Tag Archives: Apps

95% of children’s free apps contain advertising

Advertising is worryingly ubiquitous in apps marketed to and played by children aged five and even younger, according to a US study. In some cases, kids can spend more time watching the ads than actually playing the game. Researchers from the University of Michigan’s C. Mott Children’s Hospital reviewed 135 commonly downloaded apps and found 95% included a least one ... Read More »

These 6 apps and websites will take care of your medical needs

A rising middle-class, state-of-the-art health care facilities, expert physicians, and increased dependency on technology to facilitate health care at the prevention stage are driving the growth of the industry in India, thereby expecting the industry to grow rapidly. Indian health care market, which is worth USD 100 billion, is likely to grow at 23 percent CAGR to reach USD 280 ... Read More »

Apple is releasing new iPhone software today: Here’s how to find out if your apps will still work

Later today, Apple will release iOS 11, the latest iteration of the software on its iPhones and iPads. Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new, and what to look out for as you update: What’s new New control center. Apple completely redesigned the control center in iOS 11, which is now customizable. You can change to add and remove toggles and ... Read More »

This is why iPhone owners should NEVER swipe-up to close apps

iPhone owners should not close their open apps, it could cost them battery life If you own an iPhone, you’ve probably heard the myth that closing down all of your open iOS apps will save battery life. Whether the theory actually works has long been a topic for debate amongst iPhone owners. However, we may finally have a definitive answer ... Read More »

Splice Software Releases Voice Apps for Amazon Alexa Skills

Splice Software, a provider of automated customer communication solutions, today released data-driven voice applications for devices that run Amazon Alexa’s Skills, including the Echo and Echo Dot. Using existing APIs that enable simplified deployment processes, the apps aim to give businesses the means with which to automatically interact with, and engage, customers in their homes. It’s no secret that voice-activated ... Read More »

Single-purpose apps are dead, long live multi-purpose software

We’re living in a world where every single facet of our lives, both personally and professionally, can be managed by an app. From standalone grammar checkers to email hunters to digital project boards, there’s an app for every function imaginable. This current state of specialization has now fully hit its stride. The ability to offer specific software on-demand at lower costs — the ... Read More »

TCS releases software kit for banks to make their own apps

Image: Shutterstock Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s biggest and one of the world’s largest IT companies, has released a software kit that banks can use to quickly build their own mobile apps. The release reflects the larger effort among India’s biggest software services companies to turn themselves into vendors of smart software solutions that help customers solve business problems quickly, ... Read More »

How to Keep Shady Apps From Screwing Up Your Computer

Image: Gizmodo Not all applications and browser add-ons come in peace. So you need to know a few warning signs to look out for if you want to make sure that only legit software makes it onto your machine. Here’s how to avoid bad actors and weed out any shady apps that have already taken root. Desktop applications Image: Screenshot ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8’s AI-Based Virtual Assistant Will Reportedly Be Integrated With Native Apps

If 2016 has shown us anything, it’s that artificial intelligence has come a long way. Google dominated this sphere with the launch of Assistant with its Pixel smartphones and it looks like Samsung is up next with its own virtual assistant. The company is reportedly planning on extending the services of its AI assistant to all native apps on board ... Read More »

US Wants Phone Makers to Lock Out Most Apps for Drivers

  The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car. The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wednesday are designed to reduce crashes caused by drivers distracted by phones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also wants automakers to make infotainment systems easy to pair with smartphones. Drivers could still make ... Read More »