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PhotoMath: App Solves Problems Using Your Phone Camera

For all the parents who have been forced to reach back into the deep recesses of their brains to help their children with pre-Algebra, there is now salvation.

10/22/2014

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Retail ‘Snap Apps’ Offering Consumers Instant Buying Power

Have you ever seen something in a magazine you just have to have, right now? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy shows you a few apps that promise to make shopping a whole lot easier.

10/16/2014

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Smart Phone App Helps Lottery Players Keep Track Of Winnings

A new mobile app should help more Lottery players claim their winnings when they win, if they forget to check their tickets.

10/03/2014

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Parent: School Officials Not Taking Anti-Semitic Threats Seriously Enough

An Ogden International eighth-grader says a group of peers used a popular multi-player video game app, “Clash of Clans,” to target him because he’s Jewish. One team allegedly dubbed itself “the Jew Incinerator Team.”

05/29/2014

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Drizly: Adult Beverages Delivered Right To Your Door

A company that bills itself the Amazon of Alcohol is starting up a liquor delivery service in Chicago.

05/16/2014

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Booze Delivered To Your Door? There’s An App For That

Seven liquor stores in Chicago have signed up to participate so far.

05/15/2014

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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

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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

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