Anglia Ruskin University: Follow your nose with smelly tour of Amsterdam

Anglia Ruskin University: Follow your nose with smelly tour of Amsterdam. “The free City Sniffers map brings together key city centre locations with aromas that tell the city’s story, and the walking tour is accompanied by an app, also developed by Odeuropa researchers, explaining the history behind these smells and their connection with present day Amsterdam. By rubbing the map at key points on the tour, participants can experience the stench of medieval canals, learn about the important role of rosemary, which was used at weddings and funerals, and was thought to protect from the plague, and enjoy the fragrance of linden trees, avenues of which were planted around the city centre.”

Cornell Chronicle: App for the pre-K set promotes healthy eating, exercise

Cornell Chronicle: App for the pre-K set promotes healthy eating, exercise. “Preschoolers can be notoriously picky eaters – and that’s if you can get one to sit still for a meal. A series of free, evidence-informed apps for preschool-aged children, developed by a Cornell researcher and colleagues, aims to encourage healthy eating behaviors and exercise. A majority of parents said the apps helped their children try new foods and raise their activity level, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior on date.”

Kyiv Independent: Apple removes Russian VK, Mail.ru apps from App Store

Kyiv Independent: Apple removes Russian VK, Mail.ru apps from App Store. “As of Sept. 28, Russia’s popular homegrown social network VK (formerly VKontakte) and email service Mail.ru are no longer available for download on the App Store in any country. In a statement, Apple cited conflicts with British sanctions as the reason for the removal. Apps that are already downloaded can continue to be used, according to Apple.”

MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Authenticator Apps for 2FA and Other Enhanced Account Security

MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Authenticator Apps for 2FA and Other Enhanced Account Security. “Even if you use a unique username and password combination for all your accounts (which is unlikely), it could still be compromised through brute-force hacking, social engineering, or phishing. That’s why you should use a two-factor authenticator (2FA) app. But with so many options out there, which should you use? Let’s check out the six best 2FA apps for securing your online accounts.”

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Study of Electronic Monitoring Smartphone Apps Confirms Advocates’ Concerns of Privacy Harms

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Study of Electronic Monitoring Smartphone Apps Confirms Advocates’ Concerns of Privacy Harms. “Researchers at the University of Washington and Harvard Law School recently published a groundbreaking study analyzing the technical capabilities of 16 electronic monitoring (EM) smartphone apps used as ‘alternatives’ to criminal and civil detention.”

WIRED: The Ungodly Surveillance of Anti-Porn ‘Shameware’ Apps

WIRED: The Ungodly Surveillance of Anti-Porn ‘Shameware’ Apps. “Covenant Eyes is part of a multimillion-dollar ecosystem of so-called accountability apps that are marketed to both churches and parents as tools to police online activity. For a monthly fee, some of these apps monitor everything their users see and do on their devices, even taking screenshots (at least one per minute, in the case of Covenant Eyes) and eavesdropping on web traffic, WIRED found.”

Washington Post: Health apps share your concerns with advertisers. HIPAA can’t stop it.

Washington Post: Health apps share your concerns with advertisers. HIPAA can’t stop it.. “In a nation with millions of uninsured families and a shortage of health professionals, many of us turn to health-care apps and websites for accessible information or even potential treatment. But when you fire up a symptom-checker or digital therapy app, you might be unknowingly sharing your concerns with more than just the app maker.”

Mainichi: Unique 2-in-1 calculator app adds up to surprise hit for retired engineer in Japan

Mainichi: Unique 2-in-1 calculator app adds up to surprise hit for retired engineer in Japan . “The double calculator app allows users to move the computation results of one calculator onto the other by tapping arrow keys displayed on the middle of the screen. For example, if a user calculates ’89 x 15 = 1335′ on one calculator and taps the arrow key, the result ‘1335’ will be displayed on the other calculator, allowing the user to continue a problem while the previous equations are still shown on the screen. This makes it easy to notice errors. It is also possible to perform different computations on each calculator.”

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Flash Card Apps for Android

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Flash Card Apps for Android. “Flash cards are an incredibly useful tool for helping you memorize anything. You should use them whether you’re learning to code, studying for an exam, or even doing some public speaking…. But you don’t need to have an actual set of cards and a pen; your phone can do the job just as well. Let’s take a look at the best flash card apps for Android.”

MakeUseOf: 8 Emotional Support and Self-Care Apps and Resources for Women

MakeUseOf: 8 Emotional Support and Self-Care Apps and Resources for Women. “There is an ever-increasing collection of apps to provide self-care and emotional support to help cope with the stresses and strains of modern living. Some of these are designed especially for women. Here are some of the best apps and online resources providing women with aid and support to help with all stages of life.” I thought this was going to be a cheesy list where everything was pink and all worries could be fixed with a glass of wine in a hot bath. It’s much better than that.

TechCrunch: Google okays fantasy sports and rummy apps in India in a pilot

TechCrunch: Google okays fantasy sports and rummy apps in India in a pilot. “Google plans to run a pilot to permit daily fantasy sports apps and rummy games on Play Store in India, addressing a request from the local community that has long expressed frustration at the Android-maker for not welcoming services on its store in the world’s second-largest market that it allows in many parts of the world.”