Apple Watch Apps; Share Your Smartphone Secrets; and more [Weekly Mobile Newsletter]

May 4, 2015

Weekly Mobile Newsletter

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Here Are a Few Apple Watch Apps Worth Using

The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls.

 

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Using Smartphone Activity for Authentication

Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.

 

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Demo Shows Microsoft Is Making Impressive Progress with HoloLens

In just a few months, the Microsoft wearable device that blends virtual reality with the real world seems to have gotten closer to becoming a commercial product.

 

 

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Humanitarian Groups Combat Misinformation in Nepal with Web Tool

An organization crowdsources the verification of rumors on social media in the Nepal disaster zone.

 

 

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Criminals Use Routers and Printers to Attack Websites

Criminals are hijacking home and office routers and printersto help them overwhelm websites with traffic.

 

 

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Seven Stories You Shouldn’t Miss (Week Ending May 2, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

 

 

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Anonymity App Secret Says Goodbye

Anonymous sharing app Secret is shutting down, but competitor Whisper is doing just fine. Huh.

 

 

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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending May 2, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

 

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