Posts Tagged ‘app’

Noise Control Brings Tab Audio Indicators and Muting to Firefox

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

So far, this feature is only available as an app in Firefox, but it’s still encouraging to see Firefox catching up with Chrome in the field of audio control. Now if IE would only get on board too …

One of the Chrome features that I like a lot is that the browser displays audio indicators if audio is played in a tab in it. Even better, it offers options to mute that audio with a single click on the tab. Gone are the times where you had to mute the browser’s sound output, go through tabs individually to find the offending page, or even close the browser completely to disable the sound from playing on your system.


Why You Need to Verify App Developers Before You Download in Windows Store

Friday, October 25th, 2013

This should probably go without saying, but it’s still good advice …

If you have worked with Windows 8 before you have likely browsed the integrated Windows Store at least once to see what is on offer there. I personally think that Microsoft missed a chance here to include a universal app manager into the system that includes desktop and Windows apps. While you do get links to some desktop apps right now, it is not the same as downloading verified virus-free programs from the store that auto-update automatically. Plus, I cannot figure out why some desktop apps are listed here while others are not.


“One App to Rule Them All” Move by Europe

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s inevitable that some sort of standardization will eventually come to the world of Apps …

A new European project, kick-started by 22 European companies and organizations aims to develop an application development environment that will work across all platforms by providing a web-based approach, according to the BBC.

The move which is backed by €10M in funding, aims to create apps that would work on any device from Internet TVs to smartphones and tablets.


Android app licensing cracked in less than a month

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This isn’t entirely surprising, but I’ve never had problems like this with my old-fashioned “dumb phone” …

There has been some concern about smartphone apps in recent weeks after a malware app worked its way into the Android store that sent premium-rate text messages to make money for criminals.  What’s more the BBC demonstrated a proof-of-concept Java app that seemed to be a simple game of noughts and crosses, but was copying contacts and emails in the background.


iPhone App Reads Your E-Mails to Allow for Smoother Driving

Monday, July 26th, 2010

I wonder if it reads all of your junk email too?

Text'n Drive

As mobile technology grows, it seems, so do the dangers of driving. First, we got talking while driving, which, though irritating, rarely results in more than an exceptionally slow driver. Then, we started seeing the evidence of texting while driving — the swerving, the stoplight-running, etc. Well, now, with the smartphone, we have to deal with those bewildering types who have the gall to read and write e-mails while behind the wheel. Thankfully, one iPhone app has come to the rescue.