1 in 6 smartphone apps scams users, drains battery life, steals money

By on Sunday July 26th, 2015 in app

A new type of advertisement fraud run by thousands of applications available across app stores for Apple, Android, and Windows Phones are scamming both app users and advertisers to steal one billion dollar in this year alone, revealed a study released by anti ad-fraud firm Forensiq.

Forensiq called this new type of advertising fraud “mobile device hijacking”. In this type of fraud, a user will download freemium application that is free to use and download with in app advertisements. But in addition to ads that the user sees, the application will also load ads that are invisible to the user even if the user doesn’t open the application at all.

For the smartphone user, it means that these applications are using up bandwidth, likely costing the user money, as well as vital battery life they may need throughout the day. Forensiq estimates that a single app can use up to 2GB of data each day downloading pictures and videos without the user even opening the app.

For advertisers, the impact is more severe. Advertiser are being charged for fraudulent ad views even though in most cases a real person are not actually look at their advertisement. What’s more astonishing is that the fraud is spread across most of the major advertising networks. Forensiq estimates this ad-fraud could cost businesses and users up to a billion dollars this year alone.

According to Forensiq, these fraudulent apps only comes from apps by smaller, lesser-known publishers rather than highly rated, popular ones. So users can protect themselves by limiting themselves to using applications that are well known and has good reviews among users.

MOBILE APP FRAUD STUDY: Forensiq’s investigative look into mobile device hijacking | Forensiq

Voice Recorder HD for iOS is now available on Apple Watch

By on Thursday July 9th, 2015 in Recent News

Tokyo, Japan — July 1st 2015 —  eFUSION Co., Ltd. today released an Apple Watch extension of Voice Recorder HD. Now millions of Apple Watch buyer can access the highest ranked paid audio recording app on App Store directly from their Apple Watch.

‘Most of our users are professionals such as journalists or businessmen who often need to record important events like interviews or meetings at a moment’s notice.’ said Taslim Sohel, General Manager of eFUSION. ‘This is why we chose to develop the apple watch extension. Now our users start new recordings from your Apple Watch instantly.’

After installing the Voice Recorder HD extension on their apple watch, users can start new recordings as well as Pause & Resume recordings and can see the recording time on the Apple Watch screen. There wouldn’t be any need to take their iPhone or iPad out of pocket/purse to record anything.

## Key Features of the iOS App

  • Unlimited recording time (Tested up to 21 hours)
  • Background recording (You can open other app while recording)
  • Ability to configure audio quality (Low:8KHz, Medium:22.05KHz, Heigh:44.1KHz)
  • Share voice memo by email (Up to 10MB size)
  • Dropbox upload sharing.
  • Restart recording after interrupt by incoming Phone Call.
  • Accessibility support for people with disabilities

## Apple Watch Extension Features

  • Start new recordings from your Apple Watch
  • Pause & Resume recordings from Apple Watch
  • See the recording length on the Apple Watch screen
  • No need to take your phone out of pocket/purse to record anything

## Extra Features (In App Purchase)

  • AUDIO TRIMMING
  • PLAYBACK CONTROLS: Fast, Slow, Rewind, Forward playback buttons
  • M4A CONVERTER: Compress large HQ Audio File(.WAV) into M4A with minimum quality loss.
  • AUDIO BOOST: Reduce noise and boost intelligibility of speakers who are very distant from the microphone or speaking very softly.

## Pricing and Availability

Voice Recorder HD is available on the App Store for just $1.99. Voice Recorder HD is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and requires iOS 7.0 or newer.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/voice-recorder-hd-for-audio/id373045717?mt=8

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### Promo Codes & Press Pack

A limited number of Promotional Codes are available to members of the media. Journalists interested in receiving one should contact: Taslim Sohel, General Manager – sohel@eFUSION.jp

Screenshots, icons and other related media are available for download from here: https://goo.gl/RFD2W9 [VRHD Press Pack]

### About eFUSION Co., Ltd.

Based in Saitama, Japan, eFUSION is an application development and consulting company for iOS and Android helmed by Taslim Sohel. eFUSION strives to provide clients with only the highest quality products and solutions. eWiFi is eFUSION’s most successful application, which has been downloaded by about two million users and at one time it was the most popular utility application among iPhone users.

