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Supreme Court Rejects Domino’s on Blind Man’s Website Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Domino’s Pizza Inc., leaving the company to face a lawsuit by a blind man who says its website and mobile-phone app don’t comply with a federal disabilities law. Corporate trade groups had …

Crime App Citizen Draws 1 Million New Yorkers and Some Controversy

One afternoon in late October 2017, hundreds of students from the elite Avenues private school in Manhattan were loaded onto buses, ready to head home. Suddenly, school principal Abby Brody got a disturbing smartphone alert. The crime-tracking app Citizen buzzed …

Smartphones May Tempt, but May Also Prevent Selfie Deaths

Smartphones might ironically be the answer to selfie-related deaths, two wilderness medicine specialists say. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in pursuit of daring selfies to impress their social media followers. But smartphone technology that uses global positioning system …

Patterns of Compulsive Smartphone Use Suggest How to Kick the Habit

Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the smartphones themselves: being sucked into that black hole of staring at those specific apps …

State Farm Enhances Claims Reporting App with Object Recognition Technology

State Farm has added object recognition technology to their Pocket Agent app to make submitting an auto claim via a mobile device easier and simplify the claims process. This new technology reduces the need for typing by using the mobile …

Mobile App Provides Virginia Disaster Information

Need help preparing for a disaster in Virginia? There’s an app for that. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has developed the free Ready Virginia mobile app provides emergency planning and preparedness guidance. It also provides location-specific weather warnings, disaster …

New App Gives Facebook Users Access to GEICO Policies

A new Facebook app called “GEICO Shortcuts,” has been launched by the insurer to provide policyholders access to insurance information while using the social networking site. Features of the GEICO Shortcuts app include: Pay your bill (via a stored account …