Monday, March 10, 2014
cyanogenmod with privacy guard - Granular control over permissions for each app with a simplified control interface
or openpdroid, or both. the cool thing about openpdroid is that you can spoof location requests too. also, i don't think any other privacy app allows you to block requests to sim and imei info
I believe XPrivacy looks more promising than OpenPDroid. First of all Xposed Framework feels easier to integrate - no need to mess with full-fledged ROM embedding, just light patch to the Dalvik and reboot.
Info originally from this article
Friday, March 07, 2014
Create HTML5 animations (free?) in the browser:
23min in depth video
About the company:
Adobe Edge Animate CC
Adobe Flash CC to HTML5
Thursday, January 02, 2014
So do take a look at the Roku or other Android TV sticks that basically let you add the Android OS and all its functionality to your TV via an HDMI port. Such devices include the Mini iMito MX1, Favi SmartStick, and Plair 2.
>> ChromeCast - supported media file types
>> iPhone app for ChromeCast
>> Android to ChromeCast
>> reddit community discussion on ChromeCast, and another
>> AVS ChromeCast forum
>> XDA community discussion
>> XBMC forum on ChromeCast
For more advanced users:
>> Plex to ChromeCast
>> FlashCast for ChromeCast
>> Local Media Playback for ChromeCast (via any OS? computer)
>> ChromeCast emulation app
>> Turn Your PC Into A ChromeCast With Leapcast
>> Google ChromeCast on OSX without a Chromecast Device
>> RemoteCast beta for Android
>> BubbleUPnP playing XBMC video to ChromeCast
>> ChromeCast: Cast movies from your Desktop Computer
>> Google Cast (chrome extension)
>> ChromeCast photos - chrome extension
>> QuikIO HD (acquired by yahoo)
>> QuickIO on iTunes
>> Use your ChromeCast with Gallery, Dropbox, Google Drive?
>> More information may be found in this article
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear. I used to think the same thing. However, it is not explained away so easily... You have no idea if you have something to fear or not, because you do not know what the government does with the data it collects. And how exactly it can use it against you - or to threaten you. And, if they can get this data - so can hackers. So why not try to protect/encrypt what you can?
Im not asking you to act or be paranoid, but to try to be more knowledgeable about the subject.
Privacy Is Not Secrecy; Debunking The 'If You've Got Nothing To Hide...' Argument
>> 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Google is able to provide free services such as google voice, gmail, google docs - by having access to your data, and using it. Microsoft, Yahoo, and others probably do as well. Would you pay for these services - if they were not looked at by corporations?
Do you want to see some of the basic data you are currently sharing?
>> Orweb for Android
>> Snowbunny for iOS
>> browzar for Windows
Start using the https extension when you visit any website. Whether you are using your desktop or mobile device. Even if you dont install the extension, you can add it to the URL you are visiting manually.
Block Ads, Scripts, and Popups with AdBlock Plus (Firefox/Chrome extension).
>> More browser extensions that can protect you
>> More advanced info
>> More browser security information
If you have the option of 2 step verification, you should implement it. Google, facebook, microsoft, and others are using it - and you should too. There is also multi-factor verification, but few are using it at this time.
Use this for web searches: https://duckduckgo.com
>> Article: Free texting app has military-grade encryption, messages self-destruct
>> MyWICKR app for android / iphone
encrypted mobile calls
>> Article: The dangers of public wifi
>> Cloudfogger - Free File Encryption for Dropbox and the Cloud
- Don’t use pop or telnet
- If you can : Use a VPN connection
- Always activate your personal firewall
>> PRISM-PROOF YOUR PHONE WITH THESE ENCRYPTED APPS AND SERVICES
This is from a videogame, but it may give a glimpse into the future:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations (charts for many of the ALT currencies)
this looks like a chart showing countries that own bitcoin
'Litecoin Is Silver To Bitcoin's Gold' — Here's What That Actually Means
Ex-Googler Gives the World a Better Bitcoin
reddit ppcoin or peercoin
where to buy litecoins?
lots of things to look at here
New Finance Weekly: Litecoin & Bitcoin, Ripple Wallet, and Coinbase
5 Best Bitcoin & Litecoin Websites: to Buy, Trade, or Learn
So we got the letter in the mail at my house yesterday. Sure they say that they are testing it, but it does give an idea of what the future holds (pay per use). And with the way things are moving (into the cloud) - the more data that users puts into a cloud service, the more they may end up paying to back-up, sync and restore it.
The cap is more likely about them losing revenue from their cable T.V. service because people are cutting the cord and streaming video through the internet instead...
However, downloading video from Comcast over its new Xfinity On Demand service for the Xbox 360? Exempt.
Why Comcast really cares about data caps and tiered plans
Implications of Comcast’s 300GB monthly broadband cap
Sign the Petition
Monday, November 25, 2013
$1000 daily limit, 2-3 business days interaction btwn ACH banks
bank/bitcoin distributed insurance?
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Print, for most of what I see, is a waste of money for the companies that use it. Overall, the photography and location shoots are beautiful, but the message is a decade old or more. Get these clothes to look, feel, and be part of the cool clique. What I think they should do is - respect the current trends of the marketplace. Maybe promote the quality of their items; how the material is sustainable, or that they use organic dyes, or that some of their profit goes to some charity, etc. If not, why should consumers purchase their product over something that is half the cost?
They could take a cue from the mobile providers - and brag about additional services that users get for free for being a customer. Use of their wifi hotspots for free can be a nice perk for some.
Or why doesnt FOXHEAD.com offer discounts at ski/outdoor resorts, gear shops, etc? Loyalty should be of some value to both the customer and the brand right? Cross promotions with local bike shops, events, etc.
I think it would be better served as a digital album - where people could download and share photos. The digital version of the catalog is not easy to find, I didnt see a direct link in the catalog, and images in the catalog do not look like they can be shared to social sites, and is flash based (so no go on most tablets or mobile devices). http://www.foxhead.com/us/
Sharing the photos on Pinterest may tend to boost sales?
I didnt see a link for their pinterest page in the catalog, but here is the one I found: http://www.pinterest.com/foxheadinc/fox-eyewear/
How exactly do you wind up getting the catalog? Just make an online purchase, then unsubscribe to their email onslaught.
There were no CTAs in the catalog, and nothing really pushing the user to any of their online experiences. It looks like a typical - follow the industry push on what to do for you latest clothing line.
I only saw 1 social media link, and it was for FOXGIRLS on Instagram.
The main links that I saw were:
Fox Girls Presents | Forever We Roam | Holiday '13 Collection