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Uber Vows Bigger Focus On Safety

Popular ridesharing service Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

12/18/2014

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Mobile Apps Still Collect Information On Kids

It’s been more than a year since regulators came out with new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps. But many silly software programs still quietly collect data on the youngest consumers.

12/08/2014

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Uber Valued At $40 Billion

Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign that investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app’s recent spate of bad publicity.

12/05/2014

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Security Flaw Puts Apple Devices At Risk

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s software that hackers could use to steal sensitive information from iPhones or iPads.

11/11/2014

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Best New Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything that you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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Microsoft Releases Office Apps For iOS

Microsoft is releasing new versions of its popular Office software apps for iPhones and iPads, part of the company’s push to stay relevant to workers in an increasingly mobile world.

11/06/2014

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Disney Brings Digital Movie App To Android

Disney is expanding its Disney Movies Anywhere digital movies app, which allows fans to watch movie purchases across several devices, to Android’s Google Play store.

11/05/2014

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Starbucks Plans Delivery Option

After reporting disappointing quarterly sales on Thursday, Starbucks said that it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year.

10/31/2014

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App Teaches Kids Basic Computer Coding

Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer programming app that they say is the first one designed specifically for children as young as 5 years old.

10/01/2014

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New App Seeks To Bring Voices Back To Phones

Ray Ozzie’s mission began more than two years ago as he noticed that people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts.

09/23/2014

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Google Settles With FTC Over In-App Charges

Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.

09/05/2014

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Amazon To Fight FTC On Kids In-App Purchases

Amazon said Wednesday that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.

07/03/2014

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