The app gap, in disasters like Hurricane Sandy

Mar 12, 2013
Twitter and Facebook were used by millions in the New York area to stay connected during Superstorm Sandy. But online disaster communication and preparedness isn't limited to social networking sites. Many entrepreneurs are trying to build platforms to stay informed during crises -- platforms that could be used outside of a disaster to market products.
Posted In: sxsw, apps, disasters

No app for that: Apple to settle iTunes lawsuit

Feb 27, 2013
Apple has agreed to pay some $100 million to settle charges it improperly charged children for iTunes purchases. The payment: mostly iTunes gift cards.
Posted In: itunes, apple, apps

A Data-Mining Inauguration App, and a 3D printed Smartphone Case

Jan 21, 2013
A new app from the Presidential Inauguration Committee seems like a handy tool for people visiting Washington, D.C. to watch President Obama take his second (public) Oath of Office. But critics say the app is data-mining for political purposes.
Posted In: apps, politics, inauguration, Barack Obama, 3D printing, nokia

Top 10 kids' education apps that don't suck

Dec 21, 2012
Common Sense Media reviews educational apps for kids and shared these 10 recommendations.
Posted In: apps, Education, kids

Educators question 'educational' kids' DVDs

Dec 21, 2012
Fancy educational toys don't give rich kids an advantage over poor kids when it comes to brain development.
Posted In: toys, baby DVD, brain development, Education, apps

Federal Trade Commission investigating privacy in kids' apps

Dec 10, 2012
The FTC is concerned about the data being collected through the mobile apps kids play with.
Posted In: children, apps, mobile apps, privacy

Unemployed or underemployed? There's an app for that

Sep 14, 2012
In a digital twist on the age-old practice of paying people to do odd jobs for you, new smartphone apps like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to hire your own personal assistants -- to say, clean your home, buy your groceries or run errands.
Posted In: errands, smartphone, apps, unemployed

Apps collect data on users even when not in use

Sep 3, 2012
Even when certain apps aren't being used, they collect a lot of information about users.
Posted In: apps, mobile apps

As apps rise in popularity, will cookbooks fall out of favor?

Sep 3, 2012
With so many ways to find recipes and cooking tips these days, many food enthusiasts wonder if cookbooks will go the way of the dodo.
Posted In: food and drink, cookbook, apps

What the Apple-Samsung verdict means for your apps

Aug 28, 2012
How the jury's decision in the patent infringement case could change things for app developers.
Posted In: apple, samsung, apps, drobox, two step, computer security