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App Uses Facial Recognition To Help Find Dogs

The Fourth of July may be fun for many of us, but it can be a scary weekend for dogs. More dogs go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year.

07/02/2015

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Buying Booze? There’s An App For That

Buying alcohol became a little bit easier in the Twin Cities Thursday. Haskell’s Wine & Spirits announced they have paired up with Drizly, a technology company focused on the purchase of beer, wine and liquor, to offer delivery services to the Twin Cities.

05/07/2015

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The New IRS2GO App Can Help You Track Your Tax Return

The new feature of the IRS2Go app makes it easy to track your refund.

03/30/2015

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Cheap Tech Helping Homeowners Respond Faster To Crime

In the last two weeks, two homeowners have used the power of technology to catch burglars in action inside their homes.

Homeowners in south Minneapolis and Roseville used a combination of gadgets and small cameras to capture high-quality video of the thieves.

03/09/2015

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Suspect Caught On Camera Burglarizing S. Mpls. Home

A burglar breaks into a south Minneapolis home — and the whole thing is caught on camera. Homeowner Joe Craddock recorded it using a smartphone app. “I’m thinking, ‘Someone’s in my house. Who is this?'” Craddock said.

03/06/2015

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Robbinsdale To Provide Real-Time School Bus Tracker App

Students and parents in Robbinsdale Area Schools are getting a hi-tech way to catch the school bus. The district is introducing a web-based GPS application called MyStop, which allows users to track a bus’ route map in real time, and gives estimated arrival times for individual stops.

02/24/2015

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‘U’ Develops Smart Phone App For Teen Drivers

Car crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers. That’s why researchers at the University of Minnesota are using smart phones to keep teens safe behind the wheel. The Teen Driver Support System, or TDSS, is like having an extra parent in the car at all times.

02/05/2015

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West Fargo 6th-Graders Build App To Help Class Start On Time

An app made by a group of West Fargo sixth graders may not have won a national competition, but it likely will go a long way toward ensuring that classes at their school start on time.

01/25/2015

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You May Be Able To Pay For Your Parking Meter By Phone

Parking at a meter in downtown Minneapolis can be tough — remembering to plug it before it expires, finding an open meter and then tracking down its pay station. But soon, paying for that coveted parking spot may get easier.

09/25/2014

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Minn. Moms Design App For Parents To Buy, Sell Kids Clothes

It’s that time of year for back-to-school shopping. There’s new way to shop for your kids clothes without having to go to the store. Kidizen is a mobile app that allows users to buy and sell gently-used clothing so parents can get high-end brands at a fraction of the cost.

08/12/2014

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Security Flaw Affecting TweetDeck

Twitter says that if you use Tweetdeck, you should log out. Late Wednesday morning, Twitter said a “security issue” affected Tweetdeck and encouraged users to log out. Later they tweeted the the following:

06/11/2014

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FBI: Child ID App Could Be A Lifesaver

The FBI wants parents to download an app that could be a lifesaver. The FBI’s Child ID App allows parents to send photos of their child, along with details such as height and weight to thousands of law enforcement officers with just one touch.

06/03/2014

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Minn. DNR Launches New App For Anglers

After a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner — at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.

05/07/2014

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App Helps Cities Patch Potholes Promptly

Jim Braunshausen, Mankato’s deputy director of public works, has been working potholes for 28 years. He says this year stands out. “Rates in the top ten of pothole years,” Braunshausen said. What’s also different this year is that he’s got some free help. As of this month, Mankato drivers can use an app on their phone or tablet to report potholes. The app is already popular in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Eden Prairie and beyond.

03/27/2014

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‘Lyft’ Ridesharing Launches In Minneapolis

The folks at Lyft are throwing a party and readying to add the cars with the pink mustaches to the streets of Minneapolis. Lyft revolves around a smartphone app that links passengers and drivers for what they call a peer-to-peer experience.

02/27/2014

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Lyft Car-Sharing Service Plans Minneapolis Launch

A controversial car-sharing service is moving ahead with its Twin Cities launch, though some say that it potentially defies local rules. Lyft has people use their own vehicles to pick up passengers who request a ride through a smartphone app.

02/26/2014

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An App That Thwarts Potential Smartphone Thieves

University of Minnesota senior Alexis Haeg-Vang was studying for class on campus when she noticed something was missing. “I got up to leave, on my way to my appointment I realized my phone was gone,” she said. Alexis immediately tried to locate the phone that she bought for $700. She did so with a GPS tracker app from her computer. The battery had already been taken out from the phone.

09/17/2013

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New App Created In Mpls. Lets You Connect With Kin

If you’ve ever scrolled through your facebook timeline or twitter feed and thought, “Where are my friends?” the new Kinly app may be for you. Whatever you post goes only to your defined social circle or kin.

08/05/2013

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MnDOT App Will Help Drivers Navigate Minn. Roads

Information about Minnesota highway construction, crashes and other road incidents is now just a swipe of your smart phone away with a new app from the state Department of Transportation.

07/14/2013

Google Maps Returns To Apple's iPhone

Good Question: Where Do Apps Come From?

It’s estimated that Apple’s App Store sees more than 46 million mobile downloads every day. And all of them began with an idea.

12/27/2012

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Need Help Holiday Shopping At MOA? There’s An App For That

The Holiday shopping season is in full swing at the Mall of America, and this year there’s something new to help make shopping even easier – an app.

11/20/2012

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City Of Minneapolis Releases New Smartphone App

Want to report a pothole, broken streetlight or parking meter while on the go? There’s now an app for that in Minneapolis.

07/18/2012

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More MN Stores Using Smartphone App For Payment

More and more stores and shoppers in Minnesota are also using a new app called Square to pay for things.

03/13/2012

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Swap Faces? Now That’s Just Creepy

WCCO-TV’s morning team had a little fun with a new app called the “Man Baby” app.

06/21/2011

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Minn Teen Develops Apple-Approved Game App

A local teen has developed a game app for Apple.

04/22/2011

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