Apps

WhatsApp To Drop Subscription FeesWhatsApp, a popular mobile messaging service owned by Facebook, said that it will drop its 99 cent subscription fee over the next several weeks. WhatsApp says nearly a billion people around the world use the service.
Walmart To Launch Own Mobile Pay SystemWalmart, the world's largest retailer, said that it is testing its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers to pay with any major credit or debit card, or its own store gift card, through its app at the cash register.
Google Maps App Offers Offline OptionWith an update for Android phones, you'll be able to search nearby businesses and get driving directions even if your connection is spotty or non-existent. A version for the iPhone will come soon.
Apps Help You Find The Best Candy On HalloweenGone are the days kids had to discover the best houses to get candy through trial and error. There are now apps for that.
Yahoo! Email App Aims To Kill PasswordsYahoo! is trying to phase out passwords with an update to its mobile app for its email service.
School District Launches Anonymous App To Report BullyingOne North Texas school district has a new 'tech-friendly' way for students to report bullying.
Starbucks Mobile Order-&-Pay Goes NationalStarbucks says its mobile app that lets people order and pay in advance will be available nationally starting Tuesday. That means lattes, breakfast sandwiches and other items you want could theoretically be waiting for you by the time you arrive.
Disney Adds Partners To Digital Movie ServiceDisney has signed agreements with Amazon and Microsoft that will allow them to use its cloud-based digital movie service.
Android Smartwatches Now Work With iPhoneGoogle is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the battle to strap technology onto people's wrists.
Online Apps & Social Media Services Being Used More OftenAccording to a new Pew Research Center survey, we're using a variety of online apps and services more and more.
Bond Raised For Uber Driver Accused Of RapeThe driver who stands accused of sexually assaulting one of his Uber passengers faced a judge in Dallas on Thursday.
Software Turns Phones Into Medical ToolsApps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and technology, where companies are working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together.

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