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And tech today it is 2 o'clock here.
On the East Coast I'm Laura -- one of the reporters here.
At Fox News Channel headquarters that is where we are based here thank you so much for joining us here today but got a lot of really great stuff to get to -- interesting information.
And things definitely want to know about especially you have an iPhone are very first guest joining us here on set when my favorite people in the building.
-- Jeremy Kaplan thank you so much for being here science and technology editor of foxnews.com.
-- you're on our website watching us right now everybody at home and so you.
And most most likely and no doubt seen Germans work out so I had definitely -- We always go I was calling whenever we need some help with a -- story so we've got two big stories want talk about today.
First we'll talk about Google Maps returning as an app for the iPhone.
And this is something that you know a lot about because.
It was originally the mapping for iPhone they took it away exactly.
What I mean a lot of people like that.
Right when when they came out the latest iPhone the iPhone 5 one of the biggest switch -- was will this new software of course the powers it and with that new software came in new mapping program.
Can't they got rid of the Google Maps program apple -- unveiled their own homegrown version of the mapping program.
Use it for anything you're doing a commuting and serve navigation I want to get the Phil's -- -- wanna get to the local Starbucks right I'm using apple maps instead of Google Maps.
The entire world went crazy it's.
One of the worst missteps that apple has ever made and how long has that been up apple mapping software that several months now there hasn't really been a worker on yes you could always go on on line you know -- the way -- take and Google -- here.
You can go that way but there was an application for it.
Any program was calling -- -- -- it would automatically be fought over the apple maps program.
So just today who was finally unveiled they have an actual piece of software that does the Google Maps thing.
Which is a wonderful program who -- been.
Working -- -- -- this software for years they do a wonderful job at it.
Apple does not do a wonderful job so if you have an iPhone this is great news why -- apple do a wonderful job because apple seems to do a wonderful job with everything else.
Well that's exactly the question what has happened here.
It -- to charge what did a good is in -- we know who's not in charge right.
It's the it is no longer around.
A lot of people are saying maybe this is indicative of you know change leadership maybe they're making some rare mistakes and we never really -- mistakes from -- over the past ten years everything has just been wonderful they've been the golden children.
This is maybe an indication somethings and change leadership there.
So and this is an -- it's not going to be automatically built into the iPhone.
Right very good point and it and it's -- -- -- the iPhone right now it's not optimize for the iPad you can get it for the iPad but it doesn't.
Encompass the full width of the screen but it you know you've got -- that's a good thing so that's a good point there because it's an -- It still -- and replace apple maps.
And so if any software calls for mapping application it'll go back to apple maps and optical re launch Google Maps right so apple is letting you get out of their mapping system quite yet not just yet I'm sure there's going to be a work around in a matter of days right.
Right now I'd still it's better than it was -- -- outcry hopefully can be com.
Before Christmas right but keep -- I know this is a rare misstep for apple kind of interesting -- people -- companies see what happens in the future.
Okay and also we have been looking out the software mega mogul who's been.
In a little bit of trouble and there's just been a press conference and he -- to bring yourself up to speed on what's going on with us we'll.
Course you're talking about John -- feet ahead of the company the anti -- company you know the company because of them that the software you probably had no idea McAfee was until a couple months ago when all the sudden.
He's living in believes there's a murder he's on the run he starts blogging he starts communicating.
The man scenes.
His group might be a little bit tenuous I mean it's just kind of hard to understand whether he's completely crazy or completely thing in the world around in this crazy right.
So he fled believes he arrived in Guatemala.
The Guatemalan government -- you're not -- here they flew up to Miami just last night.
This morning he gives a press conference and he was just.
He seemed equally crazy I -- I -- seem to have seen in half crazy a lot of the stuff he said contradicts explicitly stuff you said mere minutes earlier.
One thing that's just a little string -- lawyers he said he doesn't have a lawyer he hasn't been accused of anything -- -- well there is a body it was his neighbor.
Another US citizen killed in -- and it's hard to tell exactly what's happening with that case.
