Fitbit Launches Latest Software Update For A Smart Fitness Tracking

Fitbit launches the latest software update for Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge. The software is expected to track fitness easier, more convenient and faster for better fitness training. Among the smart features of the software, include the SmartTrack, which makes use of a sensor for a smarter work out. This customized software is built based on your work out activities. It automatically records your movements such as walking and running and tracks them once the app is turned on. It also features a precise heart-rate monitor, called Pure Pulse. It is now available for all Android, iOS and Windows platforms.

Source: Huffington Post



A Minority Report through Twitter: Stopping Unsuitable Tweets

computer4Michele Joel of Tampa Ohio managed to create an application that stops unsuitable and inappropriate tweets before they are being posted and incurring harm to anybody. The app, My Social Sitter gains supports especially from parents of preteens as it helps filter tweets and online posts.

Joel thinks that people today tend to post anything online without prior thinking, resulting to hurtful feelings and online bullying. The app has its adult counterpart, My Social Standard, which is available in six languages. The app works by customizing the choice of words into a more proper and appropriate ones. It is now available in Android and iOS devices

Source: Tampa Bay

Android Watch Software Pairs With iPhones

compupter6Google’s Android Wear software is now capable of pairing with iPhone for the benefit of iPhone users who do not want to use Apple Watch. Jeff Chang, Android Wear’s product manager has announced the pairing option, giving both Android and iPhone users a wider preference and choices.

Among the supported Android devices include smartwatch from LG Electronics, Asustek Computer and Huawei Technologies Co. This pairing of devices features Android’s calendar, updates and mails. However, it does not feature Wi-Fi connectivity where users can access more of Google apps. The pairing is expected to generate higher revenue for wearables this year.

Source: Adage

Android 5.0 Lollipop Update: HTC One M8 And M7 Receive New Version 5.0.1 Software

confirmed1After Google Play’s announcement about its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software last October, HTC Corp. began sending newsfeeds to its subscribers to update their software devices. Among the first devices to receive the news about the update are HTC One M8 and HTC One M7.

Along with this development, Google has been addressing bug issues about Android 5.0.1 such as factory reset and video playback. Other HTC devices such as One (M7) Dual SIM, Desire EYE, HTC One M7, HTC One (E8), HTC One (E8) Dual SIM and HTC Butterfly 2 will be updated in the first quarter in 2015.


Gooogle Based Smartwatches for Convenience and Time

Good JobSamsung (Gear Live) and LG (G Watch) introduced a new way to enjoy your phone functions without actually holding it. Continue to check your emails and play music with your phone inside your back pocket. Powered by Android, these smartwatches feature voice commands. Gears 2 also serves as a fitness gear as it counts the number of steps you take daily, estimates the calories you burned and measures your heart rate during outdoor activities.

On the other hand, these smartwatches have limited replying functions and requires a phone compatible with Android 4.3 at least. More of these gears at the source.

Source: Fox Business

Security Holes Annoy Android Users

Li Bei is planning to get rid of any Android-based smartphone after he was bombarded with malware and pop-up ads. According to him, he was in really big trouble after he downloaded multiple games coming from the Android apps store. He added that the software had conflicts with one another, leading him to delete spams the next week. According to him, he noticed that the last straw of it shut down his android phone. What’s worse is that it deleted all of his contacts. If you’re thinking that he is alone, think again. Back in 2013, more than 700,000 malware apps or programs were found residing in the mobile cyberspace. For more information on this post, go to the source.

Source: ECNS

Spotify for Installing Security Software

tool2Are you wondering about things that could help you protect your personal and financial information online? After the most recent security breach, Spotify is requiring Android users to install security and safety software. Oskar Stal, Spotify’s Chief Technology Officer, announced the security breach that happened last Tuesday. He also clarified that their company is well on its way conducting investigations. As reported recently by the Washington Post, the said cyber-attack compromised one of the user’s accounts. However, no password, personal information or financial information was compromised in the attack. For more information regarding this post, go to the source.

Source: HNGN

Intel Chooses Android Instead of Microsoft

compupter6Today, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined together when it comes to establishing the tablet business. According to sources, Intel says that Android would be in about 80 – 90 percent of the tablets that it expects to ship out containing its chips within the year. Since Microsoft flunked out of it, Android is definitely what’s in demand these days. Last Tuesday, CEO Brian Krzanich stated that their company is expecting be present in more than 40 million tablets within the year. In addition, it will run on Google’s Android OS. For more information regarding this, go to the source.

Source: ComputerWorld

Did Apple Work With NSA To Hack Smartphones?

appleApple says that it never did work with the National Security Agency for iPhone hacking. Officials further stated that they weren’t aware of the latter’s planned effort of hacking the Smartphones and pulling data that included contact details. The company further stated that they never worked with NSA on its backdoor activities in spying. It also revealed that they’re unaware of the security agency’s effort in targeting iPhones.  Read the full version of the story from the source.

Source: ECNS