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Cope With Eating Disorders, ADHD and Smoking With These Apps

Posted March 3rd, 2017 at 11:30 am (UTC-4)
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A few months into 2017, some folks might still be having a hard time following up on their New Year’s resolutions and others may be looking for ways to change their behavior. But a few interesting apps that recently crossed Techtonics’ radar could nudge you in that direction and give you a helping hand. Recovery […]

Do Some Good, Explore, or Stay Safe With These Apps

Posted January 6th, 2017 at 11:10 am (UTC-4)
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2017 is here and this is as good a time as any to find ways to turn those New Year Resolutions into reality. There are a few apps that help with that and more. Some are free, though they will track you and your information. You’ll have to pay for some of the others if […]

These Apps Could Save Your Life – If You Give Up Your Privacy

Posted October 14th, 2016 at 10:53 am (UTC-4)
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Mobile apps are weaving their way into the fabric of our lives, branching into health and fitness and social networking, to name a few. Some lend a hand in cases of emergency and could even help save your life. I.M. Here Developed by mobile and web app developer SIMpalm, I.M. Here is an Android texting […]

Going Outdoors? These Apps Might Help

Posted August 11th, 2016 at 12:03 pm (UTC-4)
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If being outdoors is your thing, there are a few apps that can simplify your life, come to your rescue if need be, and help you share some of the memories you collected along the way. When traveling, Waze, a community-based app for Android and iOS, offers information about traffic and navigation, gridlocks, alternative routes, maps […]

Get Kids Back to School With These Apps

Posted July 22nd, 2016 at 10:41 am (UTC-4)
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Summertime fun is winding down and, ready or not, kids will have to go back to school in August. To help ease their transition, we sifted through some mobile apps that promise to keep school kids organized and safe. If you’re having trouble getting out the door, let alone keeping up with school bus schedules, […]

Mobile Health Bridges Funding Gap for Nonprofit Apps

Posted July 15th, 2016 at 10:39 am (UTC-4)
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Funding a mobile game or a celebrity app is often easier than finding backers for special needs and not-for-profit applications. But the growing interest in mobile health is helping bridge the gap. Depending on their function and subject matter, apps are either funded by big companies, public donations, or paid for by interested organizations and […]

Millions of SE Asian Jobs at Risk; Protecting Biometric Data

Posted July 7th, 2016 at 11:40 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ILO: Millions of SE Asian Jobs May Be Lost to Automation in Next Two Decades A new study from the International Labor Organization says more than half of workers in five Southeast Asian countries could lose their jobs within the next two decades as a result of automation. The report warns that […]

Passenger Drone Tests Begin This Year; Apps Put Wildlife at Risk

Posted June 8th, 2016 at 1:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: China’s Ehang Will Test World’s First Passenger Drone This Year Ehang – the Chinese company that unveiled an electric passenger drone in January – now has clearance to begin testing it in Nevada sometime this year. The permissions were secured through a partnership with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and the […]

India Tops World Smartphone Growth; The Most Hackable Nations

Posted June 7th, 2016 at 10:52 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Ericsson: India Will Have 810 Million Smartphone Users by 2021 India already has the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market, and that’s likely to continue. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, India’s mobile subscriptions will grow to 1.37 billion by 2021. In the first quarter of 2016, India added 21 million new mobile subscribers, compared […]

Cash-for-Grades App Pays Students to Learn, but Should It?

Posted June 2nd, 2016 at 2:05 pm (UTC-4)
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A new app currently in development aims to motivate children to study and excel. But some critics say the controversial cash-for-grades model is ineffective. Launching first in the U.S. in December, the cash-for-grades e-learning app Incentify is based on the premise that children will be willing to study or do homework chores they don’t want […]