you can’t be sure who’s intruding on or monitoring your Internet activity and communications. Read more…

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MCX Says QR Payments App Will Pivot To NFC If Necessary, Won’t Fine Retailers Who Break Exclusivity

CurrentC Payment In a virtual press conference today, MCX‘s CEO Dekkers Davidson said “We’re agnostic about technology. We started with QR code-based technology that allows us to go to market broadly. If we need, we can pivot to NFC.” That means if retailers strongly prefer the NFC system used by Apple Pay to MCX’s mobile payment app CurrentC’s QR code system, CurrentC… Read More