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If you y do NOT  want your phone to track you  24/7,

Here is some helpful advice.


Your Smartphone has a default   “geotagging” option.

You can by pass this. Really.

Disabling depends on your model.


How to turn off  Geotracking functions:



Get details on: and


FOR I Phones


Go to SETTINGS- Click on General


Under General – go to  “LOCATION SERVICES”


Check if your LOCATION SERVICES are “ON”

If you want to disable, change to OFF.


51% of Moms are happily addicted to their Smartphone. Moms are more and more the power users of mobile phones, according to Babycenter’s 2011 Mobile Mom Report, with motherhood prompting many to purchase smartphones.

While moms may be appsnewbies and confounded by some other techie jobs around the home, such as programming the video recorder or resetting the digital oven clock, the majority of Moms (68%) REALLY know their way around their Smartphones and three-quarters troubleshoot their own device. YESSS
Overall adoption of smartphones among Moms has risen 64% over the past two years, and 51% of moms say they are “addicted” to their smartphone. Over half were prompted to purchase a smartphone on becoming a mom.

As a social media tool, Smartphones are becoming valuable devices for moms, keeping them in touch with family and work and helping organize their lives.

“Mobile isn’t just a media channel, it’s her constant companion that makes juggling easier. It makes her feel like a better mom,” commented Tina Sharkey, Chairman and Global President of BabyCenter.

Moms spend 37% of her daily media time with their smartphone, DOUBLE the amount they spend watching TV , and more than  on other media such as radio, magazines, and newspapers. The Smartphone is her media tool of choice.

MARKETERS ALERT:: Note that  68% of Moms use their Smartphones while out shopping and nearly half (46%) say the best time to receive product information or discounts is while they are in the store. Better still, 46% of moms took action after viewing a mobile ad. WOW- take that to the bank moblie marketing execs..

The fact that mobile has become TOTALLY LOVED- DEPENDED UPON  and now mainstream for Moms, and is always on, creates infinite possibilities for today’s marketers.

The mobile media opportunity to build connections with


connections with Mom,.

Fishlabs, a game developer company based out of Germany. Fishlabs is in the process of optimizing their app, Galaxy on Fire 2, for the Motorola XOOM. Galaxy on Fire 2 players control the fate of mercenary, Keith Maxwell, who gets catapulted 35 years into the future and wakes up in a totally different galaxy. This game has a large galaxy with over 20 solar systems and unique situations Keith must overcome. It even has 3D animation planets and Action Freeze which is a 3D screenshot tool to save screenshots from any perspective and upload them to Facebook™.

Fishlabs talks about how they redeveloped graphics for the game because the detail of the graphics is really improved on the XOOM. Galaxy on Fire 2 is not currently in the Android market for XOOM but it is coming very soon.
To get more information about Fishlabs and Galaxy on Fire 2 you can visit their web site at

Fake Android App Steals YOUR data: Called Walk and Text.


Fake Android app steals your data, takes shot at wannabe pirates
Thank you Elinor Mills and Symantec)

This is the message the malware sends in a text to numbers listed in the contacts on the phone.

A malicious Android app that masquerades as a free version of a legitimate app steals data and sends spam text messages and a warning that chastise the user for trying to get around paying for the actual app, Symantec said today.

The app, available on several file-sharing sites in North America and Asia that are known as clearinghouses for pirated software, is called Walk and Text.

That’s also the name of a legitimate app–available on the Android Market for $1.53–that uses a device’s camera to let people see what’s in front of them as they text while walking. However, the bogus app is labeled as version 1.3.7, which doesn’t exist yet, according to a Symantec blog post.
Once the fake software–which Symantec has dubbed “Android.Walkinwat”–is downloaded and running, it displays a dialog box that indicates that the app is in the process of being compromised or cracked, ostensibly to scare the person who thinks they’re getting the legitimate app for free. Behind the scenes, the software is gathering sensitive data–including username, phone number, and unique device identifier–and trying to send it to an external server, Symantec says.
The app also sends out a text message (rife with misspellings and errors) to all the numbers listed in the user’s contact list: “Hey, just downloaded a pirated App off the Internet, Walk and Text for Android. I’m stupid and cheap, it cost only 1 buck. Don’t steal like I did!”
The app also displays a message that says “Application Not Licensed” and warns: “We really hope you learned something from this. Check your phone bill;) Oh and don’t forget to buy the App from the Market.” It includes buttons for buying the app or exiting.

