Gothenburg, May 20th, 2013 – Keypasco is launching Android and iOS application Vakten to offer multi-factor authentication and premium protection of users’ identity online. The applications will function as a part of Keypasco’s official Security as a Service (SaaS) solution as an Out-Of-Band (OOB) security and a secure way to bring a personal device (Bring Your Own Device, BYOD).
Both applications are now available to download in associated application stores such as Google Play and iTunes/App Store).
The Vakten application and the Out-of-Band functionality can be used to gain access through web login and to proceed with payment verifications connected with different Internet Content Providers.
The application can also note the unique identifiers of the device to create a device fingerprint to connect to the Keypasco SaaS solution.
Vakten can also use the BYOD functionality in combination with the device fingerprint provided by the application to utilize a proximity solution where web login authentication and payment verification is limited by physical distance to the mobile device.
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Some of the largest challenges with the Cloud services are security and integrity, crucial factors for success and
sustainability. With more than 20 years of individual experience in IT security, Keypasco’s founders are the minds
behind some of the revolutionary two-factor authentication technology solutions used by leading Internet banks
Keypasco develops a secure software-based authentication solution that is designed and customized to be used
on trusted devices. Keypasco manages the software through its entire lifecycle, as well as the confidential data it
contains. We deliver on society’s expanding needs for personal authentication services, identity protection within
Internet banking, online gaming, eCommerce, mobile Commerce, mobile payment and eGovernment. Keypasco’s
vision is to be a leading supplier of services for securing cloud services.
For more information, visit www.keypasco.com
Barcelona, Spain – March 26, 2013 – Qustodio, a leading parental control software start-up, today announced the release of the latest version of its free software, now compatible with Mac OSX Lion/Mountain Lion and Android devices. It is already available for Window 8 PCs.
The latest version of Qustodio is aimed at giving parents better tools to manage their children’s online activities on the many devices that they use to connect to the world, including Android mobile phones and tablets. Parents can view the web-browsing activity or applications being used on any device within the family and set usage limits for certain applications and/or web pages. Parents can manage the use of all Macs, Windows PCs and Android mobile devices from one unified web-based online dashboard, called the Family Portal.
This release also allows parents to have a deeper view into social networks including Facebook. Qustodio has always tracked children’s time spent on social media sites like Twitter, FourSquare and Pinterest. But today it launched a robust new tool called Advanced Facebook Monitoring that connects to a child’s Facebook account from any device, and reports on the key activities, information and photos where a child may be tagged.
Social Activity reported on Qustodio Family Portal
To showcase this new feature, Qustodio’s Family Portal features a new tab called Social Activity. Social Activity offers parents a detailed view of all social activity performed by the child. It allows parents to see the names of contacts that children communicate with online and the time and duration of the conversation. Qustodio also alerts parents the first time a child is contacted by a new friend. This allows parents to keep a closer eye on social media interactions and intervene if necessary.
Multi-Device Management for Premium Users
Those who purchase Qustodio’s premium version will get access to a new Multi-Device Scheduler that allows a parent to customize individual time usage limits for each mobile, desktop or laptop. Using these features parents can customize their child’s experience on each device.
“Management of the multiple connected devices and online activities in the family is a new and challenging problem that we aim to solve,” said Eduardo Cruz, CEO and co-founder of Qustodio. “We are committed to providing parents useful tools to guarantee safe and responsible use of devices by children.”
Qustodio Premium Users Get Expanded Social Protection and Monitoring
For Premium users, who pay $49.95 per year, Qustodio offers a deeper level of social monitoring called Advanced Facebook Monitoring. Once activated, Qustodio monitors all activity that takes place on a child’s Facebook account, regardless of the device being used to access Facebook. The Advanced Facebook Monitoring feature provides parents with information on new friends, events, shared photos and social interactions including:
- A child’s friends list on Facebook and friends’ profile pictures.
- List of new friends on Facebook and their ages
- A list of mutual friends
- Activity log of how a child interacts with friends in the past 30 days, including time spent chatting and sharing photos.
- Published information such as: interests, relationships, work, religion, etc.
- See the photos that a child shares online and the comments that other users make on those photos.
Pricing and Availability
Qustodio is available now for Mac, Windows and Android at http://www.qustodio.com and has a free version. A premium version is available for $49.95: http://www.qustodio.com/premium. Qustodio’s Android app can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qustodio.qustodioapp
Qustodio develops leading parental control software solutions for families worldwide. Our solutions empower parents to have greater visibility into their children’s online activity, including social networks. Our revolutionary approach provides quick and actionable information for parents, enabling parents to ensure their children use connected devices safely and responsibly. We are passionate about Internet security for children, and we love creating well-made products with excellent user experiences. We want to work with you to make the Internet a safe and enjoyable place for your kids. Qustodio is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain and can be found online: www.Qustodio.com, via Twitter: @Qustodio and on Facebook: Qustodio.
Irvine, CA and New York, NY — August 08, 2011 — VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV company, announced today the new VIZIO 8″ Tablet with WiFi is arriving at retailers nationwide. As part of VIZIO’s continued commitment to deliver great technology at a superior value, the sleek, feature-filled, Android-powered VIZIO Tablet is now available at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Costco, Amazon, and other VIZIO retailers at a breakthrough price of $299.
