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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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Cell Phones Have Made Stalking Easier, Scarier

Some 6.6 million people are stalked in this country each year, and that number has doubled in the last three years. Experts say something many of us own has contributed to the increase, and they are making stalking easier: cell phones. Our calls, texts, emails and apps can all be accessed if a stalker has your phone for five minutes. It’s something that happened to an Anoka County woman.

10/01/2014

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Target Debuts Image-Recognition Shopping App

Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It’s the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology.

07/22/2014

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Witnesses Say Apps Increase Stalkers’ Capabilities

Stalking victims face new threats in an era of smartphones and mobile apps and Congress should regulate them more closely, witnesses at a congressional hearing said Wednesday.

06/04/2014

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Apple Worked With Mayo Clinic On iOS 8 Health App

Apple’s Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health.

06/02/2014

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This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim

What makes a nerd? Mike Derheim, 35, and two partners started The Nerdery with a couple hundred bucks. Its annual revenue in 2013 was more than $52 million.

04/15/2014

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3 Travel Apps You Need To Download Right Now

Because a smartphone should help you do more than kill time at the airport, here are three handy travel apps to ensure your next trip goes off without a hitch.

03/12/2014

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? There’s An App For That

Are you getting enough sleep at night? Many who don’t turn to medications. But what about using your phone to get an extra few minutes of sleep? We are taking a closer look at smartphone sleep apps to determine if they’re good for your health.

10/10/2013

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Apps Changing The Way Students Learn

Taking notes has changed from the days of scribbling in your spiral notebook, and even from the days of typing on your laptop. Now, it’s all about the app.

09/11/2013

Tax App

Need Tax Help? There’s An App For That

There are lots of websites and software available, but you may not have thought of smartphone apps for doing your taxes.

03/01/2013

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Real Minn. Housewife Gives Expert Coupon Advice

Clipping coupons can be a lot of work just to save a few cents. But savings as much as $100 a month is now simple — thanks to smartphones.

02/04/2013

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Smartphone Apps For Your Fall Trip

As summer fades, fall bursts and for those looking to hit the road for a glimpse of those colors, a few apps can point you in the right direction. To make the most of your trip, you just need your smartphone.

09/25/2012

Time To Move App

App Reminds People To Get Up And Move

On average, people sit for 10 hours each day, more than most people sleep in a night! That’s why a St. Paul man created an app to get people up and at ‘em.

07/18/2012

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New App Nevus Helps Keep Skin Healthy

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and now there’s a new app that can help you keep it healthy. The app presents a new way to track changes in your skin and be proactive about your skin care, and it was developed by a local dermatologist.

06/12/2012

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