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An Apple ipad tablet displays app icons on its home screen. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Survey Finds More Apps Downloaded, Little More Time Spent Using Them

The growing number of apps smart phone users download has not kept pace with the amount of time spent actually using them, according to a new Nielsen survey.

05/17/2012

A computer monitor displays the Google Play web page. (CBS)

Google Rebrands Android Market Under New Name

Google’s digital marketplace for mobile applications, music, movies and books is unifying under a new name in an effort to spruce up the shopping experience.

03/06/2012

An Apple ipad tablet displays app icons on its home screen. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Smartphone App Users Unknowingly Sacrifice Privacy

Further reason to read before you click: according to an investigation by London’s Sunday Times, Facebook admits reading its app users’ text messages.

02/27/2012

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Apple Cracks Down On App Developers Over Privacy Issues

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said that Apple is starting to crack down on apps that are collecting user’s information without their permission.

02/15/2012

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Tech Watch: Google Working On High-Tech Glasses?

Google is rumored to have a new product in the works, glasses that would work with “augmented reality” apps.

02/07/2012

An Apple ipad tablet displays app icons on its home screen. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Study: App Economy Creating Thousands Of Jobs

Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you’re apt to find it in apps—the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook’s online social network.

02/07/2012

Google Nexus One Smartphone. (CBS)

Tech Report: Android Has An Edge In Battle With iPhone

A research firm is projecting that Google’s Android technology is going to become the platform of choice for smart phone users over the next year.

01/24/2012

A PG&E website screen shot featuring the Green Button tool.

PG&E Launches White House-Backed Energy Saving Program

Tech leaders gathered in Santa Clara today to announce the launch of a new online tool that will give people the power to track the amount of energy they use and save money on their utility bills.

01/19/2012

An Apple ipad tablet displays app icons on its home screen. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Apps Downloaded By The Millions

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said the marketplace for apps doesn’t seem to be slowing down as we head into 2012.

12/28/2011

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Brick-And-Mortar App Store Opens

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid analyzes the viability of a new brick-and-mortar app store which recently opened.

12/21/2011

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