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Crash victim sues Snapchat overs its speed-of-travel filter

Christal McGee was behind the wheel of her father’s white Mercedes, 18-years-old and on her way home from work on a Thursday night in September 2015, when she pulled out her phone and opened the app.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Nation & World


Helpful and cute forecasting app

A good weather app can be hard to find.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Life


Microsoft committed to talking products

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said his company is committed to the emerging market for artificial intelligence-based chat software, one week after the company’s first Internet chat bot in the U.S. was so manipulated by users that it had to be pulled down.

Date: 03/30/2016 | Business Wire


App offers classic books in 20-minute chunks

Trying to knock some classic books off your bucket list? Try Serial Reader, an app that delivers literature to your phone in daily snippets that you can read in 20 minutes.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Life


Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 phones can take a dunking

Klutzes of the world should rejoice Friday, as Samsung officially starts sales of its new water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The phones, which the company first unveiled last month, are now widely available in all their dunkable glory.The latest...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Business Wire


Robots now offer financial, retirement advice

PHOENIX — Computers help us decide what route to take to the grocery store, who to date, and what music to listen to. Why shouldn't they also decide how we invest?Younger investors, particularly those born in the early 1980s to late 1990s known as millennials, are...

Date: 03/03/2016 | Business Wire


An app to help you spurn phone

Can’t seem to put down your smartphone? There’s an app to help you. Forest is a sort of glorified timer: Users set an amount of time to focus on a task and the app “plants a seed.” If you make it through your specified time without hopping into another app, you’re rewarded with a digital tree to...

Date: 02/28/2016 | Life


Keyboard catapults Microsoft into artificial intelligence race

The humble keyboard hasn't changed much since it was first invented. Even the jump from physical keyboards to the digital ones you use on your smartphone still look virtually identical — save for the new emoji keys we've grown accustomed to punching into a text message or...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire


Microsoft cloud key to results in Iowa caucuses

CHICAGO — Iowa and Microsoft will have a lot at stake Monday as Republican and Democratic volunteers in roughly 1,700 precincts start plugging vote totals into their smartphones to deliver the first verdict of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Nation & World


Apple to open apps center in Naples, Italy

ROME — Apple has chosen Naples, Italy, to establish Europe’s first iOS App Development Center.Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday met in Rome with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, who is delighted that the center’s creation could mean hundreds of jobs for Italy’s underdeveloped south.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Business Wire


It’s hip to be wide, Instagram decides

It’s hip to be a rectangle.Did you know that Instagram started allowing landscape-shaped photos ... way back in August?Why am I only learning that now? Maybe that’s new to you, too, that great shots don’t have to be cropped into a perfect square.

Date: 12/20/2015 | Life


7 apps to help you get through — and enjoy — the holidays

Buying gifts, entertaining the kids, traveling, planning parties . . . it often feels like there is so much to do during the holiday season and yet so little time. Luckily, there are several apps that can help you get through these tasks and more with just a touch of a button. With apps to help you...

Date: 12/20/2015 | Life


Pierce County homeowners design app to curb car prowlers

AUBURN — A group of homeowners has grown so tired of serial car prowlers they have designed a watchdog application to stop the spree.

Date: 12/07/2015 | Northwest


Smartphones eat into television time, Nielsen says

LOS ANGELES — The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones appears to have seriously cut into the time Americans spend watching traditional TV, new Nielsen data show, potentially undermining the notion that mobile devices merely serve as "second screens" while...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Business Wire


Facebook reports strong quarterly earnings

Boosted by a surge in advertising, Facebook posted strong third-quarter financial earnings that beat analysts’ estimates, the company said Wednesday.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire


Gmail will now write (some) emails for you

Google just gave a little bit of help to anyone tired of typing out the same reply to emails over and over again. Now, software will do some of the work for you.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire


Microsoft gets stingy with free online storage

NEW YORK — Microsoft is getting stingy with online storage.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Business Wire


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




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