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February 22, 2012
Some applications actually help kids do their homework rather than avoid it. Here are a few that put the smart in a smartphone. Math , from YourTeacher.com, is free for the first five lessons on an iPhone. To keep going, though, it requires a one-time $9.99 payment. The company makes instructional apps for Apple and Android. From the opening screen in Math, type a keyword, such as "equations," to see a list of lessons that include word problems and real-world uses for the knowledge, such as figuring sales taxes, discounts, and interest.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2012
Apps for smartphone privacy can hunt down malware, find a lost phone, hide files, and boost security for online accounts. All these are free, and most are for Android and Apple devices. Lookout by Lookout Inc. has useful, even entertaining functions that will check your phone for malicious software, tell you whether you're on a secure WiFi connection, and track down your device if it gets taken or misplaced. If your phone is lost or stolen, Lookout offers several options, though they require you to have GPS activated before the device goes missing.
NEWS
March 21, 2012
Don't use your smartphone as a shovel, but take it to the garden this spring anyway, and you'll find it's a handy tool. Gardening Toolkit, an app from Applied Objects, is $1.99 for the iPhone and $3.99 for the iPad version. The application has a subtitle, "The easy way to garden!" When you start it up, there's a prompt for your zip code that will establish your plant-hardiness zone. Then go straight to the advice section, where there's general guidance for what garden chores you should be about this month.
NEWS
November 23, 2011 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While you're waiting at the stores on Black Friday, why not check to see if that deal you're blowing the day for is available online for less money or less aggravation. Here are some key smartphone shopping apps for the holidays. Amazon Deals is one of several Amazon.com applications from AMZN Mobile L.L.C., which has Amazon apps for both Apple and Android devices. This one for iPhone delivers a stream of sales, a "deal of the day," and timed "lightning deals" available for the next few minutes.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2012
In the eternal quest for a better external keyboard to make typing on smartphones and tablets easier, Verbatim has debuted a battery-powered wireless Bluetooth folding keyboard, with big, responsive keys on a solid plastic base, that measures just 6-by-4-by-3/4 inches thick when folded. The keyboard pairs easily with most iPhones and iPads, as well as with many Android and some BlackBerry devices. It even has a little pullout stand that should work with most phones, and shortcut keys for the iPhone and iPad.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2012 | BLOOMBERG NEWS
The Federal Trade Commission hired a top Washington litigator to run its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., signaling that the agency might be preparing a lawsuit against the world's largest search engine. The FTC is bringing in Beth Wilkinson, who is known for winning the death sentence against Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Wilkinson, 49, has never lost a case. Google disclosed in June that the FTC had opened a broad antitrust investigation of its business practices.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2011
While you're waiting at the stores on Black Friday, why not check to see if that deal you're blowing the day for is available online for less money or less aggravation. Here are some key smartphone shopping apps for the holidays. Amazon Deals is one of several Amazon.com applications from AMZN Mobile L.L.C., which has Amazon apps for both Apple and Android devices. This one for iPhone delivers a stream of sales, a "deal of the day," and timed "lightning deals" available for the next few minutes.
NEWS
June 28, 2010
City tourism and convention officials unveiled the Find Your Philly mobile application Monday at the Independence Visitor Center. Find Your Philly on cutting-edge SCVNGR (pronounced scavenger ) technology features five high-tech "tours," or treks, for exploring the city's arts, sciences, history and culture, as well as the expanding Convention Center. Philadelphia becomes the first city in the world to use the application that can be downloaded on iPhone and Android and also playable through SMS enabled devices.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2010 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The idea of introducing yourself to the world with a fantastically ambitious, genre-splicing, sci-fi concept album about a 28th-century android that features guests as disparate as OutKast rapper Big Boi and psychedelic indie rockers Of Montreal might seem weird to some people. But not to Janelle Monae. "That's just part of the Great Divide," says the 24-year-old behind The ArchAndroid , the full-length debut that was inspired by Fritz Lang's 1927 classic futuristic film Metropolis and is easily the most dazzlingly varied platter of pop music to come out in 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2014 | By Colleen Kane, For The Inquirer
It's that time of year again when we make predictable resolutions we will forget by Valentine's Day. (Does anyone even remember what they resolved to do last year?) With the help of technology, it doesn't have to be that way. Perhaps the mobile device we check 100 times daily can hold the answer to making a change in 2014. (Or, maybe our resolution is to stop wasting time checking that device - there's an app for that, too.) Here are 10 common resolutions and some innovative solutions to get us to success.
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