Emergencies? There's an app for that

Apr 30, 2013
A new market is emerging for apps that can connect people to emergency services and family members during a crisis.
East Village residents sit on corner of Avenue C that gets cellphone reception and make calls November 1, 2012 as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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Burner mobile app goes beyond prank calls

Apr 17, 2013
Prank calls -- which in 2013 are all but rooted out with caller ID -- may get new life with a new app called Burner. But the software may have legitimate privacy uses as well.

'Home' gives your phone a Facebook facelift

Apr 5, 2013
While some are calling Facebook's big announcement on Thursday 'the fanciest screensaver anyone's ever seen,' Farhad Manjoo at Slate Magazine thinks 'Home' will work for a lot of people, including teens.

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

Mar 28, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.

Meet Tizen, Samsung's new mobile operating system

Feb 27, 2013
Samsung's new phone operating system is called Tizen, and there are other rivals coming soon, including one from the browser maker, Firefox.

Block that pop-up! Why mobile ads don't work

Feb 26, 2013
As ads shrink to fit our mobile screens, are they still effective?

New app teaches financial literacy to young people

Feb 8, 2013
Mindblown Life, a new mobile app, is designed to help young people achieve financial literacy by helping players make tough financial decisions.

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As mobiles apps about, wither video games?

Feb 5, 2013
Despite the gaming rage, sales of video games are down. Is that because of fatigue or the onslaught of mobile devices and their casual games?

Facebook earnings expected to show mobile ad growth

Jan 30, 2013
As more users check Facebook on their smart phones, its mobile advertising strategy is critical to success.

Apps transform cellphone users into citizen scientists

Jan 7, 2013
Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.