Good Question: What's Draining Our Phone Battery?A reporter for The Guardian made news this week when he uninstalled the Facebook app on his Android phone. He said that move alone consistently gave him 20 percent more battery power.
St. Paul Launches Winter Parking AppTuesday's snow event is prompting snow emergencies in many Minnesota cities, including Minneapolis and St. Paul. And in St. Paul, the city has launched a new winter parking app intended to clarify snow emergency rules and clearly show where parking is and is not allowed.
New App Brings Snow Plow To Your Home On DemandThe overnight snowfall probably meant you had some shovelling to do -- but now, there's an app that can help you with that.
AT&T, Verizon To Open Stores Up Within 250 Best Buy LocationsMinnesota-based Best Buy is teaming up with two of the country's largest wireless providers. Verizon and AT&T announced they'll each be opening mini stores inside 250 Best Buy stores by the end of the year.
Top 5 (Free) Workout Apps For Android, iOSMost of us understand the value of getting exercise and sticking with it, but we all need a little motivation to get our butts off whatever relaxing contraption we find ourselves resting on. Well, a good start to getting into a workout regimen is by first getting those fingers some exercise by using your Android or iPhone and downloading some of these workout apps.
New Security Service At NDSU Can Be Activated With 1 TouchNorth Dakota State University students and staff will have access this year to a safety and security service that will allow dispatchers to track their whereabouts at all times and let users call for help by swiping the smartphone screen.
MN Drivers Could Soon Show Proof Of Insurance ElectronicallySoon, Minnesota drivers can show proof of insurance with a smartphone. Both the Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate unanimously approved the new law. Now, it goes to the governor for his signature.
Cybersecurity Firm Says Several Smartphone Apps Vulnerable To HackingAccording 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.
New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping DealsUse 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.
You May Be Able To Pay For Your Parking Meter By PhoneParking 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.
20 Indicted In Alleged Smartphone Theft RingFederal prosecutors in Minnesota have indicted 20 people in what they say is a takedown of a large smartphone theft ring. The U.S. Attorney's office says the operation bought stolen cellphones and resold them throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Police: 2 Robbed At Gunpoint Near ‘U’Two people were robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot near the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus early Tuesday morning. Minneapolis Police say the crime occurred at about 2:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Hard Times Café at 1821 Riverside Ave.

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