If you know anything about Google’s messaging strategy in the last few years, you know that it’s been a bit of a mess.
Allo, the consumer app, launched without the cross-platform features users expect.
Some of the popular ones like Calculator Percent, Ky-Calc, or Best Secret Folder -- they're disguised as a fully function calculator or utilities folder. For example, the Ky-Calc app has a secret web browser, a hidden folder for images, even a separate contact list parents would not be aware of.
But when a secret pass code is entered, it unlocks a whole new gateway for your child."It basically allows them to store photos they don't want you to see. So how do you know if your child has this on their phone?
The improved cameras in the i Phone 4S and new i Pad have helped to spawn some great video applications, and this is one of the best.
It’s great fun, and simple to create your own 3D seenes.Supporting that many video callers meant Skype's video chat team had to think long and hard about the UI on such a small screen, and by and large it looks like they were successful.A view of what you're broadcasting is always pinned to the lower right hand corner of your screen, and as more and more people are added, the call's grid view dynamically adjusts to show you as many participants as it can.So parents have to be on guard and become familiar with what's going on," said Rania Mankarious, executive director of Crime Stoppers of Houston.Mankarious says there are many smartphone apps parents need to be aware of.