Tag Archives: iPhone

How Secure Is Your Smartphone?

29 Jun

In a recent study by NQ, your smartphone could be at risk from a malware infection. According to the study, 58% of young smartphone users from the ages of 13 to 17 have been attacked from 2011 to 2012. The study highlights the top four ways your phone can be attacked: VDloader, DDSpy, Fireleaker or DyPusher.

  • VDloader is a malware that is run as a client on an Android device and then requested interaction with a remote server. Generally you get infected via a text message, so be on the look for suspicious texts.
  • FireLeaker is malware was disguised as a widget and hidden from view but
  • could collect device specific information. You can get this via clicking on a link by browsing or in a text message.
  • DDSpy is disguised itself as Gmail and ran silently in the background. It showed no icon and hid itself in the app list, communicating with its command and control server via SMS. This was discovered as a client-side Trojan malware.
  • DyPusher is capable of uploading device specific information as well as dynamically downloading files and apps without the user’s consent, thereby causing loss of privacy and potential bill shock.

Install security apps on your phone to detect malware – Android and iPhone.

The Mobile Data Security Study
http://www.nq.com/2012_NQ_Mobile_Security_Report.pdf

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Unofficial Apple News Site

7 Sep

Apple is now the most profitable company in the world. In the next couple of weeks, iPhone 5 is rumored to be released along with who knows what other innovations that will change the world’s technology horizon.

If you what to read about the latest scoop about Apple, then check out the unofficial Apple website. Discover the latest financial, technology, legal, educational and entertainment news about the tech giant all in one place.

http://www.tuaw.com/

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Killer Apps for iPhone, Android and Windows Phones

12 Apr

Looking for the hottest apps on the web? Whether you have an iPhone, Android or Windows smartphone, then you need to check out this website. First you choose, you platform and then get hit with reviews and tips on the best applications to load up your phone. What else could you ask for if you can’t live without your Smartphone?

http://www.appstorehq.com/

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iPhone Case Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One

4 Apr

Looking for an iPhone Case that will make your life easier? The article says,”iCache Geode is a (rather handsome) iPhone case that lets you replace all of the loyalty and credit cards tucked away in your wallet in one fell swoop.”

I found it interesting that, “once you create an account in the companion app and load up some info, the Geode can display the barcode of any saved loyalty card on the small e-ink display on its rear end. Furthermore the display has a rewritable card mounted just above it. Once your credit card information has been registered with the Geode, the included Geocard’s mag strip can be rewritten on the fly, effectively turning it into whichever credit card you want it to be.”

Thanks to cia_mike for the story…
http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/13/icache-geode/

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App Tells What Your Watching

14 Jul

So you are flicking through the channels and you land on a show that you just can't place? With music you can use Shazam to tell you what song is playing, now there is IntoNow that will do the same thing for TV. I have been waiting for an app like this since the iPhone was released because I am a heavy channel surfer.

The website says, “IntoNow makes engaging with your friends around your favorite television shows easy and fun. Just tap the green button when you’re watching, and IntoNow will identify the show, right down to the episode. Once identified it’s easy to share with your friends on Twitter or Facebook.”

http://www.intonow.com/

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Need Apps? Try App Shopper

12 Jul

Did you get a new smart phone and need some apps? You need to try App Shopper. I personally like reading the App Shopper blog and keeping track of the free apps.

  • Review the top 200 apps
  • See review of the latest apps
  • Create a wish-list to track favorite apps
  • Keep track of all the apps on your phone

http://appshopper.com/

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Echofon Twitter App

6 Sep

I saw that Lebron James was using Echofon for Twitter so I checked it out (even though I am still not becoming a Miami Heat fan). Echofon is “a clean iPhone Twitter app with push notifications and unread tweet syncing with your computer”, the site exclaims. I tried it out what I like best is that the software actually does sync-up between your iPhone, iPad and Firefox browser. When you stop reading on one device, it will pick up where you let off on another. With the iPad version of this app, you get a larger display to clearly sort through your tweets.

If you are looking to get into Twitter, Echofon pushes the envelop with strong features, yet makes it easy to get into the game.
http://www.echofon.com/

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OnMyWay App

28 Aug

You are driving home and you want to let the other party know you are on your way. Now there is no need to pick up the phone because the OnMyWay app from TeleNav has arrived.

The following article sums it up best, “OnMyWay has a simple goal; it tells another person or group of people that you are currently on your way and sends them the estimated time of your arrival. The app sends new alerts to your contacts if your ETA changes (if you're stuck in traffic, for instance), so that you can safely continue driving and not have to call or text someone else if you're running late.

I tried this app out yesterday and OnMyWay worked well. You should get it while it's still free. Thanks to Mike Kimmel for the awesome find!

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/26/telenav-releases-free-onmyway-notification-app-for-iphone/

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Make Your iPhone An Office

20 Aug

iPhone sales exponentially increased with the release of the the fourth edition. Below is great article I found that gives you a 100 tips to make your iPhone an office. Below is the top 10.

Top 10 Ways To Make Your iPhone An Office
01) Create to do lists in your notes
02) Whiteboard capture: Your iPhone’s camera works capture most whiteboards
03) Getting tasks done!: Create projects, share tasks, and even get motivational phrases from this app.
04) Use motivational wallpaper: Put David Allen’s GTD system on your iPhone with these wallpapers.
05) Use this calendar to share your schedule with friends, family, and colleagues.
06) Photo to do list: Take photos to remind yourself to take care of tasks.
07) Organize your agenda and tasks with this app for the iPhone, and you can update using Jott, Twitter, or email.
08) Keep track of the tasks you need to do with this app that syncs between your iPhone and desktop.
09) Thumb Jot: This app makes taking notes on the iPhone faster.
10) Use your iPhone as an alarm clock: Wake up, remember lunch, or just get reminded to do a task by setting your iPhone’s alarm.

http://www.internetservicedeals.com/blog/72/iphone-office-100-ways-to-turn-your-device-into-the-ultimate-productivity-tool/

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iPhone Explorer

18 Jul

I was having trouble removing a large video file (320MB) off my iPhone. I found a program called iPhone Explore that transferred it easily.

The website says, “iPhone Explorer lets you use an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as if it were in disk mode or a flash drive. iPhone Explorer is an iPhone browser for Mac & PC that lets you browse the files and folders on your iPhone as if it were a normal USB flash drive or pen drive. You can use the easy drag-and-drop methods to add or remove files and folders from the iPhone. Compatible with all iPhones and iPod Touches including the new iPhone 4 and iOS 4 firmware.”

http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/

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