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Need a ride?

How to find one, quickly, with the Uber app

Date: 09/20/2015 | Life

Still bargaining with kids to eat their veggies

It had to be a joke, a parody, I thought while reading of a new electronic gadget claiming to entice children to eat vegetables by rewarding them with video games. I've been taken in by less. But there was the Yumit being touted with a straight face on the website of the reputable Wired...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Need taquitos? 7-Eleven to deliver soon

Picture this scenario: It's dinnertime and you could really go for a Mountain Dew and some taquitos from your neighborhood 7-Eleven store.But that store just a few blocks away feels worlds away from your couch. Panic sets in.Fear not, dudes and dudettes. This...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Business Wire

Hit the jackpot with this app

That crumpled lottery ticket you’ve been carrying around in your purse.Well, is it a winner... or not?The Washington’s Lottery app let’s you find out the good or bad news by scanning the ticket with your smartphone.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Life

Estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter

SAN FRANCISCO — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Business Wire

Washington launches mobile app for tourists

OLYMPIA — The state of Washington has launched a new mobile sightseeing app that compiles information about more than 1,000 free attractions and recommendations from local experts.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest

The right app-itude

Murphy senior Elliott Forde to continue computer studies at MIT

Date: 06/15/2015 | Local News

Allstate to offer insurance for Uber, Lyft drivers

NEW YORK — Allstate will start insuring drivers who pick up passengers through ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Business Wire

Suit challenges app tracking of worker phones

When Myrna Arias discovered that her employer could track her movements even when she was off duty, she decided to remove the GPS-enabled app on her company smartphone that facilitated the monitoring. That got her fired, according a suit filed by Arias.In the lawsuit, Arias,...

Date: 05/17/2015 | Nation & World

Apps to help get a handle on your busy life — or an emergency

Wouldn't it be great to have your calendar, email inbox and to-do list in one place?The Handle app links three productivity apps into one — the email inbox, calendar and to-do list — to help you get a grip on your life. Handle makes it easy to create...

Date: 05/03/2015 | Life

Start your clocks: Test time for Apple watches

LOS ANGELES — Sport, Classic, Edition — each has its possibilities.

Date: 04/26/2015 | Life

Smartphone domination close to complete

In case you haven't raised your head long enough to notice the throngs of people gazing hypnotically at their smartphones, the nation has passed a milestone.Smartphones now make up 75 percent of the mobile phone market, up from 65 percent a year ago and just 2 percent a...

Date: 03/26/2015 | Business Wire

Colored puzzle game is a mix of soothing and challenging

Fans of simplicity should like Blendoku, a puzzle game that challenges players to set a group of colored tiles into the right sequence, according to the color wheel. There's something oddly soothing about clicking the swatches of color in place.The game is simple to pick up...

Date: 03/01/2015 | Life

Craigslist drives up HIV rates, study says

MINNEAPOLIS — Cruising for sex on Craigslist personal ads resulted in a 15.9 percent increase in HIV infections after the website entered various U.S. markets, according to a study by the University of Minnesota published in MIS Quarterly.The study estimates that the...

Date: 01/31/2015 | Nation & World

Shoppers want ‘simple’ more than connectivity

If tech firms have their way, everything you use daily, from your toothbrush to your car, will one day be connected to the Internet.At this year's International CES — the consumer tech industry's annual Las Vegas confab — you can't go more than a few steps...

Date: 01/08/2015 | Business Wire

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal

NEW YORK — Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Business Wire

Smartphone spy app maker to pay $500,000

WASHINGTON — The maker of a smartphone app once marketed to help catch cheating lovers by listening in on phone calls and tracking locations was ordered Tuesday to pay a $500,000 fine — a win for federal prosecutors that might spur more legal action against producers of so-called stalker...

Date: 11/27/2014 | Business Wire

Microsoft unveils wrist fitness gadget

NEW YORK — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new...

Date: 10/31/2014 | Business Wire

‘Pay ahead’ coming to Starbucks in 2015

NEW YORK — Starbucks says it will start letting customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphones by next year.The Seattle-based chain said Thursday it will introduce the option in Portland later this year before the national rollout in...

Date: 10/17/2014 | Business Wire

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