It's accessible to the masses and can help you from becoming a crime statistic.'Once a thief walks into your house Manything will alert you to what's going on and send you a clip.Sat-navs are great for navigating unfamiliar cities and wildernesses, but it can be difficult for drivers to focus on the road when they are trying to read directions on a sat-nav device at the same time.The Hudway app beams driving directions onto a car's windscreen using just an i Phone.
The free i Phone app taps into Google Maps to get its location information.
It allows users to pre-load routes before they embark on their journey so the Hudway app does not need to be constantly connected to the internet.
App users can also save and share their routes Sharp turns are highlighted in red and road markers are displayed every 50 metres to help drivers measure the distance before the next big turn, which is designed to be particularly useful in severe fog or at night, when visibility can be restricted in dimly lit areas.
An app called Manything is helping police solve break-ins in both the UK and US by transforming disused phones into DIY CCTV cameras.
One i Phone is needed to act as a CCTV camera (shown left) and another must be kept with a homeowner so they can see notifcations and live feeds of any intruders (right)Users place their i Phone so its camera is trained on an entrance, or an item they particularly want to protect.
They can choose 'motion detection zones' to mask out areas they don't want to trigger alerts (pictured left) and can set up the system to work with other devices such as smart lights using the 'if then' feature (right)'The police checked the CCTV in the streets and while they spotted someone acting strangely, he knew where the cameras were and between hiding his face and the poor quality of the footage, the police were unable to identify him.'If a burglar is detected, a notification is sent to a homeowner, who can see a live video stream of their home on the 'other' i Phone.They can also log onto the company's website to check for footage.The app is free for people using one camera, with 12 hours of cloud recording, but additional cameras and cloud recording costs money.The maximum would be £14 a month for unlimited cameras and 30 days cloud recording.Just before Christmas, a young woman in Arizona received a motion alert from Manything – and quickly spotted a stranger walking around in her house, who was later arrested.He can be seen in this screenshot from the video, feeding a dog'But the encouraging news is that affordable technology such as Manything can help you protect two of the most important things in life – your family and your home.