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These Apps Could Save Your Life – If You Give Up Your Privacy

Posted October 14th, 2016 at 10:53 am (UTC-4)
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Mobile apps are weaving their way into the fabric of our lives, branching into health and fitness and social networking, to name a few. Some lend a hand in cases of emergency and could even help save your life. I.M. Here Developed by mobile and web app developer SIMpalm, I.M. Here is an Android texting […]

Indonesia Fights Same-sex Emoticons; 25 Percent of Mobile Apps Insecure

Posted February 11th, 2016 at 11:10 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Indonesia Warns Messaging Apps to Drop Same-sex Emoticons The government of Indonesia, where homosexuality is a sensitive topic, is demanding that instant messaging apps remove stickers and images that express support for bisexual or transgender orientations. The move follows a backlash on social media over same-sex stickers on popular messaging app Line […]

Tech Sightings, October 28, 2014

Posted October 28th, 2014 at 2:19 pm (UTC-4)
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App Annie: Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, India Power Next Wave of App Growth Mobile app analytics firm App Annie and mobile content and commerce association MEF project that the next growth market for app downloads will take place in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India in the next quarter. Ebola Research Gets a Boost From Crowdfunding […]

Mobile App Could Save Lives

Posted January 31st, 2014 at 11:17 pm (UTC-4)
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This week’s TECHtonics feature was written by VOA reporter Matthew Hilburn. Canadian researchers are developing a device that could allow mobile phones to be used to measure the oxygen content in the blood, a vital sign useful for diagnosing a variety of ailments, including some that threaten the lives of women and children. Roughly 6,000 […]

Tech Sightings, January 23, 2014

Posted January 23rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Pope Francis Calls the Internet ‘a Gift from God’ Pope Francis said in a statement that the media can be very helfpul, especially when human communications have made great advances. He said the Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. Asia Number One Market for Mobile Apps, Study Says A new study […]