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Website Offers Insight Into Data-eating Smartphone Apps

Data plan disappearing before your eyes each month? Now, a new website aims to tell you which apps are hogging your data.

12/31/2013

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New Apps Let Teachers Alert Police To School Shootings

Hero911 for cops and SchoolGuard for educators keep it simple: a teacher hits a panic button on his or her mobile device

12/14/2013

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3 On Your Side: Apps For Holiday Shopping

Looking for a bargain this Black Friday, or even for the rest of holiday shopping season? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that the best deals might be in the palm of your hand.

11/27/2013

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Blog: ShopSmart Names Best Price Comparing Apps

By Jim Donovan:  Apps have made it nearly impossible for the savviest of shoppers to miss a deal anytime, anywhere.  The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, (one of my favorite magazines by the way) from […]

04/10/2013

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What Your Mobile App Tracks

Researchers studied 100 Android apps and found that most of them collected location information, device identifiers and/or contact lists and, in many cases, gave the info to marketers.

03/07/2013

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Temple Program That Helps Community Receives More Funding

A program at Temple University that uses maps, apps, and social networks to improve neighborhoods has gotten another infusion of cash.

12/02/2012

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University of Pennsylvania Students Vie For $5,000 Innovation Prize

At the University of Pennsylvania, the next generation of inventors and innovators gathered for the finals of the annual student invention competetion, dubbed “PennVention.”

04/08/2011