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A CropX sensor, aimed at sending soil readings to the cloud, which farmers can use to determine how much water a certain part of the field needs.  (CropX Ltd.)

Bay Area Company CropX Uses Sensors And App To Maximize Water Use For Crops

CropX allows farmers to use wireless sensors that send soil readings to the cloud and the startup’s software determines how much water different areas of the field need.

06/25/2015

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Flowchart Tells You The Best App To Use To Order Commodities In San Francisco

If you need a little help figuring out which app to use for your take out delivery, you may want to consult this flowchart.

06/16/2015

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Which Smartphone Apps Drain Your Battery The Fastest?

When it comes to cell phones, battery life is often the most frustrating feature for most users, but it might be the apps running on the phone draining that battery so quickly.

06/15/2015

A couple takes a 'selfie' outside Rockefeller Center on November 19, 2013 in New York City. Oxford Dictionary named 'Selfie' the new word of the year. The word is defined as 'a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.' The terms 'binge-watch' and 'twerk' were shortlisted. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Twitter’s Hot Periscope Arrives On Android

Popular live-streaming app arrives on Android almost a month after its top competitor Meerkat…

05/26/2015

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New Email App Helps Sender ‘Communicate With Anybody’ By Pulling Info From Internet

A new app that pulls information off the internet to improve the average email has even the creator calling the new technology “creepy.”

05/12/2015

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Oakland Police Department Promotes Mobile App That Sends Alerts To Emergency Responders

The Oakland Police Department is partnering with a mobile developer to promote a personal safety app police say will bring “real-time community policing” to the city.

05/09/2015

An app from the ACLU of California allows users to send videos of encounters with police to their local chapter. (CBS)

Smartphone App Allows Californians To Send Encounters With Police To ACLU

The Mobile Justice app allows users to record encounters with police that will be automatically submitted to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

04/30/2015

The Uber smartphone app, used to book taxis using its service, is pictured over a parking lot in the Indian capital New Delhi. ( TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Emergency ‘SOS’ Button In India Now Alerts Police Of Your Current Location

San Francisco-based Uber has rolled out a new safety feature in India that provides police with an exact GPS location in case of emergency, according to tech news website The Verge.

04/30/2015

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3 Delivery Services That Will Make You Never Want To Leave Home Again

There’s so many new delivery services popping up around the Bay Area — so which ones are the most useful? CNET Senior Editor Jessica Dolcourt takes them on a test drive.

04/28/2015

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Mobile App Linked To Traffic Signals Unveiled In Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek has unveiled a mobile app for drivers that is tied into the city’s traffic lights, providing drivers with audible cues on how long before the lights will change.

04/24/2015

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