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Shower, shave, smartphone: How we use our phones in the morning

A new study shows 84 percent of smartphone owners use at least one app first thing in the morning. Tasks accomplished before leaving in the house range from checking the weather to checking-in on dating sites.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 06:21am EDT

Tags: apps, statista, soasta, facebook, Twitter,

Twitter update allows direct messages from any follower

Twitter is changing one of the ways users communicate. In the past two users had to follow each other before sending a direct message - now you can get a DM from any follower.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 10:56am EDT

Tags: Twitter, direct message, The Verge,

New app saves supposed-to-disappear Snapchat pics

One of the reasons people share photos on Snapchat is because they know they disappear after viewing for 10 seconds or less -- a new app lets the recipient permanently save the Snapchats, without the sender's knowledge.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 03:47am EDT

Tags: Snapchat, snaphack,

Apple's way-out ways to prevent cracked screens

Apple is seeking a patent for technology to flip a falling phone in midair or use built-in jets to cushion its landing.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 05:09am EDT

Tags: iPhone, Apple, Patent and Trademark,

Pay someone to mail thank-you cards, but not to D.C.

A new iOS app that mimics handwriting offers a solution if you hate the tedium of writing thank-you cards, but it comes with an embarrassing glitch.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 11:10am EDT

Tags: Bond Gift, thank you note, robot,

Students learn digital mapping skills, target jobs

Participants in 4-H National Youth Science Day have hands-on experience in one of the fastest growing occupational fields in the country - spatial technologies, including GIS and GPS mapping.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: 4-h, Jennifer Sirangelo, GIS, GPS, mapping,

Magazines offer instant gratification for shoppers

Online shopping is getting more immediate almost every day. MasterCard a deal to help online readers instantly buy items they see and like.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 09:41am EDT

Tags: Conde Nast, Vogue, Wired, Vanity Fair, mastercard, Paydiant,

Hate figuring how to split bill? Google offers answer

Trying to figure out how to split a restaurant bill often puts math skills and friendships to a test. Google has applied for a patent of a system that helps groups calculate and pay for joint expenses.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 03:52am EDT

Tags: Google, bill sharing, Patent and Trademark,

Quick fix for troublesome iOS 7 bug

Many iPhone and iPad users are reporting a pesky bug that's making it difficult to use iMessage and other features. Apple is promising an operating system update, but here's a quick fix.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 07:42am EDT

Tags: iPhone, ios7, ios 7, Jeff Lauterette, Apple, bug, imessage

Evite offers hard copy invitations on 15th anniversary

The company known for its digital invitations and free e-cards is turning back technological time - Evite is offering hard copy invitations, to supplement its free e-cards.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 06:49am EDT

Tags: Evite, invitations, weddings, birthdays, baby shower, parties

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