You are a developer & want to understand which parts of the software your customers want tweaked for optimum results. Obviously, you can’t be individually asking every customer, right? You are in beta stage & require your delivery platform to be customizable. LaunchDarkly, a startup launched last year, allows you to build better software faster, & in a way that will make your product users flag features seamlessly.
Strange. Online security experts have zeroed in on to a custom-build software named Wifatch which essentially “attacks” your home WiFi, though, hold on, there’s something fishy about it. It does not carry any malware or indulge in any malicious activity.
Reports: Symantec blog, Surfmax, Inquirer, CIO Australia, Hacked
Microsoft has announced the launch of the Skype 6.3 version for iPhone & iPad in Apple’s iOS App Store. This release is focused on providing iOS 9 support across all compatible iPhone and iPad models.
Reports: VentureBeat, idownloadblog
Hackers have struck again. T-Mobile revealed late on Thursday that hackers had breached Experian’s network & stolen much of T-Mobile’s data, which the carrier had sent to Experian to perform checks on potential customers seeking finance for phones, etc. Number of people affected: About 15 million users. Data stolen included names, addresses, & birth dates, as well as encrypted social security numbers & drivers’ license ID numbers. Both companies revealed that the hackers may have cracked the encryption.
Reports: MacRumors, 9to5Mac, TechCrunch, Apple Insider
Messaging app Snapchat is contemplating launching an advertising format that will allow brands to slip into teenagers’ selfies. Called “sponsored lenses”, this platform is most likely to debut on Halloween, according to some Online reports. Snapchat will design the stickers on behalf of brands, with Hollywood studios likely to be among the 1st advertisers.
Reports: VentureBeat, Fortune, The Boston Globe
Did you know there’s an alternate to Microsoft Word? The UK-based company Literature & Latte’s ‘Scrivener’ word processing tool is an alternate to MS-Word, & incidentally, at the moment, V-2 is available at less than half price through a special deal.
Social network Facebook has unveiled some mobile-friendly features for Facebook profiles. It told its users in a post in its newsroom: There are 3 main improvements that will give you more opportunities to express who you are and control the content showcased on your profile.
Reports: Tech Insider, Huffington Post, TechCruch
About a year ago, micro-blog Twitter had tested e-commerce features. Now it’s rolling out a “buy now” button. Twitter said this put it on its way being the world’s biggest social marketplace. Twitter was looking to make it easy for a wide range of retailers to come on board by integrating with all the major e-commerce platforms: Shopify, Bigcommerce & Demandware. Merchants can also list their products on Stripe Relay to share & sell products.
Reports: Phys.org, New York Times (blog), The Next Web
The end of every month is an exciting time for our Edit team. For, it gets to decide on the ‘Most Useful Startup of the Month’. For Sept. 2015, it zeroed in on Twitter analytical tool, ‘Life on Twitter’.
Ciruapp offers you the opportunity to quickly & easily create a custom plan creation & tracking app by simply filling in a form. You start with the app creation form. You can find it on the ciruapp Website, or download & install the ciruapp application for Android or iOS devices.
Google had 1st let the world know of its plan of introducing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. At that time, the version was still codenamed Android M. As part of its launch event for the new Nexus phones on Tuesday, though, Google also announced that it planned to start rolling out Marshmallow beginning next week. Google’s own Nexus phones, Tablets will be the 1st to receive the Android 6.0 update.
Reports: PC Advisor (registration), The Verge, Know Your Mobile