Monthly Archive: June 2016

Tango: New Phone for a New View


Mobile phones have come a lot way in the few years they have been available. We all remember how amazed we were when the first mobile phone came out, then we got color screens, flip phones, touch screens, and so much more. However, even though technology has been moving forward at such a rapid rate, our devices still can’t understand physical space.

For example, your phone cannot measure your room so you can go out and measure where things will fit. Your device can simply only tell where you are in the world or navigate from one side of the country to another.


Tango has been working on just that, which will take the mobile world to a whole new level once again. They have been working closely with Lenovo to bring these features to life, which are now being launched with the PHAB2 Pro.

Tango works with some of the leading developers in the world that uses overlapping software and apps. The latest creation allows you to take advantage of the hardware and apps. This will enable users to make use of overlapping by scanning items and viewing them in a virtual manner. This means the items you’ve captured appear in 3D according to scale and can be used to measure against others for a perfect match.

Using the bed as an example, you will be able to use the software to measure your room and the amount of space available. You can them head over to the store and scan a bed to see if it will fit in your available space.

The app is also fantastic to use in a virtual manner for gaming. For example, we all like the idea of lining up dominos and watching as our perfect measurements all work together and make the map created fall apart as the dominos fall. The app will let you do this on your device, meaning you can place the dominos wherever you want them and tip them over when you are ready to get things going.

As you can imagine, the app has many other used and can be developed in many different ways to make it more usable in both a fun and professional way.

French citizens can now get terror alerts from an app


The French government has an app in place that will alert its citizen of any terror attacks. This is a great way to go ahead of the Euro 2016 that will kick off on Friday. The official name of the app is SAIP, which is the abbreviation for “Alert System to Inform Populations”


This app will alert users with regard to their geo-location on any suspected terrorist attacks. The reason this app was developed is after the November attach which happened in Paris and claimed 130 lives. British Foreign officials warned people that fan zones, transport hubs and stadiums were possible zones for targets by terrorists during the football tournament. As a user, one will be able to receive alerts on 8 geo-locations of their choice as well as their current location. The alerts will include information on what transpired and the best ways to stay safe.

A safety feature that this app comes with is that it will not vibrate or relay any sound to make sure that people receiving these alerts are safe if they are hiding. The government also affirmed the citizens that their safety will be well taken care of. Other versions of this app that might be released will alert users of other emergencies like floods or industrial accidents. The application is available to iOS and Android users.

The Paris terror Attack saw many people in fear of their safety and hundreds die as a result. This app is a great addition to help people stay alert, safe and in a position of knowledge should a terror attack occur on French soil in the future. The app has not been designed to vibrant or send audible alerts in order to ensure user safety in the event they are in a zone under attack, thereby not alerting attackers of possible victims in possession of smartphones or mobile devices. The app is available for iOS and Android.

AutoLotto sets in motion its mobile Powerball app


To any person who purchases lottery, it is somehow tiring. The tiring bit comes when you need to keep in mind the numbers and redeems. This may make one to spend a lot of time. Due to these tiresome experiences, AutoLotto came in. AutoLotto simplifies the players work. Everything which is done manually has been computerized such that you only need a Smartphone to purchase, check numbers and redeem lottery tickets. 166,000 users had anticipated the release of this app and pre-registered prior to its launch via the Apple store. Those who pre-registered were lucky enough to receive some free tickets as a thank you.

Auto Lotto app

Many were asking why Matt Clemenson and Tony DiMatteo couldn’t launch AutoLotto nationally. Answering, they explained that they saw the need to first consult state lottery directors state and other pertinent legislators before launching nationally. DiMatteo said that they didn’t want there to be a conflict and that’s why they needed to follow the laws to make sure that retailers and users could play without any worries. As a result, AutoLotto will be opening offices in the states where the tickets are bought by users in order to facilitate winning tickets.

The small offices will enable AutoLotto staff to take the users relevant data and anything users may require. This will help them to notify the user who wins by announcing the winning number. As the app is automated, many fear that in the case of a fire outbreak the data will be destroyed thus undermining player information. AutoLotto co- founders said that all the tickets are insured to ensure that all winnings will be paid in the unlikely event something of this nature occurs.
As per the rules pertaining to the Powerball lottery, users are only allowed to buy one ticket and use quick pick numbers exclusively. Later on, players will be able to purchase a greater number of 20 tickets per draw and pick their preferred numbers. AutoLotto has generated $2.4 million in financing and will offer tickets for the multiple lotteries.

Cartoon Network has an app for children

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This is an app developed to keep the children busy while on the go. The app is known as ‘Cartoon Network Anything’. This is a new medium that will be used to entertain and engage the children. Children will be able to enjoy 10-15 seconds of snack size content that will be uniquely developed for mobile phones only. They will be suitable for children to watch while on the go.

This content will range from games video to memes, quizzes, activities and polls. Children will also learn as they engage in the animated gifts and trivia. This audience of young people will pride in content of original origin like Roll No.21, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go and Uncle Grandpa among others.

