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  • 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…

  • Here’s the most popular place for a first date

    WASHINGTON — If you value creativity in a potential romantic suitor, you may be disappointed by where a lot of people choose to have a first date. According to a recent study by mobile dating app…

  • Understanding app permissions on your phone

    PHOENIX – Q: Can you explain the dangers of allowing apps to access my contacts, photos, location and other items on my Android phone? A: The app permissions process on Android phones is very much…

  • App will alert parents when kids fall prey to cellphone dangers

    WASHINGTON — An app developed in Maryland could help you find out whether your kids are involved in sexting or cyberbullying. The PocketGuardian app promises to alert you if it suspects that bullying text messages…

  • Ford: Cars could act as roving parking spot scouts

    WASHINGTON — Apps to help find parking could get a big shot in the arm if cars could be put to use as roving scanners. Ford Motor Company is looking into a concept to use…

  • New app offers ‘neighborly’ way to deliver goods

    WASHINGTON — If you have a car with some room in the back seat or trunk, you could soon be making some easy money delivering things for a service called Roadie. Roadie calls itself a…

  • Twitter boss: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’

    WASHINGTON — Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says he’s taking personal responsibility for the social media platform’s problems with harassment and abuse. “I’m frankly ashamed of how poorly we’ve dealt with this issue,” wrote Costolo in…

  • Online pizza ordering is taking over

    WASHINGTON — If your favorite pizza place doesn’t offer online ordering yet, there’s a good chance it will have to soon. Online ordering now makes up 45 percent of Domino’s Pizza’s sales in America. A…

  • App calculates odds of your plane crashing

    WASHINGTON — The odds of a flight from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport crashing on any given day is one in 2,784,692, according to “Am I Going Down?”, a new…

  • Apps to save you money at the grocery store

    WASHINGTON — Some people dread it, others do it sporadically:  grocery shopping. And while you probably have your store and your routine, there are ways you can save money. Before you grab your bags and the…

  • New app helps you sidestep lengthy reservation times at hot restaurants

    Business travelers often don’t have a lot of notice they’re going to Washington. They almost certainly don’t have the months-worth of notice required to secure reservations at dining hot spots such as Minibar or Fiola…