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New App Brings STD Testing Kit To Your Front Door

Planned Parenthood affiliates in California have launched a new mobile app that allows men and women to order confidential STD testing kits through their mobile devices.

06/19/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Newswire, Pinterest Verified, & New Pulse

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/18/2015

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Twitter Moves To Auto-Play Mode For Posted Videos

When users scroll through their Twitter feeds and see a video, it will begin to automatically play, with the sound muted.

06/17/2015

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Emoji Passwords: The New Trend In Online Banking?

A British company claims emoji passwords are easier to remember and are more secure — with 44 emojis to choose from, there are about 3.5 million possible permutations.

06/17/2015

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Report: You’re Not Imagining It, The Internet Is Getting Slower

According to data tracked by HTTP Archive, the average time to download a website has increased.

06/17/2015

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Demonstrators Urge Council To Press For Better Franchise Renewal with Comcast

A couple of dozen protesters, in matching red T-shirts, stood outside Council chambers, some holding signs calling on Comcast to “pay (its) fair share.”

06/11/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Appreciating Paper Maps and Charts

Remember, savvy travelers do not live by GPS alone!

06/11/2015

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New Apple Update Will Reportedly Allow Users To Store And Track Intimate Health Info

A set of “HealthKit” features in the upcoming iOS 9 will allow users to track their reproductive health, including how often they have sex.

06/10/2015

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Local Man Hosting Philly Bike Share Meetup For Instagrammers

A local man has combined his love for Philadelphia, bikes and Instagram into one event and is looking for people to join him next Saturday.

06/06/2015

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Uber Philadelphia Says Thank You To Its Drivers With a Lunch

There are about 1,000 Uber drivers in North Philadelphia alone, according to Jon Feldman, the general manager of Uber Philadelphia.

06/05/2015

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Temple Professor Accused Of Giving Tech Secrets To China Pleads Not Guilty

Federal prosecutors say he sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a U.S. firm’s device.

06/05/2015

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By The Numbers: The Perils Of Parking Illegally In Philadelphia

Since the beginning of 2012, nearly 4.9 million tickets have been doled out.

06/05/2015

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Philadelphia Orchestra Nearing End of Its Groundbreaking European Tour

Besides bringing the world-famous orchestra to new audiences, the tour has served to generate interest in Philadelphia as a destination for both tourists and global businesses.

06/05/2015

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Showtime Joins Growing List of TV Services Bypassing Cable via Direct Streaming

You’ll soon be able to watch the popular premium channel “Showtime” without paying the cable guy.

06/03/2015

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Apple Recalls Beats ‘Pill’ Speaker After Reports of Overheating

Under scrutiny is the Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL: could its battery be a fire hazard?

06/03/2015