The malware displays this antipiracy warning and offers the option to buy the app from the Android Market.
(Credit: Symantec)

Doodle for iPhone Product Overview
Doodle for iPhone
Doodle easy scheduling now available for the iPhone and iPod touch: Find the right date and time for a group of people to meet and enjoy Doodle’s virtually effortless scheduling the iPhone way!

This is an iPhone optimized front end for the powerful Doodle web interface where anyone (with any mobile device or desktop computer) can participate in schedules and polls.

Doodle for iPhone supports all essential features known from the web version:

Easily participate in any poll by tapping on its participation link anywhere on your iPhone (e.g. in Mail)
Initiate and track meeting requests from your iPhone, wherever you are
Invite participants using your iPhone address book
Optimized result view suggesting the best option for your meeting
Communicate with participants using the comments feature
Quick participation with the “All Options” or “None of the Options” button
Easy access and overview from your dashboard
Connect your MyDoodle account to stay in sync with your web dashboard

Amazon has launched what it hopes will be the Android equivalent of Apple’s App Store.

The company aims to improve the shopping experience offered by Google’s Android Market, currently the go-to store for more than 200,000 Android apps. (For comparison, Amazon’s new store has 3,800 applications, and Apple’s App Store has more than 300,000.)

One of its most innovative features is “Test Drive,” which allows users to test apps in a simulated Android phone on their desktops before committing to a purchase. Shoppers can also peruse personalized recommendations, customer reviews and set up one-click payment options, just as they can with any other Amazon’s stores for ebooks and music.

As an incentive to visit the new Appstore, Amazon is offering users a free download of Angry Birds Rio, which debuted on Android Tuesday morning. Amazon plans to continue offering a different paid app for free every day.

Interested parties can access the Appstore at, via the mobile browsers on their Android phones and tablets, and through the Amazon Appstore application. Purchases made in the Appstore can be used on a purchaser’s entire range of Android devices.

Apple filed a lawsuit against Amazon for trademark infringement and unfair competition for using the term “App Store” on Friday

Three cheers for real estate developer Fred Shernoff of Wellington FL who
created the iPhone app
- inspired by his own Yorkie- Corduroy.
This app got into the Apple App store -and is downloading now for 99 cents per down load-
Great going Fred- you made my day.
APPSNEWBIE says this is what its all about

The old MGM had the lion -will the  new generation  symbol of movie makers be  an APPLE???

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Acclaimed South Korean film director Park Chan-wook is wielding a new cinematic tool: the iPhone.

Park, director of “Old Boy,” “Lady Vengeance” and “Thirst,” said Monday that his new fantasy-horror film “Paranmanjang” 

which means a “life full of ups and downs,” is about a man transcending his current and former lives. He catches a woman while fishing in a river in the middle of the night. They both end up entangled in the line, and he thinks she is dead.

Suddenly, though, she


Park Chan-wook’s “Old Boy,” a blood-soaked thriller about a man out for revenge after years of inexplicable imprisonment, took second place at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. His vampire romance “Thirst” shared the third-place award at Cannes in 2009.

Park Chan-kyong said that a wide variety of angles and edits were possible because numerous

cameras could be used.  There are some good points of making a movie with the iPhone as there are many people around the world who like to play and have fun with them,” Park Chan-wook said. Compared with other movie cameras, the iPhone was good “because it is light and small and because anyone can use it,” he said.

He said the directors attached lenses to their phones and nothing was particularly different from shooting a regular movie.

Lee Jung-hyun, who plays the woman, said the film has a bit of everything.

Though it is a short film with a running time around 30 minutes it “mixes all elements from horror and fantasy to some humor,” she said.

as shot entirely on Apple’s iconic smartphone.

“The new technology creates strange effects because it is new and because it is a medium the audience is used to,” Park told reporters Monday.

“Paranmanjang,” which means a “life full of ups and downs,” is about a man transcending his current and former lives. He catches a woman while fishing in a river in the middle of the night. They both end up entangled in the line, and he thinks she is dead.

Suddenly, though, she wakes up and attempts to strangle him, and he passes out. When the woman awakens him, she is wearing his clothing and he hers. She cries and calls him “father.”

The movie, made on a budget of $133,000, was shot using the iPhone 4 and is slated to open in South Korean theaters Jan. 27. Park made the 30-minute film with his younger brother Park Chan-kyong, also a director.


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