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Apple maps route to AK airport runway reactivated

Faulty Apple maps directions that lead to Alaska airport runway reactivated

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40pm EDT

Facebook allows user to edit status posts

Facebook has introduced a new feature that allows a person to edit his or her own status update. In the past, a poster would have to delete and recreate an update, losing Likes and comments. Available Friday online, the feature will soon be included in Android and iOS.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT

FDA lays out rules for some smartphone health apps

FDA lays out regulations for mobile device apps that work like medical devices

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 10:00pm EDT

Reclaiming space iOS7 took from your iPhone

Many may not realize when they upgraded their iPhone's operating system, they lost 3.1 gigabytes of space. So it'll soon be time to clean out the cobwebs on your phone.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:19am EDT

On anniversary of Paul McCartney death rumor: What if Twitter existed?

It's been 44 years since the first published report of a rumor that Beatle Paul McCartney was dead. In this digital age, we asked journalism experts how the "Paul is dead" story might have played out if Twitter existed at the time.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 03:59am EDT

5 tips for better smartphone photos

Maximizing the features built into a smartphone's camera while minimizing its limitations is the key to taking better photos. Photographer Cederic Terrell offers five easy tips to take better pix.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 03:57am EDT

Software for iPad detects physical problems, pain

New motion analysis software, loaded onto an iPad, can help athletes and their trainers figure out why they're not performing up to their potential. Local company Spark Motion's clients include NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL team.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 08:21am EDT

Google Glass peers toward future of wearable computers

Google Glass isn't available to the public, but its development is sparking buzz and interest in the possibilities of wearable computers. WTOP gets a chance to experiment with Google Glass, thanks to Data Doctor Ken Colburn.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 06:47am EDT

LivingSocial expands beyond daily deal email

LivingSocial is seeking to reinvent itself again. The District-based company rose to fame with its daily deals, but plans to change into a Web site and mobile app where people can browse for deals.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 08:46am EDT

Ambient noise at coffeehouse stimulates creativity

The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT
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Denny's tweaks gold iPhone with tweet

Denny's jumped at the chance to capitalize on Apple's new iPhone with a clever social media ad.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 08:17am EDT

Groundbreaking Apple iPod Classic fades toward obscurity

With the immediate future of iPhone clear, the future of a groundbreaking Apple mobile device is less clear. The iPod Classic is apparently entering the twilight of its life.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 06:19am EDT

Smartphone apps take the mom out of the nag

As more people turn to technology to help run their lives, smartphones are becoming digital nagging devices.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 06:23am EDT

App enables 1-touch purchase from catalogs, circulars

A new mobile app lets people quickly buy what they see in a printed catalog, circular, or magazine without having to go online to make the purchase.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Fairfax County schools superintendent talks start time, technology

All students in the D.C. region are back in school as of Tuesday morning, but it is also the first day for Fairfax County's new superintendent, Karen Garza.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 10:59am EDT
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Social media, tech tools bridging age divide

For any adult who's ever been frustrated while teaching a parent to operate a DVD or CD player, the notion of trying to explain social media might make you think "OMG." Guess what - they're learning without you.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Finding a sober ride with the click of a button

If you are worried about your college student finding a safe ride home after a night of partying, there could soon be an app to quell parental fears.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:27am EDT

Gaga opens iTunes Festival, video streaming available

The month-long iTunes Festival London 2013 is underway. Lady Gaga opened the festival, which can be watched live, for free on a mobile app.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:59am EDT

'Smart sock' soothes nervous new parents

Most parents can recall bringing a newborn baby home, nervously thinking "I don't see his chest moving - is he breathing?" A new "smart sock" sends heart rate and oxygen levels to a parent's smartphone.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 10:00am EDT
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New site records readings of MLK's 'Dream' speech

National Park Foundation, Google launch site to record readings of MLK's 'Dream' speech

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 08:32am EDT
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