And the important thing I think we -- need to keep in mind here.
Let's not forget that a man was killed right this guy McAfee is interesting very interesting and he's fascinating to watch but.
I hope people are actually working on solving this case.
So it right now is a free man.
He's a free man -- believes in government has said and continues to say we want you to answer some questions.
-- fled from them he didn't want to answer those questions and now he's here in the US.
What's gonna happen.
Who knows somebody tracking him for.
He said the US department hasn't really did department state hasn't really asked many questions.
He's not wanted the right one and for -- com.
Maybe even a suspect didn't go to Google map bottoms of this and some had track and stick applicant but not a rebel madness not to travel -- okay -- both of those things that we've just talked about.
The Google Maps are turning as an -- for the iPhone.
Our online on foxnews.com.
And working people -- your article on this and tech dot foxnews.com or have a story of shortly OK and also and -- the McAfee article is -- be updated because the press conference literally happened just before you came here we're.
Posting the video as we speak it should be a -- very interesting to watch -- -- it.
Dynamic and strange man and I know you know the story inside announced he'll keep us up to speed that is the most who have not been paying a 100% attention to this he'll let us know what's going on -- and if any charges are indeed file -- -- do my -- OK Jimmy Caplan thank you so much of course -- science and technology editor.
Don't forget to look for him.
On our website for all the fabulous articles not just -- many others you can go back in our history.
And see all kinds of great things from Gary thank you so much for being with us talking -- we're gonna take a quick break.
And at what we come back we're going to be talking about your kids online privacy all the games and all the things that they look at online are they safe as they're cruising around the net.
Might be surprised at the answer we'll be back right after this.
-- again and welcome back to foxnews.com.
And tech take for this thirty minutes we're talking about all things technology all the gadgets.
And fun stuff that we want to keep up to speed on an especially.
When it comes to your kids safety we definitely want to be on top of that and joining us live from our DC bureau.
I'm actually going to say your first and let you do your last things I really don't want to mess it up not us -- last name.
It's -- -- -- -- okay thank you very much for that and you're the director of mobile policy of the Federal Trade Commission is mobile technology unit.
Once again joining us live from DC bureau thank you so much for being with us here today.
Thank you very much for having me and so we're talking about your kids online privacy wondering if it's at risk.
First commissioned in 2011 the federal trade communication has been examining the privacy disclosures of practices of 400 apps offered to children.
In the Google play an apple -- stores.
So first tell us why Federal Trade Commission started this you know reporting this and looking into it because obviously there must have been some concerns.
We've been interested generally about privacy issues for over a decade.
As did -- mobile marketplace has exploded.
We wanted to take a look and see as things are starting to move into mobile devices.
-- where the privacy practices of apps specifically abstracted to kids.
And what whereas the information being made available to parents.
Of those kids that those apps were directed -- So we we did our first report in February.
And this is our follow up.
And what what were you hoping -- final what did you find.
Well we were hoping to see a lot more progress than we actually did in February what we found was that.
Less than one in five apps that we looked -- had any kind of privacy disclosure.
So that means the there was no information about what information and -- is collecting.
Who it was sharing it with and what they were doing with it.
We looked at this again I'm in our just released report and we found that actually there was really act actually no progress whatsoever.
Only 20% of the 400 apps we -- that.
We're providing any disclosures.
And that compared with 60%.
Of the apps we were looking at actually were transmitting some kind of information.
So clearly there's a big gap next.
Absolutely and you we have a chart that we want to put up.
A talking about the disclosures still not making the grade that you just mentioned.
Some of those numbers again 58%.
Of the apps containing advertisements.
9% of -- disclosing that they contain advertising in only 6% disclosing.
They don't contain advertising.
Let's sit tell us at how -- was the study conducted.
How many people did you talk to -- and how did you find come up with the information.
So I'm part of the mobile technology unit and we actually have a mobile -- and say what we did was actually.
Examined the applications ourselves so we downloaded.
I'm 480 apps from Google play 480 apps from.
