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Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New App Allows San Francisco Beachgoers To Check Water Quality

Next time you go to the beach, bacteria is a danger that could make you sick. San Francisco officials have released an app promising an early warning.

09/15/2014

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App Developers Seek To Connect Smartphones And Devices With Earthquake Early-Warning System

In the wake of last month’s quake in Napa, app developers are trying to step in to help build out the state’s under-funded earthquake early-warning system.

09/15/2014

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Antioch Police Department Unveils New App For Public To Report Crime

Antioch residents have a new crime-fighting tool at their fingertips to instantly communicate with local law enforcement and report suspicious activity.

09/12/2014

(CBS SF)

San Jose Startup Rolls Out Tool For Controlling Credit Cards, Preventing Fraud

A San Jose startup appears to be on the cutting edge of “credit card control” to customize your security preferences with the tap of a smartphone.

09/04/2014

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Smartphone App Lets Shoppers Decide If They Like A Product’s Politics

A new smartphone app will help grocery shoppers decide if they like the politics behind a brand.

09/02/2014

A screenshot of the BART Watch app. (CBS)

BART Watch App Makes It Easier For Riders To Report Crime, Suspicious Activity

The app allows riders to report crime or any suspicious activity in stations and on trains in a safe and discreet manner.

08/28/2014

A screenshot of the UberPool beta. (CBS)

Uber To Test New Service That Allows Riders To Split Bill When Traveling To Similar Destinations

UberPool would allow customers to share a ride and split the cost when traveling along a similar route.

08/06/2014

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Some Uber Drivers Accused Of Gaming System To Get Lucrative Airport Fares

Some Uber drivers are accusing other drivers of playing dirty to gain more lucrative airport fares.

07/29/2014

(CBS SF)

App Lets Riders Connect With Drivers For Late-Night Runs From SF To South Bay

When Caltrain stops running at night, a new ride sharing app called Fleet offers to take people in private cars along the San Francisco to San Jose route.

07/29/2014

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Lost Dog App Using Facial Recognition Gains Traction Among Bay Area Animal Shelters

A smartphone app that uses help dog owners find their lost pets by using doggie facial recognition is gaining traction among animal shelters in the Bay Area.

07/16/2014

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