Coloring apps — which let you color images as if on a coloring book page while using your phone or tablet’s touchscreen — are great fun for younger children, giving them a chance to get creative without any mess. For older kids and adults, coloring apps offer an alternative to casual gaming and a…
Link: 5 fantastic free coloring apps
According to a report by Check Point Research, many popular Android apps put your personal data at risk due to poorly secured third-party services. The report highlights several different security flaws affecting 23 different apps available on Google Play, each with anywhere from 50,000 to 10…
Link: These Popular Android Apps Are Putting User Data at Risk
Android 12 is bringing a new design called Material You, and it’s the most significant design change to Android since Google introduced the original Material Design in 2014. While you can download the Android 12 beta right now, you won’t see Material You in its entirety. Even the much-teased…
Link: Android 12 Preview: A Phone That’s Perfectly Customized to You
The Microsoft Office app for Android is finally getting dark mode.
Microsoft product manager Sourab Nagpal announced the dark mode update in a blog post, noting it’s a “highly requested feature.”
“Many people prefer using Dark Mode as they find it provides a more comfortable visual experience for…
Link: Microsoft finally adds dark mode to Office for Android
Add your canvas apps to Microsoft Teams
In Nov’19, we introduced “Add to Teams” command in the Power Apps portal to add your canvas apps to Microsoft Teams. Since we added this capability, we’ve seen several of you take advantage of it to bring your personal productivity apps to Teams….
Link: Add your canvas apps to Microsoft Teams
Businesses need payment apps, no question. Here are some reasons: In 2017 (survey by Zion Market Research) about 50% of consumers said they’d paid for goods or services using an app. Two years later, that had changed to 90%. Most used an app they download to a smartphone. But which ones are the best mobile payment apps?
Link: 16 Mobile Payment Apps
Microsoft’s big Build developer conference stays online this year for perhaps the last time as the country opens up from pandemic restrictions, with the schedule showing a marked focus on the company’s Azure cloud platform. The three-day event kicks off next Tuesday, May 25, with the traditional keynote by CEO Satya Nadella.
Link: Cloud-Heavy Microsoft Build Conference Starts Tuesday: Here’s What to Look for — Visual Studio Magazine
With a $2 trillion bill being debated in Washington, DC and the recent attack on the Colonial Pipeline earlier this month, lawmakers, analysts, economists, and the media are shining a very bright light on the need to not just build – but secure – mission-critical systems that impact every organization and individual every single day.
Link: Can Infrastructure be Truly Modernized Without Cyber Security Defenses Included?
And now for something slightly different, a computer that has been designed around a webcam and runs on Android. Meet the Now which comes from a Chinese company that specializes in thin clients (otherwise known as TV boxes) that run on Google’s ubiquitous operating system including one that we…
Link: Mecool Now Android webcam/thin client review
In 2010, just three years after the launch of the iPhone, Cindy Krum published one of the top-rated books on mobile marketing, and she has been working on the subject ever since. She has focused her entire career on mobile SEO, a side of search marketing that’s bigger than it might seem from the…
Link: All Marketing is Mobile Marketing: Cindy Krum
Enlarge / Please don’t actually drive while wearing a giant Android mask. Aurich Lawson / Polestar
Can Google do to car infotainment what it did to smartphones?
Every car manufacturer nowadays needs to include an infotainment system with its car, and that means developing an operating system,…
Link: Android Automotive OS review: Under the hood with Google’s car OS
The iPad Pro (2021) will run all of the hundreds of thousands of tablet-optimized apps in the iOS App Store, but with Apple’s 11-inch or massive 12.9-inch display, powerful Apple M1 processor, and optional Apple Pencil 2 and Smart Keyboard, it can run all the best iPad Pro apps at…
Link: If you just got a new iPad Pro (2021), make sure to grab these apps for it!