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Hello, Moves and tbh will all close within the next 90 days, the social network has announced.
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Apple Looks to Expand Advertising Business With New Network for Apps

Apple has met with Snap, Pinterest and others about participating in an Apple network that would distribute ads across apps.
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Facebook found 200 more apps that may have misused your data

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Apple is reportedly pulling apps that share location data

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Zuckerberg Says Facebook Probe Into Apps Won’t Uncover All Data Abuse

Facebook Inc.’s investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview.
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Spotify Reveals 2 Million People Used Hacked Apps to Suppress Ads

Spotify has restated key usage metrics for 2017 leading up to its IPO next month, claiming it recently discovered 2 million users had been accessing the free version of the streaming-music service using unauthorized apps that blocked ads. “On March 21, 2018, we detected instances of approximately two million users as of December 31, 2017, […]

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Are ride tracking apps helping bike thieves?

Police and cybersecurity firms are warning cyclists to be careful with the data they share on ride-tracking apps because they could be helping bike thieves.
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These Guitar Apps Will Teach You to Shred Like Slash

Forget YouTube. With a superior new array of digital tools, you can learn to play like a pro, no teacher necessary.
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Google pulls dozens of fake security apps

Dozens of fake security apps which secretly stole data from users have been discovered on and subsequently removed from Google Play.
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In Sign of Resistance, Chinese Balk at Using Apps to Snitch on Neighbors

New technology, part of the country’s effort to build a mass surveillance web, rewards citizens for notifying authorities about illegal activity, domestic disputes and other problems. But people are wary of using it.
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Can’t Wait Until Payday? Apps Give Instant Access to Wages

Uber and McDonald’s are among a growing group of employers giving workers near-instant access to their wages through apps. Daily payments can help some workers smooth out the financial volatility of fluctuating schedules, but could impair saving.
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Can’t Wait Until Payday? Apps Give Instant Access to Wages

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Google offers hackers $1,000 to hack its apps

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Apple’s iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

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Apple's decision to drop privacy apps in China might not be the last of its kind

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Apple Removes VPN Apps in Nod to China Censors

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These Are the 20 Best iPhone Apps to Download Right Now

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12 Essential iPhone Photography Apps and Accessories

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Messaging apps and terror: Seven key questions

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Step counting apps ‘could be harming people’

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Head Trip: Meditation Apps for Travelers

Apps today are offering stress relief for vacationers, be they on planes, trains, city streets, or lounge chairs in the South of France.
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Malicious software disguised as legitimate apps for Android smartphones and tablets has seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August, according to research from security firm Check Point.
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My Google Apps

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My Google Apps Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing exactly what you want with Google Apps. Learn how to: Use Google Apps to reduce technology expenses and grow your business Choose the best Google Apps version for your needs Quickly activate and customize your account Give your users customized email that uses your domain, not gmail.com Connect Gmail to your smartphone so your email and schedule always go with you Create, format, edit, print, and collaborate on documents with Docs Track and analyze your data with Sheets Create presentations with Slides and present anywhere via the Internet Cut travel costs: run video meetings online with Google Hangouts Improve project collaboration with a shared Sites workspace Efficiently manage and share your schedule with Calendar Store and share your files for secure anytime/anywhere access Sync your files between your PC or Mac and Google Drive in the cloud Use Vault to archive content and activity for compliance or other legal reasons COVERS: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Sites, Vault Step-by-step instructions with callouts to new Google Apps screenshots that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into Google Apps problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Google Apps.

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Windows 8 Apps Revealed Using Xaml and C#

Windows 8 Apps Revealed Using Xaml and C#


This 88-page primer unveils the key features of Microsoft’s eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 contains Microsoft’s revolutionary new application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices. Experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Windows 8 development. Using the open standards of XAML and C# he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the worlds most successful operating system.

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

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Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps

Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps


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Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps

Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps


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The 3 Best Apps for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Good news/bad news here.

First the good news: You want to be a better person.

Research out of the University of Scranton (yes, that Scranton) indicates that nearly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions aimed at improving their lives, and at least half of our resolutions are aimed at leading physically or mentally healthier lives. Yeah! Go you!

Now for the bad news: Only 8 percent of people who make these resolutions will actually keep them.

If you are a chronic resolutioner who has trouble following through, you may be wondering why you are so determined to be better but so bad at it. It’s actually not your fault. It has to do with the way your brain is wired. Your brain is better suited for short-term thinking than long-term thinking. Your brain, which is the product of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, has one major job: to keep you (and your offspring) alive. Thankfully, your brain takes that job very seriously. That’s why when you are faced with the choice of eating a slice of chocolate cake or kale, the more primitive parts of your brain are directing you towards the cake, which has more calories — even if your higher brain centers know that in the long-term, the kale is better for you. It is just following a pattern of logic from long, long ago. This is why it is so hard to follow through on long-term goals like diet, exercise or writing that novel that you’ve been putting off.

The best news is that even if you were born with a human brain — and I suspect you were — and you have difficulty keeping your resolutions — and I suspect you do — there is wonderful technology that is here to help you on your path. Now that there is an app for everything, there are apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions. As a clinical psychologist, I am constantly looking for ways to improve my patients’ lives, and technology can be a major source of support for those who are trying to stay mentally or physically healthy — both of which, by the way, go hand in hand.

So, without further ado, here are my choices for the three best apps* that truly work to help you keep your resolutions to live a physically or mentally healthier life this year:

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1. Lose Weight with Rise

Rise is consistently one of the highest rated apps in the iTunes App store for one reason and one reason only: It works. It is a brilliant use of mobile technology that pairs people who are looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle with a personal nutritionist. One of my patients tried this app late in the fall, and it has helped her make better choices and lose weight. If you are looking to slim down or to make better food choices Rise is the way to go.

