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Apps for Back to High School

Thumbnail image for Apps for Back to High School by Barbara J. Feldman September 23, 2013

There are thousands of apps that can help students get through the year, and I haven’t tested most of them, so I not going to list any specific apps in this tip. But here a few categories of apps that you may not know about. Just search your app store (be it Apple or Google) […]

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Secure Your PayPal Account with Free App

Thumbnail image for Secure Your PayPal Account with Free App by Barbara J. Feldman September 2, 2013

Frequent readers already know I am a big fan of two-factor authentication. I use it on my Google account, my WordPress accounts, Facebook, and now PayPal. To turn on free two-factor authentication at PayPal, first download the VIP Access phone app from Symantec. To find it, simply visit m.verisign.com on your mobile phone. Install the […]

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Crowdsourced Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps

Thumbnail image for Crowdsourced Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps by Barbara J. Feldman August 20, 2013

After beating out Facebook and Apple for the purchase of Israeli mapping startup Waze, Google is now integrating the crowd-sourced Waze traffic updates into its mobile mapping apps. Google Maps will continue to buy traffic data from third-party vendors, but now that data will be bolstered by real-time updates about accidents and obstacles provided by […]

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8 Apps to Stop Your Teen from Texting while Driving

Thumbnail image for 8 Apps to Stop Your Teen from Texting while Driving by Barbara J. Feldman May 16, 2013

We know it’s dangerous. They probably even know it’s dangerous. But hearing the little ding-ding-ding of a text message or Facebook status update is an irresistible attraction to a teen, even one’s that driving. According to a recent article in Mashable, the “National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added distracted driving to its 2013 ‘most-wanted list’ […]

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My Favorite Phone Apps (Part Two)

Thumbnail image for My Favorite Phone Apps (Part Two) by Barbara J. Feldman August 21, 2012

Here is Part Two of My Favorite Phone Apps post. You can read Part One here. After each review, I list the platforms for which each app is available:  Android, iOS, Windows or Blackberry. 5) PicSay Pro. Editing and uploading camera pics directly from your phone saves oodles of time, compared to the alternative method […]

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My Favorite Phone Apps (Part One)

Thumbnail image for My Favorite Phone Apps (Part One) by Barbara J. Feldman August 14, 2012

Since my brother-in-law asked for my favorite phone apps (hat tip to Paul),  I thought I’d share my list here with you too.  After each app, I list the platforms for which the app is available:  Android, iOS, Windows or Blackberry. 1)  Evernote is a cross-platform, cloud-based  ”remember everything” application.   To call it a […]

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