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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy Advocates

A new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.

09/17/2014

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

People check out Samsung's new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 was introduced as Samsung's  new champion in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, scheduled to roll out in 155 countries in late April.     (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mom Develops App That Locks Phone If Kids Ignore Texts

A Texas mother tired of her child not responding to her text messages has created an app that would allow parents to lock their kid’s phone if their calls are ignored.

08/18/2014

49ers' Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, July 26, 2014. (photo credit: Andre Torrez)

49ers Tweak Traffic And Parking Plans For Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium After Open House Event

With open house festivities behind them, the 49ers are making some last-minute alterations to their parking and traffic plans for Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

07/29/2014

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘JusticeMobile’ Smartphone App For Cops Unveiled In San Francisco

State Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco officials unveiled a new smartphone app Monday that will allow law enforcement to access local, state and federal criminal databases and file reports from out in the field.

09/10/2013

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Larry Magid: LinkedIn’s New Mobile App Feature

LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature for mobile devices that will make it even easier for job seekers to get in touch with their prospective employers. The app turns a LinkedIn profile into a resume.

08/05/2013

Waze, online mapping, app

Google Purchases Online Mapping Service Waze

Google has purchased online mapping service Waze for in a deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while gaining technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness of its own popular navigation system.

06/11/2013

A restaurant undergoes inspection. (Contra Costa Health Services)

New Smartphone App To Reveal History of Contra Costa Co. Restaurant Health Code Inspections

If you’ve ever wondered about the cleanliness of a particular food establishment in Contra Costa County you will soon have access to that information in the form of an app.

03/13/2013

OpenTable

OpenTable To Buy Food Photo Sharing App

Restaurant reservations site OpenTable says it is buying Foodspotting, a mobile app for finding and sharing photos of food, for about $10 million to help it personalize its service.

01/30/2013

Pandora logo, online music, internet radio

Pandora Bringing More Features To Mobile Apps

Internet radio company Pandora is adding more functionality to its mobile apps as the race to grab a larger share of mobile advertising dollars heats up.

10/29/2012

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