According to a report by the Federal Trade Commission, a popular free flashlight app, Brightest Flashlight Free, has been selling Android users’ location data to advertisers right under our noses. Despite an option within the app to disable the location sharing feature, which was promised to be anonymized and used only by the developer, Brightest Flashlight
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Foursquare is one of the hardest-working companies in mobile, based on the number of platforms it supports and updates it issues. Just two months after the debut of iOS 7, the Foursquare team is at it again with a complete overhaul of its iPhone app, bringing push alerts to all users, improving the layout of
Google has made good on its promise to integrate its mobile search results with third-party apps. When searching for a recipe, for example, Google will bring up results for websites but also for listings within All The Cooks, for example. Similarly, if you’re looking up a movie, it will display an “Open in app” button
Duolingo, the free-as-in-beer language learning app from the creators of Captcha and ReCaptcha, has received a design overhaul in its 2.0 version for Android. While the app only recently debuted on the platform, Duolingo 2.0 sports a clean, modern design that makes it easy to learn one of the six languages it supports, including Spanish, French,
Any.DO’s popular Cal app, released earlier this year on iOS, has arrived on Android after an extensive beta test. The animation-happy calendar app offers semantic input (“Lunch with John at Moxie’s, 2PM January 4th”) and extensive social integration, Cal provides one of the best time- and appointment-tracking experiences on Android.
With the release of the new Force band, Fitbit is expanding its traditionally-shallow Android reach to include more devices. The fitness and sleep tracking app, which works with the $99 Flex and $129 Force bands, has only been compatible with select Samsung devices thus far, including the GS3, GS4 and Note 2. In the latest
One of the best third-party camera apps for iPhone, VSCO Cam, is coming to Android tomorrow. Promised way back in the heady days of summer, VSCO is both a camera app and a community of photo lovers, focused on adding filters that don’t degrade the overall quality of the photos.
Bell is taking the enforcement of the Wireless Code of Conduct to introduce a new Travel Data Pass for mobile roaming. With the new $100 international data roaming caps, and the requirement for WPS’s to inform customers when they’ve hit a certain cost — in the case of Bell’s new Pass, $25. The Travel Data
Badland is a great game. It’s was a great game when it debuted at $3.99 on iOS, and it’s a great freemium title on Android. The simple play dynamics belie a complex, grotesque and enchanting title where being killed is almost as fun as avoiding the myriad slice-and-dice obstacles in your way. You play as
This week, the Toronto Transit Commission began a pilot project at two of its busiest subway stops, Bloor-Yonge and St. George, bringing free WiFi access to users waiting on the platforms. While WiFi access is expected to come to all stations by 2017, access is limited to just that: the platform. Coordinating such connectivity while