Tag Archive: Personal


Google Maps gains more personal exploration tools

Google on Tuesday announced an update to its Google Maps app for mobile devices. Available now, it provides more accurate and useful information.

The refreshed Google Maps will provide users with trending lists curated from local experts and by way of Google’s algorithms. Now it’s easier than ever to find the best burger joint in a particular area.

Speaking of which, you can use Google Maps to track your personal progress as you  [Read More…]

Does Google collect too much of our personal info?

Let’s talk privacy.

Just about everyone has a Google account. If you use YouTube, Gmail, or just own an Android phone, chances are you’ve got one. A Google account is almost essential these days for doing anything online, but as we all know, a heap of personal data is collected and saved by the company.

This doesn’t matter to some folks, but for others who want to keep their information as private as can be, it can  [Read More…]

How to use Spotify’s radio magic to level up your personal playlists

We never want a good playlist to end, and with Playlist Radio, they never have to.

Spotify prides itself on its playlist prowess. There’s a reason that Spotify’s Home tab is covered in playlists rather than just popular songs and albums like most music apps. A good, long, curated playlist can hit all the right spots even better than Spotify’s radio stations, but if you’re having a little trouble fleshing out your budding playlists, never fear!

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Equifax says personal data of 143 million customers exposed in cyber attack

Equifax says a cyber attack leveraged against the company has exposed the personal data of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

Credit-reporting company Equifax has just announced a major cyber security breach that has exposed the data of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

What data was exposed?

The company says the following data was accessed:

names Social Security numbers birth dates addresses driver’s license numbers credit card numbers (approx. 209,000 U.S. consumers) dispute documents (approx. 182,000 U.S. consumers)  [Read More…]

Boost website traffic with a lifetime sub to Webtexttool Personal Plus, now just $40

Running a successful website takes a lot of work, and there are many angles that must be covered. One important aspect is search engine optimization (SEO), but learning the ins and outs takes a lot of time and usually costs a decent chunk of change.

What you need is a tool that can handle SEO on its own, and ultimately boost readership on your site. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

Right now, Android Central Digital  [Read More…]

Keep cool with this Micro-USB powered personal fan for $7.85 today!

The summer is quickly approaching, and what better way is there to stay cool than a personal fan that connects to your phone through the Micro-USB port? There probably isn’t a better portable option for just $ 7.85, so be sure to grab one today!

Fitbot, the fitness personal assistant (Review)

Overview: Fitbot is a fitness assistant and guided workout app designed to help you get a routine and get in shape without the need for a personal trainer or gym. Developer: RoboBot Studio Cost: Free (with ads and microtransactions) Impressions: Fitbot is an app with a fitness focus and an interesting concept. It advertises guided […]

The Gap’s AR app makes your Tango phone a personal fashion coach

The Gap’s augmented reality experience on the ASUS ZenFone AR shows that AR doesn’t always mean sci-fi.

When we think about augmented reality, we tend to get off the rails and picture something like holograms and Death Star missile turrets. But the truth is that AR has some really practical uses, too. This short clip of an app from the Gap on the ASUS ZenFone AR shows that AR has very practical real-world applications.

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Fitbit’s personal fitness and goal-setting features just got a lot more useful

At CES 2017, Fitbit has announced a load of new features coming to its app in the next few months that should make using its trackers a much more personal experience. On deck is an all-new social experience, along with new personal goal setting features and more.

Perhaps the biggest changes are in the revamped social experience, which will come in the form of a new Community section of the app. In the Community section, you’ll be able  [Read More…]

Our personal information is now currency and we should spend it morely wisely

We’re all data-millionaires and should start acting like one.

I like to talk a lot about security and privacy. It matters to me, and I place the same astronomical value on my personal data that Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook do. Your data has the same value, and I think we all need to be aware of how our data is used by the people who use it because it’s so valuable.

Big tech companies are  [Read More…]