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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Seeking To Block E-Hailing Apps

Livery cab owners sued, arguing that the virtual hail apps violate a law that prevents yellow cab drivers from setting up prearranged rides with passengers.

04/23/2013

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Police In Brooklyn To Warn Drivers Who Leave Electronics Out In Cars

We’re all familiar with the advice, “If you see something, say something,” and if police in Brooklyn see a smartphone or tablet lying in your parked car in plain view, they will be saying something to you.

04/03/2013

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City Launches New App Directed At Sexually Active Teens

The City of New York has launched a new free app providing advice to teens who are sexually active – and if parents don’t like it, it’s too bad for them.

03/30/2013

Police say this man stole a woman's smartphone then took this picture of himself. It automatically posted to her Facebook page (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Robbery Suspect Unwittingly IDs Himself

The suspect took a picture of himself exhaling smoke on the victim’s cellphone. The woman had her phone set to automatically post pictures to her Facebook page.

03/10/2013

H&R Block At Home 1040EZ App

Sree Tips: Tax Prep Apps

April 15 will be here before you know it, and there are lots of websites and software to get you ready, but you may not have thought of smartphone apps for doing your taxes.

01/30/2013

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Sree Tips: Best NYC Apps

There are hundreds of thousands of apps for your smartphone, but there are some that seem just right for New York.

01/24/2013

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MTA Releases App With Real-Time Subway Countdown Clocks

You can now find out when the next subway train will arrive simply by looking at your smartphone.

12/28/2012

FILE - A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TLC Approves Plan To Allow ‘Virtual Hails’ From Smartphones

Need to hail a cab in New York City? There could soon be an app for that.

12/13/2012

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The Very Best of Everything in 2012

As the end of year nears it is time to take a moment to look back to see what made the top of the best of lists for 2012. Other than the presidential election there have been many other battles this year to score a number one spot in the United States. Companies, writers, public relation experts and cities have all been vying for the golden top spot.

12/01/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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Sree Tips: Best Smartphone Apps

There are millions of smartphone apps to choose from, but it’s hard to know which ones are worth trying.

10/17/2012

iPhone 5 Black & White (credit: Jenny Lubkin/CBSNewYork)

Poll: Which Will You Pick: White or Black iPhone 5?

Hey Apple fanboys and fangirls, CBS New York needs to know which color handset you’ll be walking out of the store with. Take our poll and make your wisecracks inside…

09/20/2012

Henry Hudson Bridge Toll Plaza (file / credit: Google Maps)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – New Tolls

The future will not be free. There will be tolls. But how you give up your money will change.

09/12/2012

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Port Jefferson To Let You Pay For Parking By Phone

The only catch is that drivers will drivers will have to pay a 40-cent surcharge each time they use the app.

09/12/2012

Marlboro, NJ - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: CBS2 Viewer Michael Mollica)

Post-Irene JCP&L Innovations To Improve Communications, Prevent Power Loss

In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.

08/22/2012

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