Apps

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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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Domino’s Introduces ‘Dom’ For Mobile Orders

The pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking to a computer-generated voice named ‘Dom.’

06/16/2014

Instagram

Instagram Vamps Up Photo Editing Tools

The app said in a blog post on Tuesday that users will be able to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and other features of photos they take with their smartphones.

06/04/2014

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This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

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3 Travel Apps You Need To Download Right Now

Because a smartphone should help you do more than kill time at the airport, here are three handy travel apps to ensure your next trip goes off without a hitch.

03/12/2014

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Apple To Refund $32.5 Million In App Case

Kids snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, all while bills mounted. Now, Apple has agreed to refund the money.

01/16/2014

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Apple: Consumers Spent $10B In App Store In 2013

Apple says people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as “Minecraft,” ”Angry Birds Star Wars” and “Sleep Cycle” alarm clock.

01/07/2014

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Snapchat To Make App More Secure

Snapchat plans to put out a more secure version of its app following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the names and phone numbers of some 4.6 million users.

01/03/2014

Smart Phones

Need Motivation? There’s An App For That

Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you’re sneezing more, or if carbs really make you tired after lunch? Turns out, there’s an app or gadget to test all of that.

10/16/2013

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