Tag Archive for iPhone apps

“Ghost” photo hides the truth in more ways than one

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It’s difficult to follow some viral trends on social media since I tend to avoid people who pass on urban legends and hoaxed photos as real. But this latest picture of “ghost nurse” was SO OBVIOUSLY made by a ghost app that I find myself questioning the future of America when people can fall for…

FTC cites melanoma apps and mosquito repellent wristbands as deceptive

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The US Federal Trade Commission has lowered the boom on two deceptive consumer products. First, unsupported claims that a phone app could detect skin cancer. FTC Cracks Down on Marketers of “Melanoma Detection” Apps. The Federal Trade Commission has challenged marketers for deceptively claiming their mobile apps could detect symptoms of melanoma, even in its…

Come on, local news teams! Falling for hoaxed UFO photos? Lame.

The San Carlos UFO hoaxed pic

We don’t typically link to Openminds.tv but this was a good story that resulted in a good lesson. You can be fooled. Easily. Fake California UFO photo fools Ohio TV news | Openminds.tv. The Camera360 phone app strikes again. Ohio’s WMFD News recently featured the story of a man who said he captured a UFO…

Miami Vice ghost in Cleveland

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Woman takes a picture with a cellphone, hands it off to someone, a photo later shows a “ghost”. Yeah, evidence… Cleveland-area woman finds ghostly couple in cellphone photo – Houston Chronicle. David took the photo about 4 p.m. April 15 at Cleveland High School, where she was trying to get a shot of her nephew,…

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You always had to watch out for ghost apps and Virgin Mary apps. Now, the UFO apps are fooling local news teams. UFO Photo of “Vintage” Flying Saucer Purportedly Snapped, But.. | Who Forted? Magazine. A student in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand claims to have unwittingly snapped a photo of a “vintage-looking” flying saucer on Christmas…

That’s what psychic friends are for?

This does concern me. Too many people find apps too easy to purchase and become attached to. This is quite the inroad for psychic services. A press release from the Psychic Friends Network: Psychic Friends Network (PFNI) Readies ‘Freemium’ Mobile Apps in Bid to Re-Dominate the Nearly $2.5B Psychic Entertainment Market Psychic Friends Network, the…

Mr. Ghost: How gullible do you think I am?

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There may be no end to people who think ghosts are something you can detect with some gadget. Pair that with the people who will too easily plop down a few bucks for a smartphone app and you got yourself a money maker. Mr. Ghost iPhone EMF detector for hunting hauntings Whether you believe in…

Add the Virgin Mary anywhere: another hoax photo app

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This will be just a great thing.< ;/sarcasm>; Sightings App Lets Users Insert Images Of Jesus, Virgin Mary And Bigfoot Into Food Photos. A new app for your smart phone inserts the images in the photos. There are already apps that insert ghosts and UFOs. Why not? “There’s no better way to declare tastiness than…

All-natural alt medicine iPhone apps

Ward off winter ailments with a few alternative medicine iPhone apps – iPhone app recommendations – Megan O’Neil | Appolicious ™ iPhone and iPad App Directory. With winter closing in, it is time to make some lifestyle adjustments so as to avoid the colds, flus and the all-around gloominess that the season brings. There are…

Ghost-Hunting Tools: I call them “phoney”

Digital Dustup Over Ghost-Hunting Tools – WSJ.com. In the digital dustup, purists prefer to collect data with widely accepted engineering tools to better convince a skeptical public. Other ghostbusters say the digital applications have the potential to open new avenues for tracking spirits, which many believe manipulate energy to communicate since they no longer have…

TRUE Tales Of The Paranormal app for iPhone

Treat yourself this Halloween to True Tales Of The Paranormal for iPhone. ‘True Tales Of The Paranormal’ for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad brings out the Halloween spirit with over 100 REAL stories and pictures of Paranormal Activity. The app currently boasts over 100 real stories and pictures about Ghosts, UFOs, and the Simply Unexplainable.…