The apple App Store and we randomly selected 200 out of each and then we took a look at the disclosures available in the app.
On the apt description page within the app stores or on the developer's website.
Then we used via -- and and watch the network traffic associated with the apps to see was any information actually being transmitted.
And what we found was device identifiers and sometimes geo location information and sometimes phone numbers were being transmitted.
I'm sometimes back to the developer but oftentimes to a third party like an advertising network or an analytics company.
And and what -- let's talk about the dangers -- -- parents too who are watching us right now and listening to this.
What do they really need to be worried about -- do they need to be -- I mean are we talking about.
These you know -- phone numbers or emails getting.
Coupons -- spam mail or could -- be something more sinister.
People trying to track down kids.
I I wouldn't want to raise the Specter of the last the last part in terms of kids' safety I think that.
What we saw where the information was being transmitted.
What who is more likely that it was going to be happening is that there was a potential for.
Detailed online profiles.
About your child and about your device and how it's being used.
To be developed.
-- to be used for marketing purposes that can be used for a variety of different reasons.
Some parents may be sensitive to that some other parents may not be.
The problem is is that parents are being provided the information.
So that they can make an informed choice and figure out of these -- my preferences and I want to get an app.
It doesn't do acts but does do why and it's the same thing with the type of advertising children are exposed to you or whether or not you can make in app purchases within an half.
Or if there's a links to social media.
-- and the social media we want to get too as well because your study also showed.
Some percentages that we want to put up on our our screen here for our viewers as well mobile apps for kids linking to social media.
Of apps link to social media 9%.
Which is 36 apps disclosing.
That link to social media tells about the import.
-- -- -- Well there are a lot of social networks that have a lot of benefits but.
Many of them have -- screens where they don't allow.
Children under the age thirteen.
-- you actually be members however you know.
These devices these mobile devices oftentimes our shared between a parent or your kids if the pair has a social networking connection.
They may not realize that that.
Connection may be active and be accessible through different types of kids apps and.
Some parents may be concerned that.
3-D social networks their child could be communicating the people that they don't know.
Where there could be on sharing of pictures award a message -- scores.
There there may be some concerns for parents.
And because of that we think that parents should be provided notice of that -- so they can make a choice where they can stay.
Let's make sure that I'm logged out of any social networking site but let me cut -- the network connection.
So that they can make an informed choice -- that their child he's using an -- in a way that they're comfortable.
Absolutely and honest working people find more information because I -- your Twitter.
Handle on minds of people can but can find out more through you at -- -- MO.
But you have a website you want to tell us about.
Sure well the FTC website I think if you go directly to that and look for the report we also linked to on six tenths.
For consumers that's on -- on guard online.
That's not on guard online website.
And -- we have.
Right now six quick tips for parents but -- also developing more detailed consumer education for parents to hopefully should be out relatively us.
Right FTC dot gov will look for that we'll look for you again.
I thank you so much for this very important information.
And we encourage all parents to get on these web site and check out these very studies that we've just been mentioning because they are so important thank you so much on us for being here.
What does he and it's okay we're gonna take a quick break when we come back we've -- -- musical leading radio app tuning -- debuting Christmas channel.
If you've been looking for Christmas music -- you're not sure where to find a continuous stream we've got to dialed -- got you covered don't go anywhere we'll be right back.
I get a welcome back to tech take on foxnews.com.
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There's my handle right underneath my name -- so glad that you're here with us today.
We've been talking a lot of about a lot of different applications about a lot of different things in the tech world.
And we're content can continue with that theme now talking about the leading radio app called -- and that is debuting at Christmas channel we want to welcome John Don -- CEO of tune in from our San Francisco bureau what -- my favorite bureaus because I'm from California's Sacramento so it's good to see you.
There at that bureau thank you so much for being with us here today.
Thank you -- yes so this really cool actually I just so we just how will Christmas.
Gathering last weekend and we were -- -- trying to find -- channel at our house to put on.
Just to keep the music flowing keep the light keep it festive.
