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5 Absolutely Essential Apps For Your Phone And Tablet

Next Avenue | Bryce Kirchoff | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bryce Kirchoff Mobile applications for phones and tablets have exploded in popularity — more than 100 billion apps...

This App Transforms Smartphones Into Cheap, Mobile Laboratories

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into mic...

New Photo-Sharing App Aims To Curb Bullying Through Community Downvoting

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact

Stop bullying from infiltrating your digital space? Now there's an app for that. Hyper, a new social media platform launching on May 5, is aiming t...

App Could Help Officials Prosecute Rapists In Developing World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

A new app is aiming to crack down on rapists in a country where the crime is far too common. MediCapt will serve as a vital tool in collecting evi...

New App Lets You Watch Old Faithful Erupt, Wherever You Are

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green

Clocks in Yellowstone National Park might be set to Mountain Standard Time, but everyone there knows “Old Faithful Time” is the only time that mat...

8 Ways To Use Your Phone To Benefit Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living

We should all make time to disconnect from our devices, but sometimes technology can be a beautiful tool. Most of us use our smartphones to chat with ...

Why Your Fitness App Isn't Helping You Get Healthier

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Smartphone fitness applications aim to change people's behaviors, but often without the most effe...

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan.

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot feature makes it easy to use, choosing the right image-enhancing app can prove more difficult.

China May Be Using Smartphone Apps To Spy On Protesters

AP | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said. ...

Swipe Right to Your Dream Job

Monica Nguyen | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Monica Nguyen

This innovative paradigm allows instantaneous matching and real time interaction. However as with any burgeoning technology, success depends on two key factors, which only the future can tell:

This Gardening App Has A Human Touch (And Just May Save Your Basil!)

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green

Right about now, many of us have grand aspirations for our summer gardens. Fresh pestos, fragrant rosemary and those vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes w...

11 Israeli Startups Making it in the U.S.

Zev Gotkin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Zev Gotkin

Lately, the U.S. has seen a surge in Israeli tech startups experiencing wild success by bringing their companies to American soil. Let's look at a few standout ones.

Spying Can Be Fun

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

In the face of the most recent revelations about the relationship of the NSA to many of our smartphone apps that neither we nor the apps knew we had, it was nice to learn that there is a whimsical side to the NSA. It is known as CryptoKids.

How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The industry now features over 300 art e-commerce platforms, with 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased a piece online at some point.

The Kitchen Of The Future Allows Us All To Be Even Lazier

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

As if we needed one more reason.

Finding Zen On Your... Smartphone?

refinery29.com | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living

I used to get irritable whenever anyone would suggest I try meditation. I'd already decided it didn’t suit me: I get distracted easily, fidget inten...

When the City Is a 'War Zone'

Jenny Drezin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Jenny Drezin

For many women and girls, the city is a hostile environment, to be negotiated "as delicately as a war zone." A trip down this or that street, a turn around the wrong corner can be like stepping on a landmine. Strategy, timing, and carefully planned routing can mean the difference between a normal trip, and a sudden verbal or physical explosion.

Apps Showcase the Bright Future of Mobile Health

Morgan Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Morgan Reed

No technology has ever been adopted as fast as the smartphone - ever. Consumers have embraced these devices faster than the automobile, electricity, personal computers, and even the internet.

3 Ways to HDR on Your iPhone

John Paul Caponigro | Posted 12.07.2013 | Technology
John Paul Caponigro

If you're looking for better detail in the shadows and highlights of your mobile photographs you've got choices. Moving from simple and limited to more complex and robust, consider these three.

I'm With Stupid: Come On, Baby, Let's Sue the Twits

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So Chubby did what Chubby had to do and sued HP back in February, claiming that HP violated his trademarks, knowingly invaded his publicity rights and tarnished his name.

The Most Underused App On Your Smartphone

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 09.10.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

I have over six pages of apps. I can check Facebook, the Stock Market and the weather in Paris. But the thing that used to be my phone's primary purpose -- before it became so smart -- is the most underused app of all.

Nine Apps Every Parent Should Have On Their Phone

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty

Here's some advice from a millennial to her parents on the top iPhone apps out there today. 1) Vine This app allows parents to make home videos fr...

The Next Mobile Frontier: The 'iCar'?

Joseph Farrell | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

Last week, the newest frontier in mobility and application development dawned: the "iCar." During its annual World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced plans to bring the iOS experience in 2014 to at least 12 different car markers.

Smartphones and a Budding Mobile Health Marketplace for Boomers

Paul J. Berggreen, MD | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Paul J. Berggreen, MD

A 2012 report by The Pew Research Center finds that adults near and above age 50 have contributed to a national shift in ownership from more basic mobile phones to advanced smartphones within the overall adult population.