Jul 16, 2014 2:34pm

First Instagram Posted 4 Years Ago Today

The honor of being in the first Instagram snap, which was posted four years ago today, went to co-founder Kevin Systrom’s dog. The pet pooch is so cute that she didn’t even need one of Instagram’s now ubiquitous filters. At the time, the photo sharing… Read More »

Jul 16, 2014 1:37pm

Meet BlackBerry’s Belated Answer to Apple’s Siri

This tech feature falls under the category of “better late than never.” BlackBerry unveiled its answer to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana today, and decided to go with a straightforward, if not so evocative, name. Meet ”BlackBerry Assistant.” The voice-enabled personal assistant will run on devices with… Read More »

Jul 15, 2014 3:57pm

Google Hires Crack Team to Police the Internet

Google announced today it is building an all-star team of security researchers who will act like anti-hacking superheroes to protect the Internet. Their mission: To make the Internet a safer place by searching for online bugs and hackers. The “Project Zero” team will be tasked… Read More »

Jul 9, 2014 4:16pm

Severe Weather Apps

When it comes to severe weather – the watches and warnings are out there – it is your responsibility to make sure you get them. On top of NOAA weather radios and WEA alerts on your phone – there’s an app for that!   Many… Read More »

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Jul 9, 2014 11:18am

‘Red Alert Israel’ Will Send a ‘Yo’ for Every Predicted Rocket Attack

The “Yo” app is being used to alert followers of the user “RedAlertIsrael” every time a rocket attack is predicted within Israeli territory. The app, which has raised millions of dollars of funding, has been called everything from pointless to amazing for its simple premise… Read More »

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Jul 7, 2014 5:56pm

Don’t Ditch Your Broken Smartphone, Fix It: ‘Real Money’ Tells You How

From spills to cracked screens, damage to a cellphone can be costly. ABC News recently put a few popular cellphone cases to the test but what do you do when your cell phone case fails? Related: How good is your cellphone case? Related: How to… Read More »

Jul 7, 2014 4:35pm

Isis the App to ISIS the Militant Group: You Can Have the Name

Isis, the digital wallet app created by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, said today it is shedding its name to avoid confusion with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group, which is commonly referred to as ISIS.  “We wanted a name that brought to life… Read More »

Jul 2, 2014 4:44pm

How to Avoid Being Scammed On Your Phone Bill

Those little charges on your phone bill can add up — but do you know what they’re for? The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it was suing T-Mobile US. The mobile provider is accused of billing customers for services they never authorized, such as celebrity… Read More »

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Jul 1, 2014 1:53pm

Vine Can Now Measure Your Addiction to Looping Video

Vine, the six-second looping video platform owned by Twitter, has figured out a way to let you know if your videos are “popular and interesting.” Or, conversely, if you have the (understandable) habit of being mesmerized by looping videos, like Norman, the dog that can… Read More »

Jun 29, 2014 7:45pm

Astronauts Lose World Cup Bet and Get Heads Shaved in Zero Gravity

World Cup fever is even hitting space. Two American astronauts bet a German astronaut that if the U.S. lost the World Cup game to Germany, they would both shave their heads. Unfortunately for Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, the U.S. team may have survived the… Read More »