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New App Monitors Status Of State’s Electric Grid

ERCOT has released a free app that provides updates on the status of the state’s electric grid and tips on how to conserve power when conservation efforts are needed most.

06/13/2012

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Verizon Phasing Out Existing Phone Plans

Verizon, the nation’s largest cellphone company, is phasing out nearly all of its existing phone plans and replacing them with pricing to encourage customers to connect non-phone devices.

06/13/2012

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Lawsuit Filed Against Apple’s Siri Technology

The digital assistant known as Siri that’s built into the iPhone 4S has plenty of celebrity friends showing her off. But not everyone likes Siri. In fact, some have accused Siri as being “not as advertised” and filed a lawsuit against her.

06/12/2012

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Smartphone Apps Helping Ease Pain Of Regret

Ever send a text message you wish you shouldn’t have or place a phone call when you’ve had a few too many?

05/29/2012

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Groupon Testing Smartphone Payment Processing

There could soon be another way to take advantage of those Groupon deals. Groupon is testing a payment service that will allow merchants to accept credit card payments from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

KRLD–05/28/2012

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App Offers Motivation For Hitting The Gym

About 16 percent of Americans have gym memberships. But how many people actually use them? A new app aims to help you reach your weight loss goals, or pay for failing.

05/28/2012

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Fitness Tracker Wristband A High-Tech Way To Stay Fit

If you’re trying to lose weight or simply improve your overall health, studies show tracking your activity may help you reach your goals. A recent report shows that people who use a pedometer nearly double the number of leisure steps they take on a daily basis.

05/22/2012

A man uses the new iPhone 4S. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study Says Location-Based Services On The Rise

Almost 74 percent of smartphone users enable location-based services to get real-time information, with 18 percent using the technology to share their location with friends.

05/14/2012

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Deion To Face Criminal Mischief Charge In Fight

Police in Prosper filed criminal charges against Deion Sanders for allegedly trying to destroy evidence related to the domestic disturbance at his home.

05/02/2012

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Plano Taking A ‘Smart’ Approach To City Issues

Smartphone technology is helping clean up neighborhoods in one local city. “Fix it Plano” has become one the most government friendly tools in the new age of apps.

04/23/2012

Nokia shows off their Lumia 900, running Microsoft's Windows Phone software. (credit: Nokia via Facebook)

AT&T To Sell Nokia Windows Phone For $100

AT&T said it will sell the Lumia 900, its first Nokia smartphone that runs Windows Phone software, on April 8, for $100 with a two-year contract.

03/26/2012

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Plano Adding QR Codes To Restaurant Inspection Certificates

If you ever wanted to know whether the restaurant you’re walking into has a clean kitchen, all you have to do in Plano is carry a smartphone.

03/21/2012

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