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South Jersey Man Charged With Trying to Pass Off Cotton and Rocks as iPhones

Charged is 26-year-old Darius Smith, who was taken into custody in the parking lot of the Cherry Hill Mall.

11/20/2014

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Study: Excessive Texting Could Injure Your Spine

Back pain from texting? It might be a reality, says one New York doctor.

11/20/2014

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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Social Media Today: Super, Snapcash, and Spotify Partners With Uber

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

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Local Company Launches Campaign To Help Fund Educational Mobile Game For Kids

A company on the Main Line has created a mobile game for children that teaches kindness, helpfulness, and ways to do good — but they need your help fund the project.

11/18/2014

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App Allows Pet Parents To Video Chat With, Dispense Treats To Pet From Afar

Pet-owners anxious about leaving their dog or cat at home alone have a new app to fall back on.

11/17/2014

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Area Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Tips at Philadelphia Conference

The third annual “Thinkfest,” sponsored by Philadelphia magazine, is a daylong discussion of ideas, innovation, and the future of Philadelphia.

11/14/2014

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Social Media Today: Facebook Updates, Say Thanks, & New Music Service

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

11/13/2014

(Tom Wlodkowski demonstrates a beta version of Comcast's "Talking Guide" for the blind and visually impaired.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Comcast Readying a Cable TV Guide For The Blind

On-screen television program guides make channel surfing a breeze — unless you can’t see them.

11/12/2014

(Andrew Stober testifies before a City Council committee about smartphone apps that let a driver auction off a pubic parking space.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Officials Have Harsh Words For Sell-Your-Parking-Space Apps

Andrew Stober, of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation, testified that apps that allow an on-street parking space be sold by one driver to another should be banned in Philadelphia.

11/12/2014

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Facebook Copycats Targeting Unsuspecting Users

There’s a dark side to Facebook, and it could put you at risk of losing your money, your reputation and even your friendships.

11/12/2014

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Philadelphia Mommy Blogger Helps Parents Connect With Family-friendly Fun In The Area

Being a new parent can be daunting and even a bit isolating if you don’t know where to look for fun events to do with your family. That’s the reason one Philly mom started her blog.

11/12/2014

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Google And Its CEO Donating To Fight Against Ebola

Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as Save the Children and the Doctors Without Borders. Separately, Google Inc. CEO Larry Page’s Family Foundation is donating another $15 million.

11/11/2014

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Social Media Today: Instagram Update, Messenger Milestone, Twitter Partners With WAM

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

11/11/2014

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Pres. Obama Says FCC Should Force Internet Providers to Maintain ‘Net Neutrality’

President Obama is taking a stand on Internet “toll roads,” and Comcast and other cable companies don’t like it one bit.

11/10/2014

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