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For Low Vision, Diabetes, These Apps Can help

Posted September 1st, 2017 at 11:30 am (UTC-4)
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Data-driven apps often are criticized for sacrificing privacy in the interest of providing personalized services. But they can also help guide people with low vision or track diabetes and scoliosis. Here are a few of them: Seeing AI Microsoft’s intelligent camera app, Seeing AI, is a research project that uses artificial intelligence to analyze pictures […]

App Roundup: RedZone; Medici; Life of Dad

Posted June 30th, 2017 at 11:30 am (UTC-4)
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Techtonics is always on the lookout for apps that have the potential to improve people’s lives – or save them as the case may be with two of the three notable apps that recently crossed our path – RedZone, Medici, and Life of Dad. RedZone RedZone is a navigation app that provides real-time insights into […]

Mobile Tech Spans Health Gap for Developing World’s Pregnant Women

Posted March 24th, 2017 at 11:30 am (UTC-4)

Finding a doctor in remote areas of the developing world often can mean the difference between life and death for a mother and her child. But with mobile technology, a host of businesses and nonprofits are keeping pregnant women informed and helping them care for themselves and their babies. In some remote parts of the […]

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 […]