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Parking Meter Convenience App Being Test-Driven In West Loop

The pilot program, which will last two to three weeks, is being conducted in an area bounded by Madison to Monroe and Halsted to Racine.

04/14/2014

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New Red Cross App Can Help Your Pet In Emergencies

There’s a new app on the market today and it’s designed to help your dog or cat in emergencies.

01/16/2014

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Expert: Be Careful When Choosing Health-Related Apps For Your Smart Phone

Experts say most people have no idea what they are getting themselves into when it comes to keeping their information private. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

11/04/2013

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Police Chief: Don’t Let Smart Phone Track Trick-Or-Treaters; Do It Yourself

A suburban police chief said Tuesday that smart phone apps allowing parents to track their kids as they go trick-or-treating is all well and good, but the best way to keep kids safe is a lot simpler: go with them.

10/29/2013

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New App To Link Disabled Commuters With Accessible Taxis

A local tech start-up and a disabled advocacy group will make getting a wheelchair-accessible taxi in Chicago a lot easier starting in August.

06/27/2013

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Chicago-Area Native Develops Fan-To Fan Ticket Scalping App

A 25-year-old Mount Prospect native is one of Chicago’s newest entrepreneurs.

06/18/2013

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Citywide Competition Held For Young Entrepreneurs

A panel of eight judges presided over the financial future of nine teams in the citywide business plan competition –where teenage entrepreneurs explain why they should win the attention and cash of venture capitalists, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/08/2013

One of the "virtual smoking" apps available for your smart phone. (CBS)

Virtual Smoking: There’s An App For That

CBS 2’s Ed Curran has a warning from parents and experts who fear these new apps could encourage kids to start smoking the real thing.

01/10/2013

The iWatch app allows smart phone users to send tips about crime to authorities, including photos. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Getting High-Tech Crime Tip App

A new crime-fighting tool in Cook County might soon be in the palm of your hand.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

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City Reveals New And Upgraded 311 App

If you’re a Chicago resident, you can track your city service requests by a simple click of your smartphone touch screen.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

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Chicago Tourism App Unveiled For iPhone, Android

If you’re looking for something to do or somewhere special to stay in our fair city, it just so happens that there’s an app for that.

WBBM Newsradio–08/16/2012

Terrance Conway, left; Tiquell Harris are accused of robbing iPhones. (Chicago Police Department)

iPhone App Leads Police To Armed Robbery Suspects

Chicago Police charged two men with a pair of robberies that happened within minutes of each other early Thursday morning in Ukrainian Village by using a popular application to track a stolen iPhone.

06/01/2012

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Best Mobile Apps For A Busy Family

It’s rare parents go anywhere without their smart phones anymore; these hand-held mini computers are used for so much more than just making phone calls and receiving texts, so it’s no wonder that so many applications have been developed specifically for families and little ones. Here’s a list of some wonderful apps for families.

05/11/2012

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New iPhone App Helps Travelers Navigate O’Hare Airport

If you’re planning to fly out of O’Hare International Airport soon, and you have an iPhone, there’s a new app available to help you get around the airport.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

Need a taxi, even one to share? The ap Taxi Share Chicago allows you to do that. (CBS)

Share A Cab In A Pinch? There’s An App For That

Some cabbies aren’t thrilled with the program, thinking they’ll actually lose money as passengers double-up. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/26/2012

An iPhone app used in California alerts CPR trainees of cardiac arrests in progress. (San Ramon Calif. Fire Dept.)

Chicago Could Be Next Market For CPR iPhone App

A new iPhone app may save your life someday. CBS2’s Mike Parker reports how the new technology, which is already working in California, may be headed for Chicago.

09/02/2011

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Interactive Dining With SilvrSpoon

On the surface, SilvrSpoon looks like a combination of OpenTable, GrubHub and Yelp. But in reality, says SilvrSpoon’s Nick Terkay, “It’s a whole platform engaging customers and restaurants to interact in the dining environment like never before.”

07/20/2011

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New Sports Mobile App From CBS Chicago!

Anxious about your brackets? Watching every game? Check into games, score points, root for your team and talk smack to your buddies with CBS Chicago’s latest mobile application: Shout Sports!

03/16/2011

New Chicago Smart Phone Apps

New Chicago Smart Phone Apps

Whether you use an iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Palm, or other mobile device, getting around Chicago has never been easier. Get what you need, when you need it. Find information on local attractions, transit, deals, shopping, and more.

12/07/2010

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Pay By Cell Phone For Everyday Purchases

First it was cash, then plastic. Now your cell phone is the new way to pay for your everyday purchases. But as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, our latest mobile wallet has its rewards and risks.

CBS 2–11/03/2010

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