Last week Google released another build of Chrome Beta for Android. The normal bug fixes and refined features, as well as new issues were introduced in the public beta of Chrome. Perhaps one of the more interesting changes in the Chrome Beta is the introduction of a tried and true method for adding a shortcut to a Web site or Web app to your Android device's home screen.
The Web site of WhatsApp, a widely used messaging app, was hijacked Tuesday.
The site showed a pro-Palestinian message at 2:40 a.m. PT Tuesday and was given the title "You Got Pwned." A group called KDMS Team claimed credit for the attack.
"Our Web site was hijacked for a small period of time, during which attackers redirected our Web site to another IP address," the company said in a statement. "We can confirm that no user data was lost or compromised. We are committed to user security and are working with our domain … Read more
Stencil Pic Unique Photo Framing App appears, at first glance, like another collage creation app for iOS, and for the most part it is, but there are enough other options and tools here to make it stand out from the pack. From the number of different types of frames to the smoothness of the interface and the addition of numerous editing options, the app provides quite a bit to work with when deciding how your images will be shared.
When you load the app, the first thing you will see are the set of stencils -- frames cut out like … Read more
I wasn't able to watch last weekend's "Breaking Bad" finale on the night it aired, meaning I faced a risk bigger than Walter White taking on Gus Fring: spoilers.
Come Monday morning, one look at Facebook or Twitter and I'd almost certainly read something that gave away important plot points. And I'm spoiler-averse right down to my very core. But other than imposing a total social-media blackout, at least until I was able to watch the episode, what could I do?
Apps can do amazing things. They can make connections. They can make make recommendations. They can make music. But one thing they often can't do very well is make money.
Enticed by the relatively low cost of development and the high volumes of smartphones and tablets, developers, and particularly game developers, have offered many paid apps at low prices -- often 99 cents. Many know the apps-to-riches story of Rovio, which created the enormously popular Angry Birds franchise. But particularly as the prices of tablets and data plans continue to tumble, app makers are attracting less-affluent consumers for whom … Read more
Yesterday, Disney Interactive announced Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, a new game that's coming soon to mobile devices.
"Tiny" and "Death Star" aren't words you'd normally put together ("That's no moon -- it's a space station"), but there's a method to this tiny madness: The game is being developed by NimbleBit, creators of the venerated Tiny Tower.
Does that mean Tiny … Read more
As guitarist for The Yardbirds, where he riffed with Jimmy Page, and later in The Jeff Beck Group, where he rocked out with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck has been no stranger to superstar collaborations over the last five decades. Today "Rolling Stone"'s pick for the no. five guitarist of all time joins forces with one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century on The Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour. The shows find the seven-time GRAMMY-winning and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, playing on Wilson's Beach Boys … Read more
There are lots of apps that let you order prints and other photo goodies from your smartphone or tablet (I still think Groovebook is pretty cool), but very few promise professional retouching to make your images look their best. And almost none offer you a big honking free credit to sample the service.
That's mighty generous, but, hey, this is The Cheapskate you're talking to. I … Read more