Posts Tagged ‘apps’

How Google Glass Is Evolving As It Heads For Release To Developers

January 1st, 2013 01:21 admin View Comments


hypnosec writes “Babak Parviz, the founder and head of Project Glass at Google, has revealed that the feature set of Google Glass and state of apps is still in flux and that there is a lot of testing going on at the moment. In an interview with IEEE Spectrum, Parviz provided insights into Project Glass, the reasons behind having such a gadget and what’s there for the project in near future. Parviz said that they are trying out new ideas and ways in which the platform can be used while also trying to make the platform more robust. There is no specific feature set that Google has been talking about and ‘It is still in flux.’” My favorite question / answer pair: “IEEE Spectrum: What kind of business model is associated with Google Glass? Babak Parviz: This is still being worked on, but we are quite interested in providing the hardware.”

Source: How Google Glass Is Evolving As It Heads For Release To Developers

Google App Verification Service Detects Only 15% of Infected Apps

December 10th, 2012 12:16 admin View Comments


ShipLives writes “Researchers have tested Google’s app verification service (included in Android 4.2 last month), and found that it performed very poorly at identifying malware in apps. Specifically, the app verification service identified only ~15% of known malware in testing — whereas existing third-party security apps identified between 51% and 100% of known malware in testing.”

Source: Google App Verification Service Detects Only 15% of Infected Apps

Google Axes Free Google Apps For Businesses

December 7th, 2012 12:32 admin View Comments


New submitter Macfox writes “In a move to focus on serving small business better, Google has axed the popular free edition of Google Apps for businesses. From Dec 6th, it will not be possible to sign up for the free edition. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s senior vice president in charge of Google Apps said Google wants to provide small businesses that use the free version of the software with dedicated customer support — something only paying customers currently get. ‘We’re not serving them well,’ he said of the free users.” Google’s blog post notes that “this change has no impact on our existing customers, including those using the free version.”

Source: Google Axes Free Google Apps For Businesses

Trouble For Microsoft Developers With the Windows Store

October 25th, 2012 10:03 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “This blog post from an un-happy Microsoft developer highlights many of the problems that developers are having with submitting to the new Windows store. His app, that won 2 App X challenges from Microsoft, has been rejected 6 times over 2 months with no clear indications as to the cause. This is even after going through a rigorous early-certification process. With Windows RT relying solely on apps from the store, and there being just over 7,000 apps total, Microsoft could have a big problem here.”

Source: Trouble For Microsoft Developers With the Windows Store

Google Kills Apps Support For Internet Explorer 8

September 14th, 2012 09:48 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “Google today [Friday] announced it is discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 8 in Google Apps, including its Business, Education, and Government editions. The kill date is November 15, 2012. After that, IE8 users accessing Google Apps will see a message recommending that they upgrade their browser.”

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Download With Caution: Romney, Obama Campaign Apps Have Privacy Flaws

September 1st, 2012 09:20 admin View Comments


puddingebola writes “Apps released by both the Obama and Romney campaigns have been found to have ‘privacy issues.’ From the article: “Experts at GFI Software looked at the Android versions of both apps, discovering both to be surprisingly invasive. Obama for America and Mitt’s VP request permissions, access to services and data and capabilities beyond their core mandate.”"

Source: Download With Caution: Romney, Obama Campaign Apps Have Privacy Flaws

Windows 8 Is Ready

August 1st, 2012 08:53 admin View Comments


New submitter drinkydoh writes “In an announcement today, Microsoft has finally said that Windows 8 is now complete. Microsoft has begun delivering RTM versions to manufacturers and the general availability of the tablets and computers using Windows 8 will be on October 26th. ‘Microsoft’s final milestone concludes almost two years of development for its new Metro-inspired Windows 8 software and marks the beginning of the release phase. Microsoft says MSDN and TechNet customers will be able to download it from August 15th. Windows Store will go live on August 15th. Developers will be able to access the final tools and submission process for Metro style apps at the Windows Dev Center later this month.’”

Source: Windows 8 Is Ready

Apple In Trouble With Developers

July 27th, 2012 07:49 admin View Comments

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geek writes “According to Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper, Apple may be in trouble with developers. According to Arment, the new sandboxing guidelines from Apple are pushing developers away in droves. ‘I’ve lost all confidence that the apps I buy in the App Store today will still be there next month or next year. The advantages of buying from the App Store are mostly gone now. My confidence in the App Store, as a customer, has evaporated. Next time I buy an app that’s available both in and out of the Store, I’ll probably choose to buy it directly from the vendor. And nearly everyone who’s been burned by sandboxing exclusions — not just the affected apps’ developers, but all of their customers — will make the same choice with their future purchases. To most of these customers, the App Store is no longer a reliable place to buy software.’ Arment also comments on the ‘our way or the highway’ attitude Apple often takes in these situations and how it may be backfiring this time around.”

Source: Apple In Trouble With Developers

Microsoft Lays Out Money-Making Options For Windows Store Developers

July 23rd, 2012 07:53 admin View Comments


tsamsoniw writes “With the release of Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is eager to see its Windows Store well stocked with third-party, Metro-friendly apps. Hoping to get developers on board, the company has announced pricing structure, along with guidance and tools to help developers create trial versions of apps and set up lucrative in-app purchases.”

Source: Microsoft Lays Out Money-Making Options For Windows Store Developers

Facebook Launches App Center With Over 600 Apps

June 8th, 2012 06:36 admin View Comments


Mattygfunk1 writes “Facebook is following the leader and launching its own app store. The move is intended to encourage longer browsing sessions from users and attract attention from software developers, in addition to allowing more personalized advertising. ‘Each app will generally allow the user to install it as a Facebook application. However, a “send to mobile” will also appear if the app has a mobile app from either the Apple iOS App Store or else the Google Play store. In either case, the app can be sent to a user’s phone and can be installed there.’ It’s currently only available in the U.S., with more countries to follow in the coming weeks.”

Source: Facebook Launches App Center With Over 600 Apps