Level Nine Sports, where families ski and ride...
 
The Kernel

 advertise with indeep media

Techcrunch.com Says Porn Most Popular Windows Phone Apps

Posted: April 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Technoid Love | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Techcrunch.com Says Porn Most Popular Windows Phone Apps

Techcrunch Says Porn Most Popular Windows Phone AppsThe distinct lack of 3rd party app development for Microsoft’s Windows Phones is making porn apps the device’s go-to feature.

According to TechCrunch.com, although the phones include apps from all the most popular developers like Facebook, Twitter and Angry Birds, Spotify, Rdio and Reddit, the rest are older shareware circa Windows 95.

By default, porn apps are plentiful in the Windows Phone Marketplace and include products like “Sexy Bomb,’ “HD Babes Premium,” IKamasutra,” 1,000 Sexy Girls HD,” and more.

These adult apps are the top hits in the Entertainment, Music + Video, Lifestyle, and Health + Fitness category, according to the report. And it’s not the content that Microsoft should be ashamed of but rather its failure to support new developers.

Porn Most Popular Windows Phone Apps

The lack of new, interesting apps is bumping flesh to the top of searches — a practice that TechCrunch maintained is hurting the product’s image and allowing younger users ready access.

This has long been a problem with Windows Phone. It’s a byproduct of lack of quality apps. Android had a good deal of explicit material in the beginning as well. Google effectively countered the lewd material with a smarter storefront. For better or worse, sexually explicit material has always been absent from Apple’s App Store. But Windows Phone doesn’t have the luxury of massive demand. Microsoft’s mobile platform needs all the apps it can get including the dirty onesTechCrunch.com said.

Other smartphone manufacturers like Nokia try to hide Window’s porn prominence behind a home page called App Highlights that focuses on top non-adult apps that outshines Microsfoft’s own storefront.

TechCrunch noted that it’s not advocating that Microsoft take Apple’s strict no-porn stance and admitted that porn has appeal and market relevance, but rather the tech giant should embrace more general app development so porn apps would be relegated to lower shelf space and tougher for younger users to find.

 @mcsixtyfive

RELATED! Three Decades of Minitel, Frances Proto Internet Dead

Three Decades of Minitel, Frances Proto Internet DeadMore than three decades after it’s 1978 launched, Minitel, a French forerunner to the internet we know and love today – at its height was installed in 9 million French homes – will shut down for good tomorrow.

Once at the cutting edge of technology, the Minitel allowed users in France to check the news, search phone directories, buy train and plane tickets, make restaurant reservations and even take part in online sex chats long before similar services existed elsewhere.

The advent of the internet made the Minitel’s dial-up connection and black-and-white screen obsolete, despite some pretty vocal protests, Minitel’s operator France Telecom-Orange has decided to finally pull the plug.

Developed by France Telecom in the 1970s and freely distributed, the Minitel reached its height in the early 1990s, with 26,000 services available and annual revenues of about a billion euros, about $AU1.2 billion.

Today only about 400,000 terminals are still in use, many of its services – including booking Air France and railway tickets – have been discontinued and in 2010 the system brought in only 30 million euros in revenues. With 85 per cent of those revenues going to service providers, France Telecom has decided the cost of maintaining the network is no longer financially viable :: Read the full article »»»»

RELATED! Logitech Wireless Touchpad, The Finger Friendly Input Device

Logitech Wireless Touchpad, The Finger Friendly Input DeviceThe ultimate input device for a multimedia PC may just be a flat black 5″ square of plastic, the Logitech Wireless Touchpad for Windows 7.
In one foul swoop – swipe ? –  Logitech has shifted the PC world towards a finger friendly future. Smartphone and Tablets have changed the touch-screen interface forever, in the process showing the PC world how touch should be done in.
The recent release of the Razor Switchblade LCD Touchscreen interface has helped the PC make up ground, a step forward. Now Logitech is bringing the gesture interface to the rest of the Windows 7 PC world.
The Wireless Touchpad brings a fantastically familiar interface to the PC, if you’re a touchscreen fan or need to simplify controlling a desktop computer, especially  Media-Centre PC’s, the Wireless Touchpad is an elegant solution to a dinosaur’s problem. Plug the incredibly small USB receiver into an empty USB port to drag any PC into the world of gesture and touch.
.
Touchpads may all look the same but it what’s on the inside that makes all the difference. The Logitech Touchpad is an excellent interpretation of what a touchpad should be.  The spacious 5″ touch sensitive surface offers plenty of room even for the most flamboyant gesturers. Powered by a built in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, Logitech quotes the time between charges of 4months, plenty of time to point fingers.
Jumping on the Logitech Unifying receiver bandwagon the Wireless Touchpad’s ultra compact USB  dongle can control up to six Logitech devices, so a mouse or keyboard can easily piggy-back off the one USB dongle. The 2.4Ghz receiver has a quoted range of 25 meters so you aren’t tied to the TV or computer your trying to control, not forced to sit in front of the TV like a 3 year old :: Read the full article »»»»

RELATED! UPDATED! PRISM: Data Mining

UPDATED! PRISM: Data Mining

The Guardian’s revelations that our privacy is no longer our own has caused huge public outcry, the tinfoil-hat brigade is in a furore, normal folk have become concerned at what governments are peering at, and most importantly the nefarious are sat  back gobsmacked. PRISM, if your at all shocked that such government devices  exist, your naive; if your angry, then your possibly delusional.

RANT WARNING! Our freedom, our ability to stroll the streets or fly the airways, is almost entirely reliant on a – very real – war on terrorism. As news flashes across our television sets – Syria – and our soldiers return from the fronts of war – Afghanistan – we perhaps need to pause and consider what price that freedom has cost. If we aren’t thankful that we weren’t one of the 3 thousand troops who gave their lives in the name of democracy in Afghanistan then perhaps we’ve become disconnected :: Read the full article »»»»

RELATED! Anonymous – Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile Site

Anonymous - Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile SiteOur least favorite rabble rousers, Anonymous, have finally done something with real meaning. The Hactivist group has taken – excuse the bad taste – back door into a Pedophile site, rumaged around and caused a little chaos. Yeehaa, you guys now rock our world! Lolita City, a child pornography site run on a hidden “darknet,” has been taken down by Anonymous members, and account details of 1,600 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor network. Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s anonymized network. [The list in it’s entirety is at the bottom of this post] :: Read the full article »»»»

GIFTS.FOR.HER GIFTS.FOR.HIM

source: xbiz
source: techcrunch
image source: indeepmedia


Comments are closed.