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Facebook to introduce a new messenger app

Facebook will introduce a new app for messaging on top of the current Facebook app. (Photo: Maria Elena/Flickr)

Getting a little greedy with the apps, Facebook

'Crowdpilot' app lets strangers LISTEN to your PHONE CALLS

Crowdpilot

‘Maybe you’ll think it’s terrifying. Or maybe you’ll find it’s actually it’s kind of wonderful and fun’

'Distracting' app causes school-shooting scare

People use their smartphones in New York City

‘This particular app has just all of a sudden caused a major disruption’

Download this app and track EVERY US drone strike in real-time

A close up view of the fingerprint scanner on the new Apple iPhone 5S is seen at a Verizon store in Orem, Utah
'It's about tracking and mapping covert war'

Got a phone with 'Flappy Bird'? It might be worth $90K

Flappy Bird
Bids on eBay for 'Flappy Bird' devices reach thousands of dollars

This simple app game rakes in $50K EVERY DAY

Flappy Bird
'The reason Flappy Bird is so popular is that it happens to be something different from mobile games today'

New Android app warns you when you're being tracked

Hugo Barra, director of Product Management at Android, holds a new Nexus 7 tablet during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco
People were really surprised that some apps were accessing their location

Facebook announces news reader app 'Paper' [VIDEO]

One of numerous standalone apps to come

Use your phone to buy Starbucks? This MAJOR security flaw could kill your buzz

A barista makes drinks inside a newly designed Starbucks coffee shop in Fountain Valley, California
Popular payment app saves passwords, location and credit card data in clear text

7 apps that will DOUBLE your productivity in 2014

Men pose with Samsung Galaxy S3 Nokia Lumia 820 and iPhone 4 smartphones in photo illustration in Zenica

Streamline your life

Read The Daily Caller FASTER than EVER with this speed-reading app

ReadQuick app
Keep up with your news and your schedule

Here is a water bottle that tells you when to drink from it

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The water bottle is connected to, wait for it… an app

Exposing Cal-DOJ’s firearm confiscation program for what it truly is - NRA - ILA

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“Police may be knocking on your door”

Make apps, not more rules

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Apps are becoming increasingly expensive to build and market to the public.

Apps Are Replacing Humans In Retail Stores

11. Social Media (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Reuters) – Shoppers walking into a clothing store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood should not be surprised if a smartphone app, rather than a salesperson, greets them at the door. Some retailers in the United States are starting to communicate with shoppers via a smartphone app called Swirl that uses in-store sensors to track their location in the shop to send them personalized offers and recommendations. It’s just one of the ways that brick-and-mortar shops are using apps to appeal to younger, more tech-savvy consumers. “Retailers want to give consumers something that’s value-added and does what an expert salesperson might do — for example, tell them ‘Here’s some great new products,’ or ‘Here’s a special offer because we know you’ve been looking at handbags’” said Hilmi Ozguc, CEO of Boston-based Swirl Networks, creators of the Swirl iPhone app. Retailers in New York City and Boston are among the first to adopt the technology, which uses bluetooth sensors placed on store walls and shelves to communicate with the Swirl app.   Although Swirl’s use of sensors to detect shoppers in stores is among the first of its kind, several other apps provide deals or tips when entering a shop. Shopkick, available in the United States for iPhone and Android, tells consumers about offers and points when they walk into select stores, and allows them to redeem points for rewards such as gift cards. The Swirl app can also help shoppers across the United States find products and deals available at major retailers nearby. Several other apps, including Clutch, released for Android last week and also available for iPhone, and a new app called Sudo, also on both platforms, help consumers find deals nearby. A new iPhone app called Shopcaster is designed for shoppers looking for products at independent retailers across North America. Users can browse goods available in a particular neighborhood before heading out shopping, or order items directly through the app. “For (our users) shopping is a sport in many cases,” said Judy Sims, the CEO of Toronto-based company Shopcaster, adding that the appeal for consumers is often the story behind the product and where they bought it. Ozguc said for major retailers the main driver behind the in-store apps is to provide stores with web-like analytics and marketing tools. “They want the benefits of e-commerce but in their brick-and-mortar stores,” he said, adding that Swirl helps retailers track when the shopper came back and where they spent their time. The app also learns the consumer’s style preferences over time and uses the information to customize offers in the app. “We know form years and years of advertising that the more relevant and contextual the offer, the better the response rate,” Ozguc said. (Editing by Patricia Reaney and Andrew Hay) Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »

    

US Census Bureau releases public API for developers - The Verge

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The Census Bureau is encouraging developers to create and share customized apps

Congress passes bill allowing FDA to regulate smartphone apps - TheDC

Apple's New iPhone 4s Goes On Sale

On Wednesday, Congress approved a bill that allows the Food and Drug Administraion to regulate medical applications on smartphones.

Facebook to let developers charge subscriptions - AP

Facebook App Center

Facebook is also replacing its own Credits currency with users’ local currency.

Applying for college? There's an app for that - TheDC

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Facebook has a free app that can help students get into their dream schools

New Pew Internet study warns against apps - The China Post

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“Tech experts generally believe the mobile revolution, the popularity of targeted apps, the monetization of online products and services, and innovations in cloud computing will drive Web evolution,”