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Tag: android

Trump Exchanges Android for New Secret Service-Approved Phone

Donald Trump, via Wikipedia

Donald Trump, via Wikipedia

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday exchanged his Android device for an unidentified locked-down phone.

Included is a new phone number, which only a small group of people will know, the Associated Press reports. 

Because of hacking concerns, Barack Obama became the first president to use a phone approved by security agencies.

Expect Trump to use his new phone to tweet on his existing Twitter account. He said he does not plan to use the @POTUS account.

The Secret Service wouldn’t comment for this story.

FBI Announces Android Version of Popular Child ID App

fbi photo

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

Friday, May 25 was National Missing Children’s Day in the U.S. and in observance, the FBI announced the release of a new version of its Child ID App for Android mobile phones.

The popular iPhone version of the same app has been downloaded 121,000 times since its 2011 launch.

The free app allows immediate access and sharing of lost kids’ profiles between parents and authorities. The new app can be downloaded for free through Google Play, and the iPhone version is available via iTunes.

 

 

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ATF Ups Game in APP World

Screen shot of ATF APP

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

ATF is upping its game in the technology world.

The agency announced Wednesday the release of Apps for Android and Windows Phone 7 devices, and an updated application for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices.

“With the latest release of the iOS ATF app, developed in cooperation with NIC Inc., users will have the added ability to access information regarding firearms types and nomenclature,” a press release said.

“Android and Windows Phone 7 users will be able to learn about ATF history and areas of expertise, find their local ATF field office and sign up for e-mail updates on the latest ATF-related news.”

“ATF is committed to making its mobile presence one that proves both educational to the general public and useful to our industry and law enforcement partners,” said Scot Thomasson, chief of ATF Public Affairs Division. “The iOS update along with the Android and Windows Phone 7 versions are important steps toward that goal.”