updated 01:00 pm EST, Tue November 5, 2013
Encrypted private messaging platform officially launches after successful beta
CoverMe - a secure private texting, document sharing and phone call app -- has officially launched. During its beta period, over 500,000 users signed up for its service, exchanging 500 million messages with military-grade encryption. CoverMe protects personal contacts, call logs, messages, documents, and more, and provides the ability to recall or remotely wipe sent messages from a device. Its private 'vault' allows users to store photos, videos, documents and communication histories so that a lost device does not lead to a privacy breach. Users are immediately notified when a recipient has read a sent message, and the app provides an option to embed messages with a 'self-destruct' option. Available on iTunes and Google Play, CoverMe is free to download (with in-app purchases available).
Ssmart Dynamo fitness band tracks activity 24/7, stores 14 days of data
Oregon Scientific has announced its Ssmart Dynamo activity tracking band, that can wirelessly communicate data to mobile devices using Bluetooth. The activity tracker monitors sleep, steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned and more, and can do so continuously. Designed as a wristband, the Ssmart Dynamo is adjustable for a suitable fit, can store fourteen days of data, and has a LED light display. Its software is compatible with iPhone 4S or later, Samsung Galaxy S4 and some other devices that run Android 4.3 or later. Currently available for $100 at the Oregon Scientific e-store, the Ssmart Dynamo wristband will be released in retail locations in 2014.