The VIZIO Tablet features VIZIO Internet Apps® Plus which combines the latest technologies with a unified, easy-to-use and fun user interface across select future VIZIO HDTV’s, Blu-ray® players and other devices — further differentiating the sleek VIZIO Tablet. In addition, the new Tablet is able to control nearly every element of a user’s home theater with a universal remote app and includes a built-in HDMI port with HDCP support for content protected HD playback on the big screen.
“We are excited that VIZIO is listening, once again, to what the marketplace is asking for with a high performance sub $300 Tablet,” said Tim Farmer, Costco. “VIZIO’s reputation is built on affordable technology and entertainment and this product is expected to generate a strong consumer response.”
By offering cutting edge technology and exceptional features at a competitive category price, the VIZIO Tablet is ideal for a wide range of users. With support for Adobe® Flash®, casual gamers, movie, TV and music enthusiasts are able to enjoy rich content and applications on the go. It also comes equipped with a unique three-speaker configuration, strategically placed for stereo sound in landscape or portrait mode.
Additionally, parents looking to entertain their children on-the-go can quickly access the Android Market™ which gives access to hundreds of thousands of apps, including educational programs, games and eBooks.**
With back-to-school season in full swing, students will also find the sleek VIZIO Tablet an ideal and fun compliment to a busy year as it makes checking email, news and social networks as simple as ever. Multiple storage options make saving assignments and downloading music a breeze with a MicroSD™ slot that allows consumers the freedom to expand memory up to 32GB for optimal organization and entertainment.
“VIZIO set out to build an innovative tablet that breaks new ground and addresses the gaps in current offerings in the market,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “The VIZIO Tablet offers a superior multimedia experience with its three speaker design, home theater integration with IR, and a perfect size for typing, eBooks, gaming and portability. These innovations and our ground breaking price push the category forward and deliver on our brand promise of Entertainment Freedom For All.”
VIZIO, Inc., “Entertainment Freedom For All™,” headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. TV shipments. Since 2007, VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and was #1 for the total year in both 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO’s products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target, BJ’s Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company’s 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age’s Hottest Brands, Good Housekeeping’s Best Big-Screens, CNET’s Editor’s Choice, PC World’s Best Buy and OC Metro’s 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
The V, VIZIO, VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.), Theater 3D, Full Array TruLED, Edge Lit Razor LED, 240Hz SPS, 480Hz SPS, Entertainment Freedom and Entertainment Freedom For All names, logos and phrase are registered or unregistered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.
Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc.
* Applies to most home theater devices, which are IR controllable.
**WiFi or 3G/4G connectivity is required to download apps, programs, games and eBooks
Palo Alto, CA – (July 21, 2011) SNG Networks, Inc. today announced the launch of ComplainApp, a mobile app and website that supports people to harness the power of the group to get results from big companies.
Available as an app for iPhone, iPad, and Android, and as a web site (SaaS solution), ComplainApp is a comprehensive consumer advocacy solution.
“We have a lot of complaints about the companies we encounter in our daily lives, but we don’t have a good way to let them know,” said Noam Gordon, founder. “Sometimes we complain to our friends and family members, but studies show that just makes us more angry. ComplainApp is about doing something about our complaints – it’s for people who want to make the world a better place.”
Benefits & Features:
Save time: compose a beautiful complaint in seconds, using our complaint wizard (it’s so hard to write a good one, you know?)
Accurate: have your complaint submitted for you instantly – to the right place
Powerful: harness the power of the group to get results
Get notifications when your complaints have been answered
Find people with similar complaints and join together to get results
Follow up on your complaints, have us resend them, and manage them
Under the Hood – How it Works:
Complaints initially submitted via Twitter. We have a directory of companies that sits on top of Twitter to ensure that complaints go to the correct place (e.g. @AvisWeTryHarder instead of the intuitive @Avis). Directory is updated daily and incorporates, but is not limited to, Google places.
Does not require Twitter ID, but when user has a Twitter account it is integrated with ComplainApp.
Post-submission, user is offered options to submit via additional sites, including Facebook and – coming soon – Google+, GetSatisfaction, LinkedIn and others.
Users are encouraged and helped to re-tweet each other’s complaints & are shown complaints similar to theirs. System is set up for users to contact each other to discuss similar complaints, RT, etc. with the aim of building groups of complainers
System sends push notifications when companies respond (or don’t), similar complaints are filed, etc.
We follow up on all complaints. Those that are not answered via Twitter are submitted to company via other means.
@yossizohar brought his car into his local Pep Boys Auto. The car was returned without the problem being fixed. Attempts to resolve the issue with the shop were unsuccessful. Using ComplainApp, he contacted the company HQ. Within a few days he had a phone call from the local shop promising to re-do the repair at no charge.
