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 Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo. “We’re seeing a barrage of fake apps,” said Chris Mason, chief executive of Branding Brand, a Pittsburgh company that helps retailers build and maintain apps. He said his company constantly tracks new shopping apps, and this was the first time it Click Here to Read more

Apple opens Spanish Language Store Feed on Twitter

(This post has been translated to Spanish at the end of this article). Early Friday, Apple opened a new store feed via Twitter for its Spanish speaking customers and to expand its reach demographically. So far, two posts started to show up, and more are expected soon. To see the account, click here La mañana del viernes, Apple abrió una nueva tienda de alimentación a través de Twitter para sus clientes de habla hispana y para ampliar su alcance demográficamente. Hasta el momento, dos puestos comenzaron a aparecer, y se espera que más pronto. Para ver la cuenta, haga clic Click Here to Read more

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 us. Download the new Hillary 2016 app to take small actions every day that’ll add up to helping win this election—and make history. Test your knowledge, get special access, and compete against your friends (and Hillary supporters across the country!) to do the most good. Click Here to Read more

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 lawn.” “Perhaps you have enough time to own a dog, feed a dog and take it on walks, but you are just too darn busy to reach down to pick up its poop,” Brulliard reports. “You are Pooper’s target customer.” “Once your dog does its Click Here to Read more