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Yamaha 'Power Tuner' app now lets you tune your motorcycle from your phone

Yamaha 'Power Tuner' app now lets you tune your motorcycle from your phone

Yamaha is making it far easier for motorcycle aficionados to tinker with their bikes, unveiling a new Power Tuner app that lets users make changes to a variety of functions within the bike. Bikers have long been able to tune their vehicles with just a screwdriver and other handy tools, but it is now very difficult to do that with all of the added digital technology and complex parts.

To simplify things for both neophytes and experienced technicians, Yamaha created... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Google begins removing apps from Play Store that violate SMS and call privacy policy

Google begins removing apps from Play Store that violate SMS and call privacy policy

The iOS App Store and Google Play Store have security systems in place designed to prevent rule-breaking apps from appearing in their catalogs, but these systems need to be partially automated to keep up with the sheer volume. That automation can't catch everything, so Google and Apple must periodically update their store policies to widen the net.

This week, Google has begun removing Android apps from its Play Store if they ask for SMS, contact details or call log... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

UC Browser Review: Alibaba's mobile web browser is fast but does it really protect your data?

UC Browser Review: Alibaba's mobile web browser is fast but does it really protect your data?

Created by UCWeb, the UC Browser traces its history back to 2004. UCWeb markets it browser as fast and light on the resources. And its browser is one of the most popular in the world by usage, with the vast majority of UC Browser users in India and China. In fact, in the US, UC Browser's marketshare is a miniscule 0.18 percent according, to Statcounter.com.

UC Browser (download for Android and iOS) tries to be all things to... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Microsoft Outlook mobile app gets security clearance from US government

Microsoft Outlook mobile app gets security clearance from US government

Microsoft announced today that its Outlook app for iOS and Android meets security and compliance requirements of US government workers. As of January 15, Government Community Cloud (GCC) High and Department of Defense (DoD) customers can download and use the app.

The company updated the app's mobile architecture to meet the government's security compliance requirements to protect sensitive information. To meet compliance, Microsoft uses its native sync technology to create a direct link between its mobile app and... Read More »

Topics: Security , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

These streaming apps dominated our time and wallets in 2018, according to report

These streaming apps dominated our time and wallets in 2018, according to report

While the northern hemisphere may be cold and dreary in this winter of 2019, we can at least take comfort in one thing: We have lots of stats and data about 2018 we can spend weeks chewing through.

Market research firm App Annie produced its 160-page annual State of Mobile report today, and there's a wide variety of bullet points to absorb. But one of the most interesting slices is about our collective shift from standard TV to streaming apps.

In... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Nike launches shoe of the future, controlled by an app

Nike launches shoe of the future, controlled by an app

How a shoe fits can greatly impact an athlete's performance. It needs to be breathable, have foot support, enough cushion, good tread and other important factors to get a player through a game at his or her best.

Achieving that perfect fit is an elusive goal, according to a press release from Nike, because the needs of a player's foot change throughout different sports.

The company is launching the Nike Adapt BB basketball shoe as a solution. The $350... Read More »

Topics: Health & Fitness Software , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software , Sports Software

Sony announces new 'Imaging Edge' app to transfer photos from cameras to phones

Sony announces new 'Imaging Edge' app to transfer photos from cameras to phones

Whether you're a professional or just enjoy taking photos for fun, the new Imaging Edge app from Sony can streamline your creative process.

Imaging Edge offers instant image transfer from your camera to connected mobile devices while you're shooting, according to a press release. Images will transfer when a photographer uses the app's "Auto background transfer to Smartphone" feature.

Imaging Edge will replace Sony's PlayMemories Mobile app, which received dismal ratings for iOS.

SEE: How to make your photo and video content stand out amongst the competition (TechRepublic)

Users... Read More »

Topics: Photo Sharing & Publishing , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Best PDF editor app alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for iOS

Best PDF editor app alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for iOS

Adobe Acrobat Reader (download for iOS) may be the go-to app for viewing, annotating, collaborating on, filling out, signing and storing PDF documents.

But you'll have to pay $24.99 per month for an Adobe Acrobat Pro DC subscription to take advantage of many of the app's most coveted features, such as organizing and editing PDFs, creating PDFs from documents and images, exporting PDFs to other file formats, combining multiple files into a single PDF and sending documents to reviewers. Or... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Twitter app for Android officially adds chronological timeline option

Twitter app for Android officially adds chronological timeline option

Twitter for Android finally joins the iOS app in allowing users to switch between chronological timelines and seeing the Top Tweets from people they follow.

To try it out, open the Twitter app and tap the "sparkle" icon in the top right corner. Tap See Latest Tweets to put your timeline in chronological order.

By tapping Go Back Home, you can see the Top Tweets first.

SEE: Twitter asks users to test colorful status updates and ice breaker tweets

The... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

DuckDuckGo now integrates Apple Maps into its search engine results

DuckDuckGo now integrates Apple Maps into its search engine results

If you're a student of search engine history, you eventually learn at least one lesson: It's pretty difficult to keep up with Google. The company's search engine has long been renowned for its nearly psychic power to deliver the web pages you're looking for, but it's remained a moving target with the addition of image searching, dynamic cards, personalized results and other bells and whistles. Yet nothing in life is free.

To use Google search to its fullest extent, you need... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software