The Amazing World of Gumball

With this app, be sure of endlessly awesome products that are fun, frantic and activities you will hardly predict. The reason for the name; Cartoon Network Anything is because you will enjoy amazing content that never ends.

You can expect to see other items added to the application from time to time. These items will range from puzzles, trivia, videos, games, quizzes and polls. This application is available on Google Play, iTunes, or Amazon. MSG and Data rates will apply and you need to be 18 years or older or have permission from your parent or guardian.

The managing director at Cartoon network stated that CN Anything is an initiative that will bring world-class entertainment for the children and on their mobile devices.
About Cartoon Network

This is an American cable and satellite television channel. It is property to Turner Broadcasting System in Time Warner. The channel is known to broadcast animated programming which ranges from animated comedy. This will be the same content that will be accessed through the ‘CN Anything’ application. All content developed by Cartoon Network is meant for children and teenagers between the ages of 7 to 16 years.

Mitsubishi Outlander hacked via mobile app by a British Security Firm


When you hear that someone hacked into a car, you might think that this is someone trying to get you scared. This should not be treated lighted since there are more and more cars being connected. Being able to hack into a car through a mobile app is increasing the chances of sneaking and taking off with the car. With the recent development, the British security firm believes that this is a serious vulnerability in the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Pen Test Partners LLP is the British security firm that discovered this weakens in the Mitsubishi Outlander. They found the method used to connect the car to the owner to be very interesting. Since most of the mobile apps use the internet as the medium through which the owner communicates to the car, Mitsubishi is offering a direct connection to the WIFI through a weak factory password and hackers can easily access the settings to the vehicle and manipulate the system or get away with the vehicle.

When the company was able to get into the vehicle’s network, they were able to alter the battery charge settings, manipulate the fiddle with the HVAC controls and also turned the headlights on. One of the most worrying activities was when they disabled the alarm system which is risky. Let’s say a criminal was outside the vehicle and they were able to do this, they will be able get in the car and probably get off in it.

It might be hard for one to get off in the car but the possibility of disabling the car alarm system is as easy as sniffing out a network. Until this issue is fixed, it is advised that you turn off the car’s WIFI or put it into sleep mode. This will make you lose the mobile access to the car but this will also keep off everyone else who might want to hack into your car’s system.

iPhone Siri Tips

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Siri has been part of iPhone since the iPhone 4s, which is a long time ago when you think about it. Back then the feature was not as helpful as she misunderstood users half the time, resulting in not too many people using the option.

However, with the next devices and those that are sure to come shortly such as the iPhone 7, you will find Siri has become a lot more useful. Not only in finding things online for you but the feature now also allows you to control you mobile device when your hands are too busy.


Here you will find a few key features that Siri provides, which you might have known about, but there is definitely one or 2 that will be new and well worth a try.

Find your Phone

Siri has a new feature that allows you to access her options by just saying “Hey Siri.” This is very useful as you no longer need to press the home button while driving or when your hands are full to access the information you need.

This “Hey Siri” feature can also be useful when you have misplaced your phone. Simply stand in the centre of a room and say “Hey Siri” to have her respond and eventually find your phone. Apple might not have intended to include this feature, but it actually works really well and make things a lot easier when you in a hurry.

Text Friends without Typing

While driving, you can use the “hey Siri” feature and tell her to send a message to any one of your saved contacts. Furthermore, you can also tell her what to say in the text, which she will read back to you before sending. Receiving a text is just as easy as users are able to request that Siri reads the message and provide you with the options to reply instantly.


Not only can Siri be used as a PA, but you can also ask her to take you places. For example, saying “hey Siri, navigate to Greg” she will automatically access Greg in your contacts and get his address info if saved. She will then open maps and show you the quickest way to your location.

New Feature to Google’s My Account


My Account is a feature that was launched by Google to provide users with more options and features regarding their Google accounts. These additional features include security settings and privacy. Users also have the options to change the options for ads and much more.

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The feature was added in 2015, which gave users worldwide a much greater opportunity to access options that were never there before. To celebrate the success of the first year, users can now take advantage of additional options and security features. With these options and the huge selection of apps available, you will now be able to feel more secure while taking advantage of everything the web has to offer and know you are protected.
Find my Phone

We’ve all done it, go to a friend, coffee shop, movies or anywhere else where you might have left your phone behind, which is not the end of the world once you get it back. However, since most of us keep highly confidential personal information on our phones, for it to be stolen and placed in the wrong hands is just not something we can risk. In the U.S. alone there are millions of mobile devices stolen each year, which is why Google has added a Find my Phone option to the latest My Account features.

With this option, users will be able to lock their devices remotely, which does not allow anyone to access the information. The feature lets you dial your number in case someone has found it, or you can display a “call if found” number on the screen. The device can also be tracked to allow you to go searching a bit closer to its current location. Users can delete all media, sign out of accounts, and wipe the phone remotely in the case that it has been stolen.

The latest update will also provide users with new ways to access My Account as well as a new interface to make things much easier to reach. The app can be used on both iOS and Android devices, which simply adds to your current security choices on your device.