You know and there's a lot of different things to choose from -- that don't always stick with the holiday music that you're looking for so let's talk about what tune in is.
-- and what you can tell us about this new debut of the Christmas channels.
-- are so tune -- is the world's radio itself free app you can download to your phone or your iPad.
And it brings you all the worlds radio stations.
So there's not just one Christmas station on tune -- there's actually 250.
To choose from.
All sorts of Christmas music from all around the world.
Our net that sounds amazing and it is amazing.
But -- just you saying that makes me feel a little overwhelmed.
How in the world do I pick from 250.
Christmas channels let's wonder why pick I mean is there a top ten.
For some things.
-- -- -- -- Of course you can pick from the popular ones.
But so a lot of variety that we bring isn't just for different types and geography but also -- different genres so if you want.
Jazz Christmas music or.
Different variety from different locations.
-- in brings all of those options together in one place.
OK so we count some -- speaking of picking.
Some of the top of the songs in the top artists we do have some stats we want to put up for the top five most searched for holiday songs.
And this is coming from -- -- tune in dot com number one.
Number two all I want for Christmas is you number -- the Christmas song for let it snow and five blue Christmas and then those I assume.
Had probably been in the top five for quite some time right.
Yeah that's right one of those insisting things about Christmas and listening for -- it is it it starts very early in this season as well we see Christmas listening start all the way back in.
July or August -- Soviets and the songs that people have been searching for both been pretty consistent ever since Christmas stations started showing up.
Yeah I did read I -- -- read that in one of your articles.
That you've got people searching for Christmas music as early as June why -- people searching for Christmas music that early.
It's bad enough that weren't we've got in the stores in united Halloween right.
Well I think that's uninteresting things about what happens when you bring radio online if you get your car and you turn on the radio you probably have seven the options are so depending on where you live.
And -- what how many radio stations are gonna play Christmas music engine probably not very many.
But on -- and you get over 70000 stations so then there's always an audience for Christmas music apparently an unseen and you can find.
I guess I shouldn't be so bah -- but I guess if you want to hear Christmas music in the middle of July or June you know go for it could shoot a good -- -- get to get you ready for that Christmas shopping early.
Also -- I understand that you have the top five most searched for artists around the holiday -- you take us through those.
Us are so the top artists include -- classics like.
Bing Crosby and Elvis as well as a couple of contemporary ones like Mariah Carey.
So we find those have been relatively consistent.
Well no matter where people are searching from.
But we're also finding there's a lot of Christmas listening that's happening not just in the US but in places like Canada and Japan.
Apparently people in Japan Canada -- door.
US Christmas music -- -- that's good to hear -- also people searching for Nat King Cole Johnny Mathis Frank Sinatra always a favorite Andy Williams as well.
I'm so I tell people how they can find you and find out more about the company and about the specific act.
I'm sure are so tune in as an app for your Smartphone we are available on every major device IOS android Blackberry.
And the new windows donates and go to the App Store earn a search for -- -- and join our.
Forty million listeners.
Enjoy Christmas music.
And does -- cost anything.
-- -- -- Tune -- is free all right is there anything you can give us a preview of what we're going to be looking forward to in 2013 any other.
You know massive roll out of you know not just Christmas music but maybe some other things you have coming up.
So are so out of unseen and people aren't just listening to music but they're listening to things like news talk and sports so exciting release for us coming at the end of this week has been able to listen to every -- -- -- -- BCS starting this weekend so you can listen to.
Every game over the course of the next couple weeks.
Well that's fun are right well we definitely want people to go to your web site.
Book market on your computer so you can easily find it and of course you can always so we're showing your website here right now www.
Tune in the dot com John -- CEO of tune in joining us live from our San Francisco bureau.
Thank you so much -- bringing us a cool new way to listen to music everywhere we golf.
At anytime we want it's -- Thank you for having a -- thank you very much you're gonna take a quick break -- we come back we're talking about cool gadgets.
And that happens here on tech -- so don't go -- -- All right so one of the coolest parts of this show.
