There’s an App for That – But be Careful Using it!

WSJ: Do Your Apps Respect Your Privacy? Probably Not, New Report Says – “Amid widespread consumer anxiety about risks to privacy, here’s some disheartening news: A new report from a prominent intergovernmental group found that mobile apps are failing to provide users with basic privacy protections. The report, based on a review of 1,211 different apps over the course of a week in May, was conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, a coalition of privacy officials from 19 countries, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. This is the second time government officials have reviewed app privacy on an international …read more

5 Apps To Help You Weather The Storm

As the East Coast starts the slow and painful recovery from Hurricane Sandy and prepares for another wintery mix of rain and snow, there’s a lot of clean up to do and preparations to be made. Homes, cars, personal property and in some cases entire blocks have been destroyed. To help you document property damage to your home or car, MediaBsitro AppNewser put together a list of apps that can come in handy. Below is their list of iOS and Android apps that can help with either documenting damage, filing claims or simply tracking possessions.

 

 

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The Second TV Screen

More and more people are watching TV along with their tablets, phones and laptops. According to data from Nielsen, 40% of owners of tablets and Smartphones in the U.S. use their devices while watching TV on a daily basis. In fact, only 12% of tablet owners and 13% of Smartphone owners say they have never used those devices while watching TV.

What are we doing on those devices? Many are checking email during programs and commercial breaks, but a whopping 42% are visiting social networking sites — a trend that is greater among women — and nearly a third are …read more