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Nextdoor: The Private Social Network App For Your Neighborhood

In an effort to foster community, Nextdoor creates a safe online environment for your neighborhood.  Only after verifying your name and address are you able to create an account, and you must log in under your real name.  There is then a community site only for your and your neighbors.  You can post emergency alerts, [...]

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Google Adds Data From Waze To Maps App

Back in June, I told you about Google acquiring Israeli startup Waze, a popular GPS mapping service for Android and iOS. I said: “For the time being, the two maps (and their respective apps) will remain separate. However, it’s only a matter of time before all that data from Waze starts finding its way into [...]

These People Wish Their Phones Could Do More Stuff

[View the story "These People Wish Their Phones Could ______" on Storify] These People Wish Their Phones Could ______ We love our smartphones. But sometimes we just wish there were ways our phones could do more. Well, fortunately, for a lot of wishes, there are solutions out there to help them come true. Storified by [...]

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Study: It Takes More Electricity To Power An iPhone For A Year Than A Refrigerator

As noted by motherboard.vice.com, a recent study by Digital Power Group on the amount of power required by our digital ecosystem reveals several interesting statistics. It takes more electricity to power an iPhone for a year than a refrigerator, and if you add an hour of mobile streaming video each week, make it two refrigerators. [...]

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Contra, The Hit Nintendo Game, Is Now Available For iOS

Contra is back! Konami released Contra: Evolution [iPhone App] [iPad App], an updated homage to the 1988 Nintendo smash hit. The game layout is practically the same, but the graphics have been upgraded to the 21st century style we’ve become so spoiled with. After playing it for a few minutes, you will realize that it’s [...]

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How Far In The Future Can Siri Set Reminders? [PHOTO]

As a Reddit user recently noted, Siri users can ask for a reminder up to 999,999 years in the future. It seems that reminders 1 million years or more in the future are not supported. We aren’t sure if 1 million year reminders will be built into iOS 7. We seriously, seriously hope so.

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This iPhone Accessory Uses Your DNA To Detect Diseases

Biomeme, a company with offices in Philadelphia, was recently profiled by TechCrunch. Once you’ve connected your smartphone over Bluetooth, you slot it into the mobile PCR machine. Then you crack open a test kit that’s designed to detect different diseases (sold separately, think of it as health-conscious twist on the old razor-and-blade model) and do [...]

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Enter LIMBO

When the Apple App Store launched, there were 500 third-party applications available for download. Such humble beginnings. Now, just over five years later, there’s an app for just about everything. Apps to help you be more productive. Apps to help you get fit. And, of course, apps for wasting time, i.e., gaming apps. Not all [...]

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Apple Wants To Make It Fun To Be On Hold

Being on hold is boring, and the elevator music — though a noble attempt — isn’t really entertaining us. That could all be changing soon thanks to a new patent granted to Apple. Picture this. Your and your friend are in the middle of an awesome conversation when your boss calls. You’ve got to put [...]

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So You Don’t Have To: This $0.99 iPhone App Will Send A Breakup Text For You

I stumbled across this app this morning (completely by accident, mind you) and it made me laugh. If you ever find yourself needing to end a relationship via text message, cough up $0.99 and the BreakupText app (App Store Link) will craft a crafty text to end your turmoil. I particularly like the part about [...]

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