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App maker coughs up 50 grand for privacy violations

Aug 16, 2011
On Friday the Federal Trade Commission opened a lawsuit against W3 Innovations, makers of Broken Thumbs Apps, for violating the Childrens Online...
Posted In: apps, coppa, FTC, privacy

They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh can help you name that tune

Aug 11, 2011
In the latest of our occasional series of celebrities and their favorite apps, we talk to John Flansburgh, one of the leaders of They Might Be...
Posted In: apps, featured, Music, shazam, tmbg

Viacom and Cablevision make nice

Aug 11, 2011
Viacom and Cablevision were engaged in a legal battle over whether Cablevision had the rights to direct content to its customers to an iPad app...
Posted In: apps, Cablevision, iPad, viacom

FBI releases Child ID app

Aug 8, 2011
The FBI has released its first ever app. Child ID allows parents to store their child's picture and vital information on the phone so they can...
Posted In: apps, FBI, iPhone

Who wants flashy, multi-media content anyway?

Aug 1, 2011
Magazine publisher Conde Nast (think Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair) tells the New York Times that its best selling iPad app is the print-heavy New Yorke...
Posted In: apps, gadgets, iPad, new yorker

Want to read Harry Potter on your iPad? There's no app for that.

Jul 26, 2011
Apple's trying to force all online booksellers, magazine publishers and movie rental sites to only sell stuff for iPhones and iPads through the App...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, apps, business, Entertainment, Google

G+ on the iPhone

Jul 20, 2011
Google+ is now available as an app on the iPhone. It had already been around for Android but it's a little surprising that Apple and Google got it...
Posted In: android, apps, Facebook, Google, google+, iPhone, social networking, Twitter

Apps Against Abuse

Jul 14, 2011
The White House has announced "Apps Against Abuse", a competition to develop apps "that allow women to designate trusted friends or emergency...
Posted In: apps, white house

Happy Oasis

Jul 14, 2011
The new Facebook game, "Happy Oasis" aims to fight Arab extremism. Suleiman Bakhit was living in Minnesota where, shortly after the 9/11 attacks,...
Posted In: apps, Facebook, games

Facebook for every phone

Jul 13, 2011
Chicken in every pot, Facebook on every phone. Facebook is now offering an app called Facebook For Every Phone (catchy!) for feature phones (i.e.,...
Posted In: apps, cell phones, Facebook, phone

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