Want to complain about text spam? There’s an app for that

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Discussion:  As receiving spam text messages on personal cell phones has become a real problem, and reporting that spam an even bigger problem, the Android app PrivacyStar has come up with a free solution.  PrivacyStar, in addition to its existing features only accessible to its subscribers, just added a free-to-use feature which will help users… Read more »

Augmented reality apps seek to alter physical world

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Discussion:  Augmented reality is a form of technology that takes virtual objects and layers them atop live camera images.  By mixing the artificial world with the real world, and being able to see the two coexist together, many people’s perceptions of the way things are is beginning to shift.  As this alternate reality begins to… Read more »

How to Build a Better App

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The U.S. market for smart-phone applications has soared past $1.5 billion, thanks to ingenious developers like Ilene Jones, cofounder of IPhone’s Hurricane storm-tracking app and Derek James, creator of paid word and card games for Android.  Their advice: Flesh out your plan completely and think local when it comes to hiring a developer, find a… Read more »