Mashable: Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home

Mashable: Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home. “Maybe you want to start the day with yoga, boosting your energy and encouraging clear intention. Or perhaps you want to use yoga to ease that pack pain from sitting in the house all day. Different yoga instructors, apps, and YouTube channels offer different styles and approaches. And what’s best is what works best for you. There’s no universal answer for the single best app or YouTube channel for yoga, but you’ll find one that suits your groove with a little trial and error.”

BBC: India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps

BBC: India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps. “India’s government has banned TikTok and dozens more Chinese-made apps it says are a danger to the country. In a statement, it said the apps were ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order’. In total, 59 apps were banned – among them popular messaging app WeChat. It follows escalating tensions along the disputed border between the two powers.”

NextGov: VA Launches Digital COVID-19 Screening App for Patients and Employees

NextGov: VA Launches Digital COVID-19 Screening App for Patients and Employees. “The app—accessible online, by texting ‘SCREEN’ to 53079 or by scanning a QR code—asks six questions to gauge an individual’s exposure to and likelihood of having contracted COVID-19. Upon arrival at a VA facility, staff will meet people at the entrance, take a look at the results of the survey and either allow them to enter or direct them to a separate area for additional screening.”

BetaNews: Get back deleted data with Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery tool

BetaNews: Get back deleted data with Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery tool. “Windows File Recovery is a free app in the Microsoft store which can be used to recover data that has been lost for a variety of reasons. The command line tool can be used to retrieve data from local hard drives as well as removable media such as USB drives and memory cards.”

CNET: 3D photos on iOS or Android are now a thing, thanks to this new, free app

CNET: 3D photos on iOS or Android are now a thing, thanks to this new, free app. “After being in beta for months, the 3D photo app LucidPix is now available to iOS and Android users. Whether you have a newer phone like the iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or an older one like a Motorola Moto G6 or iPhone 6S, you can use the app take 3D photos. Best of all, you don’t need a special accessory or multiple rear cameras. Instead, LucidPix uses artificial intelligence to render 3D photos that will move as you tilt and pan your phone.”

ZDNet: New ransomware masquerades as COVID-19 contact-tracing app on your Android device

ZDNet: New ransomware masquerades as COVID-19 contact-tracing app on your Android device. “Researchers from ESET said this week that the ransomware emerged only a few days after Health Canada announced the release of COVID Alert, which will first be tested in Ontario before rolling out nationwide.”

Matador Network: How the EatOkra app helps diners ‘be aware and intentional’ of who they support

New-to-me, from Matador Network: How the EatOkra app helps diners ‘be aware and intentional’ of who they support . “The database — which currently lists 2,600 Black-owned restaurants, bakeries, cafes, food trucks, bars and wineries — is on the verge of a major expansion. Around 5,000 new businesses have reached out to Edwards since June 1, requesting to be added to the EatOkra directory.”

NME: Facebook launches interactive app for fans to comment on live events in real time

NME: Facebook launches interactive app for fans to comment on live events in real time. “Facebook has launched a new app that acts as a second screen for fans to comment on live events and engage with others watching. Venue, described as ‘the companion app to live events’, arrives days after Facebook announced Collab, a short-form music video app that allows users to overlay up to three recordings at a time to create remote musical collaborations.”

Revolutionary War buffs rejoice: New app lets you explore Yorktown virtually (WYDaily)

WYDaily: Revolutionary War buffs rejoice: New app lets you explore Yorktown virtually. “People missing Yorktown Battlefield can now check out the location –– virtually…. The tour guide app has three different tours with a total of 21 stops from the historic town to the battlefield and allied encampment with photos and historical facts, according to the news release.” The app is free.

BetaNews: The secret life of discontinued apps

BetaNews: The secret life of discontinued apps. “When a book goes out of print the publishers don’t pop round and remove old copies from your shelves. Similarly, when an app is discontinued it can be taken off the app stores but continues to linger on users’ devices. Mobile security company Wandera has been taking a look at what happens to these with an analysis of six-months’ worth of apps that were removed from the app stores, along with apps that were installed on customer devices prior to the six-month period and, subsequently, removed.”

BetaNews: Google teams up with Parallels to allow Chromebooks to run Windows apps

BetaNews: Google teams up with Parallels to allow Chromebooks to run Windows apps. “Initially derided as a limited modern take on netbooks, Chromebooks have gathered loyal followers over the years as app support grows. In addition to web apps, there is also support for Android and Linux apps, but Chromebook owners have long dreamed of the day they can run Windows software. Thanks to a partnership between Google and virtualization specialist Parallels it will not be too long before Windows apps in Chrome OS becomes a reality. The bad news is that there is a slight caveat.”

Gizmodo AU: NY Attorney General Calls on Apple, Google to Crack Down on Shady Contact-Tracing Apps

Gizmodo AU: NY Attorney General Calls on Apple, Google to Crack Down on Shady Contact-Tracing Apps. “As more states and cities around the world explore reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google have struggled to keep up with the flood of third-party contact-tracing apps in their respective app stores. Now, New York Attorney General Letitia James is urging both companies to impose stricter protections for consumers.”

University of Cincinnati: UC student develops tool for health care workers interacting with COVID-19 patients

University of Cincinnati: UC student develops tool for health care workers interacting with COVID-19 patients. “Clear, concise communication is one of the key elements for health care providers in treating patients. With many COVID-19 patients requiring treatment on ventilators and respirators, communication is a big hurdle. A doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) is developing a tool designed to help bridge that critical gap. The communication tool is the work of Chitrali Ramakant Mamlekar, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (CSD) in CAHS.”

HOPSEC: Beer rating app could pose a military security threat (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes: HOPSEC: Beer rating app could pose a military security threat. “Tapping into a beer rating app allowed researchers to track military and intelligence personnel, including some who checked in at a military base that hosts a CIA training facility known as ‘the farm.’ Users of Untappd, a smartphone app for beer lovers, also posted photos that showed debit cards, military ID cards, locations of fighter jets and possibly sensitive military documents, the open-source research and investigative journalism group Bellingcat reported Monday.”

Scientific American: The Quantum App Store Is Coming

Scientific American: The Quantum App Store Is Coming. “Currently, quantum computing researchers and enthusiasts need to know quantum programming; it’s simply a must. Soon, though, all they will need is a quantum app store and a line of code. Not an app store like in your smartphone, but similar to a code repository of today, such as GitHub—a type of digital library where software developers make the code they have written available to anyone. And in the near future, developers will be able to put in their lines of code that will call on quantum computers to deal with specific tasks a regular computer can’t.”