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Tag: Apps

‘Brain Training’ Apps: Do They Work?

Everything we do changes our brains. But do the skills we learn in “brain training” games amount to a general boost in our cognitive abilities?

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE


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A ‘Yelp’-Style App for Rating People Is Coming, and It’s Absolutely Terrifying

Set to launch in November, the “Peeple” app will allow you to rate everyone in your life on a scale of one to five stars—and, of course, they’ll be able to do the same to you.

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 READ MORE

Samsung and Google Are Banning LGBT Content in International App Stores

The tech giants have censored popular gay social networking apps in South Korea and elsewhere amid increasing attempts by government and conservative activists to silence LGBT activists.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE

The Instant Gratification Culture Is Killing Fine Writers

A sometimes acrid essay by an author and former creative writing professor delivers some tough love to people hoping to become published writers.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 READ MORE

Facebook Does News With New ‘Paper’ App

Facebook already has one of the more popular mobile apps and 1.2 billion users, so why is the social behemoth competing with itself?

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

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Say Goodbye to Parking Fines

A startup will help you fight parking tickets with the swipe of a finger.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE


Posted on Nov 12, 2013 ENLARGE

Less Driving, More Texting

Smartphone apps have revolutionized the way Americans use transportation; the CEO of The Guardian says his paper can’t survive in the U.K.; meanwhile, why aren’t millennial liberals protesting the shutdown? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 READ MORE

There’s an App for That

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 ENLARGE

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