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8 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

'A' Is For Apps: Teachers Share What's On Their Phone

Nestled between Julia Auster's fantasy football app and Facebook Messenger is a relatively new bucket of apps: the education tools she uses in the French classes she teaches at Robert Adams Middle School in Holliston, Mass. With more students bringing their own tech into the classroom, teachers are finding that apps aren't just fun - they're valuable tools to help manage student behaviors, to communicate with parents and to connect learning with social media.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

'A' Is For Apps: Teachers Share What's On Their Phone

Teachers are incorporating mobile technology and a digital sensibility into classroom lessons with assignments such as this one: to caption a historical photograph for teacher Nicholas Ferroni's high school history class in Union, N.J. Courtesy of Nicholas Ferroni hide caption Teachers are incorporating mobile technology and a digital sensibility into classroom lessons with assignments such as this one: to caption a historical photograph for teacher Nicholas Ferroni's high school history class in Union, N.J. Nestled between Julia Auster's fantasy football app and Facebook Messenger is a relatively new bucket of apps: the education tools she uses in the French classes she teaches at Robert Adams Middle School in Holliston, Mass.

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Related Topix: Union, NJ, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

9 hrs ago | Retailing Today

Amazon offers its smartphone for 99 cents with two-year contract

As Apple copes with record orders of its iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, Amazon - which entered the smartphone ring back in June - is determined to stay in the competition by offering its Fire for 99 cents with a two-year contract. "Fire is now 99 cents with a two-year contract, plus customers get one full year of Prime included," said Ian Freed, VP, Amazon Devices.

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Related Topix: Spotify, iPod touchiPad App, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, Pinterest, Tetris Blitz, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Caller

Facebook's Messenger App Has More Spyware Than Products Designed Specifically For Surveillance

An illustration photo shows a man holding a smart phone with a Facebook logo as its screen wallpaper in front of a WhatsApp messenger logo, in Zenica February 20, 2014. Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world's largest social network closer to the heart of mobile communications and may bring younger users into the fold.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Social Software, Twitter, iPhone

The Motley Fool

Why You Must Download a New App to Use Instagram's Newest Feature

Hyperlapse -- which lets users create time-lapse videos -- is quite the uni-tasker. There's no sharing functionality within the app: no feed, no friends, just the the one function.

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Related Topix: Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Facebook, Twitter

Mon Sep 08, 2014

ITToolbox

Facebook Messenger Privacy and... well, much ado about nothing

This question or something like it has come up with clients and friends a LOT lately. Mostly due to Facebook separating functionality from their main app into two apps.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook, Social Software, Skype, Computers, iPhone

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Boston.com

Text Anxiety is Ruining Our Lives

The New York Times ran a funny culture piece over the weekend in its Style section that reflected on those little ellipses that appear within iMessages while another person is writing a reply. Apparently they are causing us a whole lot of stress.

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MacRumors

Motorola Launches $249 Moto 360 Smartwatch Featuring Android Wear, 'All Day' Battery Life

Motorola has officially launched its Moto 360 smartwatch , an Android Wear device featuring a circular 1.65-inch scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass display, a leather band, "all-day" battery life, and a built-in pedometer and optical heart rate monitor. Motorola has also included wireless charging capabilities with an included dock and also states that the device is "water resistant."

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Related Topix: iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPod touch App, iPhone App, iPhone

Wed Sep 03, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Netflix lets you choose who you recommend movies to on Facebook

Netflix announced Tuesday that it has revamped its social recommendation feature with a more seamless Facebook sharing process and, more importantly, has made that process as private as each individual user wants it to be.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook, Social Software, Ipad, Science / Technology

Tue Sep 02, 2014

PC Magazine

Recommend Netflix Favorites to Facebook Friends

Starting today, the new social recommendation feature makes it easy to privately suggest shows, movies, documentaries, and other Netflix content.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook

The Motley Fool

Will Facebook Messenger Dominate Despite Poor Reviews?

Earlier this week, the social network went so far as to publish a blog post explaining the shift and debunking some of the unfortunate myths that had crept up around the change.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook, Startups, Social Software, Google, iPod

Detroit Free Press

Kim Komando: Downgrade cable package; catch shows other ways to save

QUESTION: I'm paying way too much for cable television. What can I do to cut the costs? ANSWER: You can always downgrade to a basic cable package and grab the shows you're missing another way.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, iPod touch App, Yelp, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Motley Fool

This New Technology Will Fuel Instagram's Rise to 1 Billion Users

With 1.32 billion "MAUs," Facebook is head and shoulders above the rest. Twitter , then sit back and enjoy your shake-free videos.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Iol.co.za

SIMSme to compete with WhatsApp

Deutsche Post is starting a smartphone messenger service designed to be especially secure, focused on data privacy, and, if all goes well, a competitor to popular messaging service WhatsApp.

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Related Topix: Privacy, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Switched

Facebook to Fix Security Issue in iOS App

Facebook has announced that it will soon be publishing an update to its iOS app, which will fix a flaw in the program that allows phone calls to be made without the user's knowledge or consent.

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Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Social Software, Startups, iPhone

Mon Aug 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms.

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Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Social Software, Cameras, iPhone

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Engadget

App security flaw makes your iPhone call without asking

If you're an iPhone user, you may want to be cautious about opening messages that contain phone numbers in the near future; they may cost you a lot of money.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, Gmail, iPhone App, iPhone, Google, Startups, Gadgets

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Neowin.net

Vulnerability in iPhone Safari browser could automatically place calls to expensive numbers

He found a malicious way to abuse the behavior. He created a Web page containing JavaScript that caused a mobile application to trigger a call after someone merely viewed the page.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Atlantic

Baby Boomers Are Still Playing Words With Friends

These were some of the findings of a new report from the web traffic-monitoring company ComScore , which examines the most popular apps among American smartphone users.

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Related Topix: Words With Friends, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Science, Computer Science, Computers, Skype, iFunny :)

Mon Aug 18, 2014

TBD.com

Facebook Messenger: Is the paranoia justified? Five biggest myths busted

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms.

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Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Social Software, Cameras, iPhone

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