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Titter’s micro-video platform, Vine, has changed its user policy to prohibit pornographic content. The change, however, does not completely remove nudity. Vine users who don’t want to see porn can flag questionable content for review.
Users who violate the new policy risk the chance of being suspended from their Vine account. To help you understand the new policy, we’ve got examples below of what is acceptable materials as well as a list of things not to post.
Socially awkward, nerdy types like me are always looking to squirrel my way out of unforeseeable social interactions. That’s why I was really excited to see the Tickle App – it’s an app that will send you a ticket to social freedom when you tickle your phone. I’m kidding, it’s obviously not real, but let’s be honest, we’ve all been there, right?
Waking up in the morning can be difficult – without bacon. At least, that’s the general consensus between Americans who consume an average of 18 pounds of the cured, smoked pork every year. So, why not use it to wake up?
Don’t like Indie films? There’s an app parody for that. There’s also celebrity endorsement bonus: Patton Oswald. Think of this app as the smartphone film filter that should never get realized: great for parodies, and commercially unsustainable.
This short originally screened at the 2014 Spirit Awards on IFC, but has been recently shared on You Tube. Thanks 5secondfilms!
This week’s recommended children’s app is Stack the States. It’s great for children or adults who wants to have a little fun while learning about the 50 states and their capital. The app consists of a game that tests your geographical knowledge, and lets you stack them until you reach the dotted line. Be prepared to answer questions about abbreviations, bordering states, nicknames and even flags. You can watch the video below for a demonstration.
Malware is following us from our computer to our phones – so much so it’s now easier to obtain malicious malware from any mobile ads, even if you’re not using your phone to watch porn.
The findings come from Blue Coat: in February of 2014, 1 in 5 attacks on mobile phones actually came from malicious ads. That’s a 400% increase insect Nov. 2012, compared to porn, which fell to only 16% of all attacks. Read more
Evernote’s major Android app update included a great new feature – handwriting support. The new function came from the acquisition of Penultimate in 2012. With the addition of Penultimate’s sleek handwriting technology, Android users on Evernote can now add searchable, handwritten notes to sketches while still adding additional photos and audio to your notes.
Speed reading must be a sport, and if it is not, Spritz will certainly make it so. The company is developing the tools to help readers read faster, by eliminating the reader’s need to move their own eyes. In fact, Spritz recommends relaxing a bit more… in order to allow the app to lull you into faster reading.
According to Spritz, the software application helps users by changing word positioning – all words are now center aligned onto the reading space. Visually, this helps the eyes by eliminating the need to follow a sentence, or a paragraph, or perfectly manicured spacing. Sorry, poets. Read more
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