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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

Buying coffee, and giving up some privacy

Aug 9, 2012
The new deal between Starbucks and Square signals a new era of baristas knowing who you are before you enter the store.
Posted In: Square, starbucks, apps, cats

FTC proposes an update to ancient online law, COPPA

Aug 2, 2012
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act may get its first update since Mark Zuckerberg was a 15-year-old.
Posted In: privacy, FTC, coppa, apple, apps

An app too far?

May 18, 2012
Apple's new Apple Store self-checkout app has Wired.com columnist Lore Sjoberg worried.
Posted In: apple, apps, spending, technology, smart phones

Send a $5 gift card to your friend free? What’s the catch?

May 1, 2012
A new online marketer just wants to borrow some of your information.
Posted In: social, Facebook, Google, apps, mice with broken hearts

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