Apps

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Cybersecurity Firm Says Several Smartphone Apps Vulnerable To Hacking

According to a cybersecurity firm, a bug found in 1,000 mobile apps could open your device up to hackers. SourceDNA discovered a flaw in the latest version of AF Networking software allows hackers to easily get around security protocols.

04/22/2015

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Top 5 Apps To Help You Go Green

If you’re ready to take your overall going green experience to the next level, check out some of these apps that can help you reduce your harmful impacts on earth.

04/14/2015

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Travel Apptitude: Best Apps For Planning Your Trip

Need a hand planning your next trip? These five apps will have you all packed up and ready to go in no time.

03/16/2015

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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

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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

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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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Keep Safe This Summer With These Apps

Summer means swimming, sunshine and fun, but it can also be a risky season with families hitting the beach, the pool and the trails on bikes.

06/04/2012

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Smartphone Apps Claim To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay, But Do They Work?

There’s a new weapon in the battle against mosquitoes: smartphone apps that make sounds mosquitoes are supposed to hate.

05/29/2012

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Apps & Accountability: The New Frontier In Fitness

People have been working out and dieting as long as we can remember. And they’re still looking for ways to do it better. So it’s no wonder that health clubs and app developers keep coming up with new ideas.

05/21/2012

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New ‘Baby Connect’ App Helps Parents Keep Tabs

New technology is changing the way parents can stay connected with their young children. Now they can know exactly how their kid is doing, even when they’re at work, thanks to a $5 app.

03/21/2012

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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.

12/28/2011

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Mobile Technology Helps Find Holiday Deals

Shoppers have more mobile technology than ever to use this holiday shopping season.

11/30/2011

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Apps Help Sort Through Black Friday Deals

As we get ready for that big Thanksgiving meal, many are getting ready for some intense shopping.

11/23/2011

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