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  • iPhone bug crashes phones with just a text

    WASHINGTON — A text message that causes iPhone messaging apps to crash is the latest bug for users of Apple’s most popular mobile device. The text message, which consists of a string of nontraditional characters,…

  • Software makes it easy to organize workplace coffee run

    WASHINGTON — Organizing and executing an office coffee run is a thankless, but necessary job at many workplaces. New, easy to use, free software streamlines the process of gathering orders from coworkers, and provides the…

  • 5 free apps to help you get in shape

    It has officially been 12 weeks since I had my baby, which means that it is time to think about getting back in shape. The gym has never been my favorite place but after nearly…

  • Dietitians dish on their favorite apps

    If you’re like me, you have mixed emotions about the world of apps. I frequently find myself downloading interesting apps, sometimes even paying for the enhanced version, only to be disappointed. My iPad and smartphone…

  • DC’s SocialRadar takes on Apple and Google location services

    WASHINGTON — In real estate, the key to success is location, location, location -in mobile application development, Washington-based startup SocialRadar claims it’s in the right place to improve upon iOS and Android’s built-in location services.…

  • App spices up text messages with D.C.-specific emojis

    A look at the emojis that encapsulate D.C.

  • Tips to improve battery life on the Apple Watch

    WASHINGTON — It happens every time Apple releases a new product or operating system — users realize that utilizing all the features of the device can also drain the battery. Taking a few simple steps…

  • How to get last-minute D.C. dinner reservations, for a price

    If you’re willing to spend as much as $25 per person to snag a table at a hot Washington restaurant, there’s an app for that. Resy has officially launched in Washington with a handful of…

  • 10 Great Investing Sites and Apps for Millennials

    Investment apps and websites have become as ubiquitous as smartphones and laptops themselves — and with new smartwatches such as the recently unveiled Apple Watch, it won’t be long before timing trades becomes as easy…

  • Facebook Messenger takes on FaceTime, Skype with phone video

    WASHINGTON — Facebook believes mobile users will prefer video calling from within the social network’s Messenger app instead of using Apple’s FaceTime or Skype. Now, with a couple of taps, mobile phone users on Messenger…

  • 1,000 Apple apps at risk

    WASHINGTON — As many as 1,000 mobile apps for Apple devices could be vulnerable to hacking because of a network coding problem. Although just a small percentage of Apple apps available to consumers are at…

  • Instagram Updates Rules on What You Can and Can’t Do

    (NEW YORK) — Instagram has updated its guidelines to make clear what kinds of images shouldn’t be posted on the photo sharing site. While the policies haven’t changed, a clarified new document makes it easier…

  • Supermarket apps can save shoppers money and time

    Grocery store smartphone apps are getting better and better, helping to save shoppers both time and money.

  • Excessive playing of Candy Crush ruptures man’s tendon, fuels addiction concerns

    WASHINGTON — Candy Crush is one of the top games in the App Store. And, judging by the incessant invites from Facebook friends, those who play, play a lot. But they might be singing a…

  • App tracks invasive plants in Maryland

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) _ The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is promoting a smartphone application that helps scientists track the spread of invasive plants. Ecologist Kerrie Kyde says the Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network app is…