NY Times reports Fake iPhone retail apps surging just in time for the Holidays

(NYTimes via CNBC): Hundreds of fake retail and product apps have popped up in Apple‘s App Store in recent weeks — just in time to deceive holiday shoppers. The counterfeiters have masqueraded as retail chains like Dollar Treeand Foot Locker, big department stores like Dillard‘s and Nordstrom, online product bazaars like Zappos.com and Polyvore, and luxury-goods makers like Jimmy Choo, Christian […]

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Are you for Hillary Clinton? There’s an app for that!

With all of the apps in the world, you knew this one would be coming up. Now Hillary Clinton supporters can download the official app for the Hillary Clinton campaign. App users can answer daily quizzes, get exclusive perks, and more according to the description: The only thing standing between Donald Trump and the presidency is […]

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Need someone to pick up your dog’s poop? There’s an app for that!

(Yes, this is real folks!) “What do you get when you combine a population too busy to look up from its smartphones, a ‘one-tap economy’ and 78 million pet dogs?” Karin Brulliard reports for The Washington Post. “You get Pooper, an app that summons someone to scoop your pooch’s waste off the sidewalk or neighbor’s […]

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