smartphone apps

Screen capture of Guardian app by Rave Mobile Security (credit: Rave Mobile Security)

Smartphone App Helps College Students Feel Safer On Campus

New Jersey’s Montclair State University recently started offering students the free “Guardian” app. It comes with an emergency button that triggers an alarm at the campus police station.

10/22/2014

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Anti-Distraction Apps Work To Keep Pedestrians Alert

New anti-distraction apps are taking safety up a notch and keeping pedestrians alert when out on busy streets.

10/21/2014

Some banks are offering smartphone apps that allow customers to "lock" their debit cards between uses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Smartphone Apps Serving As ‘Lock’ For Credit, Debit Cards

A growing number of banks are now offering a variety of the “credit lock” apps in an effort to combat the stealing and hacking of card numbers.

07/21/2014

You can turn your phone or tablet into a virtual mirror. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Shoppers Turn Phones, Tablets Into Virtual Mirrors

For a lot of people, shopping means having to make too many decisions. But not anymore.

07/14/2014

The SkineePix apps makes users appear 5 to 15 pounds thinner than they are. (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘New You’ Apps Make Prettier Selfies

A handful of new smartphone apps are allowing people to appear prettier, younger, even thinner in photos.

04/30/2014

Julia Roberts uses smartphone apps to keep track of where her children are. (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Warn Apps Alone Can’t Protect Children

Beth Blecherman, founder of TechMamas.com, said there are a growing number of apps that not only track children, but can also restrict which apps kids can use.

11/19/2013