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2. Quit Smoking with My Quit Coach

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One of the top resolutions that people make every year is to quit smoking. Once again, this can be a challenge because even if you think you want to quit, the pleasure centers deep in your brain may have another idea. Enter My Quit Coach. This app uses a behavior modification approach to help keep you motivated to quit by tracking your cravings and progress. A solid app for those who want to kick the habit.

3. Meditate Better with Buddhify

For those of you who are unsure of the value of meditation, the results are in, and they are strong. There are a plethora of apps to help you meditate. What I like about Buddihfy is that the app has 80 different types of meditations depending on your mood and situation. The meditations are useful and spot on. Plus, I think that it is well designed and beautiful, which doesn’t hurt.

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If you make specific goals and use these apps, I can tell you that you will either follow through on your resolutions you will go much further than you have in the past. And if you fail, just remember, there’s always next year…

Also, if you are looking for additional motivation to achieve your goals, I am offering the first chapter of my book for free for the month of January to help you get started on your New Year’s resolutions.

2014-10-06-130219BHMFormalPicForPublicity.jpgDr. Ben Michaelis is a clinical psychologist in full-time private practice in Manhattan. Dr. Michaelis writes and speaks regularly about mental health, creativity, spirituality and motivation. He is the author of numerous popular and scholarly articles and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Dr. Michaelis is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated TV shows such as, NBC’s The Today Show, The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, and MSNBC’s Your Business. Dr. Michaelis is the author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy.

*I have not been paid to endorse any of these apps. Each of these are apps that I have personally used or have seen good results with through my close friends or patients.
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Apps for Autism

Apps for Autism


Autism? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are more than 200 apps for autism, and this book will guide you through them so you can confidently utilize today’s technology to maximize your child or student’s success! Speech Language Pathologist Lois Jean Brady wrote this book in order to educate parents, teachers, and other professionals about the breakthrough method she calls “iTherapy”–which is the use of Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and various apps (computer applications) in meeting students’ individual educational goals. Lois believes that all persons on the spectrum can learn how to use technology in a way that is relevant to them. She shares important tips on how to use apps responsibly and effectively by maintaining a child-centered, team approach to teaching and learning, taking into account the individual’s interests, strengths/challenges, vision, motor planning, attention, sensory processing, memory, cognitive ability, environment, and access to tools. Lois also coaches adults on how they can use prompting and reinforcement techniques to help establish and generalize skills learned, until students are able to consistently demonstrate the skills in various environments (home, school, etc.). For those who are new to the wonderful world of apps, worry not! Lois provides helpful sections on how to get started, including: Choosing an iDevice, Basic iDevice Operations, Opening an Account, How to Download an App from iTunes, and more!But what about apps that were released since this book was published? Again–Lois has you covered! Just visit this book’s companion website AutismApps dot org for reviews of new apps that made the grade. And be sure to “like” the Apps for Autism Facebook page for insider tips on limited-time app sales and giveaways!You will be astonished and excited by the number of apps available, and the vast variety of issues they can address: Voice OutputSign LanguageOne-Touch SwitchText-to-SpeechArticulationEncouragementLi …

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What Do Your Apps Say About You?

Forget all those tests on Facebook that claim to uncover the real you. Nothing is more revealing than which apps you have on your smart phone (I’m distinguishing it from the landline for those old enough to be confused). My list and the reason I chose each:

Flashlight: for reading a menu and the full body check I do three times a day

Instagram: to see photos of everybody’s new grandchildren

CNN: to kvell over Anderson Cooper

Scramble: playing word game to prevent my brain from further deterioration and accumulating mpoints that can be redeemed at CVS

PaperKarma: lets me stop unsolicited catalogs from universities running educational cruises

MapQuest: how else would I find my way home?

GoogleMaps: forgot I had MapQuest

FaceTime: a mistake. Thought it was about cosmetic surgery

FastCustomer: never used it. seems to be a way of avoiding waiting on the phone and getting a company to call you back. 30% of those who rated American Express gave it a “meh” with Citibank getting a 50% meh and Visa topping them with a 54% meh. This one may get removed.

BetterDoctor: when in need of a second opinion

DermLink.MD: to diagnose myself while waiting to see the doctor I found on BetterDoctor

OpenTable: looking for restaurants with tables at 5:30

V-Reminder: would remind me where I’m supposed to be if I’d remembered to enter my appointments

Flixter: to find documentaries and movies about the Holocaust in my neighborhood

Find iPhone: any app with “find” belongs on my phone. Is there a Find Keys?

RedLaser: will have to ask my son, who must have recommended it for a reason

What’sApp: don’t remember, but I think it makes me seem younger

These would put me in the category, “people of a certain age.” How about listing yours in the comment section?
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Google Apps Deciphered

Google Apps Deciphered


Through its Google Apps offerings, Google provides free and inexpensive network-based services. This book covers everything organizations and individuals need to know to utilize all of the features of Google Apps to the fullest.

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From Notepad to iPad: Using Apps and Web Tools to Engage a New Generation of Students

From Notepad to iPad: Using Apps and Web Tools to Engage a New Generation of Students


This book is a one-stop-shop for secondary teachers looking to use iPads effectively in the classroom. The author provides a clear and practical overview of how to implement the technology, manage it, and use it successfully. Each chapter is full of tips and engaging classroom activities. Teachers at all levels of experience and comfort with technology will benefit from the ideas and resources in this book. Special Features: Screen shots and other visuals to help you use the recommended apps and websites Strategies for managing technology use in the classroom Lesson plans that effectively teach literacy and content through the use of technology Connections to the Common Core State Standards Samples of student work using iPads Rubrics for a variety of suggested assignments

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