Is talking about gadgets because we know you love gadgets that's why you're here on tech take on foxnews.com.
On Laura -- continuing the program.
And we avenue guests to introduce you to you here on set.
-- -- banner I got that right Sally -- chalet he added mess that my marketing director of the DNN group.
The Vietnam group that CNN -- -- DM holdings we are -- and by being and we actually have three brands that I currently work for -- think his experience and down on electronics premium audio brands -- so one of the biggest trends every holiday season are of course the tech product everybody wants avenues and I'm cool.
Yeah big big kids us adults want to open something really fun have -- thinking of my husband isn't saying yeah.
-- them all I can do so I agree it's a great year for audio with product offering for lifestyle listening -- budget so let's go over some of the things you brought -- yeah absolutely bardo.
Yeah I got three great products today from two great brands Denon and -- -- his -- these -- premium audio brands right.
They are all about innovation and simplicity so the first product and it talked about -- -- really cool this is the exercise freak from Denon and this is.
Freaking phenomenal I love this fight -- tested it myself thanks this product is wireless OK it's a lightweight and right it's also sweat proof which is really really great and it's got a reflector in the back so when you're running outside that's really important safety is a big issue Iowa.
Now one of the technology that Denon has -- a patent pending technology -- air cushion technology it's really important when you're working out that it's ventilated right right so there's ventilation there that's really important.
As it relates to that technology also and wireless headphones the way you actually eat.
Access your -- filling in you in terms of listening to music play pause all of that is on the -- itself -- -- -- wired it's over here right on the head but it's here.
So that but -- is appears on the headphones that cushion technology helps it's like like a force there when you press that you don't even feel it which is really great -- on other headphones.
Where that bus and is when you press it may actually takes the bought out or it just gets in the way of year you're work out altogether so.
Altogether these are great teacher is okay that one of the big things on a big thing that you love.
Is if you love apps we have not just thought about the product itself but we thought about the lifestyle we bundled.
A bunch of the best fitness feature is.
In the down fitness app which is available on both android and iPhone and downloadable for -- very -- are on the money we want to get to the next province I want adrenaline yeah music lover you've got something isn't -- yes it in part until Annika coming -- here and I think could be -- part of all the same exact thing.
But compact inside -- this is for the music enthusiast who loves to have access to their music whether it's on their iPhone their android on their network hard drive on USP.
If you love music this is the product for you can't it's portable and it's water resistant that's awesome cool beats was flashy it's fine.
Okay and how much I got so that's for 99 the portable one is born 1990 and these are 14999.
OK that's good that's a great price -- -- know what really happened here in the -- So all about flat panel TV read it -- on one you have.
Big big TV sixty inch but you don't have big sound potentially right right so that's important everyone thinks that you need five point one speaker system which is great but not everyone has the time to put together facing -- you're -- is in New York right.
Visited upon which the -- -- six TD ten retails for 199.
This product actually is a sound -- simplistic solution gives you that surround sound experience plug in play one wire.
Manning remote and it's it's perfect it's perfect for your needs NASA again and I'm thinking is -- you know what my husband he just made -- -- Lord of the Rings I've never seen a book and I -- you know an end this kind of movie.
And we have a big TV -- the sound was terrible we couldn't really hear.
Enough of it and he was they would that we -- -- sounds like I don't wanna deal eggs and went all the different speakers around the house we just got everything -- Do we have to -- our understanding something like this for those types of movies straight absolutely not just movies too but music as well you isn't a holiday music sometimes you turn your TV off the -- just want to hear that holiday music on the channel.
This is the perfect device and these are brands that care about audio we know -- -- we do best right okay.
And -- didn't have any ethnic and -- products currently on the horizons or something brewing there who don't know.
-- -- -- -- Pacific time just wrote in yes for whatever chance I guess we'll look at so we'll have to we'll have it you have to have me back on the show up for that.
So let's talk about -- network of people find it added I doubt about the all of these products the Denon product -- -- down on dot com and can also see a list of our great retail partners.
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