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FreeApp Friday For 7/31/15

Here are some of the top 100 most downloaded AND highest-rated apps (4/5 stars or better) from Amazon’s Android App Store as of this writing. Note that where a given app has already been included in a Free App Friday post, a different one (still with a minimum 4/5 star rating) will be subbed in. […]

Free Nixle Service Reports Local Criminal & Emergency Activity

The free (to consumers) Nixle service has been around since 2007, but I only heard about it last week. Once I checked it out, I signed up immediately! I can’t describe Nixle any better than the site’s own Resident FAQ does, so here’s their answer to the question, “What is Nixle?” Nixle is a Community […]

There’s STILL No Such Thing As Online Privacy

I first posted that There’s No Such Thing As Online Privacy way back in March of 2013. But with the recent hack of Ashley Madison and International Business Times reporting that anyone with an online dating or online adult site profile has probably already been exposed as well, it seems not everyone got the message. […]

A New Kind of Fake App Review

Legitimate App Reviews Are VERY Hard To Get, But That Doesn’t Make This Sort of Thing OK As my regular readers know, in addition to being a tech blogger I’m also an Android app developer. I know from firsthand experience how difficult it is to get legitimate reviews, and I’m solicited on a weekly basis […]

Beezid, Quibids, Etc.: Penny Auction Sites Aren’t What They Seem

Penny Auction Sites Aren’t Technically A Scam, But… …they’re not what you’d expect based on their ads, either. These sites are called ‘penny auction’ sites because the prices for items on the auction block go up one cent at a time: each bidder is raising the price of the item by one cent.   1. […]