@kengoetsch purchased a Mother’s Day gift certificate from Massage Envy in the Seattle area. The mother in question did not want a massage. Massage Envy refused a refund. After using ComplainApp and having his complaint re-tweeted by several ComplainApp users, Ken was contacted by the company. Massage Envy specifically made it clear that the visibility of Ken’s complaint was behind their decision to reconsider their policy. After working with ComplainApp and Massage Envy to re-post his complaint as ‘resolved’, Ken received a full refund for the gift certificate.
For more success stories, see http://www.complainapp.com/Home/Overview
ComplainApp is unique because of its focus on consumers, as opposed to other customer service oriented apps that serve (and earn money from) businesses. This user-centered focus places ComplainApp firmly within the disruptive category of Vendor Relationship Management (VRM), where users exert control over their relationships with businesses (vs CRM, which is about businesses managing you).
iBuildApp announced today a new Android app creator called Android Builder. The tool simplifies creating an iPhone and Android apps for smartphones.
I’m playing around with it right now, which is easy because it is free.
IBuildApp stressed the following in the press release:
- Now anyone can build an Android app using the web interface, without any knowledge of Java.
- The free solution allows anyone to create their own apps rather than hope developers create what they need. It also makes it easy to build and automatically publish an app to an app gallery.
- Some customers have become so good at creating iPhone apps they have started to make apps for others (becoming resellers).
This is pretty much all you need to know to get started. The thing that throws me a little is that I’m trying to develop an Android app and the site keeps referring to the Apple Store. We’ll see how it goes.
Simultaneously Launching “PlayStation Certified” License Program to Provide PlayStation Content and Development Support for Android Based Portable Devices
TOKYO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE)today unveiled “PlayStation Suite” (PS Suite), delivering the PlayStation experience to Android based portable devices*(1). Through this entirely new initiative, users will be able to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history.
In the dramatically evolving and diversifying mobile market, the number of users who enjoy games casually on a variety of devices including mobile phones, smart-phones and tablet PCs, has been increasing significantly. By offering “PlayStation quality” content to this rapidly growing market, SCE will not only deliver the PlayStation experience to a wider base of users around the globe, but will also be able to offer game developers and publishers the potential to further expand their business opportunities to these devices.
In providing the PlayStation experience on Android based portable devices, SCE will commence a “PlayStation Certified” license program for hardware manufacturers. Through this program, SCE will offer necessary support, including development support as well as logo licensing, to ensure the delivery of PlayStation quality experience across various devices.
On the software front, SCE plans to provide PS Suite content within this calendar year, starting with original PlayStation games*(2) (PS one classics) that will allow users to enjoy “PlayStation quality” gameplay on their Android based portable devices. SCE also plans to open PlayStation Store where users will be able to download content in an easy to use environment, directly via the Android based portable devices. Moreover, SCE will provide a new game development environment in an effort to ensure new and compelling content is delivered on PS Suite, which will also offer opportunities for a wider base of developers and publishers to further expand their business on various portable devices.
Newly developed content for PS Suite can also be enjoyed on the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP), which SCE announced today. Users who have never experienced PlayStation content can get a taste of the PlayStation experience through PS Suite and from there, they can enjoy the ultimate portable entertainment experience that is only possible on NGP.
SCE will vigorously enhance the entertainment world, delivering the PlayStation experience to a wider base of users.
*(1) Android 2.3 or beyond is required.
*(2) PS one game console software title. We will announce the titles when ready.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation 3 (PS3 ) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.
Maker of the Award-Winning Application My Mobile Watchdog Expands on Android, the Fastest Growing Operating System
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – (January 28th) –eAgency Mobile Security, developer of the My Mobile Watchdog service, today announced the launch of My Mobile Watchdog on the Android platform. My Mobile Watchdog for Android expands the leadership of the best-known product for monitoring cell phone use, giving parents a solution for their children’s Android-based smartphones.
In a related corporate announcement, eAgency Mobile Security is also making a strong commitment to the mobile security market via three broad new categories: Personal Security, Enterprise Security, and Public Safety. It currently has several new products in various stages of development, and will be introducing those products throughout 2011.
“Mobile device security is one of the most critical needs in today’s digital world. Yet at the very time people are seeking help the most, industry consolidation is creating gaps in both technology and innovation,” said Bob Lotter, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our company’s steady advance in expertise, led by My Mobile Watchdog for Android, has put us in an ideal position to fill this unmet need.”
Peace-of-Mind with Android Phones
As smartphones based on the Android operating system become increasingly popular for children and teens, My Mobile Watchdog for Android offers the same powerful yet non-intrusive protection found in its original My Mobile Watchdog product.
My Mobile Watchdog’s online management tools monitor inappropriate contact with a child’s mobile phone. The technology monitors a child’s inbound and outbound activity, immediately notifying parents if a child receives an unwanted or suspicious call, email, picture message or text message. Activities are logged and archived to the My Mobile Watchdog account, allowing parents to view, assess and take action on questionable contacts. Parents have access to the application management tool, giving them the ability to approve or block various applications like Facebook, Web browser, Twitter, games and the camera.
“We’re making a commitment to our valued customers to deliver the very best mobile security products possible,” added Nicholas Montes, President. “With the introduction of My Mobile Watchdog for Android, we’re also continuing to meet the changing nature of the mobile device market.”