### Press Contact

eFUSION Co., Ltd.
3-2-16 Sakaecho, Kawaguchi-shi,
Saitama JAPAN

Email: desk@eFUSION.jp
Twitter:  @eFUSION_en
Website: https://eapps.pro

Why you should Record Class Lectures with Voice Recorder HD

By on Monday June 29th, 2015 in app

Research has shown that taking notes improves understanding and retention of the things taught in a lecture. But no matter how fast we write or type, it is not possible to jot down everything the professor is saying. This is why many students nowadays are recording class lectures.

Benefits of Recording Class Lectures

  1. Content is complex and difficult to comprehend

When the class lecture is covering a topic that is quite complex and difficult to understand, you would want to give your full attention to what the professor is demonstrating instead of frantically trying to write down everything. Besides, listening to the lecture a second or third time would help if you have trouble understanding something.

  1. You missed a class

College life is full of opportunities to have fun. What if you were partying late into night and couldn’t wake up in time to attend a class? Worse still, what if you fell ill from all the fun you’re having and couldn’t leave your bed for anything? Well, you can always ask your best friend to record the class lecture for you. Sure, you could just copy his or her note, but listening to the recorded lecture would ensure that you don’t miss anything.

  1. You can’t keep up with your professor

Not everyone is blessed with fast penmanship and many students have slow handwriting. Often, by the time you’ve finished writing one point; your teacher has already made another three and moved on. In such cases you would want to record the lecture to catch anything you missed.

  1. Convenient for revision

It’s the night before the exam and you are revising the topics and suddenly you realize you don’t have full understanding of one particular topic. It’s too late to call the professor for help and others are busy with their own studies. What can you do in this case? If you kept record of all the lectures, you can easily refer to the class when the professor lectured on that particular topic and allow the professor herself to brush up your knowledge.

Common Recording Problems

  1. Listening to recorded lectures is time-consuming

In between giving a lecture, professor take rollcall, engage in small talks, answer questions and take other detours. So when you are going to listen to the record, you would have to listen through all these unwanted noises.

  1. Volume too low

If you arrived late in class and all the good seats in the front are taken, then you would have to record the lecture from the backbenches and the volume of the recording could turn out to be imperceptible.

  1. The lecture is too long

Most recording applications can’t record for long hours and you might have to keep accessing you device to start a new recording. You might lose valuable parts of the lecture in between starting new recording and the professor is unlikely to be pleased with you if you keep checking on your device while seating on the front benches.

  1. Low device space

A good recording takes up a lot of space. If you have to record multiple long classes per day, you might run of space after the first few classes.

  1. Losing recording

Suppose you are in an afternoon class and you are attentively listening to the class lecture while taking note only when necessary because you have your device recording the whole lecture. But at the end of the class, you realize that your parents called you to check in on you and your recording application stopped recording once the call came and didn’t record anything after that.

Why Voice Recorder HD is best for recording class lectures

  1. Trimming tool to Save Time & Space:

The iOS version of the Voice Recorder HD has Trimming feature as an in apps purchase. Using the trimming tool you can cut away unrecorded part of a class recording. This will minimize the time to listen to a lecture and at the same time reduce the file size.

  1. Audio Boost tool to Boost Volume:

The iOS version of the Voice Recorder HD has Audio Boost feature as in apps purchase. Even if you seat in the backbenches, with this feature you can magnify sound and the volume of the recording would be similar to the recordings you take while seating in the front.

  1. Record for long hours

The iOS version of Voice Recorder HD can record up to 21 hours and the android version can record up to 2 hours.

  1. Dropbox integration to save space

Both the android & iOS version of Voice Recorder HD has built in Dropbox integration. Just login to your Dropbox account and your recording would be automatically backed up on cloud. You can also back up your files to Google Drive, iCloud and other cloud storages.

  1. Automatically resumes recording after a call

When you receive a call during recording a lecture, Voice Recording HD automatically pauses recording and resumes it after the call is over. So the chance of losing recordings is quite low.

You can get the most out of classes if you record the lectures using Voice Recorder HD. You can download Voice Recorder HD for android devices for free on Google Play and for $1.99 on App Store for iOS devices.

How to Import Your Passwords from LastPass to PassKeys

By on Wednesday June 17th, 2015 in app

PassKeys is the best free password manager for iOS. However, PassKeys is limited to iOS only and doesn’t offer cross platform support. So if you use PassKeys on your iPhone, you would have to use another password management tool for your personal computer. But PassKeys offers you the option of importing and exporting passwords to other password managers such as LastPass, so there is a way to work around this issue easily. From password to credit card information, everything you have saved in LastPass can easily be be imported into PassKeys. There are two steps for importing your passwords from LastPass to PassKeys.

