Software

Teenage Programmer Backed By Hong Kong Billionaire Li Ka Shing

It’s been a wild three months for Nick D’Aloisio. There was the new school year and brand new classes in Russian and Buddhist philosophy. Then there was this technology startup he was running from his bedroom that was going to change the way every...

HKCEC launches new iPhone app

The award-winning Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) launched its new HKCEC iPhone app today, downloadable free of charge, in celebration of its 23rd Anniversary on 25 November 2011. The app is an extremely handy and user-friendl...


Surveillance Company Says It Sent Fake iTunes, Flash Updates

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries The Wall Street Journal 23.11.2011
Surveillance Company Says It Sent Fake iTunes, Flash Updates

Gamma International UK Ltd. touts its ability to send a “fake iTunes update” that can infect computers with surveillance software, according to one of the company’s marketing videos.

FBI to launch nationwide facial recognition service in US

The FBI by mid-January will activate a nationwide facial recognition service in select states that will allow local police to identify unknown subjects in photos, bureau officials told Nextgov.


Hackers expose flaw in Apple iPad, iPhone software

Hackers have disclosed a bug in software from Apple Inc that security experts said could be exploited by criminals looking to gain remote control over iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

New Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Tourism app by XS2TheWorld sets new standard

Smartphone users are spoiled when it comes to on-the-move information. Lost in the city? Just access Google Maps and you'll know exactly where you are. Need a bar? Look up a few in the area and choose which one you want according to the reviews. N...


Israel asks Apple to remove intifada phone app

An Israeli minister has asked Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to remove an Arabic-language application from its iTunes store that calls for a Palestinian uprising.

Apple to stop accepting DUI checkpoint apps

Larry Copeland USA Today 11.06.2011
Apple to stop accepting DUI checkpoint apps

It's getting harder for tech-savvy drivers to pinpoint the locations of police drunken-driving checkpoints: Apple will ban from its online store future applications that inform users of checkpoints not publicized by police.


Apple Unveils iCloud; CEO Jobs Takes Stage to Ovation

Apple CEO Steve Jobs strode back into the spotlight on Monday to unveil the iCloud, a music-streaming service that the company hopes will power its next stage of growth and popularize Web-based consumer services.

Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways launch augmented reality mobile applications

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Cathay Pacific Airways announced their joint initiative – DiscoverHongKong Mobile App Series – one of the first smart phone travel application series in the world that makes use of the augmented reality techn...


Software piracy remains a critical issue in Hong Kong

Anuradha Shukla Computerworld 17.05.2011
Software piracy remains a critical issue in Hong Kong

Software piracy remains a critical issue in Hong Kong even though the percentage of pirated software installed on Hong Kong PCs fell to 45 per cent during 2010.

App Shows Breast Implants Before and After

Samantha Murphy Yahoo! News Canada 12.05.2011
App Shows Breast Implants Before and After

A plastic surgeon has created an app that performs virtual plastic surgery on photos to show women curious about breast implants what it would be like to have a different bra size.


Apple Bans Immigrant Smuggling Game

Sajid Farooq NBC Los Angeles 29.04.2011
Apple Bans Immigrant Smuggling Game

Wonder how not to get an app approved for Apple's App Store? Submit a game about smuggling a bunch of immigrants across the desert without getting them killed.

Scoreloop creates mobile social game platform for Hong Kong carrier

Munich-based Scoreloop is announcing today a deal with Hong Kong mobile carrier CSL to create a dedicated mobile game portal using Scoreloop’s social game platform.


Apple under fire for 'gay conversion' app

Alex Spillius Telegraph 21.03.2011
Apple under fire for 'gay conversion' app

Apple has come under fire for approving an "app" that offers guidance on how homosexual people can be "cured" and convert to heterosexuality.

Google Disables Android Malware; Takes Heat Over App Security

SPENCER E. ANTE And AMIR EFRATI The Wall Street Journal 07.03.2011
Google Disables Android Malware; Takes Heat Over App Security

A major software attack on mobile phones has put pressure on Google Inc. to do more to secure its online store for smartphone applications. The company behind the now ubiquitous Android operating system came under fire after computer-security expe...


Have Sins To Confess? New App Helps To Admit Misgivings

Nicole Brewer CBS Philadelphia 09.02.2011
Have Sins To Confess? New App Helps To Admit Misgivings

A new app for devices like the iPhone and iPad aims to take the intimidation factor out of Confession for Catholics — and the Church is giving it the thumbs-up.

Facebook Apps Allowing Access to Numbers, Addresses

Chloe Albanesius PC Mag 18.01.2011
Facebook Apps Allowing Access to Numbers, Addresses

Facebook recently announced that it is making user phone numbers and addresses available to developers, a move that a security expert said "could herald a new level of danger" for Facebook members.


The app that can read your mind: iPhone brainwave detector arrives (it was only a matter of time)

It's a device that would be more at home on the set of a Star Wars movie than the streets of Britain. But an iPhone application has been developed that can read minds.

German firm develops Internet eraser for photos

A German firm is poised to launch software allowing users to have photos uploaded to websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Flickr erased automatically after a certain time, its head said Wednesday.



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