Researchers at the University of California have been working on an app to improve eyesight, and it looks very promising. It’s based on the same brain plasticity treatment given to patients who have suffered traumatic head injuries – exercises to help the brain to activate lost motor skills. The app, UltimEyes applies the same brain exercise therapy, but to the visual cortex, enabling users to significantly improve their eyesight. Read more
Facebook is leading the top free Android apps this week with the usual suspects – Pandora, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram. Facebook’s new app acquisition, WhatsApp is holding steady at the number 12 position, below the top ten. However, a new addition to the top ten worth mentioning is Clean Master, an Android and ram booster. It’s worth downloading if you haven’t cleaned out your phone’s memory.
Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.
We spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more
Mastercard is teaming up with telecom company Syniverse to bring a new security service to mobile users. The new pilot program will track user’s smartphone geolocation in order to approve credit cards purchases.
This service aims to reduce consumers’ frustrations associated with having their payment cards used without their knowledge or having their own transactions unnecessarily declined when trying to make purchases in another country. Financial institutions will also have an additional tool that will help them make more effective decisions when approving or declining a transaction on behalf of their customers.
Once launched, interested card holders will have to opt-in on the program, which conveniently allows Mastercard and Syniverse to sell foreign data plans to travelers and send them coupons and location-based offers: Read more
The selfie app, CamMe, was just awarded the most innovative mobile app at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Its main feature is self-portraiture using hand gestures from up to sixteen feet away. The app also comes with a film strip that gives a photobooth effect and funshots that has scene cutouts.
Bros with not enough Bro time can now download this BroApp, which automate sweet messages to their girlfriends so they can spend more time being Bros, rather than communicating. Touted as a relationship wingman, the app is a $1.99 cost for all of the mindless messages Bros would want to send to girlfriends or even other Bro-friends. Basically, anyone that warrants thoughtless conversations.
If the 7 minute workout is a quick, scientifically proven way to stay fit, then the Quick Fit app is your motivational coach. The exercise routine is a combination of 23 exercises at 30 seconds each with 10 seconds of rest in between. You can watch videos of the moves in HD videos, and the app provides rhythmic beats and motivational blurbs that are helpful and to the point.
The app costs $0.99 with additional in-app purchase option for a Quick Abs workout.
Flappy Bird clones continue to dominate the iTunes app store. This week, Flappy Wings is the top free iPhone app followed by the the newest, Flying Cyrus, a parody game app that features the pop icon’s flapping tongue moving the Miley head through a maze of wrecking balls. The app is free to download and play, but there are a lot of ads.
Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information.
Every week we spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more
WhatsApp suffered four hours of downtime over the weekend causing many to further question the app’s purchase of $16 billion from Facebook. In what is described as the longest and biggest outage of the app since its inception, the app suffered major losses in the millions. WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, attributed the service error as a result of a bad router causing a cascade of failures which took down the company’s servers. He promised that changes were being made to prevent the problem from happening again.
During Whatsapp’s downtime, over four million users turned to another free self-destructing app, Telegram, which also offered end-to-end encryption as a privacy feature. The app saw as many as 100 new users per second, causing at least two hours of service disruption. Read more