Smartphone apps

(A driver feeds coins into a parking meter in Manayunk.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Parking Authority Evaluating Pay-By-Phone Systems For Future Use

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is asking for proposals to provide a mobile parking payment system so drivers can use smartphones to pay fees on the street and in some lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

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Univ. of Pa. Competition Eyes What’s Ahead in Smartphone Apps

These apps designed by students, staff, and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania have generated a lot of buzz among software development firms and venture capitalists.

12/05/2013

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Smartphone Apps for Kids Under Scrutiny Amid FTC Privacy Concerns

In its random examination of 400 smartphone apps designed for children, the FTC says most failed to inform parents about data the app gathered and who could access it.

12/10/2012

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Best Black Friday Bargains Are Just A Touch Away

You’ve got a shopping list, your wallet is at the ready — but don’t forget your smartphone this Black Friday — you could be missing out on deals.

11/21/2012

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3 On Your Side: Grocery Shopping Apps

If you take your smart phone with you when shopping, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about some tools that can help.

09/14/2012

Red Light Camera Warning

New App Warns Drivers About Nearby Red Light Cameras

There could be a way to get around red light cameras in the form of a new app on the smartphone.

07/05/2012

SmartPhones

Want To Return An App? Sorry, There’s No App For That

If you are unhappy with a product, you can take it back to where you bought it, usually with a full refund. However, when it comes to smartphone apps, it is usually a case of, ‘all sales are final.’

07/19/2011

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Car App Control

Increasingly, car companies want to find ways to let you merge your smartphone with your vehicle but there’s concern over driver distraction, and that must be addressed.

04/25/2011

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MLB App

As spring training turns into the regular season, the MLB app lets you follow the every move of your favorite team.

04/05/2011