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Citizen app
Courtesy of Citizen
Ian Bush
April 16, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Whether you're at home, at work, out shopping — really, wherever you are in Philadelphia — an app that's newly available in the Philly area seeks to be your personal emergency alert service. The Citizen app provides instant information to potential crimes or dangerous...
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This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. As its iPhone sales slip, Apple has been touting its growing digital-services business as the engine that will keep profits up.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo, File
March 06, 2019 - 11:09 am
By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As iPhone sales slip, Apple has been positioning its booming digital-services business as its new profit engine. But there could be a snag in that plan. A brewing backlash against the rich commissions Apple earns from all purchases and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Matty Nev Luby holds her phone and logs into the lip-sync smartphone app Musical.ly, in Wethersfield, Conn.
Jessica Hill/AP Photo, File
February 27, 2019 - 5:43 pm
(AP) — The operator of a video-sharing app popular with teenagers agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle federal allegations it illegally collected personal information from children. The Federal Trade Commission said the Wednesday penalty against lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, is...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
February 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Shoe stores used to be full-service, with salesmen fitting kids for a new pair of kicks. Now, a couple of Philadelphia-based entrepreneurs can help you find the right size. About 70 percent of kids are wearing the wrong size shoe, according to Carolyn Horner, one of...
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People on phones.
Dreamstime
Ian Bush
February 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new way for college students to gain real-world experience, and of course, it all starts with their phones. This whole gig economy thing works for Saint Joseph's University senior Caitlin Gillard. "It's nice just to be able to make some extra money," Gillard...
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Dreamstime
February 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We hear a great deal of concerns raised about social media and the potential dangers. But psychiatrists and psychologists see an advantage as well. Access...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A crowdsourced app that shows drivers where to find parking spaces will officially become available in Philadelphia on Tuesday. SpotAngels is an app with a map said company co-founder Aboud Jardaneh. "The map shows you all the parking spaces around you, whether on-...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data.
AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File
January 30, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook's efforts to sidestep Apple's app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported...
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Chester Police Department app
Chester Police Department
Paul Kurtz
January 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Chester Police Department says a focus on technology has helped reduce violent crime in the city. Police commanders gave a video demonstration of a free mobile app Tuesday that's now available for people to use when they see crimes being committed. "You can take...
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A demonstration of the smartphone "Second Chance" app, which uses sound waves to measure breathing. In first-step testing reported Jan. 9, 2019, the device detected early breathing problems in some people who’d just injected illegal drugs.
Mark Stone/University of Washington via AP
January 09, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops. The app is still experimental. But in a novel test, the "Second...
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