Step 1: Exporting all your Passwords from LastPass

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser
  2. Click on the LastPass plug-in icon
  3. Go to Tools → Advanced Tools → Export To → LastPass CSV file in the menu
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  4. Enter your Lastpass Password
  5. Choose a location and file name for the CSV file then click Save.
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Step 2: Importing all your Passwords to PassKeys

  1. Open the .csv file in a excel editor and arrange columns as shown below and then save it.
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  2. Now transfer the file to your iPhone/iOS by email or using services like Dropbox.
  3. Select the file in your device and use ‘Open In’ feature. Select PassKeys from list to import.

LastPass Hacked, Switch to PassKeys for Better Protection

By on Monday June 15th, 2015 in Recent News

Many users of PassKeys for iOS also use LastPass Chrome extension on their PCs and Macs. Bad news for them as LastPass has announced on their company blog that their servers has been hacked. While they are claiming that passwords for the other websites are safe, the hackers have stolen LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes. So this means even if the hackers didn’t have your passwords for other websites, they can access those easily using your email id and master password.

There is always the possibility that LastPass didn’t realize their servers were hacked in time and your passwords might already be compromised. But if you change your master password immediately, there is a slim chance you might be able to protect your passwords.

If you use LastPass for your iOS devices as well, it’s high time you switched to PassKeys for iOS. PassKeys trusts nobody but you with your information. Only you will have access to your master password and key file. It doesn’t store your passwords on any server and so there isn’t any backdoor available to your login information. You have the option of enabling Autolock to enhance security.

And the best thing is, PassKeys is absolutely FREE! PassKeys offers you the option of importing and exporting passwords to LastPass, Keepass and 1Password, so you can easily switch from LastPass to PassKeys.

Voice Recorder HD Allows to Boost Soft Voice of Voice Memo

By on Monday January 6th, 2014 in 未分類

Japan – January 7, 2014 – eFusion today is pleased to announce the release of Voice Recorder HD 7.1 with Audio Boost feature. It is the feature to reduce noise and boost intelligibility of speakers who are very distant from the microphone or speaking very softly. Voice Recorder HD is a better way to record HQ Audio, Organize and Share Voice Memos With Simplicity.

Voice Recorder HD is the HQ audio recorder for iPhone and iPad. It is the #1 downloaded voice recording application for iOS including USA and Japan. Also featured by Apple as “What’s Hot” in all category, listed in 2011 Rewind and BEST OF 2013 Japan.

Very first time Voice Recorder HD is introducing “Audio Boost (paid option)” feature to App Store, powered by Syfx Tekworks, Orinda, CA. This feature has selectable three modes to boost audio.
• High Fidelity: Ideal for recording music and speeches that require a minimum boost in volume
• Standard: Ideal for most voice recordings where the main speaker is distant from the
microphone. Noise Reduction is turned on by default.
• Whisper: Ideal for boosting intelligibility of speakers who are very distant from the microphone or speaking very softly. Noise Reduction is turned on by default.
The new update is now live on iTunes App Store.



Voice Recorder HD Product Page

We welcome press inquiries. To request information or promo-code, please contact:
Taslim Mazumder Sohel
Manager
3-2-16 Sakaecho, Kawaguchi-shi,
Saitama, JAPAN
Email: desk@efusion.jp

Voice Recorder HDが「App Store BEST OF 2013 今年のベスト」にランクイン!

By on Wednesday December 25th, 2013 in app

Voice Recorder HD featured in Japan Top Paid iPad application of “App Store BEST OF 2013“.

Voice Recorder HD also featured in “App Store Rewind 2010” as Best Business Application.

Thanks, loyal Voice Recorder HD users, for helping us to improve the app by sending ideas and bug reports. Your continues support help us to feature in App Store.

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By on Wednesday May 1st, 2013 in 未分類

Speaking of vibrating, there are a handful of apps dedicated to that specific function. Of all of the free massagers I tested, I felt Efusion Co.’s was the best. It is ad powered, but the ads don’t get in the way of the functionality of this app. It has five different vibration settings to best suit the needs of you and your partner. One of the features that sets this app apart is the dedicated stop button, which allows you to turn off the app immediately when it’s time to toss the phone aside. While you may not be able to use this app for the long haul, it is definitely a way to start some light flirtation or kindle the fires of romance.