Nokia Pushes for Comeback to Smartphones


On Wednesday, Nokia announced its reappearing to the tablet and mobile phone business after a more favourable agreement was reached with Microsoft to sell its FIG Mobile and HMD Global entry level phone business for $350 million. According to Microsoft the deal includes selling its manufacturing facility Hanoi, Vietnam to FIH Mobile. FIH Mobile is a unit of Foxconn Technology/Hon Hai and the current employees will have the chance to work for HMD Global or FIH Mobile.


HMD, which is recently launched company will be granted an exclusive license by Nokia to develop Nokia branded tablets and phones for ten years. Royalty payments will be made to Nokia from HMD for device sales, covering both the intellectual and brand property rights. The planned investment from HMD is estimated at over $500 million across a period of three years in aid to market and support Nokia devices globally; profits and monies from investors will pay for the new business.

Ramzi Haidamus the president of Nokia Technologies announced that it the start of a new era for the Nokia brand and that Nokia remains an iconic name in the industry. HMD will produce tablets and mobile phones while growing the Nokia brand value in global markets. The new formed company HMD will be run by Arto Nummela, a senior executive that was previously the head of Microsoft mobile in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The president of HMD, Florian Seiche also brings a strong background to the company, which includes experience as the senior vice president for Microsoft Mobile in marketing and sales in Europe and being a former executive at Nokia.
Finally Nokia found a new way to get back into the mobile business facing competing brands such as Sams
ung, Apple and Google, currently domination the mobile market, said Jeff Kagan. After Nokia decided to sell its battling business to Microsoft it has been struggling to return to the market. Since the sale in 2013, Nokia was in a non-compete position according to IHS Technology. HMD will target the market with confidence as the Nokia brand is still recognized even when only 400 million units were shipped globally in 2015.

Profitable & Entertaining Mobile Slots For High Rollers

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Mobile Slot fanatics searching for profitable and entertaining gaming sessions have a sensational variety to look forward too from world leading software suppliers such as NetEnt. High rollers are well catered for, especially when it comes to the ultimate gaming experience including incredibly rewarding jackpots.

High limit video slots created by NetEnt provides an abundance of special bonus features enabling players the potential to win huge from every spin. The features includes, free spins, cash bonuses, wilds, scatters, multipliers, bonus rounds and on average games offer a high percentage return to player, which makes playing even more rewarding for high rollers. Here are just some of the most popular video slots recommended especially for players searching for the perfect high roller experience.


The Jack Hammer video slot allows a bet of up to $500 per spin and offers a 97% payout percentage. The game features 25 paylines with bonus features such as free spins and sticky wins. Regular players can also enjoy huge rewards with minimum bets starting from $0.25 per payline. Jack Hammer II Fishy Business allows a top bet of $125 per spin and the sequel offers 99 paylines across 5 reels. The famous detective is back and his battle with the Don Crabby offers bonus rewards from several special bonus rounds and plenty of free spins.

Magic Portals and Simsalabim video slots both allows a maximum bet of $250 per spin. Plenty of mysticism and magic is offered during play in Magic Portals that offers 25 fixed paylines and the bonus feature triggered on the first and fifth reels during the base game presents decent payouts. Simsalabim is an action packed video slot featuring 25 fixed paylines and you can win up to 225,000 coins.

Several video slots accept up to a maximum of $200 per spin and titles includes Beach, Space Wars, Fisticuffs, EggOMatic, Zombies, Demolition Squad and Disco Spins. For an interstellar experience Space Wars video slot offers eccentric aliens with a wide variety of combinations on 40 paylines. Win boosting bonus features include a cloning pod, re-spins and stacked wilds.

Call Recorder ACR


Call Recorder ACR will assist with everyday tasks and provides users with the option to go back on calls to either access information needed for the call or to just take note of when the next meeting was planned for.

The app is easy to use and provides many options. The name will already tells us the call is recorded from both sides, meaning you won’t just hear your side of the conversation. Users can take advantage of many options and features within the app, which includes what calls are recorded, the volume, and much more.


The app also has an option to record all calls, which is useful for those who get home at the end of a busy day and need to do the planning for the next gay or week. This feature is also recommended for users who receive many phone calls while driving. The app will record everything said in the conversation, wich you can access later and make the required notes.

The best part about the app is that you don’t have to try and activate the feature when a call comes through. The app will automatically record from the moment the call was answered, making it very convenient for all users. The app is also ideal for users who need these recordings for legal purposes as the files can be transferred to other devices such as computers or USB drives.

Users can manage the recorded files within the app and delete those that have been listened to or that do not hold any information you need. The app is easy to use and only offers the features required to manage your recordings.

The app also includes a useful media tool, which can be used to jump forward, pause or rewind any recording. This means you don’t have to listen to the hour-long conversation with your boss just to remember what time he said the meeting will be. Instead, you can skip forward and get the info within seconds. However, if you choose to listen to the entire chat, it will all be there for you to take advantage of. The app can be downloaded for any Android device from the Play Store.